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Google Adsense ads accidental clicks, what now?


Does it happened with you too? Did you also clicked your adsense ad accidently? if yes then you must be worried about penalty(ban) which brought you here! , I was also worried like you the first time I clicked my own ad accidentally. But don't worry you are not going to get banned by Google Adsense.  Google AdSense policy clearly mentions that as a publisher, you cannot click on your own ad otherwise you will get banned. In an article named, “Accidents Happens”, “Google mentions that you don’t need to contact them every time this happens. They will not ban you from clicking it accidentally but consistently repeating the same mistake will prove damaging.” As a Magento development company, you must know the following tricks to avoid those accidental clicks:
1. Invalid click contact form

If you sense more than usual click on your ads then the best thing to do is, notify Google AdSense about it through “Invalid click contact form”. In this way, AdSense will know you weren’t aware of the invalid click and are not falsely increasing your earnings.
2. Fast clicks are not real clicks

Advertisers do not value fast clicks. That’s the reason they get ignored being detected as accidental clicks. So, don’t get worried about them as they are not the actual clicks.

3. Edge clicks lack value

For touchscreens on mobile devices, the fat finger is a reality. On average the size of a finger pad is around 50pixels. Accidentally touching the edge of an ad while swiping through the mobile screens happens all the times. Intentional clicks have high conversational rates and more user intentionality. So, edged clicks lack value as compared to those that came from interior ones. Google recommends to protect edge clicks by increasing the size to 150 pixels.

4. Use line breaks 

For DIV, use one line break prior to DIV and one before initiating AdSense code and also one after the AdSense code. This will blend in well with both mobile and desktop within the on-page elements. If you cannot do it, hire Magento developer.

5. Who sees ads Plugin

This Plugin prevents the publishers from clicking on their own ads. “Who sees ads Plugin” also allows you to decide the type of visitors you want to have access to your ads.

6. Click Bomb-Protect Plugin

Click bombing begins when your CTR exceeds the limit. You can easily avoid click bombing by adding a code to code of your ad. This plugin is supported by all themes and is user-friendly. Most importantly, you can restore your Ip address after being banned by AdSense.

7. Install Google publisher tool

But remember, accidents cannot happen frequently, excessive own clicks may ban you from the program. At that time we suggest you to add an extension to the Google chrome, through which you will be aware of the URL of the blocked ad. Here is how you will do it; Search for Google publisher tool in chrome, click on “Add to Chrome” then select “Add extension”. Its icon will appear on your screen. Click on the icon and “Allow” it to access your account. Now sign in to your account and publisher tool will create an overlay on your on your own ads.


Accidentally clicking on your own ads is not a big deal but doing it constantly either intentionally or unintentionally can block your Ip address. There are a lot of ways of preventing it which are discussed in this article.

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