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How's your June been so far since we're halfway through the month?
Considering the various issues several have reported.
OptiRex




msg:1465405
 10:23 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I suspected that I may see a downturn in June with the advent of summer in the northern hemisphere and widget trade holidays. I certainly was not expecting the Twister update to have the effect it has to my metrics however it seems to have mostly settled down now.

With the first half of the month concluded compared to the month of May:

Daily page views -3.99%
Daily clicks -6.58%
CTR -2.71%
eCPM -7.66%
Total earnings -11.35%

What about you?

 

Green_Grass




msg:1465406
 10:27 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't have such precise figures but earnings are up around 20% . I am happy the way it is going.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:1465407
 10:34 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

These discussions are really pointless because this is all dependent on the context of your site and we cannot discuss specifics. What's good for some will be bad for others and there are many factors that can affect this.

OptiRex




msg:1465408
 11:22 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

These discussions are really pointless

Not when there have been alterations to the SERPs algos and maintenance updates since anyone's indicators are purely general however I am sure it is of more than a passing interest to most to judge how one is fairing in relation to other AdSeners.

The Xmas AdSensers like to compare their season and there is absolutely no reason whatsover for all to evaluate one's own performances.

Governments have to do it and all businesses ought to do it and if one doesn't consider AdSense as a business then one may already be doomed:-)

brokenbricks




msg:1465409
 11:45 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Slow slow summer. Large fluctuations. One day will be an almost 'normal' earnings day and then be followed by an extremely low day.

In June I've had my worst day ever and a week later close to a personal high.

Overall though, it's on the low side.

sven1977




msg:1465410
 12:15 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Slightly better than May for me. My quick growth from the first half of this year has stopped for now. But I'm not loosing either. Guess, once the summer is over, earnings will grow fast again.

europeforvisitors




msg:1465411
 12:32 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

June is running about the same as the same period in May, with eCPM up a few cents.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:1465412
 12:35 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Not when there have been alterations to the SERPs algos and maintenance updates since anyone's indicators are purely general however I am sure it is of more than a passing interest to most to judge how one is fairing in relation to other AdSeners.

Sorry, I did not mean to be dismissive and my reply was in the context of your point about summer and holidays. I meant that these factors only affect some sites and the effect could be positive or negative depending on the site content.

My own site is in the maintenance/industrial area so summer holidays tend not to have any real effect while Xmas, Easter, etc. do.

Hobbs




msg:1465413
 12:40 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey OptiRex,

Surprisingly June is averaging out fine with a slight possibility of overtaking May.

Never the less things are not as simple as that, I am unable to isolate a trend to one factor.
For example this month I am seeing a 15 to 20% jump in traffic, but clicks & earnings are inline with last month, which suggests an overall drop.

A few days ago I reported a 50% low epc in the first half of the day, before the day ended my epc jumped to above average and compensated.

Lately I am finding it more difficult to predict, test and isolate the effect of any one change, resulting in me putting a temporary hold on the whole business of testing and optimizing till I am more in touch with my site metrics again, feels like retaking driving lessons!

OptiRex




msg:1465414
 1:04 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

in touch with my site metrics again

Yep, this has been the most difficult aspect. My eCPM realistically never varied by more than a couple of Dollars either side of my monthly average making a USD 4.00 spread, however the past few weeks have seen a USD 8.00 spread and that has been from one day to the next!

feels like retaking driving lessons!

And just try finding the local centre for simply taking the theory test...more money from dad's pocket:-(

Thanks AdSense:-)

G_Smitty




msg:1465415
 3:45 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Traffic is normal, earnings down 15%.

frakilk




msg:1465416
 4:08 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Recently I have found myself not trusting any of the figures in the reports, that is if I watch them throughout the day. I find that most days average out but that if you watch them throughout the days you will get values that are skewed. They are skewed because columns are out of sync.

For instance sometimes a high eCPM is reported but this is because the Earnings column is being reported before the Clicks column has a chance to catch up. Similarily sometimes the Clicks column is updated before the Earnings column and consequently a low eCPM is reported.

At the end of the day the columns finally sync and that's where you will see an averaging out of the results.

