Last night while I was browsing my blog I accidentally clicked on the google ads for fatloss4idiots.
I was clicking some internal link and suddenly I was sent to fatloss4idiot site, I wondered why. Then I realized I might have clicked the ads unintentionally. When I hit the return button I saw that my blog have their ads. Prior to that, my mouse was not working properly. I know that’s the culprit.
Clicking on Google ads on your own site for any reason is strictly prohibited.
Afraid that Google Adsense would ban me for invalid clicks, I immediately emailed them and tell them what happened. I was honest enough to admit my mistake. Of course I don’t want to be banned! I’m just a newbie in Adsense. Although I signed up when I first bought my domain, I really don’t have enough knowledge what Adsense is all about. All I do then was sign-up.
I already received Google Adsense Teams’ reply, it says, “We appreciate your honesty and your continued efforts toward avoiding such clicks going forward.”
They offered AdSense Preview Tool which allows you to check the destination of ads on your page without the risk of invalid clicks. It enables you to have a look on what sort of ads will be displayed in your site.