Ad Vault Thread.>What is Ad Nasuesm
Fork of uBlock with a feature that clicks ads over a certain period of time.>Why would I click on ads?
It's a tactic called "click-fraud" it floods Google's tracking algorithm with false information.
More to the point, it means that advertisers pay for false clicks, which prompts them asking for refunds which Google must honor out-of-pocket. It also erodes trust in AdSense if advertisers believe Google isn't giving full refunds.>Is this really hurting Google? Can't they just detect it and block it?
It appears to be working, they blocked the add-on on Chrome and they're are freaking out about it here: http://archive.fo/ZsqYo
The add-on "staggers" clicks over a length of time. This makes it difficult for Google to ever filter false clicks.>But if they see your IP Clicks thousands more ads on average, that's suspicious
Not quite. The average click-rate per IP is high because of public and institutional IP addresses on campuses, cell-towers, bus stations, etc. Even if they filter IPs with 'too many' clicks, they inevitably end up cutting off a huge percentage of legitimate AdSense marketshare. You can switch IPs if you wish.
You can also reduce the percentage of ads clicked in settings.>Is this an elaborate scheme by Google to track my IP via AdSense clicks?
I don't think so. AdSense is a big money-maker for Google and I don't see them undermining it on purpose. If they wished to track you they would do so using Google Analytics.
If you blocked Google Analytics (uBlock and Ad Nasuesm block Google Analytics), their next option would be to use Youtube and Google Maps embeds on pages. Every time a Youtube or Maps box is visible on a page, Google has already snagged your IP and the domain you're on. That's why I don't think Google is trying to kill AdSense just to track users.
If you wish to become invisible to Google, use uBlock and NoScript.>Where do I get Ad Nasuesm?https://adnauseam.io/