How to Track Invalid Clicks to Safeguard Your Adsense Account?

Lately, many blogs (including us) are facing this issue of being bombarded with invalid clicks on adsense ads – with an aim to get their adsense accounts blocked.

This activity is usually carried out by your rivals or those who are not happy with your existence, call it professional jealousy, personal grudge or any other possible thing.

So here are tips to track invalid adsense clicks, to make sure you are on safe side.

Frequently Monitor of your Adsense Account

  • Make sure that you are monitoring your adsense account at least once a day, 3-4 times a day is even better.
  • Keep a watch on CTR (Click through rate) – to make sure it’s around your daily average
  • If your CTR goes significantly high, then it’s time to start worrying and to do the necessary to make sure you are safe.

Tracking Invalid Adsense Clicks:

If there’s an invalid click activity in your adsense account – there are chances that Google will suspend your account without asking you anything. You will be given only one chance to prove that the clicks were invalid, and didn’t originate from your computer or your friends’ computer.

Google may ask you for IP details or other logs that you may provide them in order to get your account reinstated.

We know that you have Google analytics installed but unfortunately Google Analytics doesn’t provide much details about the visitors, such as their IP addresses, exit links and so on.

So what to do in this situation?

  • Register an account on statcounter.com (I am assuming you are familiar with basic setup, hence not going deep into details)
  • Follow the wizard to add new project (i.e. is your website)
  • Install the code on your website provided by statcounter.com – there’s an option to deploy invisible code (meaning that no counter button will be displayed)
  • You are good to go…

Statcounter will instantly start tracking your website for each single incoming visitor, outgoing links, or you can call them exit links, downloads and much more.

You need to focus on exit link activity to make sure that clicks on ads are valid – and there’s nothing suspicious going on. For this, go to your statcounter account, open the project you just created and check for stats, exit link activity being most crucial of them:

 statcounter

As you can see, there are two google adsense clicks – that ProPakistani has got in last few minutes. We can click on magnifier to see more details, such as IP address, referrer, and more.

Check below screen for one of visitor who clicked on adsense:

Statcounter_IP

If you feel that Ad clicks are suspicious, and are coming from same IP with-in short interval of time – then note down the details, taking screenshots is even better and notify Google Adsense by clicking this link: http://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=invalid_clicks_contact&rd=1

If you think someone is bugging you real hard, you may even try contacting FIA’s cyber crime wing with all the details. Contacting FIA’s cyber crime wing is explained here.

A note to general readers:

If you are a legitimate reader, you don’t need to worry about anything about the tracking. This is done for the bad people only. You are one of millions of visitors on this website. We make sure that your visit history, cookies and all other details remain safe. Here’s our policy for further details on your privacy.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • its just pathetic, how one can go to this deep shit level. Clicking on others’ adsense just to SUSPEND the account. :/

    I think Google itself should take some measures to control this, as by doing this anyone can be deprived of his Google Adsense account (which is the main source of income for many publishers).

    Again thanks for sharing this wonderful information and solution, appreciated !

    • You agreed to take of it yourself while signing the contract

  • BTW 2 year ago that was a huge problem but today adsense have its own invalid click detector which detects the click and then do not credit your account for those clicks.. :)

    • I have observed it thats true

  • same happened with me ,someone made 24 clicks on my site in one day and my adsence account got banned
    but now i use adsence alternate which is pretty good !!

    • sid

      which alternate r you using plz tell me too.?

      • nowadays i m using infolinks and they also support payoneer cards that’s why

        • Avinash

          infolinks is good, and they are more likely to receiv clicks, but I guess payoneer is no longer giving cards to Pakistan and the second payment method is paypal ( i.e also not available in Pakistan )

    • Kamran

      i also wish to know alternative of adsense

  • Suhaib Malik

    I also faced this issue last week, I reported to google and everything is back to normal now. I did the same procedure as guided here, and then blocked the culprits IP address on web server csf firewall.

  • Jon

    Very good, at least it will help alot new bloggers

    • Adnan

      How did u block the ip address of that click bomber

  • Nauman Afzal

    What a wonderful share.

