What Will Happen If I Click My Adsense?

You may be expecting a straight answer to your question.

You want to know what will happen if you just take a moment to click ads on your website, blog, videos, or app yourself when using Adsense.

Aiit. I get you a straight answer.

Google will ban you from its ad network and you will lose everything - the new earings and the awaiting balance earlier accrued.

Hope that answer helps?

Before you go, there is more to clicking your own Adsense yourself than that straight answer.

This post will show you true situations where clicking your ads will send you packing, where Google continually will ignore such clicks, and where it may be forgiving. even though you're guilty of self-clicking.

It will also show you, to what extent you can get your hands bloody before the internet god will call it a sin.

Google Generally Frowns at Clicking on Your Own Adsense

Google is not only making money from its ad network but also does everything possible to protect its advertisers.

This is the only reason these clients are returning to Google for continual business.

If they're not getting their investments and more returns in sales and conversions, they're more likely to discontinue placing ads with Google or avoid pay-per-click (PPC) entirely.

And if this happens Google loses. 

Of course, you as a publisher lose too. But that's not unexpected. It's Google that may lose those clients forever.

In order to establish trust in Google ads, Google makes sure the Return on Investment (ROI) for these businesses is justified commensurately with their spendings on ads.

Now, you're trying to game the system by clicking the ads yourself?

What happens after clicking? Will you buy the products or services at the other end of the ads?

More likely NO.

So, ROI is unachievable if you're just allowed to hit a few ads, resulting in no sales.

I'd got insider information that Google pays you in monthly intervals in order to allow their system enough time to measure the ROI on clicks coming from your website, blog, videos, or app.

This is why it's hardly possible for you to click on your ads and go scot-free.

In fact, within the interval of your last and present payment, the system is designed to detect your dubious act and show you the way home.

You're not only losing the earnings from that suspicious clicks but also the entire balance and the current earnings being accrued.

In fact, Google reserves the right to sue you and reclaim the money you've been paid in the past.

Google Is Motherly About Accidental Clicks

Before you start throwing yourself down for a few accidental clicks in the last few days, don't get things wrong.

Google is motherly if you click by accident.

Listen! I've said, a few times on this blog (if you're following), that we're all living in the world of Google.

These people know nearly everything about you except you've never been using the internet or you've just come from Mars.

Google knows if you're a serial ad-clicker. They know if your clicks lead to nothing other than Adsense earnings. They know when a click is real or manufactured. They know the IP of each device that clicks the ads.

So, you can't escape.

However, they know if you've mistakenly clicked your ads while browsing.

In fact, if you're not the one that clicks accidentally, they know.

If by any means you had mistakenly hit your Adsense banners yourself, don't panic (at least not yet).

You can't undo the click but Google can.

Here is how they do that.

Sometimes during earning months, you will notice a few fluctuations in the earning figure. In the morning you have $2.50 and a few minutes or hours after, you check again, but this time, you have $0.70.

Why the difference? Why the sudden drop in the earnings?

Google's system has probably read a few accidental clicks on your ads. 

Such clicks could have come from any visitors or you.

What matters is that the system has been empowered to be sensitive to when clicks are artificial or accidental.

However, if by any means, you can escape this immediate system's response to invalid clicks across the month, you'll be charged for the accidental clicks when your monthly report arrives.

Google will take from your total earnings, the amount you'd earned through internal or external accidental clicks.

Above is an example of Adsense earnings that was charged with invalid clicks/traffic at the end of the month.

Then, case closed!

Consistent Accidental and Self Clicks May Lead to Being Fired

Before you start dancing that you're now safe because Google can easily monitor clicks from your IP or someone's out there, clicking by mistakes, there is the need to watch out.

Google may be forgiving about accidental clicks for a few months. If, however, this is not checked and controlled from your end, you're likely to lose your account.

After being approved for Adsense, your responsibility is to protect it

There are available plugins that can protect your website from click bombing from the outside.

You don't have to receive a monthly report, taking off a few earnings, because you're clicking yourself or someone, somewhere, is trying to take you down, before you know what to do.

In order to guard, myself, from clicking my own ads, I strictly use browsers that block ads from showing up - such as Phonix

In a browser where that is not turned on automatically, I ensure I do that myself.

It's worth it.

In the end, if you're being warned for accidental clicks from your side or elsewhere, through deduction of invalid clicks earnings, without checking, I'm sorry for your loss in advance.


You can click on your own ads but NOT with the intention of earning more in Adsense. A few accidental clicks may be forgiven as there are systems that measure and monitor the clicks and returns to the advertisers.

However, if things are not kept under control and the dubious clicks are continual, you're more likely to lose your Adsense account.

Having learned all these, do you think it's worth it clicking your ads even if you will go scotfree in a few months? Do you think there can be the most unsuspicious time when you can do it without the system noticing?

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