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Frontpage Adsense Oddity
Frontpage Adsense Oddity
Jafo




msg:1410201
 9:26 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a FrontPage website. This site has been around for a few years and has many pages. When I get some extra time I go through the pages to make some site wide changes such as adding include pages to reduce editing time, change aspects over to CSS, etc. Basically just getting it up to speed.

What the wierd thing is, when I do this, almost instantly my Adsense earnings more than double for the day. This happens almost every time. The next day it usually goes back to normal. The CTR goes up and the number of clicks increase.

I find it hard to believe this is a normal fluctuation because it happens every time without fail.

I am wondering if perhaps the Frontpage Extensions (on a Linux Box) are hitting links in the google iframe? I would not think so, and if it was the case I would imagine my account would have been closed by now since I have edited hundreds of pages over the last couple of months.

Any ideas?

 

Jafo




msg:1410202
 9:28 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Let me illustrate further. I will use example data so I do not go against googles TOS. Before I edit any page, I have a total of 10 adsense clicks at 3pm. After a half hour, I have 18 clicks..

birdstuff




msg:1410203
 9:30 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

It sounds like you have found a goldmine. Just make a sitewide change every day and within a few weeks you'll be a millionaire (Just kidding). I use FrontPage as well and I haven't noticed any such differences after an update.

birdstuff




msg:1410204
 9:31 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Are you absolutely sure those extra clicks aren't accidental clicks by you?

Nitrous




msg:1410205
 9:35 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

But its so few a number of clicks that purely mathmatical variation could easily account for it.

jimbeetle




msg:1410206
 9:36 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a total of 10 adsense clicks at 3pm. After a half hour, I have 18 clicks..

Adsense is notorious for updating different data in bunches at different times, so there really isn't any way of knowing when those clicks actually came in. Just because it looks like 6 clicks came in half an hour doesn't make it so.

<added>And no, there isn't anything in the FP extensions that is going to be clicking links.</added>

Jafo




msg:1410207
 9:50 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Are you absolutely sure those extra clicks aren't accidental clicks by you?

100% positive. In fact, in FrontPage, unless you click "preview" you do not even see the ads as they are not renedered (no javascript is). I view the page in my browser when finished, but do not click on anything.

But its so few a number of clicks that purely mathmatical variation could easily account for it.

I was using example data to illustrate an 80% increase. Just did a few more pages while waiting for replies and it is now well over that.

Something is going on, just cannot figure out what.

JollyK




msg:1410208
 9:53 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Whenever I make a sitewide change to my site, my Adsense income goes up for a day or three.

I don't know why that is: even if it's just a design change and not any text, that seems to be the effect.

One time I just added an individual channel to each of about 75 pages and the income went waaaaay up.

It always comes back down, though.

Maybe Google gives "new" pages the benefit of a doubt and serves them higher-paying ads?

JK

[edit] Whoops, I meant to add I do not use Frontpage in any way, shape or form, so I don't think it's a Frontpage thing. [/edit]

Jafo




msg:1410209
 9:56 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

If this was the case, then I could write a script to change content and recalculate hyperlinks (fp term) and bump my earnings up. I have tried it, didn't work.

I wish I knew the answer to this.

netmeg




msg:1410210
 10:06 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Look at the log files. Anything that happens on your site, your activity and anyone else's should show up in the log files.

Jafo




msg:1410211
 10:12 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Look at the log files. Anything that happens on your site, your activity and anyone else's should show up in the log files

Well, my logs do not record adsense clicks, not sure how that will help, besides, those logs are huge.

oddsod




msg:1410212
 10:35 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't believe the figures are big enough for any meaningful conclusion.

Jafo




msg:1410213
 10:51 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't believe the figures are big enough for any meaningful conclusion.

I suppose it should be 500% before it becomes meaningful? What exactly do you consider meaningful?

pageoneresults




msg:1410214
 10:53 pm on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you cannot locate some sort of technical issue that is causing this, I might send an email to Google support asking them to investigate the clicks. If there were something happening that was causing clickthroughs from your site, and it was some sort of automated process, eventually that is going to get noticed and your AdSense most likely disabled.

I've used AdSense with FP since it came out. I've never seen anything abnormal when using FrontPage and AdSense. Oh wait, yes I do. When I'm heavily involved in content updates, page views get a little skewed because I edit at the browser level. Other than that, click throughs remain fairly consistent.

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