Clicking your own ads for any reason is prohibited.
There are several options that will allow you to learn more about the ad, you can
- type the URL of the ad directly into your browser’s address bar,
- use the Ad Review Center in your account,
- install the Google Publisher Toolbar that allows you to view your ads in more detail without clicking on the ad.
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Asking others to click on ads on your site and placing ads in deceptive places or placing misleading labels, violates our policies, as it encourages users to click on ads without real interest.
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It is required that AdSense publishers adhere to the AdSense program policies and webmaster quality guidelines to ensure we maintain a healthy advertiser-publisher ecosystem. Violating any of these policies will lead to account disabling.
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Google ads, search boxes or search results may not be:
- Integrated into a software application of any kind, including toolbars.
- Displayed in pop-ups or pop-unders.
- Placed in emails, email programs, or chat programs.
- Obscured by elements on a page.
- Placed on any non-content-based page. (Does not apply to AdSense for search or mobile AdSense for search.)
- Placed on pages published specifically for the purpose of showing ads.
- Placed on pages whose content or URL could confuse users into thinking it is associated with Google due to the misuse of logos, trademarks or other brand features.
- Placed on, within or alongside other Google products or services in a manner that violates the policies of that product or service.
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It’s important that users are able to clearly differentiate Google ads from other content or ads on the page. If they are unable to clearly see the difference it is considered a deceptive implementation that violates our policy.
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Placing more than three ad units and three link units on a given page is strictly prohibited.
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