Click-Fraud Monitor

This is the premium version of the WordPress plugin: Click-Fraud Monitoring

04.09.2014 New version released: Click-Fraud Monitor v. 1.8.4

  • New: Export to CSV
  • New: Performance Improvements

Compatible up to WordPress version 4.0

This is a demonstration page to show you how Adsense Click-Fraud Monitor works:

Monitor and protect as many advertisements on your site as you.
See the demonstration advertising below. You can click on it one time until your IP gets blockedYou´ll see that the advertising disappear in realtime without reloading the complete page. Specify the click limit in the admin panel. 

One mouse click on this demonstration Google AdSense advertisement
and you see it disappearing in realtime:adsense
If you do not see any advertisement here means that your IP is already blocked
All blocked IP adresses will be deleted every day at 5 pm CET so you can try again than,
or just ask me to unblock it manually!

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Features

Why i need AdSense Click Fraud Monitoring Plugin?

  • Prevent malicious clicks by bots on your Ads
  • Prevent malicious clicks by human user on you Ads
  • Prevent clicks by friends on your Ads who want to “help” you.
  • Prevent unintended clicks by your own
  • Blocks a list of specific IP´s including detection of your own IP
  • Use custom name for your ad block class
  • Blocks a comma separated list of specific IP´s including detection of your own IP
  • New: Export all clicks to CSV
  • New: Export all blocked IP adresses to CSV
  • E-Mail notification for malicious activity on your site

In easy words, e.g. Google AdSense: Google takes care that every click on any AdSense advertising is done by a real human visitor. Automatic clicks by crawl bots or a lot of automated or manual processed clicks (a so-called Clickbomb) can lead to a complete and permanent exclusion from the google AdSense service. All your earnings are lost and it is very hard to get back the access to your account. (In most cases impossible) The motivation behind such automatic clicks is very different. Maybe some competitior wants to harm you or a technical leads to multiple clicks by a human user. They all have in common that you as the AdSense account owner are responsible for any click fraud. You recognize unusual clicks when your page CTR is 1 – 3 % averaged and than it jumps up to 5, 10 or even more.

This is were the “Click Fraud Monitor” comes in…for prevention!

Features

  • Disable Ads when a user clicks multiple times on them
  • User will be banned and blocked for further clicks
  • Manual blocking with a list of several IP addresses
  • See URL and path of clicked ads
  • Statistic and analytic: See all clicks on yours ads, sort able by IP, URL and Time
  • Does not create additionally site impressions. Ad is removed without any site reloading
    (jQuery and Ajax)
  • 100% compatible to your theme (If not, just write me and i fix it until it works smoothly)
  • E-Mail notification when the same people are clicking multiple times on your ads
    (Only in Premium Version)
  • Activating and disabling of all Ads with one click
  • Use it in content, sidebars and widget sections
  • Simple installation and setup
  • Uninstaller included: Removes all plugin tables and settings in the WP database when uninstalled
  • Service and support – As fast as i can for my free and premium user
    (Keep in mind, when there is need for more urgent support,  i will answer my premium customers first)
  • Periodic updates and improvements. (Feel free to make your wish)

How does it work?

This plugin monitors every Ads that is wrapped with a special ‘<div>’. It uses jQuery and some Ajax and database requests to count and block IP addresses that clicks more than a predefined quantity of clicks on your Ads. After that you will be notified by mail, so you are able to investigate the reason for it, before Google would cancel your AdSense account for ever.

You find the complete documentation at:

Activate the Click-Fraud Monitoring

Activate the Plugin

Wrap a DIV around your Ad code to select the monitored Ads

Wrap a div around your ad

The admin panel
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See where the clicks comes from

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the use of the plugin agains the terms of service (TOS) of Google AdSense, is the ad code modified?

  • No, it´s not agains the terms. The <div> is not changing the original AdSense source code. It´s only a container wrapped around it.

2. How does the plugin count the clicks?

  • The function counts every click on a container that own the class ‘cfmonitor’. As that div is wrapped around it is able to count mouse events like clicks on it.

