Google Adsense is the best way of generating revenue from your website site as long as your site adheres to the Adsense Terms of Service (TOS). Recently several Adsense accounts were disabled by Google because those sites were using Traffic Exchange programs that according to Google Adsense generate low quality traffic and invalid clicks.
Google Adsense has updated their TOS which now forbids users from using traffic exchange programs. If you are using any of these sites (2leep, wahoha, MGID, Zaparena) to send and to receive traffic you are violating the Google AdSense TOS and have a risk of getting your AdSense account banned.
What does Google really mean by Traffic Exchange?
There are several sites that can help you get more traffic to your website or blog. The process is simple, for every visitor you send them they will send one or two visitors to your site. So in general your site is sending and receiving traffic, even though you are not paying for those services.
If you are getting traffic from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon etc. that traffic is valid as your site is not exchanging traffic with those sites. I hope this makes it clear what traffic exchange is.
For Example using 2leep.com services will violate the Google Adsense TOS
If you want to use 2leep.com you need to place their widget on your site which will then show previews of other bloggers posts. When your site visitor clicks on a post they are sent to the other site. In return your blog post will also be shown on some other site and when someone clicks you get a visitor back on your site.
So you see 2leep.com is a pure traffic exchange program and if you are using such programs your Adsense account is at risk.
As per Google Adsense TOS
- Do not buy traffic.
- Do not involve in pay to click, auto surf, click exchange or paid to surf programs.
- Avoid Traffic exchange programs.
By (Updated: November 3, 2011)
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