So, I have a conundrum. My adsense account is showing clicks that aren’t showing as views. They don’t appear in my URL channels or any of my other defined channels. On the one hand, I don’t mind a few extra clicks here and there, but it’s a fine line. If, for instance, those clicks and views are from a URL that has nudity or violence on them, I would be in violation of the Adsense TOS. If they aren’t, then I could just let them go for ever and rack up the money.
I don’t know whether they are from old sites that are cached, or revenue share sites that I submitted my ID to, or if someone has jacked my Publisher ID for some odd reason. And I’d like to find out. Which is where the problem surfaces. I can’t find a good way to find the URLs. I could turn on the “Allowed” URL feature in adsense, but that feature has some limitations that I don’t really want to deal with. The biggest being that it’s limited to only 100 allowed URLs. I don’t have anywhere near 100 sites, but if you were to try and allow all the Google cache sites, you’d quickly surpass that limit and you’d be losing out on some very valid adsense impressions and possibly some clicks too.
Anyone ever done anything like this? I tried to ask Matt Cutts on Twitter (@mattcutts), but he didn’t respond. Either he doesn’t know, he sicked the Google KGB on me for a shady question, or he missed the question, or he’s ignoring me. Any way you crack it, it doesn’t help me.