AdSense Click Frauds – Exposed AdSense Fake “CLICKERS” Group

Say no to Google AdSense Click FraudGoogle AdSense is the most trusted Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising program known to the bloggers. What makes AdSense different from other counterparts is its efficient publisher revenue sharing system. As it is known to all, Google recently changed the policies of AdSense and the application program for it. It’s now a 2 step application process where first your account request is partially approved and after reviewing your account fully, Google provides you the full account access. As getting an AdSense account became a difficult task now, as you have to oblige some policies to get it. On the other hand it has become a business for some. Yes, lots of people do sell and buy AdSense accounts online, which is a straight violation of Google AdSense policy. Somehow people do get an AdSense account either by hook or crook, the main issue arise with the AdSense earnings. 

Google Adsense Fraud Clicks

Google always warns you not to click on your ads and also not to urge anyone to click on your ads. Bloggers who own an AdSense account do worry about earnings if their blog don’t cover a good trending niche topic and don’t have proper traffic, so that makes them engage in AdSense click frauds. Adsense click frauds have taken a big spot among such blog owners, they do indulge in such activities which ultimately make their AdSense account disabled.

All AdSense click frauds follow the same line do-follow principle “You click on my ads and I will click on your ads“. It is a bad activity since you asked someone to click on your ads, here you violated Google AdSense policy. A current survey report shows that when it comes to global AdSense click frauds index, yes “Asian” countries top the charts and more dominantly India, Pakistan, China, etc. Yes poor publishers from these countries join some bogus AdSense networks which promotes AdSense click frauds.

Today we have something great for you, which in a way describes the full process behind this AdSense click frauds and how some innocent publishers are fooled.

Searching some clues we found an AdSense network, a social group of people with name “AdSense clicker” or a person having his/her last name as “Clicker” on Facebook. Yes the whole AdSense click frauds system is running on Facebook with full thrust and day by day members of such groups are increasing.

Exposing AdSense click frauds community “AdSense Clicker” group

  • A community or a group with the name “AdSense Clicker” is made and people joining such groups know their business, so not listing here.
  • The preferred way is to create a Facebook profile with last name as “Clicker”. Automatically Facebook will show a list of people whom you can add from ‘recommended friends section’ or you’ll get friend requests from such other people by self.
  • Real process starts here, you ask these publishers to make certain impressions on your blog and then clicking on your ads (one or two). It’s a process like “you scratch my back and I will scratch yours”.
  • Such groups don’t allow clicking from proxies sometimes so they enter in website via some organic keyword and then makes some page impressions.

So how far do you think this AdSense click frauds will go. Tell you truly this system works a lot, though Google somehow later tracks the invalid click activity and the account is banned. But that’s all about bad luck.


How system of AdSense click frauds work by AdSense Clicker Group

We found an access to such one account on Facebook with the last name “Clicker”. This fellow described us the whole process, how talks go between two publishers as they don’t respond if you straight away ask them for clicks. Check this screenshot below of the Facebook friend requests from such people.

Disclaimer

I have edited Facebook profile name of our informer, blog links, and dates.

Google AdSense Click Fraud

In the above picture you can see the persons with their last name as “Clicker” and do note the amount of friends they have and the number of mutual friends. It’s somewhat a shocking result, people engaging in this in a huge number.

How the talks in “AdSense Clicker” group goes

  • Person A – Free 
  • Person B – yes. Req ?
  • Person A – 30 imp, 1 ads
  • Person B – Url ?
  • Person A –  xyzabc.com. And yours ?
  • Person B – 40 imp, 1 ads. Url is abcxyz.com
  • Person A – Counter stats ?
  • Person B -562345
  • Person A – Mine is 65236
  • Person B – Now start.
  • Person A – First ad link – http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=XYZ
  • Person B – First ad link – http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=ABC
  • Person A – Done.
  • Person B- Done.

Below you can see the actual talk between two publishers of “AdSense Clicker” group.