3. Does it work on WordPress MU (Multisites)

  • Not tested yet. Please let me know if you have any issues or if you test it successfully

4. Does it work with YOOST SEO

  • Yes

5. Does it work with installation on localhost?

  • If you are testing on a localhost environment make sure that you are running your site on http://127.0.0.1/. If you are using http://localhost the plugin is not able to block your access for testing purposes.

6. Is there a 100% guarantee that this plugin prevents you from exlusion of your AdSense Account?

  • Due to the possible technical eventualities like rotating IP adresses there is no 100% safety. But this plugin helps you are lot to minimize the risk to be banned because of any malicious clicks.
  • It´s developed on a regular basis to cover as many eventualities as possible.
Click one time on this demonstration Ad and see it disappearing:adsense
If you do not see any Ad above means that you are already blocked.
All blocked IP will be deleted every day at 5pm CET so you can try again than.

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hi sir, i did not find the contact form, so send you the message from this box. i have a question. can i use your plugin along with www.directorypress

Nov 26, 2013 by buyourservice

hi sir,
i did not find the contact form, so send you the message from this box.
i have a question.
can i use your plugin along with www.directorypress.net directory plugin?
will your plugin works with all the plugings?
please reply to my buyourservice@gmail.com

thanks in advance for your reply.

Response: I dont know any incompatibility with any other third party plugin.


Great plugin! After noticing fluctuations in my daily AdSense estimates (which had never happened before), it scared me. I have heard horror stories a

Sep 05, 2013 by Appledystopia

Great plugin! After noticing fluctuations in my daily AdSense estimates (which had never happened before), it scared me. I have heard horror stories about people having their AdSense accounts banned. I did some research and found this plugin. It's great. Since installing it, the attack has diminished. When people see the ads disappear, they're scared. I take it a step further, sending an abuse report to the appropriate whois contact. That would be a great feature to add to the premium version.

Response: Thank you for the excellent review:) Next update will deliver some further improvements.


Awesome!!! Plugin.....This is one of the Best Plugins that I have Ever Used...Though You will find lots of plugins who claims to protect your adsense

Aug 24, 2013 by Pankaj Kumar

Awesome!!! Plugin.....This is one of the Best Plugins that I have Ever Used...Though You will find lots of plugins who claims to protect your adsense account but truly saying none of them works.....I have been using it for past few days and it is 100% Working....Just Try it for Once and I Bet you will not be Disappointed.....Moreover You will Get Amazing Support from René Hermenau 24/7 Even if you are FREE User.....It Really Deserves 5 Star Ratings....


It's exactly what every Adsense user has been looking for, since Adsense itself doesn't provide the tools to avoid click fraud:-) Thanks René.

Aug 20, 2013 by AlterEgo

It's exactly what every Adsense user has been looking for, since Adsense itself doesn't provide the tools to avoid click fraud:-)
Thanks René.


Great! Thank you very much:)

Aug 20, 2013 by DanielP

Great! Thank you very much:)


Easy to install and configure. There is a moment when you have to stop for a minute and think about the reason why you write online content. And if Ad

Aug 20, 2013 by matbeuz

Easy to install and configure. There is a moment when you have to stop for a minute and think about the reason why you write online content. And if Adsense or similars comes to your head in that minute... then you MUST install this plugin. Its a must have plugin.
ReneHermi (the author) is also very helpful. Rating 5 stars.


Hi René, thanks for that great piece of software and the time you invest to support me.

Aug 19, 2013 by Mike

Hi René,

thanks for that great piece of software and the time you invest to support me.


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Great plugin! After noticing fluctuations in my daily AdSense estimates (which had never happened before), it scared me. I have heard horror stories a

Sep 05, 2013 by Appledystopia

Great plugin! After noticing fluctuations in my daily AdSense estimates (which had never happened before), it scared me. I have heard horror stories about people having their AdSense accounts banned. I did some research and found this plugin. It's great. Since installing it, the attack has diminished. When people see the ads disappear, they're scared. I take it a step further, sending an abuse report to the appropriate whois contact. That would be a great feature to add to the premium version.

