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August Was a Bad month

 10:10 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I hope things change in September, everything is down particularly my traffic and earnings...

Looking forward to the end of the summer holidays and some wintery North European weather...



 2:22 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

// It has been our best month ever. Traffic has been good, too good in fact. Our server is so busy this afternoon I can't log on to load new pages and am thus reading this forum during working hours. We add 10 to 20 pages of new content daily and update old content by building links to the new stuff. It's drudgery at times but it works.//

See what this means?
One guy is doing terribly, the next is looking forward to steak 'n lobster next month for their efforts.
How can anyone gauge one month over another by the comments left here?
We have no idea what anyone is doing to affect their earnings-unless they tell us!

As for mine?
I couldn't say.
Don't make enough to see a difference, especially when I'm happy when it's over 2 bucks for a given DAY.
But I don't create 10-20 new pages a day either- so there are clues in this thread after all.


 2:44 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August was excellent for me, up over 20% from last month.


 2:56 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

For me July was excellent, and August has been "so so". Not bad, but not great either.


 3:37 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

all in all a great month for me - even better than record-breaking july.

traffic-wise better than expected for summer, slight decrease in clicks and ctr, but increase in epc.
only the last few days were bad, i hope this doesn't carry forward into september.

only thing that really concerns me:
recently huge variations in ecpm - in one case up to 300% down from one day to another (and this is not a small sample).

i'm still wondering how this could reasonably be explained. sometimes i think, the inconsistencies are well intended and spread by the accounting system, so that any predictions are impossible..


 4:44 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August is my best month .


 7:54 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August was a disaster.

My earnings are down 60% on July. My site is aimed at an industrial audience who mostly use their office PCs so some of this may be down to holidays but surely 60% of people don't go on holiday for the whole month of August?


 8:19 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

"August was a disaster."

But you know why it was so I would suggest it was not a disaster.

It was a disaster for me as I don't know why!


 8:23 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August was a strange, rollercoaster of a month. Looked like I would break my monthly record for the first 10 days or so, then things stabilized, then crashed, then picked up and then stabilized again.

Even yesterday was strange. CTR only 1/3 of the usual figure, but earnings in line with averages (not that the average is particularly high).

After all this, it seems like August will be the second best for me, so I'm not complaining.


 8:42 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

For me was the best month ever :)

My traffic is booming and the $ are nice!


 8:47 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August has been my best month to date. Yesterday was my first $200+ day. I'll probably finish this month off with over $4,000.

I remember hoping to reach $100 a day by 6 months, and 6 months is a week from now, and I'm averaging over $150 a day right now.


 9:26 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

But you know why it was so I would suggest it was not a disaster.

No I don't think that I do. My point was that 60% of people are not on holiday in August. Are they?

My problem is that I only joined Adsense in the middle of August last year so I have nothing to compare.


 3:16 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I often see earnings drop to about 50% after the 20th of each month... Not sure why but such trend happens each month. It's almost telling us that advertisers kept their money when they spent enough.

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