In case you are under attack of invalid click activity or as they say ‘click bombing‘ then the best way to prevent it is by showing the advertisements only to search engine visitors. If you are wondering how can this help? Then let me tell you two main advantages of showing Google Ads only to search engine visitors.
The first advantage is that it greatly reduces chances of invalid click activity. Because every visitor who sees the advertisement is 100% organic traffic and not direct traffic.
The second advantage is it helps to increase CPC (cost per click). Trust me, if you are getting CPC between 0.01 to 0.04, then its going to rise up to 0.10 or above if you show ads only to search engine visitors. This is because only organic traffic view the ads, thus decreasing useless direct traffic pageview(s).
Ad Injection Configuration
Ad Injection is a great plugin for WordPress. It can help you solve all issues with ad placements. Also it has a feature called restrict ads by referrer, this feature helps to show ads only to search engine visitors.
The plugin is available over here. And frequently asked questions about the plugin are available here. Simply install it on your WordPress blog and then i’ll guide you further.
Once installed, Go to Settings > Ad Injection. Turn on Ads. And place the ad code in the desired position like Top Ad, Bottom Ad, etc. You can find all that info on the plugin page itself.
Setting up Ad Restrictions
Once you have configured the Ads. Click on Ad Insert Mode / Dynamic Restrictions Tab. Here you will find something as shown in the screenshot below.
Just select the option ‘Only show ads to visitors from these websites‘. And click save changes. That’s all you need to know to show ads only to search engine traffic using Ad Injection.
And you can also add your desired websites here. For example, if i want visitors from facebook to see ads. I’ll add .facebook.in this list (comma separated). And save the changes.
That’s all. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Thanks.
I have previous written articles on how to track as well as detect Invalid Click Activity in Google Adsense. But i have been asked what next? what do we do next after detecting invalid click activity?
So here’s my new post. In this post i am going to talk about how to use the Authorized Sites feature in Google AdSense in case of Invalid Click Activity.
Note that it is completely your responsibility to protect your account from invalid clicks. And if you fail to do so, it will result in direct ban from AdSense.
The very first step is to disable advertisements on your site. And when i say disable, i don’t mean removing advertisements completely off your site.
When you are getting invalid clicks, the best way is to disable ads is by using authorized sites feature. This feature will keep the ads live on site but clicks wont be considered. Thus preventing invalid clicks.
You can find this feature in Google Adsense > Account Settings > Access and Authorization > Sites authorized to show ads.
Here select ‘Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account‘ option.
And in the box below. Add site such as www.google.com. And if your site is present, remove it.
Save the changes.
Now your site will no longer be authorized for your ads. Which means ads will still display on your site but clicks wont be considered.
Check the screenshot given below –
You might be wondering, what’s the use of doing this? The point is, when you are under invalid click attack, the first step is to disable ads using authorized sites feature. And then investigate or figure out what exactly is causing invalid clicks. This way your account will remain safe and you will get enough time to find the cause of invalid clicks.
Once you are done with your investigation. You can then report invalid clicks to Google by following this link. If you have any questions regarding invalid clicks or the report form, you can ask them here in Official AdSense forum.
In my previous post, i wrote about How To Add YouTube Videos To Facebook Page. Now, in this post i am going to write about how to add a custom image to the application tab on the facebook page.
The default image looks ugly in my opinion and its better to replace it with some other thumbnail. To upload a custom image, you need to create a thumbnail image of size 111 x 74 pixels.
Once your image is ready for upload. Go to your facebook page to which you have added the app ‘YouTube For Pages’. Now Click on the drop down button to the far right side of the available tabs. Generally the default tabs are ‘Photos, Likes, etc’. See the image below.
After you click on the drop down arrow, select the pencil icon on the top right corner of the YouTube For Pages Tab. See the image below.
Then just go ahead and click on edit settings. This will bring up the following box on the screen –
Here you can set the Custom Tab Name or set a Custom Tab Image. So to set Custom Tab Image. Click on Change. This will take you in a new tab or window with following options –
Now hit Edit option. Upload the new image. Then you are done. Just hit Okay. And you will get the new image for the Application Tab on your Facebook Page.
Hello guys, Recently i figured out that i can add YouTube videos to my Facebook Page. I know that i figured it out too late. But for those of you who don’t know how to do it, i would like to write an article about it. So here we go..
There’s a facebook application called as YouTube for Pages, which helps to add a new tab on your page. This tab will display all your recent uploads and a featured video.
To proceed, you have to just follow this link and choose one of the facebook pages to which you would like add YouTube For Pages App. Once you select the page. You will need to give the facebook application some permissions to access your Facebook account. Also if this is the first time you have installed an app from Involver then you will need to provide some basic information.
After choosing a page, you will need to configure the settings for your new page. You can see the app options in the image given below.
Just add your YouTube username or Channel name. And then you can choose –
Whether you want to import uploads?
you want to import favorites here?
you want to allow user comments?
hide related videos?
feature one of your videos?
do you want the content to be automatically posted on the wall?
and maximum number of daily posts.
Once you configure the settings, just hit save changes button. Visit your page and you can see a new tab there.