Sunday, January 13, 2008

How to avoid accidental clicks on your own Adsense ads ?

Many publishers face’s a great challenge to prevent themselves from accidentally clicking their Google Adsense ads. Accidental clicks may lead to zero income or account ban in the worse scenario.

So what is the ways to prevent accidental clicks?
(A) Best way to prevent is to be more careful when you are navigating through your site. Think twice when you are going to click something.
(B) Use Google Adsense preview tool. You can download it from
If you are using this tool you can see how Adsense serves your site and also you can click on those links. Your click will not be counted.

(C) You can use some tricks to prevent Adsense ads being displayed. Here is one popular method work for me.

Add this line to the end of the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file on every system you use:
If you can’t find hosts file, do a file find to locate ‘hosts’ file.

No more AdSense ads. If you want to re-enable them temporarily to check layout issues, etc., just edit the same file again and comment it out by putting a # in front of the

And on most UNIX systems, you can edit /etc/hosts and add localhost

(please note, the entry will probably -- SHOULD probaby already exist, so just append to it)

But please remember if you use this method you may not able to Adsense ads even from other sites.

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