  • ameerhamza

    Checking your account 3-4 times a day is not a good choice ….. Better to check once a dayc

  • Usman

    gr8 post …very helpful

  • thanks for such a nyc post…i still remember when google black listed my domain year ago because some one clicked on ads abt 50 times ….:/

  • Haris

    how can i earn from google adsense plz help me
    03014432242

  • ameerhamza

    Hey .. you all suck .. guess what happened .. i just reported and my account got banned … what the fu*k this is …??

    • Calm down !!!
      no one here said (including author) that u if u report you will get ur account unblocked or something…this post was just to help others…we didn’t banned your account…

  • Muhammad Bilal Junaid

    I wish this post was posted just a week ago…I am the victim of it :(

  • Billabadmash

    Yea i lost my account due to this i think the best way is to no credit invalid click rather than account suspension.

  • blogger

    Some times Google Adsense seems like a SCAM due to Click Fraud suspension issues and policies…

  • This tool seem to be useful but i think there must be another foolproof method to stop click bombing. I found a paid method called “clockstopper”. I have not checked it personally but its developer claims that their tool can stop invalid clicks.

    • Please anyone tell me about this method “clockstopper” or any other plugin which can stop multiple clicks.

      • there is a plugin but i didnt tested it..acutally it’s not a plugin it’s php code (not made by me) which will stop showing ads after X amount of clicks if you want u can contact me because i can’t post the whole code here

        • Adnan

          I am interested in this type of code kindly give me more details through email

        • Adnan

          Aamir bhi its a good article. Someone clicked on my adsense ads for 50 times on 15/5/12 from USA. Can u please tell should i report to google for it using the statcounter my account is still alive. I have removed ads from website to get a better solution of click bombing. Secondly how can we block the ip address of that click bomber. I have also seen a paid software of adsenseclickblocker what do u think about this.

  • very informative article…

  • simply great tips, bookmarked for future reference.
    thanks

  • Thanks Amir you done great job.

  • Huh…My adsense acount disabled 2 week ago due to the same reason & I can’t get it back…That statcounter tool is for paid acounts only :(

    Google should take care of this…It’s google’s fault not the innocent publishers.
    Now I can’t signup for new adsense acount they say you must have a custom domain, bla bla bla.
    I’ve alot of visiter’s & it’s increasing day by day…
    What is the best adsense alternative(s) for pakistani bloggers?

  • Insider

    Aamir,

    Why don’t you share a post, that contain information regarding how to earn using Google Adesence, that will benefit many, and lot of fresh blood is on internet doing nothing other than chating and surfin.

    Regards,

  • Sumair

    *sigh* jealous souls can do anything, nice post btw.

  • faraz

    Uniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiique like ever MashaLLAH!

  • M FIAZ UL HAQ

    Great job……… its very useful post thank u very very much for this great information.

  • Very awesome Post… I wish Google itself take some serious action against those users who do invalid clicks.

    • sadam

      Ur right bro,,,,google itself must take action against those evil people,,!

  • @Admin Online complaint link in FIA post is broken.. plz check

  • Fahad

    You have made a great post here, and i believe yes there are such people who are jealous with your presence and they want to harm you in any sense.

  • You guys are doing a great job, this post will surely help a lot of publishers out there.

  • I Neeed Google Addsen Account

    [email protected]
    03015194008

    • Bro Don’t buy adsense account…believe me dont buy them.
      and stop using that yahoo messenger thing to get clicks google is not a kid u cant make them fool…
      save your money and also if u think just a lil bit u will understand it’s haram too (am talking about using yahoo messenger to get clicks not the adsense it self)
      PEACE

  • Hi,Nice Sharing i Like it
    but Can any one tell me How we received our payment of Google ad’s in Pakistan??

    • Tanveer

      Through Western Union

  • Thanks @Tanveer ,,,wow superb thats gud news but google has westen uniion option or 1st they will send on paypal then i will transfer on westen union?

