Google: Please Click Your Own AdSense Ads

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Danny Sullivan highlighted that Google is growing careless about publishers clicking their own ads:

Accidents happen from the Google Inside AdSense blog today caught my eye. Apparently, lots of publishers accidentally click on their ads and write in to Google to say sorry. Don't worry, says Google, "chances are we've already detected your clicks on your ads and discounted them." Bull.

Seriously, bull. Here's an example. Over on my personal blog Daggle, I have AdSense ads. If I accidentally click on one of those ads, how does Google know that it was me the blog owner that did that and thus automatically issues a credit?

Maybe they are trying to offset for the recent MFA purge.

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ip?

If I accidentally click on one of those ads, how does Google know that it was me the blog owner that did that and thus automatically issues a credit?

Am guessing they would catch it if you are on the same IP you use to login to your adsense account.

many ISPs offer dynamic IP

many ISPs offer dynamic IP addresses.

>many ISPs offer dynamic IP

I am guessing they would 'blacklist' each and every IP you've ever used to login with from your own Adsense ads. This still wouldn't catch everything but it would catch a lot.

Ever heard of the google

Ever heard of the google cookie? And with all their computer force they can use dozens of ways to track you

Google knows more about you than you could ever imagine. IPs?? Jeez... that is for amateurs

Google

I know someone who got banned from Adsense after managing his Adsense from an Internet cafe. He never clicked on his own ads, but I suspect that someone else at that cafe did.

seoidiot was banned for

seoidiot was banned for logging into two accounts from the same IP, no other reason.

http://www.seoidiot.com/seoblog/2007/01/22/protecting-yourself-from-googles-prying-adsense-eyes/

I have done that and never

I have done that and never got banned for it. Maybe they give me more leeway since I manage numerous adwords accounts too.

If your adsense accounts are

If your adsense accounts are run by different legal entities (ie, companies), I shouldn't have thought it a problem.

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