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Sunday Earnings Recovered
Things back to normal... at least for now
garyr_h




msg:1576428
 5:19 am on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Earlier I stated that I would report back on the earnings for today.

Well, it is pretty much back to normal. Around 8:30pm PST there was an earnings jump which made it turn back to around where it normally would so far today. It's still a little off, but I think that may be due to the decreased traffic due to the holiday tomorrow.

Now, what happened to the other earnings? Did advertisers not get charged? And if they did, what happened to the money made?

 

GeeWhizzler




msg:1576429
 6:11 am on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Way too early to tell Gary. Measure in days, not hours. Good to hear though.

garyr_h




msg:1576430
 6:57 am on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

GeeWhizzler, from the amount it dropped since last Tuesday... I can certainly measure in a few hours :-P

We will see if it carries on into the next few days though.. I will be reporting of course those days as well.

Jay718




msg:1576431
 7:45 am on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

percentage wise how much have u recovered?

garyr_h




msg:1576432
 5:55 pm on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Since the channels are out today I am able to report several things about yesterday.

The first thing is that my earnings did infact recover 100%. Just looking at the raw stats, I can easily tell that I have earned far more yesterday than I did the past 2 days combined. Also, overall CPM is around where it should be: $1.50-2.00

By looking at the channels things have clearly not recovered. I have two sites which both get over 1,000 visitors, one around 1,000 the other anywhere between 1,900 and 3,500 per day. The site with 1,000 visitors got the chunk of the earnings and had a great CPM. Infact it was one of the better CPMs which I have had.

The second site, which, I think should earn a lot more over the long term and was since this 'incident'. Actually had another HORRID day. $0.38 CPM! It is the highest in the past four days! That is how crap the earnings were during that time. And the time before that wasn't much better since last Monday, which was normal.

This 'second site' should not be hit with smartpricing if there was such a thing on Yahoo. When with Adsense, this site actually made more after smartpricing took effect, so seeing the CPM go down is a little odd to say the least.

So, what I am going to do is try and change the ad targeting to see if that helps.

Since today is Monday, one of my biggest earnings days for some weird reason, since I get more traffic on Tuesday/Wednesday, I hope for an improvement. If not, well... I don't know what to do.

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