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Earnings down 50% Aug. 5th 2008
con771




msg:3715767
 3:29 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

What the heck is going on today?
Earnings are down 50% so far

 

denisl




msg:3715797
 3:47 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Must be why mine are up 50%

chrisv1963




msg:3715842
 4:41 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was very bad for me and it looks like today won't be any better. It probably has to do with the summer holidays combined with bad economy. I think the only thing we can do is wait patiently until things improve again.

StoutFiles




msg:3715851
 4:49 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm in the same boat, traffic and clicks are the same yet earnings are about 40% lower. I'll give Adsense a couple weeks to level itself out before I start checking alternative ads.

signor_john




msg:3715866
 5:06 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's pointless to make assumptions about today's earnings when:

1) The day isn't even half over; and...

2) AdSense reports are often subject to delays (with click statistics sometimes being delayed more than impression stats are).

If you want to focus on single-day statistics, look at yesterday's numbers, not today's.

zett




msg:3715917
 5:52 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you want to focus on single-day statistics, look at yesterday's numbers, not today's.

I agree, but even one full day's data is often not solid enough to give any useful information. Adsense is just too volatile. So I'd look at 30 day moving averages (put into relationship of individual days) to spot longer-term trends.

Just my two Cents.

gawnd




msg:3715934
 6:08 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mine dropped 60% on Sunday. Traffic down, clicks down, CTR down. Check your rankings - mine corresponded with a drop in my SERPS from #1 to #2 for a key traffic term.

netmeg




msg:3715941
 6:20 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Orders for almost all of my ecommerce clients are down this week as well - people are outside, they're on vacation, they're broke - whatever. I'm not even seeing anywhere near as many clicks on the AdWords side. 1st week of August is usually pretty dumpy from where I sit.

johnnie




msg:3715959
 6:38 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Today is disastrous for me. A decrease of 80% compared to normal revenue. Seems like adsense is lagging, because I can't believe that my CTR fell by 14% in one day with the same ads.

marcus11




msg:3715970
 6:53 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Pretty dumpy is right! But as we all have experienced if we've been with Adsense for any amount of time is that there are normal seasonal dips. Could be back to school time for the kids in the US, end of summer stuff, etc. Doesn't stop the unpleasantness of lost revenue though huh?

netmeg




msg:3715979
 7:09 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Stats do seem to be lagging; my server logs show over twice as many visits as AdSense is showing impressions.

HuskyPup




msg:3716035
 8:33 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Have you guys had a click dump yet?

This is the first time I've logged-on today and my numbers look very normal, in fact back to pre July 18th stable metrics.

I wonder if there's something new being rolled out again?

Ok, there'a nearly always something new...I wonder what it is?

con771




msg:3716734
 3:57 pm on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Down 40% yesterday and today is just shocking....Down another 50%. What the heck is going on

Swanny007




msg:3716744
 4:10 pm on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was my best day in a month. Up 21% over the last month's average. I hope that trend continues.

System
redhat



msg:3716767
 4:11 pm on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

The following 2 messages were cut out to new thread by martinibuster. New thread at: google_adsense/3716765.htm [webmasterworld.com]
8:40 am on Aug. 6, 2008 (utc -8)

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