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Stats Going Backwards!
How Strange
MetalType




msg:1330139
 7:14 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just noticed my stats going backwards in the last hour.

I seem to have lost some page impressions and one click since I last checked the stats!

Anyone else had this?

 

jetteroheller




msg:1330140
 7:16 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

My today's stats are bad, but not so bad.

But I had today extrem CTR changes, coming close to Your phaenomen

david_uk




msg:1330141
 7:20 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes - this happened to me yesterday. I'm not suer about yeterdays stats either. I had virtually no impressions or clicks register after when I stopped checking at 22.00 UK time, and when I looked again at 8am (midnight Googletime). That's strange...........

Especially as I just looked at my web logs and there was plenty of activity, so there *should* have been at least impressions registered in that 10 hour period.

Frequent




msg:1330142
 7:25 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I regularly see roll-backs on impressions but never clicks (thank goodness). I assume this is due to spider activity being pulled out of the impression reports.

My concern as of late is a significant discrepancy between the number of page views on my reports vs. the number of page impressions reported by $G. The past week or so adsense has been reporting at about 25% what my stats show.

Freq---

MetalType




msg:1330143
 7:34 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Phew! Think I got the same click back in my stats next time the impressions updated. Presume it's the same click (same channel and same value, 22c)!

david_uk




msg:1330144
 7:36 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

My concern as of late is a significant discrepancy between the number of page views on my reports vs. the number of page impressions reported by $G. The past week or so adsense has been reporting at about 25% what my stats show.

I just emailed them about the discrepancy between my weblogs and the impressions. I can track this quite easily due to my use of channels. I'm wondering if there *is* a problem down in gooleplex. I'm going to do some analysis and report back.

david_uk




msg:1330145
 8:14 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just checked my web logs for the month, comparing Googles banner impressions figure on one particular page, and the number of page loads according to my web logs.

I know that there are reasons why impressions and actual page loads will be different. However, I would not expect to see differences of between 23% and 37% between the two. I've copied them all the data asking for a response.

OptiRex




msg:1330146
 9:21 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

The past week or so adsense has been reporting at about 25% what my stats show.

I have been reporting this statistical anomally to Google ever since 05/05/05 and all I ever get are canned responses.

Last week I installed a new javascript counter into my pages and it still shows the same anomally...why won't they explain why?

What is of more concern to me today is that my EPC has been reasonably well for a while now.

Yesterday I sent out an 18,000+ newletter and had my best day for weeks and weeks and it continued into today, however my EPC from yesterday has dropped by 27.21% to which just so happens to be my lowest EPC ever!

Bear in mind that this entire month has been within the 16.00 to 22.00 range I feel justifiably concerned as to what is happening.

I sure hope it sorts itself out overnight otherwise it seems like another "G doesn't like success conspiracy theory" by penalising those who suddenly get a large influx of valid, trade traffic.

Or does G just decide that it isn't valid traffic since so much extra traffic has suddenly appeared therefore it may be spam traffic therefore we'll lower the EPC?

Is that Smart Pricing or Dumb Witted programmers?

Will someone explain?

rsn2k




msg:1330147
 10:08 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have experienced about a 25% drop in CPM for today over yersterday but shall wait until tomorrow to see if things return to normal. CTR and Impressions seem pretty average but CPM has dropped. Surprisingly CPM increased by about 50% on Saturday (lowest earning day) but that was pretty short lived as things returned to average values on Sunday/Monday.

clearvision




msg:1330148
 10:38 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

however my EPC from yesterday has dropped by 27.21% to which just so happens to be my lowest EPC ever!

I have to agree with you 100%...today has
been the lowest EPC ever
. Also noticed an unusually large decrease...which is not reflective of normal activity for our industry this time of year. Usually I wait until midnight, but it is going to take a miracle for it to recover to an average day.

jahfingers




msg:1330149
 11:45 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just checked and saw a decrease of 47 clicks. Hopefully G will come through as they always do with a corrected report.

indias next no1




msg:1330150
 12:59 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

some days, rollback in impression, eCPM, CTR and earnings happened to me.
but to-day ( July 20th - 7 AM india - +5.30 GMT )
is very low compare to other days.
Yesterday was my ever high earnings

OptiRex




msg:1330151
 1:11 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

some days, rollback in impression, eCPM, CTR and earnings happened to me.

