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Yesterday was the worst Adsense say
jason77




msg:3159571
 7:46 am on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was the worst Adsense say for me this year.....I am now at a 2 year's low. With the same number of clicks I was making twice as much even 2 months ago.

I am glad I havent quit my job for Adsense....but it is quite disappointing as I know my traffic is good and it took me some time to reach the conclusion it is worth to loose some visitors to competitors websites - if the money is good.

I wonder whether this is a phace or whether google just needs the money for youtube....

 

mzanzig




msg:3159631
 9:10 am on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Are you using your filter list already?

Scurramunga




msg:3159662
 10:08 am on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

The last week or so has been slow for me also. However I do recall that this time last year there was a lull also.

stateofmind




msg:3160119
 6:33 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have experienced the same thing.

I run a dating site, and my earnings from Adsense is down by 30% during the last week or so. To me this is a show stopper. I spend a lot of money for advertising, and I was getting it back (and then some) with Adsense. Now, with the 30% decline in Adsense income, I lose money every day.

Are there even more people here experiencing the same thing?

And if so: It would be interesting to know the percentage decline you are experiencing. Just be careful not to mention your site and exact eCPM, whatever, as that is against the Google Adsense ToS.

OptiRex




msg:3160257
 8:53 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

The decline seems to be more noticeable in the North American market than Asia, Middle East and Europe and I've seen the same for the past three years now so it's come as no surprise.

After the northern summer lows I peaked again mid-October and now seeing that steady decline towards Xmas and New Year at the rate of about 10-12% in overall earnings each month.

The difference between my absolute peak months (April/May) and absolute low month (December) is about 33% and I have no idea if that would be classified as expected or normal.

I have steadily increasing traffic just a reduction in overall clicks however I know that many are using my sites to research their possible purchases later on...then they may click:-)

Of course I am not a Xmas specific site!

jason77




msg:3160263
 9:05 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

sorry for the spelling mistakes..just noticed it...day not say and phase ;-)

If I owned any google shares (and I damn wish I bought as many as I could buy in 2003!), I think I would now sell all of them.

I had the feeling google shares would rise in 2003 when I saw how much money you can make with Adsense (I am not in the USA so I could get any shares)

Now I know from first hand, that the time has come when revenues decline. Google either needs more money and pays out less or has problems due to the youtube purchase or whatever.

Lots of people already rely on the revenue stream from google. I dont think people will put up with that and look for alternative solutions...and I think all people who invested in google stocks...all webmasters at least.... will also start selling their shares.

I think the google stock has reaches its peak the same way adsense has seen its golden times....

jason77




msg:3160273
 9:09 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

2005 october was strong for me and november the same as september and august....so I disagree with a seasonal fluctuation...

trinorthlighting




msg:3160315
 9:44 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

We had a real good day yesterday, but today is a real bad one...

racer_x




msg:3160316
 9:45 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Today has been my best day and yesterday was my second best day.

Although having said that I did suffer a big drop during first week of this month. Things seem to have recovered and revenue is growing.

Sunflux




msg:3161387
 8:23 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been with AdSense since 2003, and yesterday (Saturday the 18th) was my 11th highest earning day yet - all the better ones are from December last year. And I'm actually giving Google *fewer* impressions than those December days, since I've sold a good part of my inventory directly.

The problem is I implemented a massive URL filter list earlier this month on almost exactly the same day as the big AdSense changes went though (I didn't know they were happening), so I don't know whether this is seasonal, what Google did, or because of the filter.

mzanzig




msg:3161425
 10:34 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

The problem is I implemented a massive URL filter list earlier this month on almost exactly the same day as the big AdSense changes went though (I didn't know they were happening), so I don't know whether this is seasonal, what Google did, or because of the filter.

I think the positive changes that you are seeing is due to a combination of both effects: Google implementing QS and you implementing the filter. In a way, you are enhancing the effect. I suggest that you clean the filter and re-build it over the next few days, making best use of your 200 slots (because Google might have already taken care of some of those sites that are sitting in your filter list).

Hobbs




msg:3161453
 12:39 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yesterday my daily earnings set a new high record.

So keep your shares if you have some, the sky is not falling, also I don't think Google is pocketing ayone's share.

camweh




msg:3161460
 1:14 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have to add that my community everygreen pages are seeing some nice improvements too.

andrewshim




msg:3161475
 2:01 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

also I don't think Google is pocketing ayone's share.

trying hard not to think so, but today was the first time I ever got a 1-cent click! EPC has declined a lot since Nov9 maintenance. I really hope it's a seasonal thing for my niche. I'm not sure because this is my site's first full year in my particular niche.

Hobbs




msg:3161560
 4:24 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

today was the first time I ever got a 1-cent click!

We all get those every once in a while.

Forgot to add that I am giving Google ad units only 20% of my traffic (only one ad unit per page), another 30% to referrals total 50%, keeping Google hungry has paid well for me.

jason77




msg:3161748
 8:04 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google will not know whether your display it on all pages or only one....the more pages the more you can make as the more exposure they get. You can use channels to spot low earners and get rid of them...but that's about all you can do.

Referalls dont make much money....it is like affiliate programmes in the old days.

Hobbs




msg:3161786
 8:53 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

use channels to spot low earners and get rid of them...but that's about all you can do.

And that's what I do, but I am deliberately allocating inventory to direct advertisers no matter how their earnings compare to AdSense, called diversifying.

As for keeping Google hungry, Google recommends multiple ad units per page plus an ad link, I don't do that, one ad unit per page is what I mean by keeping Google hungry.


Referalls dont make much money....it is like affiliate programmes in the old days.

Not unless you place them in their right place, and convert hundreds a day, since I had referrals my earnings jumped also because my visitors do not see the same old ad unit text ad on every page they visit, another form of diversifying.

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