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Worst Thursday of 2008!
HuskyPup




msg:3767828
 12:20 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

That tells it all...lowest earnings, lowest CTR, lowest eCPM...in fact not just the worst Thursday, one of the worst days of the year for me, however on the upside my EPC was a completely normal average.

Considering Google are reporting increased profits will an AdSenser please post that they are doing far better?

 

netmeg




msg:3767901
 1:50 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was down a little for the week and month, but still way up over last year, if that makes you feel any better.

HuskyPup




msg:3767921
 2:05 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

if that makes you feel any better.

Yep, ironically it does since Google can't keep on posting these record profits without serious questions being asked when so many publishers are claiming to see 30-40% falls.

Yesterday's earnings for me were 30% of only two years ago and I have this feeling that this month it is going to be my critical low level whereby I may consider its removal and try my own system.

zett




msg:3767936
 2:21 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Daily revenue for October 2007 was 35% below October 2006.
Daily revenue for October 2008 is currently 30% below October 2007, and no, I do not think it will improve.

Do I love the fact that Google posts record profits? Sure. That gives me hope. Hope that we might possibly see slightly improved earnings in the long-term. Or that it won't shrink any further. Or at least that it will not shrink as fast as it has been recently (for our sites).

Hobbs




msg:3767958
 2:34 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Record earnings could mean that they're making more from search, they have more advertisers, and a lot more publishers, does not mean any of you should be seeing more money.

FWIW, Thrs. was ok, today Friday is looking grim, but such is life in the big city.

Swanny007




msg:3767959
 2:34 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

This month is shaping up to be a record. Does that help? I kind of know why, I have a placement targeted campaign showing on my site with a healthy CPM. Tis' the season in my niche though, this is the good time of year.

HuskyPup




msg:3767968
 2:47 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Does that help?

Yep, someone has to be making it. Funny thing is our B&M business is flat out however I do know many that are very, very quiet and I was quite amazed when checking G results the other day at how many "More Sponsored Links " ads there were from companies I have never heard of in the UK.

There goes ya boom Mr Blair/Brown/Bush!

Bddmed




msg:3768036
 3:47 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

October 2007 was slightly down compared to October 2006 (anyone remember the October Glitch ;)), October 2005 being lowest. It looks like this October will be my best October month in the 4 years I'm running Adsense now. November and December are historically my best months though. I'll start complaining in January, I guess.

koan




msg:3768086
 4:40 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

As much as I got crushed in september (almost said "uncle"), these past 2 weeks have returned to a certain normal level of adsense revenues, to my relief. Thursday was actually one of my best days post-summer.

frakilk




msg:3768100
 4:53 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Daily revenue for October 2007 was 35% below October 2006.
Daily revenue for October 2008 is currently 30% below October 2007, and no, I do not think it will improve.

zett just curious to know if your traffic has increased much from its level in 2006? My traffic increases year on year but AdSense remains flat or goes south slightly.

signor_john




msg:3768164
 6:12 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yesterday (Thursday), my ECPM was about eight percent above the October average.

The bad news is that October has been slow in AdSense terms, mainly because October CTR has been running 20% below September's and 23% below August's. On the brighter side, average EPC is running 58 percent ahead of October 1-17 last year. And non-AdSense display ads are delivering record CPMs. Go figure.

solidcore




msg:3768188
 6:45 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thursday was the best in 6 months.

icedowl




msg:3768220
 7:24 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

It was absolutely pitiful from my viewpoint.

mysticalsock




msg:3768326
 10:06 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

October has been the worst month on record, after a nice steady increase each month since I started running adsense a few years ago everything went to pot at the beginning of Oct - I seem to remember it being on an adsense 'maintenance' day. All in all this month it's down by at least 50%.

andrewshim




msg:3768358
 11:26 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Call it what you want (earnings ceiling, dampening effect, click verification blah, blah, blah) but someones screwing with my stats. One day I'm getting high CTRs and eCPM, then next day, I'm chopped to about 50% of that. Traffic is up roughtly 10% from last year. It's as though there's this "click tank" that they store my clicks in, and every other day, someone turns on the tap to let out a little gush of clicks.

incrediBILL




msg:3768368
 11:43 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

AdSense is dead.

It was good while it lasted.

ken_b




msg:3768380
 11:57 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

AdSense is doing fine for me, Thursday was pretty good. Summer was a little slow, but things seem to have recovered nicely.

zett




msg:3768455
 5:56 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

zett just curious to know if your traffic has increased much from its level in 2006? My traffic increases year on year but AdSense remains flat or goes south slightly.

