| 5:23 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
eCPM is based on stats from people who visited your site. Logging into the AdSense admin would have no effect on the stats that happened prior to that time (nor should it have any future effect). Probably either a bad eCPM day or the stats hadn't caught up yet.
| 5:39 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Of course if you log on to your site and examine a significant number of pages you will add to the number of impressions.
If your site has a significant number of visitors each day, your traffic will not be significant. However, if you have a lower number of genuine visitors, your own impressions could reduce the eCMP significantly.
My site usually receives about 700-800 visits per day. If I visit and examine say 140 pages and refresh some of them, (something I have done when suspecting a problem) I may double the number of impressions - and therefore halve the eCPM.
| 5:44 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Never, ever stress over what is happening on a particular day.
Updates are running slow for me today too, and the only thing I did at college yesterday was return library books and get a letter saying I'm a student to get out of jury duty.
If you are going to sweat your earnigs, just walk away from your computer. You aren't going to get any work done anyway.
| 6:22 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
A happened and then B happened. There's nothing in what you wrote to suggest that A happened and therefore B happened.
| 8:44 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Well if you allow a small amount of paranoid thought to enter into this discussion....then since you checked your account from that IP then google has assumed you have control f that IP and have discounted clicks from that IP? This means logging in from college has discounted clicks from the college...oh my...oh my...what have you done>>:)
| 9:02 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|This means logging in from college has discounted clicks from the college |
That does sound terrible, till you consider that the odds are very low that there are a lot of clicks from your college, unless your site is related to that college.
Then there's the question of whether your college uses public or priave IPs (or a combination). Most of the one's that I've been to only use private IPs for wireless routers.
At least from where I'm sitting, Google is having some pretty serious server problems today. Lots of blank pages coming up, both through search and on the AdSense site.
| 9:11 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I check my stats once every second.....(what can I say I'm hooked - I need a multi step program to cure me of this disease)...
But having said all that, don't sweat the bad days if you have already proven to yourself that your site can do better days...
It's all about the menatlity of the surfer... some days or some hours are better for some search terms and so on...
If you have an information site.... you might get visits but if they dont linger long enough because they are surfing during working hours you can end up with bad eCPM....
If you get surfers at night looking for info and they have time you might get higher eCPM...
What I learned... check as often as you want... but it is what it is...