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Whether you’re a blogger or a webmaster, losing your AdSense account can be a traumatic experience. You won’t get any explanation and you will never be allowed to rejoin. This site is dedicated to the discussion about the prevention, appeal, re-application, and alternatives to AdSense. Please register below and participate our Forums.

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Protect yourself from a Click Bomb

So you still have AdSense running on your site because you just joined, got your account resurrected, or reapplied.  This is an enviable and profitable position.  Let’s talk about how to keep it that way.Let’s assume that you’re not foolish enough to hop around internet café or rebooting your ADSL/Cable gateway to click the ads on your site.  The other common cause to ban your AdSense account is a “click bomb”. “Click Bomber” or someone that sabotages websites by clicking on the ads repeatedly until the publisher is banned.

Inevitably, we all have foes in our walk of life, people we know or we don’t. Some of them may turn into a click bomber. If you use Wordpress, one way to protect yourself is to install a plug-in called “Who Sees Ads ?”

You can configure it to hide ads from regular visitors (a friend or a foe).  Regular visitors don’t click on ads anyway. A click bomber has to reload a page many times or visit many pages to do a good 30~40 clicks to get you banned.  “Who Sees Ads ?” can give you the protection to the extent that the click bomber doesn’t actively change IP address and clean cookie store.

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5 responses to “Protect yourself from a Click Bomb”

NOdaddy.com (say no to godaddy)No Gravatar Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 7:45 am

There is no real protection. It’s an arms race an ad-inflicter cannot win.

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BobNo Gravatar Reply:

Nothing is absolutely safe these days.

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neoNo Gravatar Says: December 9th, 2010 at 11:48 am

hi, i owned a new site. the site name is misleading. will that be a ground for google to ban me? until now im not activated.

how about this “adsense-shield” thing? i downloaded one but i havent tried one yet as i dont have an account.

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GurgaonNo Gravatar Says: January 22nd, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thanks for the advice.

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DominikNo Gravatar Says: March 7th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I have had so many websites click bombed and even lost a few Adsense account that I had enough. Instead of giving up my $5K/mo. passive income with a new monetization program I purchased AdsenseDefender.com to protect my websites from invalid click fraud and click bombing. I haven’t lost an Adsense account in a year.

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