Google AdSense is notoriously on top of its security, quick to disable anyone with irregular activity. You may have heard of many people losing their AdSense accounts without having committed any fraud. There are several ways to prevent this from becoming your situation.
Watch the Clicks
A huge portion of shut down accounts come from pages with too many ad clicks. Google watches constantly to make sure no fraudulent clicks occur on your AdSense ads. In other words, never click your own ads. It simply adds to the count, making the chances of your site causing alarm far more likely. Do not worry; clicking on your ads is not the only way to check on them.
Utilize the Preview Tool
There are AdSense Sandbox tools to help you make your site look the way you want. This is absolutely what you want to use instead of clicking on your own ads. This tool offers color and other customization options to make ads fit your webpage. It is important that your ads match your design, as it looks more appealing and can lead to more genuine viewer clicks. Sandbox tools can offer this without letting you change the ad so much that the content is compromised.
Leave the Ad Codes Alone
In addition to not clicking your ads, you should never alter AdSense coding. They will quickly discover you and shut you down, no questions asked. Even innocent changes to border widths and font colors in the ad’s code will flag your page. Utilize the Preview tools to customize the ad to your page. If the option is not available on there, do not manually change it within your ad’s code. Google perceives any code changes as fraudulent attempts and reacts very swiftly.
No Content, No Ads
Google AdSense regulations only allow ads on web pages with content. In other words, never create a page on your site titled “Ads” that contains all of your ads. You must incorporate a reasonable number of ads into your overall website layout on pages with actual content, trying to maintain the integrity of your design. You must keep your pages professional, aesthetically pleasing, and organized. Do not just jumble all of your ads together. It will cost you more than traffic; AdSense security will notice.
Call If You Become Suspicious
Maybe you have an Internet arch nemesis that visits your page and repeatedly clicks your ads until your account locks up. Maybe something in your ad reports just does not feel right. Call Google immediately and inform them of your concerns. You are much more likely to keep your account if you alert Google before they shut it down. If you, for any reason, feel that your account is exposed to fraud, get on the phone with customer service. It will be more than worth your time.
In order to protect your AdSense account, you must stay on top of it. Do not just assume all is well and neglect to review your analytics. Google’s first priority is security, and there is not much they will do for you once your account is disabled. You could also cost family members their account if you are not careful. If you decide to use AdSense, make sure you use it the way Google intended.