For the past several months we’ve been doing our best to slay an Amazon-hosted collection of bots that seemingly love to click our ads. One of our sites with the least amount of traffic is currently receiving the most clicks, as seen in the screenshot below. We’ve contacted Google several times in the past and have spent hours reading documentation on how to combat the bots’ efforts, but very little seems to work because the IP addresses connected to the invalid clicks change so frequently. Here’s to hoping the Google Adsense team continues monitoring the invalid clicks as well as they have thus far, all of which seem to have had their revenue removed within a few hours of the invalid activity.
If you’re experiencing this same issue with the ads on any of your websites, here’s a link to Google’s official help area where they address the issue and offer a bit of advice: What can I do to help prevent invalid activity?
Additionally, if you’ve had success combating the invalid clicks, we’d really like to hear from you, so feel free to drop a comment detailing your experience and any of the methods you’ve had success with.