I don't think this is wise. Fooling around with GoogleAds from a click perspective would draw negative attention from Google.
Just post the ads as they should be posted and let the natural flow of traffic earn you some money
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There is still going to be those people who think they should click 100s of times to earn you some money. You should inform users of that.
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Any method that artificially generates clicks is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to: repeated manual clicks, incentives to click, using robots, automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs.
I think (in terms of your initial question) the thing to watch here is "incentives to click", as this is very vague. According to The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition incentive means:
Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
As long as you don't explicity state a consequence resulting from not clicking the ads, or a reward for clicking the ads, you should be ok...
It goes without saying that for legal advice you really have to speak to a lawyer... If you have any additional questions you can contact google with the link I posted below.
I would avoid doing these things. As google already implements technology on their end to filter out erroneous clicks. And as long as you are not linked to the person making the erroneous clicks you have nothing to worry about.
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Just for additional clarification. Earlier I had missed a part of the policies listed on the google adsense policy guidelines. It further goes on to define what they mean by incentives.
Web pages may not include incentives of any kind for users to click on ads. This includes encouraging users to click on the ads or to visit the advertisers' sites as well as drawing any undue attention to the ads. This activity is strictly prohibited in order to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs. For example, your site cannot contain phrases such as "click here," "support us," "visit these links," or other similar language that could apply to any ad, regardless of content.
Originally posted by Otrell I would avoid doing these things. As google already implements technology on their end to filter out erroneous clicks. And as long as you are not linked to the person making the erroneous clicks you have nothing to worry about.
Do a search on WHT alone and you will find the threads about people loosing their adsense accounts due to fake clicks. There was one on here not too long ago as a matter of fact. I have also heard of it from people over at FreeWebHostingTalk.com and in other circles on teh internet.
Google has no way of knowing if you're linked to the person or not and they have no problem terminating your account.
Originally posted by Arnon So, basically, if I happen to get any trigger happy individuals who constantly click on the ads, I get screwed? And by the looks of it, I can't even limit people clicking more than once per day.
They monitor IP addresses of the clickers and filter out those that have clicked too many times. Simply put, you just don`t get paid for those multiple clicks. I contacted google once rearding click fraud on an ad I was running and thats what they told me..
Originally posted by justadollarhostin Let me fire up a fake click bot and send it to your site and we'll see how long your account lasts though.
I agree with you. I've made one a year ago and tried it on my own account, made a $1000 and they kicked me
Why i have made it? I have read alot of posts where people told about google's tolerance to tier clients and wanted to test it before running into the problems.
So, google's system is not smart in any way
BTW: Used only anon proxies (Those who really don't show nothing about tier identity), only one time, for 30days, with aprox. fair clicking, and on a real site.
Originally posted by Criminal#58369 Maybe google should step in, they should be able to limit the clicks for us to prevent spammers like stop after a certain ammount per day or per session? Or per ip?... This is for google lol...
It's hard to speak with google. They don't offer you nothing to stop such cases. The only thing, they are telling "This is proprietary software, we don't want to disclose any info".
The one thing you can do (if you are not running a website with 1-10milion visitrors) is - sit and pray