Hello everyone , welcome back in another tutorial of Google Adsense Tutorial Series. In last tutorial, we had learnt about the general terminologies used in our Google Adsense like what is CPC,CTR,CPM,RPM etc and how to calculate CTR and in today’s session, we are going to learn, How can we prevent invalid activity on our website.
What is the meaning of invalid activity ?
Before understanding the methods to prevent invalid activity on our website, let’s understand what is the meaning of invalid activity? So, in simple language, we can say that the invalid activities are such type of activities in which your website’s traffic rises suddenly or your CTR rises suddenly or clicks rises suddenly.
What are the causes of Invalid Activity on your Website ?
If you detect some invalid activities like high CTR, high clicks and more traffic suddenly on your website, you should immediately prevent your website from these activities. Invalid activities may be occurred when you click on ads of your own website or any bot is doing these activities or your any enemy is doing invalid activities on your website.In this case you can block the IP address of such type of users or you can report to Google for these invalid activities on your website.
How to Prevent Invalid Activity on Your Website ?
Here i’m going to show you a simple and 100% way to prevent your website for invalid activity.There are two methods to prevent invalid activities on your website. Either you can disable to show ads on your website for some time/day or you can block IP address of such users who do invalid activity on your website.Let’s understand these methods briefly.
Block IP Addresses– It is a safe and 100% working method to prevent the invalid activity on your website. But the problem is to find the IP address of such users. If you are WordPress user then it is very simple to find IP address of such users and block such IP addresses.There are few steps to find IP addresses and block them in WordPress. So , let’s do this…
- Step (1) Login your WordPress Dashboard– First of all you need to login your WordPress Dashboard.
- Step (2) Find IP Addresses that you need to Block– Once you are inside your WordPress, now you need to go your comment section that presents in left side of your WordPress as shown in below image…
When you will click on comments option, you will get the all comments of users with their IP address. As shown in below image. The red highlighted area is IP address of user.
- Step (III) Copy IP address and go to Setting option–
Now in this step, you need to copy the IP addresses of such users who are doing invalid activity on your website. Once you copied the IP addresses, now go to the settings option presented in left side of dashboard and click on discussion option as you can see in below image clearly…
- Step (IV) Paste the copied IP addresses in Comment Blacklist Box–
Once you clicked on Discussion option of settings, you will get some settings related to your comments and discussions on your website. Scrawl down the page and find the Comment blacklist box are where you have to paste the copied IP addresses line by line. As you can see in below image clearly..
- Step (V) Click on Save Changes —
Once you successfully pasted the copied IP addresses, now scrawl down the page and click on save changes option. Now your settings are saved and IP addresses are blocked.
- By using this technique, you cannot stop users to visit your website but whenever they comment on your website, they will get an error to publishing the comment.
- So, this was the simple method to block IP address to prevent invalid activity on your website. Once you blocked IP addresses, you can easily unblock them by removing IP address from the Blacklist Comments
Disable ads to show on your website :
To prevent your website from invalid ad clicks on your website, you can simply disable the ads to show on your website for some time/day. By this way you can prevent your Website for invalid ad clicks .
I hope, you found this article helpful. If you have any query regarding to this post, you can ask in comment box or if you know any other methods to block IP addresses in WordPress share with us in comment box. Your query will be appreciated.
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