Just like the offline world, the Internet world also harbor some ‘bad’ guys which are ready to bring you down by all means with no meaningful cause. Therefore we should always be careful enough to protect our online properties like our blogs, email accounts, site logins and our Adsense Account. The fact that you are reading this post means you already know what Google Adsense is (isn’t that obvious?). So I will head straight to how you can protect your Google Adsense account from click fraud/invalid click activities.
As you might know, it is not quite easy to protect your account from click fraud as we are not in total control of who clicks and when or where the clicks will be coming from. But we can restrict our Adsense code from any other website apart from our own or any specified site.
Here is what I meant:
Someone might want to pull you down and get your Adsense account banned for invalid clicks or click fraud by copying your Adsense code and paste it into a site. He can then uses some script to keep generating page impression, clicks at random and forces it to be clicked leading to click fraud. And this can lead to Google banning your account.
So, what we are going to do is to lock out our Adsense code to only function on specified site. By locking our Adsense code, ads will still shows up on un-wanted blog/sites but the clicks and impressions will not be recorded in your Adsense report, hence, no issue of click fraud is going to rise and our Adsense account is safe from banning.
Here is how to protect our Google Adsense code
1. Login to your Google Adsense account and click the Adsense ‘Setup’ tab
2. On the Adsense Setup page, click ‘Allowed sites’ tab
3. In the ‘Choose your site settings’, tick ‘Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account’
4. Then in the box below it, enter your own URLs. This is the URLs of those sites you want your Google Adsense clicks to be valid.
5. Then click ‘Save changes’.
That is all. Your Adsense ads clicks will now only be valid for the URLs you specified. If you have more than one blog, then you should list the URLs one by one, with each URLs on a separate line. Start each URL without the ‘http’ or ‘www’ phrase. For example, mycyberblogs.com. Whenever you create new blogs, always remember to include the new URL of the blog to this list so as to make it clicks valid.
It should however be noted that the method above do not guarantee your Adsense account from been ban but at least, it has reduced the possibility of it been banned for click fraud or invalid clicks.