Great points all around. I try to keep up on those TOS because, like David and Robert, I too have a site I've worked hard on and is making a tidy AdSense income. But, it is possible to miss some of the nuances and some terms are subject to interpretation/clarification.
("Don't click on your own ads" isn't a nuance, IMO...but, I certainly understand how the occasional errant click can very easily happen...maybe Robert's suggestion of sending an email after any accidental click is paranoid, but then again how much is that future revenue stream worth to you? Certainly more than the time spent on an email. And if it establishes a history of being attentive to the rules, all the better.) Anyway...
I feel another article coming.
Reading Google's "Top Ten" list and making sure you are up on TOS are good places to start...but YES, DAVID (and ROBERT)...IMO there is a need for some good articles about how to "police" your own account. For example, exactly how
to recognize and report suspicious click activity in your Web logs would be a great one.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Always wise advice. That is why I'm loving this ppc trend...the added revenue allows me to spend more time on other "baskets" while keeping a nice cash flow going. OFFTOPIC:
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Speaking of keeping up on TOS, did you know it is now OK to tell our gross monthly payments?