I've turned off my adsense (and thus lost potential moolah) ever since I got
their warning email for invalid impressions. Unfortunately I just couldn't get
them to tell me what specifically set off their radar.
However, their emails gave me a couple of clues to work on. I think I've
found a few answers, but this also presents a potential problem.
Essentially this means I'll have to check my traffic stats every day for any
activity that might be "suspicious". But I can't seem to find one that meets
I need a php script or 3rd party service (preferably free, of course) that can
do the following:
1. Log visitor stats based on IP address, date and time stamp, location, etc.
More importantly, where each visit came from (e.g. from search engine, direct
hit, forum, traffic exchange site, etc.).
2. Email me (like every 11:59AM or something) the stats for the day.
I've used webalizer and awstats. So far they don't seem to do both 1 & 2.
Anyone know of such that does what I stated above?
I use statcounter.com and am quite happy with their free service.
BTW, a friend of mine added ad search to his page (a high traffic site) and made over $150 in the first month. He received an email from Google accusing him of click-fraud. My friend replied asking for more details since he never once used the ad search himself. Google never replied back. I have a feeling whenever someone is making good money on their services they might send out one of these emails. The whole model is flawed placing Google's ad empire on shakey ground. Perhaps this is just one strategy they use to curtail cheating (accusing everyone that is)?
Thanks for the answers, folks. I'll give 'em a shot, especially since it never hurts to
use a belt and suspender approach.
BTW, thought I'd share with you a free script that supposedly blocks your adsense
from showing to an IP if clicked on an nth number of times for a period of time: it's
adlogger.org . So far it hasn't blocked anyone since they haven't reached the limit
I set, but I'll make it "stricter".