Do you know any blogger who want to get his approved Google AdSense banned for the mistake he didn’t made.
Yes, I am talking about click fraud for Google AdSense which is one of top reason to get your AdSense account deactivated.
Although there are numerous methods for click fraud protection but till now what I saw is StatCounter is the best to track invalid AdSense click. With StatCounter you can get all the detail of visitors IP address with number of click he makes on AdSense ad unit.
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StatCounter is the most popular free service that offers the ability to track AdSense, Amazon and other affiliate ad clicks.
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Why People don’t use for Click Fraud Detection?
Although it is totally free with a pro version some blogger think this is a bad idea to grant access to information of their visitor details, where they are coming from, on which ad they click (AdSense, Amazon or other affiliate ads). They think it may reduce the earning their website generate.
I know it’s point to think “why a company is giving access to their services just free of cost”, they have to pay their employee and servers and bandwidth too then Why they’re doing it?
How they earn with free accounts?
If you’re holding a free StatCounter account then you must noticed AdSense ads are displayed. So on your WordPress StatCounter dashboard pay per click ads are displayed and when anyone clicks they get paid.
They don’t puts any ads on your website and even you can make the tracker invisible.
Do you know StatCounter is getting something extra beside money?
Data, yes visitors interest and what they are searching for.
If you look at the StatCounter terms and condition it says, they will retains ownership of all visitor data they collect from the websites that use their service.
It means how visitors are coming your website, which page they’re visiting more and which ads are being clicked and much more.
Online marketers and AdSense publishers are very keen for protecting the secrets like articles and niche performing optimally in terms of traffic. Some bloggers don’t want to give away their visitor traffic details.
It is 100% true, if third party is providing your statistics report then I am sure they know all your secrets of traffic, interest of traffic i.e. what they like to read and use.
Nobody would want to let their secrets spread around, isn’t it?
I use StatCounter but I will say it doesn’t mention anywhere about what they do with the data available to them. And as a blogger we can imagine how it can be used for financial profit.
But I must tell you using StatCounter is a free software which let know you the keywords that can generate best result on search engine.
How StatCounter can be against us?
I will try to explain you with an example, okay now say I have a blog on health niche which I love most and work regularly to update it with latest tips.
I monetized the site with AdSense and other affiliates like Amazon and Flipkart and using StatCounter to track visitor activity.
Since I update the site with great unique content it is getting popular and earning revenue more than expected from both AdSense and affiliate marketing.
Do you know how harmful it could be when someone has the details of your success?
Let’s say you had access to my success secrets. Now you can plan to start a blog with same niche and same keywords with different and more louder speaking content. Since you all the information you can do it without any effort.
This way you get more traffic and earning than me, so what? my visitors will go to your blog. It is more dangerous when educated people get the power in their hand.
This is a simple reason I assume people won’t use StatCounter to keep track of visitors.
The worst experience would be if company like StatCounter start selling the data to your competitors. No one can stop them as you agree to their terms of service while subscribing.
Imagine if you get your competitors success secrets by paying some dollars that would be great. The competitor will come to the bottom line.
Even redundancy will increase on internet and low domain authority sites would go down.
The example above I have just discussed is just a probability and is not the reality. It is just my consideration.
Although Google Analytics is also a third-party tracking application as it works for Google and will not do anything like this.
I my self use StatCounter to AdSense click fraud monitoring and recommend you too to sign up. Even if you choose any traffic tracking service such Crazy Egg they provide you the details after opting the details so obviously they own your traffic details. But I don’t think any Brand company would do such activity.
Do let me know your opinion into comments box.