  • Abdul Rahim

    What a great post i really it.
    really it is big issue at this time.

  • rimsha

    Great publication. We faced same kind of issue at one of my employer

    http://www.bargains.pk

    They also faced high CTR through their Facebook Ads. I wonder people might do that as well, because fake clicking also costs money

  • Asho

    Google is becoming very bad… one of my friend who is getting more than 30k pageviews per day got banned for invalid clicks… he contacted adsense with ip address and other logs, but google didn’t accept his reply… now he is searching for other alternatives…

  • I have very bad experience with google adsense. I got 5 google adsense accounts. But all are banned…

    I read this article it is help full but if we talk about google, there is no rule for pakistan. Google always baaned pakistani accounts…

    • How did you get 5 accounts man where this only one allowed

  • thanks

  • post i really it.
    really it is big issue at this time.

  • Google is not become very bad, Google is working on unique content to show true and unique information for user. If you don’t like this act that is in your faver then please leave the google using…

  • Zohaib

    Really informative. Many Thanks

  • Thanks a lot for the help, hoping this would help in avoiding accounts of ad sense getting banned in Pakistan.

  • Raheel

    very informative article… this issue was bothering me n my friends alot..

  • Alex Fredo

    Thank you very much about this tipp using statcounter.com to track the exit URL of ip adress – on this way you can localize the area of adsense click fraud bastards!

    I dare you 99% of the adsense fake clickers came from the same niche of SEO for example Cars, Mobiles, Vacation…

    Let´s click back once a adsense spammer was detected and bust his fu*king adsense account! 8-)

    Thank you again, it´s exactly for what i´m was searching for.

    BR,
    Alessandro

  • fashcraze

    mine got banned 3 times in last 4 months of 2011..:(

  • seen your blog brother work hard ! have orignal content then google will not bane your adsense account

  • Waseem

    “Make sure that you are monitoring your adsense account at least once a day, 3-4 times a day is even better.”

    Well, I was told by someone that monitoring your Adsense account frequently will get your account disabled.

    • admin

      no way,

  • hassan

    can can hire one watchman for it :) haha

  • Adnan

    amir bhi its a good article. Someone clicked on my adsense ads for 50 times on 15/5/12 from USA. Can u please tell should i report to google for it using the statcounter my account is still alive. I have removed ads from website to get a better solution of click bombing. Secondly how can we block the ip address of that click bomber. I have also seen a paid software of adsenseclickblocker what do u think about this.

  • Mich

    I Installed statcounter plugin and did all configuration.
    It shows all stats except the Exit links which is most important for me and becouse of it I instaled this counter. Any why or solution’s?

  • I m very thankfull to propakistani for such a very useful plugin that is very best from all other state meters. God bless u……..

  • @propakistani:
    you said that same IP with-in short interval of time

    what short interval of time??and approx..plz tell

  • solomon1a

    nice plugin thanks

  • Bloger Dany

    Really appreciate your efforts for this log . its blessing we can find and can cure our blog the most important is to find alternate of Google ads

  • Gulab Shah

    that happening to me right now some1 clicking to much on my ads here the screenshot http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KrtLuEsHopI/UQGNtI4e-SI/AAAAAAAATS0/R1_RnzIthXQ/s1600/ads.JPG
    i report to google about that im so worry now :( can u help me on anyway?

  • Thanks! Hopefully this will help in the never-ending fight against jealous people.

  • ArbazFida

    Nice BLog

  • Very interesting theory on how to track invalid clicks to safeguard your adsense account. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • aqib javaid

    any one need adsense accoun contact me. Account will fully approved 03156070024

  • Trésor Story

    hi when I track my google adsense ads on my exit link activity(statcounter) I have a difficulty to do that because I have a lot of google drive files(pdf) which are an external links.what is the best method to solve this problem and don’t show my pdf in exist link activity,thanks

  • Trésor Story

    thanks a lot for your best article.If you don’t mind can you write a good article on how to upgrade statcounter and all the détails :how much cost and how to use statcounter itself.thanks