Disclaimer

I have edited Facebook profile name of our informer, blog links, and dates.

Google AdSense Click Frauds Proof

As you have observed the talk between the two publishers start with the code “Free” and then take each others requests. Then both person mention their work in format ” _ Imp, _ ad “, it tells how many impressions each need from the other party and the amount of ads to be clicked upon. The most important stuff comes with the entry into blog, direct or with any keyword in Google search so traffic impression may count as organic not direct/referral. Having a stat counter on page is must for such publishers as both need to tell each other’s counter to them and then starts clicking process, it however verifies how many page impressions they have made so far. Thus AdSense click frauds mission accomplished.


How to Identify such AdSense click fraudsters?

  • Try searching in Facebook, the persons with last name as “Clicker” and report them to Facebook as well as Google.
  • Report all groups with name “AdSense Clickers” on Facebook or somewhere else.

Disadvantages of Joining such AdSense networks

AdSense click frauds system has become something like “quicksand” from where if once indulge, recovery is difficult. As normally seen such clickers use “Proxy IP” to click which Google tracks easily and bans your account sooner or later.

You expose your blog URL to such malicious group of people who can’t be trusted and you can be a victim of “Click Bombardment” sooner or later. You somehow end up violating any Google AdSense policy which lead to disabling of your so precious AdSense account.

How to report to Google AdSense regarding “AdSense click frauds”?

If the AdSense fraud is going on a website which also features Google AdSense ads, then to report click on “Ads by Google” or “AdChoices” link written in corner of any AdSense ad. The Google AdChoice page opens and you can report any violation at the bottom of page.

Being a sincere Google AdSense publisher or advertiser you must report such cases where you see a fraud is going on.

Google AdSense is a great source of income for serious bloggers or part-time bloggers. It is a source of earning their livelihood. Indulging in any type of fraud click activities is not promoted and one should stay away from such things. The main reason behind writing this article is to let concerned authorities aware of such malicious activities going on so they can be tracked in much better way.

If you have ever come across such bogus fake AdSense networks claiming to generate legitimate clicks, please do comment or report to Google AdSense.

Give Me 5 Minutes, I’ll Tell You The Adsense Secret

Hundreds of popular tips are available on internet about Google Adsense, but nobody will tell you the secret of Adsense. Just give me 5 minutes I will tell you how you can earn good amount from Adsense. Remember to read the full article to understand. So lets go,

Earn mobey

The most important factor

The most important part of Adsense earning is your primary source from where you earn. You can start earning through Adsense by creating a website and offering free service. This is the biggest way to earn through Adsense. Let me tell you why, for example if you have a site which offers free logo designing service, then obviously people turn to you. This is human nature, people really love words such as free, offer, discount and so on. So people will come up to you for getting free logo and other services. In the beginning it will be easy because you might get less order but after that you can hire someone. But at the same time your Adsense earning will also be increased. HOW? You know the users who visit will come for free logo, after serving the adsense they find some “FREE LOGO DESIGN” fortunately they will love to click the adsense ad and you will get bucks from those clicks.

Target your audience first

You should target your base audience first, because many people are well aware of Adsense, and really they don’t like to waste their time on clicking such ads. Create a website which is comfortable for normal basic people. List of niche you can use to earn more through Adsense:

  • Daily used topics site
  • Learning site
  • How to tips site
  • Free classified site
  • Free SMS site
  • Exams tips and tricks site
  • Government scheme info site

And many more…

Patience required in this job

Any business whether online or offline required patience. Nothing in this world can start generating money the day you started and online business has been lots of competition, so it is really hard to earn early. Be patient keep doing hard work.

Some legal tricks to use for Adsense

Yes this will pull your income little bit upward. There are lots of tips and tricks available on Adsense placement, like CTR, color and ad unit, you can Google for it. Normally I recommend for unit ads, use the large rectangle below the post, medium on the sidebar and horizontal at the bottom of the post. Many Adsense gurus said that blending adsense ads with the content gives you more money, but let me tell you this is not for all the blogs. This depends on the theme you are using. One more trick you can use is, use default Adsense after the post title and use one more same unit at the same place with the theme color. When people look at the first ad unit they might ignore that ad, now they move to the blended ad and they might possibly click on that.