BigDave




msg:1465417
 4:31 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

An hour ago, June was going to end up about $5 behind behind May. As of about 10 minutes ago, when I got credited with a conversion on an adsense referral, it would take a pretty big cut in clicks to end up with June paying less than May.

rkhare




msg:1465418
 4:33 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

already crossed my May figure. Mega June for me. hope my site keeps on growing in same pace.

jomaxx




msg:1465419
 4:38 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've lost interest in tracking the endless rotating Google search engine updates, but it stands to reason that they're zero-sum overall. One site's gain is another's loss. Not much to be learned by a simple show of hands.

Overall web traffic is tapering off for the Northern Hemisphere summer. Not everyone will see a drop of course, but there's less traffic overall and thus most people will see a slow period. Anyway for those of us who've been in the game for more than a year, seasonal patterns won't come as a surprise.

As for AdSense in particular, CPC has been rock-steady as always. CTR is up about 33% or so due to a design change I made a couple of weeks ago (which I should have made ages ago). No detectable changes to AdSense's performance itself, though.

OptiRex




msg:1465420
 6:00 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

CTR is up about 33% or so due to a design change I made a couple of weeks ago

Wow! What did you do?

That's incredible however why did you not do it before?

jetteroheller




msg:1465421
 6:02 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Seeing my statistics last Friday, Saturday, Sunday, my wife decided to use her french knowledge to publish in one more language.

Look at
[webhits.de...]

That's the best source for German web stats.
My own stats follow this curve

This combined with 15% less eCPM since one week.

cabowabo




msg:1465422
 6:04 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Things are about the same here. The drop in Google was aided with increased traffic from MSN.

Cheers,

CaboWabo

humblebeginnings




msg:1465423
 6:18 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

My Adsense earnings are about the same as in may. No major changes up to now...

imstillatwork




msg:1465424
 6:24 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I too have seen my best day ever, and worst in a long time this month.

jomaxx




msg:1465425
 6:40 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

The 33% jump in CTR was due to replacing the banner-sized block with a leaderboard. I had been running the banner due to (a) a relatively small number of highly relevant ads in my niche, and (b) the leaderboard being too wide once the lefthand navigation bar is factored in. In fact I've hesitated to use the leaderboard simply it causes 640x480 resolutions to side-scroll no matter what, and I prefer a more liquid layout.

Anyway I made changes to accommodate it and it's been a success so far.

Chapman




msg:1465426
 7:19 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

My earnings today are simply horrible!

Maybe the six hours my web server was off-line due to a local power outage has something to do with it! ;)

You just never seem to get a "click dump" coming out of one of those!

sailorjwd




msg:1465427
 8:32 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

What used to be my worst days are now my best days :(

security56




msg:1465428
 8:37 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

People that are having bad days, I was wondering if you guys are seing the same ads or are you guys getting crappy ads, Thas what happen to me I just remove adsense from my site, cause there is no end to them type of ads, and put a different type of ads, like yahoo and i am getting the same amount of clicks but i am makin 10 times as much :)

Just a though :)

Ossifer




msg:1465429
 8:41 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing today a really ugly CPM advert which appears to be paying quite a lot for each 1000 impressions.

Can't decide whether to block it, or keep it - going for the latter at the moment - so, halfway through today, earnings aren't too bad, but clicks are way down.

ann




msg:1465430
 4:34 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think SNAFU just about covers it.

Ann

andrewshim




msg:1465431
 5:06 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Murphy's law states that if I say I'm having the best month, it will all go kaput from there on.... so I guess I'm having the WOOOOOOORRST month yet! ; )

Powdork




msg:1465432
 7:03 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am having a down day in a slightly better than average month. Lately it seems I will have these ridiculously low ctr periods (three days or so) that always end with what must be a click dump of sorts. For instance, today my ctr is one-eighth of yesterday's which was a little over average. The ads appear to be the same to me. This will probably continue for two more days and then I'll wake up and check my stats one morning to see a ctr of 20% and a ecpm of over 100. Then a week of normality before the cycle starts again.

freedata




msg:1465433
 11:52 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

June ecpm is 20% less than May
May eCPM is 5% less than Apr

Overall I lost about 30% eCPM in the course of last couple of months. This is terrible. I need an alternative.

Hobbs




msg:1465434
 1:30 pm on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yesterday Fri June 16th was the Worst day since Feb 2006
Only change was adding a new batch of MFA to the list.

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