Response: Thank you for the excellent review:) Next update will deliver some further improvements.


Awesome!!! Plugin.....This is one of the Best Plugins that I have Ever Used...Though You will find lots of plugins who claims to protect your adsense

Aug 24, 2013 by Pankaj Kumar

Awesome!!! Plugin.....This is one of the Best Plugins that I have Ever Used...Though You will find lots of plugins who claims to protect your adsense account but truly saying none of them works.....I have been using it for past few days and it is 100% Working....Just Try it for Once and I Bet you will not be Disappointed.....Moreover You will Get Amazing Support from René Hermenau 24/7 Even if you are FREE User.....It Really Deserves 5 Star Ratings....


It's exactly what every Adsense user has been looking for, since Adsense itself doesn't provide the tools to avoid click fraud:-)Thanks René.

Aug 20, 2013 by AlterEgo

It's exactly what every Adsense user has been looking for, since Adsense itself doesn't provide the tools to avoid click fraud:-)
Thanks René.


Great! Thank you very much:)

Aug 20, 2013 by DanielP

Great! Thank you very much:)


Easy to install and configure. There is a moment when you have to stop for a minute and think about the reason why you write online content. And if Ad

Aug 20, 2013 by matbeuz

Easy to install and configure. There is a moment when you have to stop for a minute and think about the reason why you write online content. And if Adsense or similars comes to your head in that minute... then you MUST install this plugin. Its a must have plugin.
ReneHermi (the author) is also very helpful. Rating 5 stars.


Hi René,thanks for that great piece of software and the time you invest to support me.

Aug 19, 2013 by Mike

Hi René,

thanks for that great piece of software and the time you invest to support me.


0.0 0.0 0 0 Reviews for my site Click-Fraud Monitoring



61 thoughts on “Click-Fraud Monitor

  1. Appledystopia

    Future features wish list:

    1. Threshold for daily attacks — at this limit, turn off all ads and email admin.

    2. Auto-generate abuse emails. These need to include the following:
    Date of Incident
    Time of Incident
    Time Zone that logs are captured in
    Source IP Address or Host Name
    Destination IP Address or Host Name
    Destination Port

    3. Configurable message displayed when ads disappear. This will notify attackers that they are being logged. Of course, the user should be careful with the wording, as some people may actually click on a few ads. Don’t want to be a total d–k…

    Reply
    1. Appledystopia

      I was probably wrong in sending out the abuse emails. It’s not a big deal — ISPs don’t take it seriously. It’s a waste of time. But I realized that most click fraud is not from actual users, but malware. Most of the people don’t even realize this is happening. Of course, there are malicious users who will click-bomb a site, and this plugin prevents it. So maybe a feature to send an abuse email isn’t useful, unless it’s clearly someone coming from the same ISP, renewing their IP address. That said, what are the ISPs going to do? They want their monthly subscription fee. They don’t care if someone is maliciously clicking on ads. It’s not in their interest.

      I gotta say, I love this plugin. Looking forward to the update! I’ll be buying the pro version in January.

      By the way — other users out there: what do you feel is a normal amount of banned IPs? My site gets 2,000 – 4,000 page views per day. I get about 3-6 banned IPs per 1000 page views. Does this sound about right?

      When I was using CloudFlare, I realized how much malware/bot attacks are out there. That’s another good resource for people using WP or anything else. CloudFlare is an enhanced DNS service that does high performance caching and protects your site from attacks. Of course, I moved off my slow host and moved to WPEngine. They have their own caching and security, which is top notch. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for. I can’t say enough about how awesome WPEngine is!

      Regardless of your host or what other security features you use, this plugin is just a no-brainer. It really relieves me of a lot of worry.

      Reply
  2. aaron

    Hi, does the ban get lifted on its own after the period specified in the number of days? Also, when you click delete, from the table of banned users, does it delete the user from the site, or just the ban?

    Thanks for an awesome plugin, too!

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hi the deletetion only deletes the ban, not the user from accessing your page. The Ban will not be removed until you do it manually. There will be a function in the premium version that is able to remove automatically a ban after a defined rule.