How You Can Make Money Blogging Like Me

A few days ago I wrote a post here on HellBound Bloggers about not getting bogged down when blogging, it was my first post here and I was overwhelmed with the great response I received in the comments, there are clearly some keen bloggers amongst us – excellent. Quite a few questions were asked and one in particular was about making money blogging so I felt I’d blog about that today as it’s something I’ve made a great success with and it’s something that I know a lot about.

Let’s start with a few questions:

  • Is it easy to make money blogging? No.
  • Does it take time to make money blogging? Yes.
  • Does a lot of it have to do with traffic? Yes.

If there’s one thing I’m going to do here, it’s to be honest and frank about things because I see so many bloggers acting like making money online is easy and so many websites that promise to teach you how to make money quickly – it’s not the truth, or not for 98% of bloggers at least, so I don’t want to cloud your vision like they do, but rather give you some real facts.

Make Money Blogging

Should I blog to make money?

I mentioned last time that I’d been blogging since 1996 and that’s the honest truth. Did I start blogging to make money? Absolutely not! I started blogging because I was passionate about the Internet and I loved sharing my stories with people. Because of this, my passion was in place and I was able to grow my blog to an Internationally recognised one. If I had started out with the aim of making money, like so many people do, I probably would have failed – this is the first thing you need to recognise.. don’t start blogging to make money, that’s as bad as trying to blog about something you dislike, you’ll burn out and get bored. I’m not saying don’t go into it completely ignorant to the fact that you can make money, just make sure your interests and passions are in place first, because you won’t make money for quite some time and that’s very off putting. How long did it take me to start making decent money on my blog? Probably 2 years!

How do I get traffic?

This is a huge topic, one which has been blogged about and written about for years and years, and it’s not something I can quickly rattle off, so instead, let me give you some of the things I’ve done to increase my blog’s traffic over the years:

  • Make sure your website is search engine optimized – Websites such as SEOmoz, Search Engine Land, SEO Round Table and KISSmetrics are some of the leading resources for tips, tricks, strategies and case studies when it comes to optimizing your website. It’s a learning curve, but one that every blogger who wants traffic should learn. I cannot stress this enough. You can also opt for link building strategies, like the most popular one – to buy backlinks.
  • Create a social presence – When I started blogging there weren’t things like Facebook and Twitter, if there were, things would have honestly been easier! Facebook and Twitter are excellent platforms for you to share your content, engage with readers and attract traffic to your website. Explore possibilities around creating a Facebook Page where you can import your posts to, look at applications such as Graffiti RSS, which automatically pulls your blog posts into your stream, this will potentially expose your content to all your friends. The same applies for Twitter, create an account, engage with others who are interested in what you are and share your content with them. If you’re using WordPress to blog, make sure you use a Twitter plugin that automatically tweets blog posts to your Twitter account when you publish them. Using Facebook and Twitter as part of your traffic attraction strategy will result in a lot of good traffic. There are other platforms such as FourSquare, Digg, Reddit, Stumble and so forth that you can explore too, but Facebook and Twitter are definitely the two I’d advise.
  • RSS Feeds – So many people say that RSS (what is RSS?) is dead, but I can tell you right now that it isn’t, RSS is a really powerful way to keeping users engaged with your blog posts. In my opinion, anyone serious about blogging needs to have an RSS feed and the RSS feed needs to be created through Google’s FeedBurner. An awesome addition with FeedBurner is that they offer RSS via Email, which is a service you can activate through your account and I’d recommend using it. You’ll need to spend some time inside FeedBurner exploring before you get the hang of it, it’s fairly overwhelming the first time you log in.
  • Write interesting and unique content – Although I’ve put this at number 4 on the list, it’s probably the most important. Writing interesting content attracts people, writing interesting content makes people want to share it and writing interesting content gets you on the map – I cannot stress how important it is to write interesting content. As far as writing unique content goes.. this is crucial, Search Engines hate duplicate content and if you steal content or copy it from somewhere else, Google will know and you’ll be penalized. If you get on the wrong side of Google, you’re going to struggle to get traffic and in turn struggle to make money. A blog is all about what you write.. don’t forget that, ever!
  • Engage with other bloggers – One thing that made a huge difference in my traffic was that of interacting and engaging with other bloggers. I take the time to guest posts on other websites, like this one, I take the time to comment on posts on blogs which blog about similar things to me and I just take time in general to get to know other bloggers who blog about the topics I blog about – creating a community is crucial, you want to achieve a following and you want to make friends.

