Are you someone who is facing click bombing activities for your blog through the AdSense ads and you want to get rid of this problem? While some have been victim of this click bombing, there are some others who are still not aware of the term ‘click bombing’ and have no idea of what it is. Click bombing is a dirty method through which people on the internet use to destroy the income earned from the websites of other people through AdSense. Basically click bombing is when your AdSense ads get clicked much more than normal. If a malicious user or your competitor goes to your website and clicks on one of your AdSense ads 100 times, this is what is known as click bombing. The malicious user is actually trying to send multiple invalid clicks in hopes of getting your Google AdSense account banned.
Google and the other search engines is very serious about invalid click activity and the most common example is when the users either click on their own ads multiple times or ask the others to click for them. Google is pretty smart and in no time this will be detected by Google and your account will be shut down for good. So if you don’t want to click bomb yourself, you should never ever click on your own ads.
What should you do if you suspect click bombing?
Whenever you suspect that your ads are getting click bombed or are getting clicked for unusual number of times, you should immediately report it to Google. Google has already set up an Invalid Clicks Contact Form and this will essentially allow you to disclose what ever that you believe is going on with your account to let them know the place from which the clicks are being generated. Actually, you would be able to prevent invalid clicks on your account by avoid self-clicking. Most invalid clicks in Google AdSense is due to the large number of people clicking on their ads themselves.
What is the process of detecting when someone bombs your account?
If you suspect that someone is trying to click bomb your account, you can easily verify by looking at your Google Analytics and other web blogs from your server. You can use Google Analytics to see where the visitors are coming from and the sorts of activities that they’re doing on your website. The web logs on your server will also help you see if 1 IP address is sending you all the traffic or is spending an unusual amount of time on your website. Overall, it is possible to use analytics as the tracking tool to find out whether you’ve got any unusual traffic.
In a nutshell, there are many people who get their AdSense accounts banned and it very rare a fact that you will get your AdSense account banned without doing any illegal or unproductive activity. Take the above mentioned points into consideration if you wish to avoid getting click bombed.
M B is a contributory writer associated with www.discussionoftheday.com and has written several articles for different websites.