Tempted to Click on a Friend’s AdSense or Have Them Click on Yours? Don’t Do It!

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Are you ever tempted to click on a friend’s AdSense, or to have them click on yours?

Well, don’t do it!


Google takes doing this, which is known as “click fraud”, very seriously. Why just last week, Google filed a lawsuit against someone for doing exactly that. They mean business.

An excerpt from the lawsuit explains that “because advertisers pay Google for each click on their advertisements, Google strives to ensure that each click is generated by a user legitimately interested in accessing the site being advertised”.

Put another way, it’s stealing.

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And if people do it to your AdSense ads on your site, you benefit from it, and so you too could face legal action. The same holds true if you click on your friend’s ad.

Just..don’t…do it.

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One thought on “Tempted to Click on a Friend’s AdSense or Have Them Click on Yours? Don’t Do It!

  1. After reading the article, it seems to be mostly about automated click systems and groups who just click links over and over. It’s not about a person clicking a link on a friends site on occassion. I am in no way advocating fraud, however I think this post is a little too reactionary.

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