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Feb 08 : Anybody's stats stuck or eCPM tanked?
andrewshim




msg:3247124
 2:41 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Lowest eCPM in one year up to this hour. Anyone experiencing stuck stats or really low eCPM?

If not, then, could it be that adding Kontera yesterday caused eCPM to dive?

Opinions... anyone?

 

europeforvisitors




msg:3247175
 4:06 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Today looks okay from where I sit. A bit better than the previous three days, and stats aren't stuck.

TheTraveler




msg:3247190
 4:47 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think the algo knows when you add another ad format and changes the mix of ads it delivers.

But I am only guessing from previous trials.

You are also creating more click choices for your visitors which may not equate well in your metrics.

yc168




msg:3247193
 4:51 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

same here. today is the worst day ever

andrewshim




msg:3247213
 5:34 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think the algo knows when you add another ad format and changes the mix of ads it delivers.
But I am only guessing from previous trials.

You are also creating more click choices for your visitors which may not equate well in your metrics.

think so too, but just wanted to check if anyone else was experiencing stuck stats and low eCPM. If not, then it might be because I introduced Kontera into the pages. I probably have to sit tight and let things settle.

I took out a banner unit and replaced it with Kontera, which at first glance seems to compensate for Adsense's poor topic-targetting for certain pages.

andrewshim




msg:3247221
 5:48 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

hmmmm... just took a peek at my stats one year ago for Feb 1 to Feb 8 and it's amazing. Practically the same pattern : PI and eCPM stayed pretty much stable until Feb 7 but eCPM dropped markedly on Feb 8.

Is there something somewhere about Feb 8 that affects anyone else?

Conspiracy theory... could smartpricing have a timetable that kicks in for each site on a pre-set date?

macavity




msg:3247243
 6:26 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

For what it's worth I also noticed a very low eCPM yesterday (the 8th) for the first half of the day, around 20% of normal for that period, i.e. a drop of 80%. By the end of the day though, the stats look normal, perhaps it was just a glitch in the way the stats are calculated/displayed? Did yours recover too?

Mac

joelgreen




msg:3247477
 1:22 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

could it be that adding Kontera yesterday caused eCPM to dive

Is Kontera allowed? Here is a post Kontera not allowed.
[webmasterworld.com...]

Erick_L




msg:3247498
 1:48 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Feb 8 was my best day ever. :-)

Pengi




msg:3247532
 2:35 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Joelgreen
The post you refer to says the exact opposite! It says kontera is allowed.

Andrewshim
fairly typical stats for me for the 8th - a bit down but nothing exceptional for a Thursday recently (Thursdays seem to be the new Fridays :( )

I'm certainly of the view that any change affecting lots of pages can knock the performance for a few days. Hope it picks up for you soon.

andrewshim




msg:3247550
 2:55 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Joelgreen...
Adsense TOS was updated January 2007. Do a search on G. There's lots of talk about the new change.

Pengi...
I'm certainly of the view that any change affecting lots of pages can knock the performance for a few days. Hope it picks up for you soon.

yeah... I added Kontera on a couple of test pages and they seem to complement Adsense especially when it just gets the topic targetting wrong. Now, Adsense serves the site topic ads and Kontera serves topic ads based on keywords you use. Seems sweet to me so I'm willing to put up with a few bumps on the road.

Update : got a click dump on the 9th. Still doesn't make up for a bad 8th, but heck I'll take anything.

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