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 !

  • 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.. :)

  • 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 !!

  • 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.

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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.

      • 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

        • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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,

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

  • 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.

    • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • “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.

  • 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.

  • 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


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