Of course his ultimate purpose is to get me banned by Google Adsense, In fact he has been doing this for few days already and after discussing this issue with a adsense guru, he advised me to install this tracker from http://www.adsensedetective.com to trace the culprit. Sure enough this tracker does wonders in tracking adsense saboteur in progress.
As far as I know, this is the only adsense tracker for blogspot.com, bloggers with own hosting can use it as well but since blogspot do not allow us to host any php files this is the only alternative for us bloggers who is using blogspot.com
This morning when i login to my Google adsense account, this is what i saw :
599 clicks!!! only a small fraction of those clicks were legit, others are all done by this ip : 188.8.131.52, in fact for the past 2 days this ip remained the same, therefore i concluded that this user might still be using the same ip as i blog about this issue.
I took a few screenshots from my adsensedetective.com account and you can see from here, there were multiple clicks from the same ip 184.108.40.206
The above report is for the 20th October 2006, this is only part of the report ... the actual one were too long to be posted here.
The above screenshot were taken today, showing all the sabotage clicks for 21st October 2006 showing in details time and date and url of the adsense click sabotage.
This ip were further confirmed by my stats counter, showing the same ip login over a period of time as shown in the picture below.
With all these supporting evidences I gathered, I lodge a Adsense sabotage report with Google Adsense team and also wrote to TMnet about this.
This is part of the reply I got from Tmnet Streamyx :
Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
Referring to this matter, we need your cooperation to provide us with the evidence/proof as you said that you have been threatened and sabotage. Instead, we need you to forward to us the full header or system log that consists of IP address, date, time and time zone of the incident mentioned. Without these information, we will be unable to discern and find the actual abuser.
We also would like to suggest you to lodge a proper police report as you have been threatened and sabotage as mentioned.
I seriously do not understand why some people can stoop so low as to sabotage the income of a person who is blogging to entertain?
Those who would like to know more on how to protect yourself or how to track Adsense sabotage feel free to write to me, for those who never been sabotage before ... it dont hurt you to learn also.
Will update this post once i got more feedback from Google adsense and Tmnet. I am also considering the possibilities to lodge a police report, if that is what i need to do to protect myself.
UPDATE : 22nd October 2006
Time : 1pm
The saboteur must have read my post and decided to switch his dynamic TMnet Streamyx ip thinking he could get away with this if he is using a different ip. His latest ip was 220.127.116.11 but at the time of this article he is no longer online. He probably switched his ip again after he clicked on my ads.
There is something i dont understand though, I disabled all my ads already ... but how come he is still able to click on it? Hes is loading the pages in his cookies or what?
The saboteur switched ip to 18.104.22.168, begin clicking on my ads from 01:03pm until 01:37pm a total of 22 clicks. More details below :
Stats counter showing the IP of that SOB, coming in to sabotage me again.
Of course Tmnet and Adsense had been informed of this sabotage already. I will keep updating this post with all the evidences if the attack continues.
Time : 3pm
Latest attack started at 3:29pm 22 Oct 2006. Done by the same ip 22.214.171.124 I guessed he did not changed his ip, instead he blocked his most of his ports maybe? that explains why I cant ping him?
Time : 4pm
adsensedetective showing this ip 126.96.36.199 the time actually corresponse to the one reported in statscounter. I will monitor closely and keep updating this post.