So, how do I make money?

I’d love to blurt out a list of things that my blog has gotten me such as a fancy soft top car, a gorgeous apartment, tons of gadgets, but I don’t feel I need to do that, if you’re interested, you can go look at my blog. Let me just tell you this, without my blog I’d own half of what I do! There are many ways to make money from your blog, so I’ll cover a few of them that have worked really well for me and I’ll give you some hints for each one:
  • Google Adsense – If you’re interested in making money online, you’ll have heard of Google Adsense, Google’s advertising platform for publishers (that’s you!). The premise is simple, you sign up for an account, you create advert blocks and you paste them on your website – each time a person click an advert, you earn a little money. Google Adsense isn’t a platform that will make you millions, not unless you have a massive website with huge amounts of traffic, but it can assist in making you some money. With Google Adsense, be sure to do some investigation around what colors work best, what advert sizes perform well and how many blocks you can put on your website. There are a large number of resources available that explain all of this to you, so take your time, search carefully and you’ll find a guide that will assist you.
  • Affiliate MarketingAffiliate marketing is the process whereby you advertise a product or service online from another company and each time someone clicks a link on your site and goes to purchase the product or service, you get a referral fee. This is a massive topic in the world of blogging, one which has earned people millions of dollars. It pays to take the time to under what affiliate marketing is and it pays to take the time to look at affiliate marketing options. One of the biggest affiliate marketing websites is Click Bank, it’s worth going there and having a read, it’ll definitely give you a great idea of what it’s all about and you might even end up using their services. Many large retail websites, such as Amazon, offer affiliate programs, so if you’ve got a blog about gadgets or books, be sure to look at the big retail websites and see if they have an affiliate program: remember, you want to advertise products which relate to what you blog about. No point having a blog on cars and then advertising women’s lipstick!
  • Direct Advertising – This is definitely the best way to make money and involves you having a direct relationship with the company who wants to advertise. So what I mean here is that you would have a direct relationship with a brand, for example, you might approach Nike and say to them that you want $100 per month and in return you’ll advertise their products. This is more about being a business man/woman than anything else, you need to contact people, prove that you have traffic, show that it’ll be worth their while to advertise on your site and so forth. It’s also the hardest one to master and you’ll need excellent traffic on your website, because that’s what will sell them ultimately. Don’t be scared to email companies that operate in your niche, pop them an email, tell them about your website and the traffic you have and see if they would like to advertise. I’m not saying run off now and email hundreds of companies, but perhaps one or two that you feel might be interested. A great way of telling who might be interested is looking into whether they advertise anywhere online, if they do, chances are they’ll have someone at their company who understands banner adverts and so forth, making life a lot easier for you to make a deal.

For me, one of the biggest secrets for making money online is by having a large number of income streams. By this I mean, not just the 3 I’ve mentioned about, but rather 7. Think of this: Making $500 a month from each of 7 different streams is going to be a lot easier than making $3500 from one stream!

