According to Google Adsense program policy any publisher is not permitted to click on their own ads. As I am also an Adsense publisher and I always be very careful about it but shit happens as nobody wants to do. If you are a blogger and have Google adsense account then can read program policy in case you don’t have adsense account and want to create then read this post: How to Create Google Adsense Account Step by Step.
I got the idea to write this post because unfortunately I clicked on my adsense ads few days back the ad was looking really great and informative for me and without thinking anything I clicked on it and shocked shit man what I did it was against the adsense policy. I don’t want to get kicked out of the program because of a fraudulent click, what I should do to avoid any trouble I was so panic that moment.First of all I taken a deep breath and glass of water and said myself don’t be panic. I start search for the same on Google and found several posts with same answer but get helpful information from the http://adsense.blogspot.com/. Here they have published a post namely “Accidents happen” I have pasted the main portion of the post where you can also get the answer.
“As most of you know, our program policies state that publishers are not permitted to click on their own ads for any reason. For this reason, we’ve received many emails from publishers letting us know that they’ve accidentally clicked on their own ads. If you’re one of these publishers, we truly appreciate the efforts you’ve made to monitor your account and keep it in good standing. However, we do understand that an accidental click may occur from time to time, so there’s no need to contact us each instance this occurs.”
The conclusion of this accidents happen post was that if you accidentally clicked on your own ads, you don’t need to worry about that and also no need to contact the adsense team at all but if you accident happen frequently, excessive own clicks then there are more chances that your account get banned.
To be very honest the adsense blog and post is make clear everything but still I was afraid that Google don’t ban my account that’s why I emailed to them and below I pasted the conversation between adsense team and me. I sent the message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To: Google AdSense Team <email@example.com>
Subject: Accidentally Clicked on My Adsense Ads
Hello to Adsense Team,
Today, I clicked on my own adsense ads by mistake which I got on my own website “Speakingtechnically.com” please deduct the amount I have made through this click and credit to advertiser’s account. Clicking time was around 12:30 IST, with final landing page http://www………
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks and sorry for the trouble.
Within 48 hours I got the response from Google Adsense Team for the same which was.
Thank you for notifying us of the click that was made on your Google ads. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, as it has the potential to inflate advertiser costs. We appreciate your efforts toward avoiding such clicks in the future.
For future reference, to check the destination of ads on your page without the risk of invalid clicks, we suggest using the AdSense Preview Tool, available here: https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/topic.py?topic=160
For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the AdSense Help Center , our complete resource center for all AdSense topics. Alternatively, feel free to post your question on the forum just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group.
The Google AdSense Team
Hope you have enjoy reading this post and get the answer of your accidentally clicked on adsense ads.