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Accidental clicks on own Adsense ads – What to do




The Google Adsense Program has made it quite clear over the years that click fraud is something that they will work real hard to prevent. If you think you are being real smart and will make a lot of money by clicking on your ads yourself, or by asking friends and relatives to click on the ads, thing again. This is one of the fraud techniques that is a very important target for Google, and you can be sure that you will be found out and possibly your account terminated.
However, there are sudden cases when you can accidentally click on your own ads, and the first time I did this (I was clicking on something else, when Internet explorer suddenly moved the page down and I clicked on the ad), I was worried stiff. After all, I had just started writing blogs, and there is no alternative that is as good as the Adsense program. So, I started reading more about this, and came away with the feeling that an accidental click in something that the Google Adsense program allows, but deliberate sustained clicking will get you banned. You still need to make sure that you do not get stuck in the trap of clicking on the ads in your own blogs.
Here is the link from the Adsense blog that describes how an accidental click is something that is tolerated by Google.
Here is a Google post that talks about click fraud and invalid clicks.

If you want to report an accidental click, consider this line:
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, we do understand that accidental clicks may occur. We therefore don’t require that you contact us every time you click on your ads. Rest assured that your account is being properly credited for all clicks and impressions we consider to be valid.




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