      Reply
        1. clickfraudadmin Post author

          Hi Dan,

          its currently not implemented. But its coming with the next update.

          Br
          René

          Reply
  3. Appledystopia

    One thing I just found out — one has to be careful about the cfmonitor div. It could inherit width from the stylesheet, making the div much wider than the ad. If that’s the case, people could accidentally click (or more likely tap with a mobile device), outside the ad and have the ad disappear. On a smart phone or tablet, it’s much more likely to happen. I just fixed it on my site. Use the “Inspect Element” feature in a browser such as Chrome to test this. When you hover over the cfmonitor element, it will show you the area. If it’s too big, you need to explicitly set the width and height.

    Reply
  4. Brian

    When this plugin blocks my sidebar widget (Quick Adsense) it messes up my theme and pushes all widgets into the footer while displaying them as text. Any ideas?

    Reply
  5. Mike

    Hi, many thanks for a great plugin. How I have noticed clicks over the set limit, in one case up to 15 clicks from one IP. I am using the new google ad type “asynchronous”. Could this be the problem?

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hi Mike,

      unortunately there is no 100% secure way to prevent all malicious clicks. There are some special cases where a attacker is still be able to click on your ads. I will integrate some new feature to prevent that in the next version.

      Reply
  6. Ciprian

    A small website can have a limited number of visitors therefore blocking all those who click 2 times your ads will eventually block most of your visitors and that’s not exactly cool A visitor should be able to click your ads more than 2 times in a period of time.
    Don’t get me wrong, your plugin is great and I use it but you really need to add something like:
    – Ban IP for 7 days if more than 2 clicks within 24 hours are made from that IP – or something like that.
    Yes, make it premium and I will gladly buy it. Btw, what are the exactly benefits of premium at hits point? except email reports, don’t really need that as I already have 55 pages with blocked IP’s and I’m using this plugin for about 2 weeks.

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      With the premium version you get some additional statistic features, like ALL clicks on your ads and the corresponding page. I also implement a automatic unblock function in the premium version within the next week. I also consider to implement the mentioned suggestion asap. Thanks for that.

      Cheers, René

      Reply
      1. Ciprian

        That’s great news and thanks for answering.
        But I had a problem:
        While browsing the list with blocked IP’s and banning those nasty ones(one of them clicked my ads for over 500 times!!), at some point all ads from my website disappear and then I see my own IP as blocked with 7 clicks. WTH!? I checked and double checked and then triple checked, it was my IP and I had to manually unlock it. I’m using Adsense for some years now and I know the rules, I never click on my own ads.

        thanks.

        Reply
  7. Tom

    I used a plugin like this in the past, but the publisher never continued to update the plugin. Will you do so? I have at least 10+ sites I’d like to try it on soon.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hi Tom,

      as you see i am giving a quick and periodically support for the plugin. I am also updating the plugin on a regular basis and improve it with suggestions which are given by my customers.
      Can you tell me the plugin you used in the past? So i could have a look at it. Maybe there are useful function i could integrate.

      Cheers, René

      Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hi, the plugin is working with W3 Total Cache as long as the regular ajax.php is not affected by the use of the plugin. Just try it out, and if you recognize any issues, i will create a fix for it.

      Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hello Haroon,

      Because of the technical limitations of client server systems, HTML and javascript its still possible to generate clicks when someone is well skilled in this technics. (Because of obvious reasons i will not explain the technical steps.) There is no 100% safety we can only “reduce” the amount of malicious clicks on the ads to a minimum. I will integrate a new special function for the premium plugin in the next days, that could also reduce some of your noticed clicks. But this function is only available for dedicated server or for small websites with not too many visitors, because it generates a LOT of database requests every few seconds which could lead your provider to block access to your site when your are running on very small host.

      Reply
  8. haroonaejaz

    I have a suggestion for you. Make a mobile lite of this plug in so that we can check it from mobile while in a go.

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      I will look over the code to make it more responsive for mobile visiting. Thanks for your suggestion.

