AdSense

Fake Google Adsense payments…

A while ago, I wrote about how people fake site stats to deceive potential advertisers.

Here’s another misleading tactic that you should also be aware of. All too often you’ll see boasts about how successful sites are, demonstrated by illustrations of how much money they are making from Google Adsense. Don’t take the screen grabs at face value when someone is trying to sell you something, or convince you that with their help you can achieve the same. There’s a very good possibility you are being misled.

Fake Adsense screen grabs are incredibly easy to produce.

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In the immortal words of ‘Blue Peter’, here’s one I made earlier…

How? Using – googleadsensegenerator.com (which has since been taken down, but you can find a similar tool at hacktrix.com/google-adsense-money-generator – these things come and go for obvious reasons)

Though it may seem that it has been taken out for confidentiality the blur hides the detail information too. Surely, if someone wanted to boast in this way they would at least make a recognizable email address visible to offer some form of proof that it at least might be them…

Be on your guard, there’s a lot of people out there ready to mislead you for their own personal gain or vanity.

It’s a completely dishonest tactic…

Google AdSense – how closely targetted is it?

On a lighter note than usual – it brought a smile to my face recently when I was working on a domain of ours which includes the word EARTH…

In adding some AdSense to the site and whilst testing without any content up on the right hand side pops something like… “Visiting Earth – For all you need to know visit Trip Advisor for everything you need to know about Earth”.

Perhaps they see the advantage of targetting any aliens about to visit and looking for reviews of hotels they can rest up in before the invasion? 🙂