For whatver reason this sometimes happens however I do not see why I should work my butt off to drive qualified trade leads to my sites to have probably the highest day this month and achieve only an average day's earnings which I get with 66% of the clicks!

I may as well not even bother and if Google is going to start playing this game then I will start taking the trade ads which have been offered to me.

This would be sad since Adsense gives everyone a chance to be seen on my sites whereas Top Dollar Grey Suits will otherwise dominate...and I just HATE those corporate suits more than I do Adsense...at the moment.

Jenstar




msg:1330152
 1:43 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Because you sometimes access different stat servers, you will sometimes see stats seem to "roll back" but it is simply a case of one being slightly more updated than another.

It is also an old trick to view your stats by month, instead of by day. Often, today's totals will be more up-to-date when you view them by month instead of by day.

And if you aren't happy with AdSense, you don't have to run it, it is quite easy to remove it ;)

fearlessrick




msg:1330153
 2:00 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Every day it's another story, but don't worry, trust the silent, oh-so-cool Goofle. Check out the AdWords Forum thread about the unannounced changes affecting ad placement, so you won't feel isolated. They have no compunction about screing with advertisers too.

Can anyone suggest a good place to offer my site for sale? I've about had it with this one-sided rigged game.

OptiRex




msg:1330154
 2:10 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is also an old trick to view your stats by month, instead of by day.

In nearly two years I have only ever had one upward adjustment of two beers!

Just explain to me why I should drive more qualified traffic to my site, have my busiest day of the month so far, have more genuine trade visitors clicking more ads only for Google to penalise me for being successful...by bringing in a possible "Smart" scheme?

And if you aren't happy with AdSense, you don't have to run it, it is quite easy to remove it ;)

Yes I can, and I am fortunate since I do not rely on Adsense for one cent of my income!

I use Adsense precisely because of what I have already said:

Adsense gives everyone a chance to be seen on my sites whereas Top Dollar Grey Suits will otherwise dominate.

Now if you don't believe it's philanthropic of me to re-invest in my industry and give a helping hand to everyone trying to get along in my trade worldwide...ok then, I'll be American and sell out to the Corporate Grey Suits!

Yeah? No chance!

Believe me, I'd rather give free advertising on my sites to those trying to make a genuine living in this world rather than Grey Suits.

fearlessrick




msg:1330155
 2:52 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

BRAVO, OptiRex!

The Greysuits are the no-talent, scum-suckers of the earth. Plenty of them working at places like feeebay, goofle, yaloo, BTW.

MichaelCrawford




msg:1330156
 3:08 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

My CTR and my eCPM have dropped dramatically. So has my daily earnings. My impressions have been up 15-20% for several days. I just don't know what to make of it.

The index to my content (not my homepage) went from PR5 to PR6 last week. It's getting more traffic in general, but doesn't seem to have moved up in the SERPs yet.

clearvision




msg:1330157
 3:28 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Something is not right.

We started using Adsense 1 month after it began and this is the worst we have seen it as far as income and clicks.

Some say, "There will be days like this". I have seen many of those days and this isn't one of them. For one site to go from $175 per day to $40 per day is a HUGE jump. Advertisers are the same as usual, page views are up, clicks are up...EPC is down. I'm going to take a jaunt over to the Adwords forum before pointing a fingers and see what is in that world.

Thanks Jenstar :) you are right...maybe it's time to try something else. Sometimes I am a bulldog and optimist. Time is the essense and no more waiting.

I'm not emotionally attached to Google, as they are not to me...it's business.

That is a good place to be :)

OptiRex




msg:1330158
 9:44 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

And just how much influence does Google have in these forums when we start questioning what is going on?

I've had a posting and thread pulled since I posted statistics about huge Adsense anomallies from the same site.

So we're not being watched are we?

Time to start posting from a Hotmail or Yahoo address methinks!

Something's definitely not right.

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