Making money online isn’t easy, here are some final tips

  • Be careful what niche you operate in, if you choose a niche that’s hugely popular you’ll struggle to get traffic because of other sites that are already established.
  • Create an “advertise on my blog” link somewhere on the site so people can see that you offer advertising.
  • Take your time writing content, research interesting topics and write as best as you can.
  • Start with one advertising stream and then build your list up, don’t try create all 7 immediately, you’ll struggle.
  • Concentrate on your blog and audience first, then concentrate on making the money. If you prioritize the making money part, you won’t succeed.

If you have any questions, please do leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to assist you. If you read this post more than once, you’re serious about making money online. 😉

This article is written by Chris. He is an multiple award winning technology blogger and search engine specialist in Cape Town, South Africa.

2 Common Web Design Mistakes That Violates Google Adsense Rules

Today I was randomly visiting other blogs and saw that most of bloggers made the same two design mistakes that violates Adsense rules. Majority of the bloggers making the same mistake forced me to write this article.

So, if you Adsense user, you must read this article. Lets start:

First mistake

According to Google policy, we cannot place Google Ads under drop down menus. These drop down menus are generally in navigation menu bar. This generates the risk of accidental clicks. I’ll explain this with the help of a screenshot:

DropDown

When drop down menu overlaps Google Ads, it may generate the risk of accidental clicks thus taking user to a new site that he/she does not want to visit. You can read more about it on official Adsense Blog. This is the first mistake that most of the bloggers make. Lets move to the other one.

Second Mistake

According to Google, all webmasters must write “ADVERTISEMENT” text below post title. Below is what Google Adsense official blog says:

Ads shouldn’t be placed under a title or section heading in a way that implies that the ads are not ads.

Most of bloggers has ignored this rule also and does not follow this instruction. According to me, you must play safe with Adsense. Good luck!

Chitika + Infolinks: A Better Adsense Alternative

Most of the bloggers (Including me) starts a blog or website for earning money. Google Adsense is the Main stream of money for most bloggers. But now Google is too strict to approve an Adsense account. Most of the newbies are facing this issue. Some other people are banned for fraud clicks. These people are searching for a better Alternative for Adsense. We can find hundreds of Ad networks, Affiliates websites. But the income from these is not so good.

I have tried a lot PPC Sites; here I share my experience with you. Google Adsense is my Main stream for revenue. I would like to Recommend Infolinks and Chitika to the people searching a better Adsense alternative.

Infolinks

Infolinks

Infolinks, is a leading provider of In-Text Advertising services Established in 2007.

Advantages

  1. To get an account is easy. They will approve your application after checking your details.
  2. No need of Adspace, don’t worry about to fit the Ads. Just copy the Two line Script in your blog.
  3. We can Choose the Payment options (Paypal and Bank Wire) Its recommended to don’t use bank Wire, Some bankers charging 25 $ for each transactions.
  4. Customer Support – Their customer Support is great.

  5. You will get the payment on time.

  6. Can mange Multiple Blogs/Sites Easily.

Disadvantage

  1. Minimum payout is $50.

Implementation

  1. For Blog Spot users, go to Layout, add a gadget >HTML/JavaScript Add > paste and save.
  • For Self hosted WordPress Blogs/Websites Paste the ad code in any of your common page. (I am not sure about the any Plugins for WordPress).
  • Click Here to Register an Account in Infolinks

    Though infolinks is an additional in content monetization option along with other PPC, some bloggers, such as Ajith of the DollarShower, believe that it makes money via misleading the visitors into clicking a regular anchor-like links. In a way, it’s true as well.


    Chitika

    Chitika

    Chitika Founded in 2003, Chitika (pronounced CHIH-tih-ka), is a full-service on-line advertising network serving over 2 billion monthly impressions across more than 80,000 websites.

    Advantages

    1. You can use it with AdSense or as an AdSense alternative.
  • Getting approved is easier than Adsense.
  • No Worry about self Click (Chitika Invisible in Your system).

  • Payment Options are Paypal (Min $10) and Check ($50).

  • Click Here To Register An Account In Chitika