I wonder if it's a Google issue though - our AdSense is *way* down, but our Adwords account has dropped a lot also (ie we're still in the top slots, but the impressions+clicks are way down).
So either Google was affected a lot by the power outage, or more of our users come from the NE than we realised!
I'm in the U.S. and my site traffic plummeted when the outage hit. Naturally, my impressions and click-thrus are down as a result. My EPC is higher today than it has been in awhile but I'm hoping that is because I filtered a site late last night that I felt was serving too many ads and was preventing more desirable (to my userbase) ads from being served. Obviously I can't tell if that's what it is in just 24 hours, but I'm certainly hoping so because as I posted elsewhere, until today, my EPC has been down about 10% this month from last month.
I have not had any downtime either.
Very wierd...it's been one of my better days.
Can't figure that one out.
Impressions down but clicks slightly above average, better day than last 5 odd. Didn't even know there was a power failure until I read it here.
My stats were downright depressing today... I'm actually relieved there's an "issue" and its not just ME :p Thanks for posting!
For me not much difference. My sites targetting NJ, NY and CT did the same as always....the rest of the eastern US was up a tad, but I often see that when some interesting news breaks.....I think it gets more people infront of their PC's ;)
Too early to call any effect the outage may have made to sites targetting the mid-west and west coast.....it is only just past midnight EST....peak traffic hours are still in play out west.
My site targets the midwest, and we are in a seasonal traffic spike (attracts international traffic). My adsense impressions are down some, clickthroughs and revenues down a lot. I can't pull overall traffic stats until tomorrow, but my forum got pretty quiet after the outages.
Whenever somebody sneezes you guys rush to AdSense to see how it affected your daily reports. hahahaha
Never noticed it here in the UK. I guess that's the advantage of the global economy ;-)
I'm in the middle of a nice traffic spike, so I didn't notice much of a difference. CPM stayed average, and the impressions were still above average.
Guess I need to market to the NE more.
>>Never noticed it here in the UK. I guess that's the advantage of the global economy ;-)
With you on that one.
My UK figures were not effected, and also looking at my overnight figures on US sites this morning, they do appear to be adversesely effected
My CTR completely tanked yesterday.
Bizarre. - (Not that I'm complaining though) - Absolute best day ever for me .. consistent traffic .. (I get visits worldwide .. though heavy traffic form NE USA) .. thinking that some site design changes in last 2 days seem to have been a good move for me. - Mayby the design changes have been so good that visitors are cranking up generators just to visit my site. - Yeah, right ;)
(with sincere sympathies to those truly affected by the power issue .. jokes aside)
One problem I've encountered is .. seems like every time I try to run a "test" to evaluate some change .. there's some netwide snafu that bugs things up and makes my data uncertain. - I imagine I'm not alone on that one!
Yes have seen drops here although not enormous but still fewer impressions fewer clicks and much less revenue.
Strangely I am also seeing a lot less SPAM emails today.
4 sites, all showing roughly the same drop.
Revenue is down 40% across the same sites.
My impressions went down after the power outage, too.
I copy my statistics about every hour to an Excel spreadsheet, and there is no regular pattern, that I can find. CTR and Cent per Click vary so much, from one hour to the other, that it is impossible to see the reason. (The Ads are the same!)
Even though I get a nice amount of Impressions and Clicks, I haven't been able to try other Adcolors yet, since I could not tell if a change in CTR etc. was due to Color or just 'normal' Google behaviour.
Right now, the adsense stats dont seem to be moving .. anyone else seeing this?
PS : Sorry about the OT comment ... I didnt want to use a new topic for such a trivial thing :)
Yes, I am still seeing the same stats as a few hours ago.
|Right now, the adsense stats dont seem to be moving .. anyone else seeing this? |
Hasn't changed for five hours. I'm in Sweden.
They're stuck in Tokyo as well...
It is nice seeing those high CTR rates ;)
Impressions seem to be slowly creeping up.
|It is nice seeing those high CTR rates ;) |
If you would get the warning email due to this high CTR, you would not feel it "funny" again.
I am sure Google is aware that there is a problem, and I can't see them sending out a fraud email based upon a technical issue on their end, and a widespread one at that.
And my CTR isn't in the triple digits like some have reported - in fact, it probably wouldn't envoke a warning on a day without technical issues. Just happens to be much higher than usual.
I'm with Jenstar on this one. Yesterday was my absolute worst day in terms of impressions, clicks and revenue while the power outage was occuring. Today is starting out much better! Triple digit CTR? I'm assuming you are including the number after the decimal place as well? Example: XX.X% (considered triple digit?). I have had a few "triple digit" days and have never received a fraud email from Google (knocks on wood really quick). However, I think that they base normal CTR's on industry averages...
Google was updating clicks but not impressions earlier today, so at least one person had more clicks that impressions, resulting in triple digits xxx%. Just a technical glitch though, and not reality.