What are invalid clicks?

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What are invalid clicks?

Postby alleonna » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:28 am

What are invalid clicks?

How would you identify it?

How could you prevent it?

Anyone who can give insight on this? I would really appreciate your help. Thanks

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Postby lajocar » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:05 am

An invalid click is when you

1. When you click knowingly on Adsense ads on your website or blog
2. When you click on a ad by accident
3. When you use illegal software to click automtically on your ads

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Postby web67 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:25 pm

invalid clicks are those which are out of the way of normal click sequence

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Postby clearwriter » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:55 pm

All clicks that are done just for the purpose of increasing hits and earning some profit, only are invalid or illegal.

The list is long,

Like clicking your own ads, like google ads.
Asking your friends to click on your ads.
hiring some company to click ...................

I think its clear.


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Postby guruananth » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:47 am

You can use awstats to identify where the users came from.from the particular IP address if many users comes means it may be invaid click and automates.so you can block that IP in Filter

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Postby amit022 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:38 pm

my similar 3 question :

What are invalid clicks?

How would you identify it?

How could you prevent it?

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Postby nivea_david » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:43 pm

Invalid clicks are those that we suspect to be deceptive and malicious as well as those clicks that seem to be invalid for other reasons like accidently double clickinking on an add. There are some ways to detect invalid clicks like looking at duplicate IP adresses, session information of user, network information as well as geo-targeting and information of browser. All these are imporatnat signals to detect invalid clicks.

for detail information read this:-
http://adwords.blogspot.com/2006/03/abo ... licks.html
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Postby sharon.gmc » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:10 pm

There are those who just erase the cookies to increase clicks. . . . .

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Postby cygnet » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:40 am

Very first i would like to tell you that the ppc is when you get paid if the link is clicked by someone.. And if you yourself click that again and again to get paid then that is considered as invalid clicks. And there are some sites which can track from which IP the ad has been clicked and all sought of details. For example google analytics and statcounter.
You can register and check there..

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Re: What are invalid clicks?

Postby william.jack38 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:17 am

alleonna wrote:What are invalid clicks?

How would you identify it?

How could you prevent it?

Anyone who can give insight on this? I would really appreciate your help. Thanks

Clicks from different proxies are invalid at all. Install some site analytical tools to your site and that way you can identify them, block that list.

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Re: Invalid Clicks

Postby umairraja51 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:42 pm

Invalid Click are those when person click its own ads posted his/her own website.

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Postby suremai » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:28 am

Invalid clicks are clicks generated by prohibited methods. Examples of invalid clicks may include repeated manual clicking or the use of robots, automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. Invalid clicks are sometimes intended to artificially drive up an advertiser's clicks and or a publisher's earnings. Sources of invalid clicks may include:

* Manual clicks intended to increase your advertising costs or to increase profits for website owners hosting your ads.
* Clicks by automated tools, robots, or other deceptive software.

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Re: What are invalid clicks?

Postby jackyjardon » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:43 am

Invalid clicks are a serious threat to anyone, earn substantial income from AdSense. Unfortunately, the risk that invalid clicks are not accepted. Many people incorrectly assume that Google can and should eliminate invalid clicks.

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