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What Determines Invalid Adsense Clicks

November 29th, 2005

I don’t always like to publish a post just to link over to another post. But, Graham really did a very serious attempt to inspect on how Google determine invalid clicks, though he failed. He also highlighted a number of issues that all of Adsense users are wondering:

  • What made my click invalid?
  • Why can't they state clearly, "It was invalid because it came from an IP that regularly clicks." or "We think it is click-fraud" or "It was a search engine robot" or something else like that?
  • How often do they do this? I only noticed that day because there was only 1 click. A don't make a lot of money, but I almost always have anywhere from 5 to 20 clicks. I've always assumed I was paid for those 5 to 20 clicks. Now I don't know if I'm being paid for 1 or if I'm being paid for all of them.
  • Why do they record clicks if they are invalid? That throws off the stats. If it isn't valid, then don't even include it, or find another way to report it.

Well done, Graham. Still, we are unanswered, Google.

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2 Responses

Jacky says:

Go get answers from Google please, then share with us?

EngLee says:

That’s what Graham did, but he failed. Head over to his post to see what responses he got from Google. 😉