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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...



 10:20 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same boat. It's a usual trend in summer unless you're in the travel industry. Ops!


 10:23 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August was better than expected. Maybe the lousy weather caused the good figures.

The next months will rock! Christmas time is coming up.


 10:33 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Also mine... I was earning more than a hundred dollars before in one of my websites but now this website earns less than thirty...I don't know why....tsk.tsk.tsk.


 11:01 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

My first 2 weeks this August was superb, but for whatever reason, the last 2 weeks went pffft... Thanks to the phenomenal start I had, my August will still end up as a record-breaking month. What I'm worried about is if the trend of the last 2 weeks will carry over to September. Sigh...


 11:05 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm 1800% up this month than last....

Could have something to do with the fact that I didn't get approved for adsense until the last week of july hehe.


 11:21 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August has been okay-ish, earnings-wise, about same level as July.

I am still under the impression that I have been hit by the "dynamic number of ads" update around the 10th of August. CTR is down since then, while EPC remains unchanged, maybe slightly up. Many of my square rectangles are populated only by one (heaven help!) or two ads where there used to be three or four ads before. What a waste of space. Still undecided what to do against this.

-- M.


 11:27 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same boat. It's a usual trend in summer unless you're in the travel industry. Ops!

I'm in the travel industry and I'm having a so so month.


 11:55 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August is my best month to date.


 12:32 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August sucks.

During the first two weeks this month looked about 15 percent better than July but then by mid-August my traffic dropped considerably. Now I will only make about $200 more than July :(

Lets hope September brings more traffic.


 12:53 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can I just say as (primarily) an adwords guy that this problem where earning dropped for you adsense guys in the 2nd half of the month is not down to a lack of advertisers, its down to how google now display ads.

As an advertiser on adwords I had a fantastic first 2 weeks, a lot of that came from adsense content sites. Then middle of the month most of my content traffic just disappeared, I mean completely disappeared, same time people here started complaining about ad blocks not being fully filled by ads.

I was wondering if it was google only showing the 1 or 2 highest bidders, ignoring the rest, whatever it is it's affected us on the adwords side also.


 1:02 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

[whatever it is it's affected us on the adwords side also]

Not to sound finding joy in the misery of others but... I'm glad that advertisers are affected too. This can only mean one thing - G will have to 'undo' whatever it is that made August a not-so-lucrative month (if any).


 3:36 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

this has actually been the best month i had so far.. im gonna hit over $16,000 hopefully


 4:03 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm experiencing the same thing - particularly in the last week. My Page eCPM seems abnormally low (down at least 50%).

I can only assume this is from advertisers trying out new contextual advertising services, and the normal slow down after a lot of spending over the summer. Hey, maybe even the price of gas has something to do with it - probably not ;-)


 5:02 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's the start of, for many in the U.S., a long vacation week. Many folks like to take the week leading up to Labor Day off so they end on a long holiday weekend. I'm going to do my best not to worry over the next week or so. For a lot of us, now through about Sept. 5 will be down. Happened last year too on my sites. Let's all hold hands and repeat "I'm OK, you're OK!" ;-)


 5:10 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately for those of who are suffering there is nothing we can do!

My statistics are only going one way since the new AdWords was introduced with overall earnings dropping and now running at 30% less than before the introduction.

Check in the AdWords forum and you'll see as many posters there complaining about the new system.

One thing I definitely do not like the appearance of and that is the single text ad in the leaderboard, two and three looks ok, one looks downright ugly and as though I have not been able to sell the space!

My AdLinks EPC continues to drag its feet and I'm seriously considering removal of this for 24-48 hours to see if visitors click on the much higher value leaderboard.

What I really do not comprehend is the extremely wild variations in EPC's from some of our sites ranging from over USD 2.00 per click to USD 0.02 per click for seemingly the same ads...and there are far too many 0.02's!

I never had this huge difference before the change, in case you were wondering, with a minimum USD 0.10 to 0.60.

All in all not a satisfactory state of affairs therefore I have had to downscale our September Adsense earnings forecast by 33% just so I don't look too stupid:-)

I appreciate that some have had an increase in earnings etc but why oh why does Google keep moving the goal posts like this without prior consultation with the advertisers and publishers?

Yes, they have that right, but it's plain good old fashioned business sense, acumen and politeness to discuss radical alterations before implementing them. It's nothing to do with keeping secrets from Yahoo! etc.


 5:46 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm okay you're ok....I think :-)



 5:50 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August has been a good month for me, though July was slightly better (which I expected, since many of my travel site's users are on vacation this month).

I expect to see a downturn later in the fall and an upturn after the first of the year. That's been my traffic and revenue pattern for years, although the revenue ups and downs have become less extreme since I added AdSense to my site.


 6:41 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

August is turning out to be my best month in terms of earnings. EPC is up from July. However, Page impressions have been lower this month for me, when compared to July.

Does anyone know if August is typically a slow month for web traffic?

What are the best and worst months for web traffic/page views?

[edited by: developerz at 6:54 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2005]


 6:52 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

best month for me - adding an extra digit onto my check :D


 7:20 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

very good month. \8-)



 7:25 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

What are the best and worst months for web traffic/page views?

Depends on the topic and, to some degree, on the audience.

A site about Christmas markets in Germany will probably do well in fall but drop off after the holidays.

A site for university students will probably be slow during the summer (or until right before classes begin).

A site of tips for golfers will probably do better in May than in November. (Or so I'd guess.)

A lot of sites report that traffic drops off in summer, but that isn't universally true. (It's probably most true of community sites that people visit for recreation when it's too cold or rainy for the beach.)

Undead Hunter

 8:07 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

This has been an excellent summer for us. Earnings are up 25% this month alone. It's going to surpass our best month so far by about $150. I expect it to hold well 'til about halfway through December. I guess we'll see.


 9:42 pm on Aug 29, 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.

It's a little hard to say whether AdSense has performed quite as well this month as last until the month is over. Gross revenue from AdSense looks like it will be the highest ever. We have had a slight drop in CRT and EPC but it's too soon to say if it is significant.

There's no doubt that from now until Sept. 5, traffic should fall off in the U.S. Always does.

Where did the summer go anyway?


 11:08 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

my traffic was 50 % down across the board in august as most of my users are students etc; yet at the same time, google earnings were 50% up.....i have given up trying to figure out trends ;)


 11:43 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Overall August has been a month of fluctuations, but this is something that it is to be expected with AdSense. There are so many variables at play at this time of year such as summer holidays, high oil prices, sales in the shops, good weather keeping people outdoors ... never mind the tweaks in the way ads are displayed.

My earnings will be up slightly but that is because I added a new site. eCPM has been all over the place for the last two weeks, with the first half of the month being very strong.


 12:16 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August Was a Bad month

But July was worse. Hoping September continues the upward trend.


 12:21 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

August is double my previous best month which happened to be July. I also enjoy this trend and am hoping September is an exciting month.


 12:32 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Its not so good for me.

I have another observation. The day opens with good earnings and it continueous till the half day pass and then start decline for the rest of the day in every aspects.

By the way, I have blocked few advertisers for the first time in this months and I have not update the site too as I am busy with another project.


 12:52 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well until Aug 19th things seriously couldnt get any worse. No clicks no nothing, and my traffic increased by some 35%. Even when I did get clicks they were extremely low.

I even stopped checking the stats, then on 19th something just happened. Same CTR% same no of clicks but they were generating some serious $. So for last 11 days I made same amount money I made in July, unbelievable. I really really hope that this trend continues in september.

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