How to Protect Your Google AdSense From High CTR ?? Recently many people have lost their Google AdSense accounts because of high CTR (Click Through Rate). Usually the CTR of any AdSense approved website will reach to a maximum of 3-5% depending on the niche which they are hosting the ads. But some people have complained the CTR to grow up to 200-500%, which is obviously a result of Click Bombing.
How to Protect Your AdSense Account from High CTR Fraud
Nowadays each and every people know how to get an AdSense account within 3 days, but are unknown about how to protect it completely. There are many articles in the internet written about protecting an AdSense account from click bombing. But this article is little different, as a new cyber attack on AdSense accounts took place on March 27th 2013. You should act quickly to protect your AdSense account, as Google doesn’t give you any suggestions or warnings to play safe, what it will do is directly band your AdSense account.
Protecting your AdSense account is little tricky, where you have to monitor your AdSense Performance Reports on a close look. Don’t be so happy that you make too much money for your websites. Check whether your CTR is performing below average, or increasing rapidly with minor changes.
If your AdSense account shows a report of 100% CTR on any particular page, then make sure that Ad unit is not from your Home Page. This is because a group of individuals are targeting only your Home Page ads with help of a custom made bot to take down your Google AdSense accounts.
Google is very strict about their TOC, which become handy to many hackers who don’t want other people to earn money from AdSense. You should learn how to monitor your AdSense reports by analyzing the CTR via Ad Units, Countries, Clicks, Ad Locations and etc. Each of these categories can show you different metrics of estimated and current earnings on that present day. Make sure the CTR is under 5% for all your websites over 1000 page views in total. This may vary according to the number of page views, but make sure they are below 5% for large page views.
Here are some Steps to Detect High CTR Ad Units in AdSense:
- Log In to your Google AdSense Account
- Click on the Performance reports
- Set the Fixed date range to current date
- Click on Ad units from the left panel
- Come down to check the Ad request CTR
- Click twice on the Ad request CTR to set the records ascending
- Now make sure the CTR is below 3% – 5% on each channel
- Remove ads from Home Page if the CTR is more 10% on each Ad unit.
- Now click Countries on the left panel to make sure the CTR is not above 10% from US and Germany.
- If you find the CTR to be more than 20% on any day end statistic, then make sure to take good care of it.
Note: Remove your Google AdSense ads from homepage if you feel the clicks were invalid. And make sure to report Google via Invalid Clicks Contact Form.
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