Skip to main content

Fake Google Adsense Reports and How to Detect Them?

If you visit earnings forums, such as the DigitalPoint, you may find that several people post reports of their earnings on Google Adsense or other such ad networks. Several of these reports (screenshots) are faked for the purpose of generating more interest in their blogs or their profiles. Let's analyze this twisted psychology in this post.

In some forum threads, you may find that a guy posts a screenshot of Adsense, such as this one below, with far greater earnings than they have ever got (click to enlarge screenshot).
adsense fake screenshot
One reason to do this is to show off to other people in the forum that he is a master of Adsense and it is worth their while to check out his blog/website. With this sham, they can also attract more advertisers to the blog and command higher ad rates. Another reason can be his petty ego toward people earning more than him. Whatever it is, he can be successful in tricking quite a lot of the forum users, who respond with kudos in the thread.

How to Fake a Screenshot?

One way to fake screenshot is using this web service: Googleadsensegenerator.com. This is a service that helps you generate faked Google Adsense screenshots. You only have to submit what amount you want to show (today's and yesterday's earnings), and the screenshot will be ready, without revealing any important information, such as your CTR, impressions, or eCPM. Do you know that it is against Adsense terms to show these data?

Another way to generate screenshot is like this:

1. Go to your Adsense reports page, and save that file on your HDD.

2. Now, go to the file's HTML source code, and edit the values that represent your earnings and other data.

3. Save the page and open it again in your browser. You will see updated data in it.

4. Take a screenshot of it.

How to Spot a Faked Screenshot?

Though these techniques work with many people, you can readily see if a screenshot is faked or not by looking closely at it. If you are using the GoogleAdsensegenerator.com script, all screenshots look alike. They always show the yesterday's earnings, with the hazy shade over the important attributes.

If the poster of the screenshot is really lazy, he may not have changed the name of the image, which is 'adsenseking.png'. You see, it is so easy to spot.

On the other hand, if you are seeing a screenshot generated with the second method, here are some ways to spot if it is real.

1. Many people forget about the other parts of the data, such as Referrals, Adsense for feeds, Search, and Mobile content. A successful Adsense publisher usually has a great number of RSS readers, and hence a substantial part of that money has been generated from RSS impressions. He also gets a great amount of money from daily searches, as he most probably has installed Adsense search boxes on his site. In faked screenshots, the data under both these attributes are likely to be nil.

2. Another way to spot is looking closely at the impressions, clicks, and eCPM data, which may be blacked out. Looking at the width of these numbers, you can pretty much say if the screenshot has got any anomalies. A smaller width for the blacked out region suggests a smaller number of clicks or data, which may not correspond to the earnings.

Conclusion

Whatever the reason, try not to fake your earnings on Adsense or any other networks. Also, don't be an idiot and throw attaboys at anyone that tries to cheat.

Comments

  1. I never thought those could be faked. Thanks for that vital information. Cheers.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree. I see someone has a simple blog wihtoot many traffic claimed he earned $1000 a day. Apparently unbelievable.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is unreal how far people will go to get someone to visit their site!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Another way of earning more with adsense is buy govisiochat (http://www.rcpsecure.com/govisiochat/) and put your adsense to it. I've been doing it for 2 years and this stuff really works for me. But faking the earnings would be a fag, it's unbelieveable how people can be stupid.
    Kenny.D.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated very strictly

Popular posts from this blog

What Is the Difference Between Hardcover and Paperback?

Today, my reader, Rahman contacted me with a doubt:

Dear Lenin, would you explain why there are two types of books: hardcover and paperback?
This is quite a simple affair and there are explanatory articles to be found at various places on the Net. Here is my addition.

Hardcover

A hardcover aka hardback is a book bound with thick protective cover, with usually a paper or leather dust jacket over the main cover. The aim of hardcover is protection and durability. These books are mainly for long-term use and collectors’ editions. Hardcover books last far longer than the corresponding paperbacks. They do not get damaged easily thus making them perfect for reference guides, great literary works, etc.

In addition, there is a difference in the type of paper used to print hardcover books. The paper used is long-lasting acid-free type. Acid-free paper has a pH value of 7 (neutral) which makes it highly durable. The papers are stitched and glued to the spine.

Hardbacks are prepared for commercial …

En Dash, Em Dash, and Hyphen

We have three types of dashes in use: The hyphen, En Dash, and the Em Dash. In this post, we will see how to use them all correctly.

Hyphen (-)

The hyphen is the minus key in Windows-based keyboards. This is a widely used punctuation mark. Hyphen should not be mistaken for a dash. Dash is different and has different function than a hyphen.

A hyphen is used to separate the words in a compound adjective, verb, or adverb. For instance:

The T-rex has a movement-based vision.
My blog is blogger-powered.
John’s idea was pooh-poohed.


The hyphen can be used generally for all kinds of wordbreaks.

En Dash (–)

En Dash gets its name from its length. It is one ‘N’ long (En is a typographical unit that is almost as wide as 'N'). En Dash is used to express a range of values or a distance:

People of age 55–80 are more prone to hypertension.
Delhi–Sidney flight was late by three hours.


In MS Word, you can put an En Dash either from the menu, clicking Insert->Symbol or by the key-combination, Ctrl + Num…

What Is the Meaning of the Word 'Ghajini'? Story and Trivia of Aamir Khan's New Film [Special]

[Special Entry]



Aamir Khan's latest film is titled a little weirdly for the taste of Hindi filmgoers. 'Ghajini': They have never heard of such a name, and such a word never existed in Hindi or in any other Indian language.

The name Ghajini is the name of the villain of the film. In Tamil version, the name of the villain was Laxman.

As a Tamil moviegoer, I have already watched Ghajini and know the story in full.

So, What Does the Title Mean?

In Tamil, the title of the film is inspired by the story of Mahmud of Ghazni, an ancient invader of India. This person was so persistent in invading India that he continued trying after several failures. In the film too, the protagonist is such persistent in finding out and killing the villain of the film, who had killed his girlfriend, Kalpana (played by Asin). Aamir's Character (named Sanjay Ramaswamy in Tamil), is a short-term amnesiac, who cannot remember anything more than fifteen minutes.

You may ask then how the Ghazni became…