How to Protect your Adsense account?
But there are of course many people who will be raising eyebrows with respect to how come Emmanuel is writing about Adsense? You guys of course know me to be an ardent Adsense-hater but please this post is coming about as a result of public appeal from many bloggers with respect to how they could protect their Adsense account from click bombing.
Let me drop some hint here as well. Don’t be surprised to see Adsense ads here on my blog as those who had express interest in buying this blog are very interested in how much does this blog rake in through Adsense?
Adsense of course seem to be the very interest of buyers so you I guess by now you know where I am coming from. You get the point by now. You know, anything can happen in this blogosphere and that can of course mean selling this blog as well. Hahaha!
Now let move back to business as usual. With Adsense being your source of income and you wake up one day to see something like this, what are you going to do?
Hello Mr. ABC BLOGGER,
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our Ad Words advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we have decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We realize the inconvenience that this may cause you and us thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions that we have taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by visiting
The Google AdSense Team
Hahaha! But before you think of what you’re going to do when you receive such a message from Google, let me tell you what my good friend Little Johnny is doing at the police station currently. He is there reporting about his missing wife.
Little Johnny goes to a police station to report that his wife is missing. The following conversation ensued:
Little Johnny: I lost my wife. She went shopping and hasn’t come back
Inspector: What is her height?
Little Johnny: I never checked
Inspector: Slim or robust?
Little Johnny: Not slim, can be robust
Inspector: Colour of eyes?
Little Johnny: Never noticed
Inspector: Colour of hair?
Little Johnny: Changes according to season
Inspector: What was she wearing?
Little Johnny: Not sure if it was a dress or suit
Inspector: Was she driving?
Little Johnny: Yes
Inspector: Colour of car?
Little Johnny: Black Audi A8 with supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine generating 333 horse power teamed with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission with manual mode.
And it has full LED headlights which use light emitting diodes for all light functions and has a very thin scratch on the front left door….and…and…(starts weeping)
Inspector: Don’t worry sir, we will find your car.
Hahaha! As the inspector tries to find Little Johnny’s car, we have to of course try to find solutions with respect to how to protect your Adsense account.
Basically what this plugin does is to protect your Adsense account from invalid clicks. Adsense ads disappear from those who have no intention than to get your Adsense account banned when they continuously click on your ads. So the best you can get when protecting your Adsense account is having a plugin like to protect your Adsense account.
Another free option is the Ozh’ Who Sees Ads Plugin. This is actually a pretty powerful plugin that gives you all kinds of options for displaying or not displaying your ads. Here are all the functions that you can set from within the plugin:
So, you can select to only show ads to search engine visitors, or return visitors, or both. You can also set how many ad views the visitor can have before the ads stop displaying. This is a great way to prevent click bombing.The downside it hasn’t been updated in over 2 years, so that’s an issue – but it still works fine.
This plugin does several things; however, one of those functions is that it can stop showing ads if too many clicks take place in a short period of time. This is exactly what we are looking for here.
The downside is that it hasn’t being updated for over a year but the truth of the matter is that it works really fine as well.
What is your take on this? You can do so by commenting below.