Traffic is flat Y/Y, with a slight tendency to decrease.

I know I should work on that, but looking at the various reports here, I do not think it makes much sense. If additional traffic does not result in higher earnings, then there is no point aquiring that traffic in the first place.

nomis5




msg:3768469
 6:39 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Adsense is definitely alive and kicking here. Roughly 10% up on last year for one site and 100% up for another (targeted, temporary campaign maybe) - for October.

makes a little sense




msg:3768971
 5:16 am on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Revenue was doing pretty good for about a week this month...then smartpricing took over and I'm getting paid pennies per click. Compared to last year, I've suffered about 50% or more decrease in revenue. Traffic is the same.

What seems to be happening, is something/someone notices a healthy revenue run, then comes in and smart-prices it...reducing the revenue for me, but giving the advertisers the same amount of clicks and traffic.

Doesn't seem fair to me.

Elsmarc




msg:3769006
 10:04 am on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

My AdSense revenue since January 2008 is up close to 40% over the same period in 2007, and the last 4 months have been the best I've ever seen. eCPM is WAY up for me right now.

johnnie




msg:3769280
 12:07 am on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Earnings this month are waaaay up. I'm a happy euro camper, since the US dollar is also on the rise :D

HuskyPup




msg:3769561
 11:37 am on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Earnings this month are waaaay up.

is up close to 40%

In which general sectors are you? No specifics required, I'm just wondering who/what is bucking the AdSense downwards spiral many are seeing.

FWIW I'm in expensive specialised construction products and my web site traffic is normal, my EPC is completely normal (in fact that is slightly up), my incoming enquiries are normal, my B&M business is normal (in fact increasing), everything is completely normal for me however my AdSense CTR, therefore actual clicks, is way down.

My products are not the sort of thing that one idly searches for, they are very specific, the only recession I am seeing is the Google AdSense induced one after every maintenance update!

And if there isn't a Stats delay today then AdSense will be completely gone from my sites tonight!

mysticalsock




msg:3769573
 12:15 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

My decline started immediately after an adsense 'maintenance' day and the last 'maintenance' day saw my worst ever day, in fact I had to log in and out of adsense a couple of times just to make sure that my earnings of less than a dollar - [shock, horror I can't believe it :0( ] that day were correct, there's not been much improvement since so I think I might as well join you and remove adsense from my pages too.

signor_john




msg:3769741
 4:49 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

everything is completely normal for me however my AdSense CTR, therefore actual clicks, is way down.

Maybe economic fears are at work? That might explain why some of us are seeing a decline in CTR and an increase in EPC: Nervous readers are reluctant to click, forcing increasingly desperate advertisers to bid higher in the hope of getting leads.

HuskyPup




msg:3769751
 5:02 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Nervous readers are reluctant to click

If the visitor were paying for the click that would make sense to me however when it is at no cost?

If I had seen a noticeable reduction in my B&M business and site logs it would make things more comprehensible plus my products are not the sort of thing that anyone buys on a whim or happen to come across on a general information site. They're very specific and definitely not low cost!

I guess we're all in totally unknown territory with this type of advertising model?

signor_john




msg:3769807
 6:05 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Nervous readers are reluctant to click

If the visitor were paying for the click that would make sense to me however when it is at no cost?

I'd guess that readers who aren't planning to open their wallets (or their companies' checkbooks) are less likely to click on ad links than they might be in a stronger economy. They may be in a mood to read the information that you've provided and make the switch from "reader" to "prospect" at some future date.

What's interesting is that CPM display advertising on my site is bringing in record CPMs and earnings even as AdSense clickthrough rates are down. From the perspective of at least some advertisers (e.g., those who aren't in the e-commerce business), this may be a better time for getting the company message out (branding) than for direct-response advertising.

nrep




msg:3769953
 10:01 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Today looks like the worst day for eCPM and CTR for me, unless there is a massive stats delay.

[edited by: nrep at 10:27 pm (utc) on Oct. 20, 2008]

KlingWRAP




msg:3769978
 10:22 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree with nrep: TODAY IS THE WORST DAY EVER!

Unless a click dump is coming then a window breakin' leap from my basement window is likely!

icedowl




msg:3769986
 10:33 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

They look stuck to me. Fingers are crossed for that click dump.

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