      Reply
  9. Gaspare

    Hi, thank you for plugin, i bought premium version. I have also a suggestion.
    The suggestion is to hide adsense script code (not just html container) when admin choose (by IP) to hide himself the ads.
    So, also admin impressions will not be more generated.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Hi,

      > The suggestion is to hide adsense script code (not just html container) when admin choose (by IP) to hide himself the ads.
      > So, also admin impressions will not be more generated.

      If you put the entire AdSense script code including the javascript tags, it should be removed entirely, so no impressions are generated.

      regards,
      René

      Reply
  10. James Avery

    I just purchased the plug in for my site and everything works great, and the support was one of the best iv experienced. prompt and on time with everything. if you have Adsense and you dont have protection than i suggest you do so because their are a lot of haters out there that dont want you to succeed !!

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      Thank you very much James. Was fun to make everything working on your page. Have a nice weekend, mate.

      Reply
  11. Mubin Momin

    i added the at the start of my ad code and at the end of code… but as soon as i pasted those 2 codes before and after my ads disappeared. Maybe im not formatting correctly. Can anyone show me a sample ad code with the div added before and after please?
    at t

    Reply
  12. Mubin Momin

    I just need to see a sample code where someone has put the DIV codes correctly please because when im putting it my ads disappear

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      When your ads disappear it means that your ip is already blocked. That is intended behavior. First make sure that there are no banned IP adresses in the plugin section of the plugin. If you write me an email at admin [at] x-simulator.de i will help you.

      Reply
      1. Varun

        How? You know in Google Publisher Plugin we didn’t add Adsense code manually. Also i can’t see any adsense code in their file(I m not a programmer). Then where should i add your clickfrraud shortcode?

        Reply
  13. Sam

    I am using Wp-minify plugin. Is it work with wp-minify plugin. this plugin makes all plugin on same url.
    wp-content/plugins/wp-minify/min/?f=wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js,wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery-migrate.min.js,wp-content/plugins/adsense-click-fraud-monitoring/js/checkclicks.js,wp-content/plugins/adsense-click-fraud-monitoring/js/updateclicks.js,wp-content/plugins/adsense-click-fraud-monitoring/js/check_min.js&m=1396183797

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      You can exclude the clickfraud scripts from the minifier if it should not work minified, but i also use the minifier and with my themes its working well.

      Reply
  14. Muhammad Irfan

    hello admin. I have a question. I read a comment in another blog. you can check while plugin is working or not with include the image or text. just add division class and then put image or text link and click on it more then 2 time. after that it will be disappear. Is it right or please tell me how can I check?

    Reply
  15. Dan

    Do blocked IPs get unblocked after “n days” in free version? In premium? If in premium, then what unblock period is reccommended to not be banned? Thanks.

    Reply
  16. George

    What about the working of this plugin in mobile browser ? Adsense bombing guys will always have an option to open 3 ads in new tabs if we are displaying 3 ads in a page.

    Another question what if the bomber is using VPN service and switches his ip ?

    Reply
  17. Dan

    Hi! Thanks for your work! But there’s a problem – in ‘Blocked user’ list I can see users with 5 or 9 clicks, whereas Click Limit is set to 2 during 7 days. Why is that? I tried to simulate multiple clicks by rapidly clicking that ‘protected’ area but got blocked after 2nd click.

    Reply
    1. clickfraudadmin Post author

      You can only use one class for all ads. So you have to use a common class for all. As a workaround you can use more than one class for your ads, e.g.:

      div class=”myads1 cfmonitor”>ADS1 div
      div class=”myads2 cfmonitor”>ADS2 div
      div class=”myads3 cfmonitor”>ADS3 div

      This will work.

      Regards, René

      Reply
  18. Aleks

    Hello!
    Question, does your plugin slower loading pages in the browser?
    Google monitors the rotational speed download site. Thank you.

    Reply
  19. Camargo

    Hi, can you update the plugin for the wp 3.91 or wp latest version? i believe that the plugin fail sometimes under the wp-admin control panel.

    thanks

    Reply

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