1. Why were my earnings deducted?
Your earnings invalid click activity or for activity that was not in compliance with Google policies.
Google Particularly reviews publisher accounts for such activity. When we find such activity in your account,
We adjust your earnings and reimburse the advertisers who paid for these clicks.
In rare cases, your earnings were deducted because we could not collect payments from certain advertisers. Advertisers may have used credit cards or otherwise defaulted on payments. When this happens, we have to deduct the related revenue from publishers on whose content those advertisers’ ads appeared.
3. I noticed that my finalized earnings different from my estimated earnings. Why would I receive an additional deduction?
On some occasions, Google may notice that activity you’ve already been paid for is invalid or not in compliance with Google policy. Google posts an adjustment to in your account the form of a deduction. Find out more about understanding your AdSense earnings better or the difference between estimated and finalized earnings.
6. How can I prevent this from happening again?
We encourage publishers to continuously monitor their AdSense accounts for potential signs of invalid click activity. It’s important for you to know where your traffic comes from. We understand the need to have ad campaigns to promote your website, but it’s equally important to monitor what kind of traffic these promotions generate. To do this successfully we recommend monitoring the traffic to your site using a web analytics tool. You can also try segmenting your traffic into channels and monitor the traffic from these channels.
7. What should I do if I suspect invalid activity?
If you notice any suspicious activity in your account, you can notify us online form. Please share as detailed information via the form. Note that we’ll keep this information in our records, but we may not respond unless we find a significant issue with your account.