How to protect WordPress blog and Adsense account from click bombing
Many of bloggers in past lost their Adsense account and their earnings because they didn't know about click bombing. Well i was in same shoes while ago. Didn't even know someone would do this to someone else LOL.
How click bombing work?
Well someone from your competition or just some jealous people want you to loose your income, so they repeatedly keep clicking on your Adsense ads or use some click bombing software (bots) to do so. While you enjoying your nice looking Adsense stats and watching your income growing up, you don't even know someone is playing around to get you banned from Adsense. Hmmm.... So Adsense see your blog as fraud, registering your fraudulent activities and banning you out... Unfair, i know... But there is a cure and prevention for it, specially if you running WordPress blog!
How to protect your Adsense ads in WordPress blog from click bombing?
Thankfully, there is so many developers offering free and paid plugins for WordPress and there is most of situations covered when you need something for your WP blog. So there is also some free plugins which will protect from click bombing:
- Clickbomb-Protect is nice plugin which offer good protection from click bombing. Protects your Google Adsense account from malicious clicks and from getting banned. (check link for more details)
- Ad Logger Logs data about iframe clicks: can log clicks from Google AdSense, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter. Logs URL, IP, browser, and size of the clicked iframe.
There is probably more available and you can search them easy from your blog administration panel.
Hopefully this can save you some headache from loosing your Adsense income...