Few days back I have shared how to earn with Google AdSense and now I’m sharing FAQS about invalid clicks and keeping your AdSense account in good standing.
#1 I accidentally clicked on my own ads. Will this cause a problem for my account?
Although publishers are not permitted to click on their own ads for any reason, but accidental clicks may occur. So you don’t panic and see that it never occur again. Rest assured that your account is being properly credited for all clicks and impressions.
#2 Can I view my own site without generating invalid impressions?
Yes Google AdSense allows you to view your own pages without generating invalid impressions. However, please keep in mind that clicking on your own ads is strictly prohibited.
#3 Can Google block my IP address or the IP addresses of my users?
As IP addresses can be allocated from various sources which limit valid clicks, so Google will never block IP address provided by publishers.
#4 I noticed some unusual click activity on my account. How can I protect myself from invalid clicks?
If you suspect that invalid clicks may have resulted from a visitor to your site, then you must report this to AdSense team. Be aware of who’s visiting your site. Use Google Analytics to get detailed information about your site visitors, and be on the lookout for any suspicious user behavior. Also avoid partnering with untrusted / low-quality parties. If you see something suspicious after following the tips you can notify them from here.
#5 I expect a significant increase in my site traffic. Do I need to report it?
There is no need to notify them but be sure that all clicks and impression should be valid. Don’t involve in arbitrage as it is against their law.
#6 Can I use my own AdSense for search box to perform my searches?
I strongly recommend that you do not use the AdSense for search box on your site to perform searches yourself as it is against their TOS. Use Google.com and Google toolbar for search queries.
#7 My reports are showing clicks on my ads but no earnings. What’s going on?
This is done in order to protect the interests of publishers as well as advertisers, Google monitors clicks on Google ads to prevent any abuse of the AdSense program like invalid clicks and impressions.
For more information visit AdSense program Policy.
Related: 10 Ways to earn from Google AdSense.