I’m sure a lot of webmasters had the experience of accidentally click on their own Adsense ads. Some don’t know what to do, others may report to the Adsense team and try to clarity the situation.
This week, Mike Deeringer of AdSense Publisher Support team has released an article focusing on the accidental click issue. From the article, he mentioned that:
we do understand that an accidental click may occur from time to time, so there’s no need to contact us each instance this occurs.
Mike further expressed that this is because they’ve their own systems to do suck task.
Because we closely monitor all account activity using engineering systems and thorough human analysis, chances are we’ve already detected your clicks on your ads and discounted them. While these clicks still show in your reports, we filter out their associated earnings so that advertisers aren’t charged.
However, that doesn’t mean that a webmaster could click on their own ads to raise their earnings.
please keep in mind that we don’t ignore the clicks completely; if it appears to us that a publisher has been clicking on his own ads to inflate his earnings or an advertiser’s costs, we may disable the account to protect our advertisers’ interests.
Lastly Mike has mentioned that if you want to preview the kind of ads that will appears on your blog, you could use the Adsense preview tool.
So next time if you accidentally click on your own ads, don’t panic.