Google’s new advertising policy says you need to be aware of click-bait ads on the web.
And it says that if your website is getting more than 10,000 clicks per day, you’re in trouble.
But that’s just the beginning.
A lot of sites will try to trick you into clicking on ads that are just for you, or that look suspiciously like a clickable link to a paid site.
They’ll also try to lure you with ad links and coupons.
But what if they don’t seem legit?
And what if you don’t know the company behind those ads?
That’s where click-blocking tools come in.
What is click blocking?
It’s when your browser blocks all the ads on a webpage, including ads for your own sites.
You may be aware that there are ads on your webpages that you click on.
But the ads themselves are not really ad-supported.
It’s the click-throughs that are.
To get around this problem, many websites will try and trick you with links that look legitimate, but have a click-to-play icon, or even an embedded ad.
Or they’ll link you to a place where you can buy a product.
This all sounds like a great idea.
So you click the link and go to the page you’re supposed to be on, like your own site.
But what you get instead is an ad that looks like a legitimate ad, but which is actually sponsored by an affiliate program.
You’ll see a few different types of ads here and there.
Some are clearly click-free.
Some may look like a link to another site.
Some have embedded ad banners that look like they’re from other sites, but that are actually a link from your own.
And some have links that appear to be from a third-party advertiser, but are actually from your site.
Here’s what you need help with.
If you click an ad for an affiliate, it will then redirect you to that affiliate’s website.
And you’ll see the exact same ads.
But there are a few things you’ll want to pay attention to:The affiliate links will not be in a link order.
The affiliate link will not point directly to the site you’re looking for.
The banner at the bottom of the ad will be a banner with the words “click here for more information” in a plain font.
The banner will look different on different browsers.
The ads will not include any text that could be interpreted as asking you to click on an ad, or to buy a specific product.
The ad banners will not have an expiration date.
The banners that you see at the top of the page will not show up for some time.
You can check out the full list of things that advertisers can and can’t do with click blocking in this article.
And if you can’t find an ad on your site that meets those guidelines, you should probably check out a click blocking tool like adblocker.
If it’s not working for you now, then you may need to start using one.