Google adsense have certain policies.And if one violate them, he/she might lose his precious adsense account.And google may ban him forever for being a publisher of google adsense program.
One of these point in google policies is that you should not click your own ad nor you encourage anyone to click on your ad.Therefore if you accidentely click on your ad, or someone else clicks on your ad again and again from the same ip address, then you might lose your account.
There are many people who do this to ban your account.Or it could be your competitor who click on your ads several times to get your adsense ban.Therefore your must keep yourself protected from invalid clicks.
Why google ban accounts:
As i mentioned earlier that the main reason behind disabling any account in most cases is invalid clicks.If you read adsense policies (from the above link), you would see that the first things google has written in its policies is invalid clicks.Google has strict policies because they want to provide quality to their advertisers.Because their who business is based on these advertisers.And they cannot take a chance to devalue their system.
Therefore google will ban your account for life time without taking care that you are not involved in it.And once, they disable your account, then it is almost impossible to get into it again.And it is better to protect yourself before it is too late.
So, if you are an adsense publisher and want to keep your account safe then follow this step by step guide to protect your adsense account against invalid clicks.
Ways to protect your adsense account against invalid clicks:
There are two ways to protect your adsense account against invalid clicks.One is to manually check your account and another more easy way is to use WordPress plugin called click-fraud monitoring plugin.
1.Protect your adsense account on blogger:
If your blog/site is on blogger, then you would have to monitor your account manually.You would have to check your account several times a day to ensure that there is not any click bombing.This way you can find invalid clicks and control your click through rate.But still you cannot know whether the clicks are from one user or multiple.You can install google adsense android app on your cell phone to have a look at your stats several times a day.And still that cannot protect your account but you can take safety measures.
2.Protect your adsense account on wordpress:
In self hosted wordpress, you have the option to add plugins.And there are thousands of free plugins for different works.There is a plugin called click fraud monitoring plugin.You can install this plugin and use it for protection of your adsense account.
This plugin stop all invalid clicks.You can set it for click limits according to your will.
How to use click-fraud monitoring plugin:
Follow this step by step guide:
Install click-fraud monitoring plugin from your dashboard or install it from WordPress gallery and upload it to wordpress.
Open the setting page of plugin and set the clicks limit.On default it is set to two clicks from one ip per week.And according to my experience it is its best configuration.You should also block your ip by checking the option which says block my ip.
Copy the code as shown in image below.
Add you adsense code in an area where it is written to paste your adsense code.And paste this in place where you want to show your ads.
After pasting add, come back to plugin setting page and click on save settings and run a check option.If you have followed the tutorial correctly, it should say “It seem that the script is working properly”.
When users are block, their ip, clicks and last date of clicks will be save in this plugin setting page.You can then remove them or keep them according to your will.
If you have a WordPress blog/site, you can prevent your adsense account from invalid clicks very easily using plugin.There are many other plugins as well but i have used it and it worked fine for me.Therefore i was thinking to share this with my readers.If you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comment section below.I would be glad to answer your questions.