How to Prevent Invalid Clicks Activity on Adsense Ads
Google actively monitors their ads for invalid clicks. In fact Google is more concerned to prevent click fraud than we are because that is the major source of their revenue streams and they are committed to do whatever it needs to keep the entire ad click system safe and reliable. To find out invalid click Google take the help of both human reviews and automatic system. They have a proprietary technology to find the unusual click patterns which has far more deviation than the natural click pattern of a website. In addition, they have a professional team to review ad impression and its click pattern.
The following are the basic guidelines to prevent invalid clicks:
First of all, you need to understand who your site users are and where they come from. Google analytic is a brilliant tool to keep track of your site visitors and their behaviors. As a publisher you need to keep checking your Google analytic accounts to find any usual source of traffic and also keep track of the number of clicks per day. For instance, if you get 2000 visitors per day and your total number of clicks are 80 per day, on an average and suddenly, one day you find that your total number of visitor remains the same but clicks has become almost double: 160. This means that there must be something unusual going on with your site, otherwise your click pattern cannot change overnight. So, when you see any suspicious activity like that you can notify the adsense team straight away. To notifiy Google about any invalid or suspicious click activity you can use the following link and then click on the “notify us”.
Secondly, you never should click your own ads and neither should you invite your friends to do so on your site. Always try to avoid joining any free traffic sending program and never send your page links to your friends to click on your ads. It is better to spend more time to make some quality contents and then promote your sites to the social media or even write some guest posts to some quality sites in order to create links and bring traffic to your site.
Thirdly, If you use wordpress or any other CMS site to publish your post, then make sure that the plugins you are using to insert ads in your posts align with Google’s guidelines for ad implementation. After implementing the ads test it with different browsers and never ever try to change the codes of your ads-let it is as it is given to you by Google.
Fourth, If possible use statcounter, they show pretty handy data about the exit page link of your site. If anybody intentionally clicks on your site then you can get the timing and the specific page name for the click.
Fifth, Always try to confirm with the Adsense publishers policy and implementation guideline, and report about your problems in the adsense forums or notify Adsense team about your problem using the link that I given after the second paragraph of the post.
Finally, never forget to monitor your traffic with the help of Google analytics-this is the key tool to help you prevent any invalid click and protect your adsense account. Always make sure that if you site is fully complied with the adsense policy. In case you have not done so, you can read the adsense program program policy and the adsense beginner’s guide.