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Saturday Feb 14th 2009 stats stuck
jetteroheller




msg:3849455
 3:03 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just since 2 horus stats stuck

 

realmaverick




msg:3851904
 10:59 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was my worst day for longer than I can remember. Like $150 less than it was just a few months ago.

It's so up and down lately that I think it's best to just forget it and wait for the surprise when the cheque arrives.

I hope one day an ad publisher with enough power can come along and rival Google. I find it detestable the way we're treat, just because they know we have nowhere else to turn really.

Not even telling us what their split is, means they can abuse their position. They should be forced to divulge their cut, it's just open to too much abuse.

Atomic




msg:3851935
 12:12 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

They should be forced to divulge their cut, it's just open to too much abuse.

I don't understand why you think they should tell anyone something like that. Is there a certain portion of the total earnings that you are entitled to? That you have a right to?

AdSenseAdvisor




msg:3852008
 2:21 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm sorry for the late response. As many of you figured out, I was away for the weekend without my computer.

I understand that the problem is now fixed, but please let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

ASA

signor_john




msg:3852028
 2:52 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

They should be forced to divulge their cut, it's just open to too much abuse.

Here's an idea: Google could announce a flat percentage for publishers who think they're being scammed and want a publicly-declared split. More trusting publishers would get a higher percentage, but they wouldn't know how much higher. Both groups would be winners in different ways.

coachm




msg:3852093
 5:27 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)


I hope one day an ad publisher with enough power can come along and rival Google. I find it detestable the way we're treat, just because they know we have nowhere else to turn really.

So what you are saying, if we strip away the noise is: "Adsense provides me with the best way to make money from my website. In fact they are SO superior to any other options that I "can't" leave them".

That's the unvarnished truth. The amazing thing about this situation, which perhaps many of us share is that Google is attacked because it IS so much better than anything else (or so it seems) so that people, such as yourself, perhaps feel you can't leave (which of course is not true).

If it wasn't so lucrative, you'd quit it. But it is so good so you "can't"

So the blame is placed on google because people won't exercise their own free choice.

It's passing strange. Notice how little people complain about Yahoo now? Because Yahoo isn't good enough, so people just leave. Welcome to the Hotel Googlefornia.

realmaverick




msg:3852216
 10:18 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Coachm, just because Google have obtained a massive amount of the market share and thus have absolute domination in the advertising arena, doesn't mean they should abuse that position they've obtained.

Right now during this economic breakdown, Google could think "#*$! that we're not gonna lose out" and so they just take a greater cut of our earnings to even out their revenue. Which means that we earn less and less.

Despite there being other decent networks, they all compliment Google, rather than replace it. In my experience at least.

coachm




msg:3852888
 4:58 am on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

...laughing

Coachm, just because Google have obtained a massive amount of the market share and thus have absolute domination in the advertising arena, doesn't mean they should abuse that position they've obtained.

Funny man. This is business. Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder, particularly in this case. If you were a shareholder riding the crest of the wave before, I doubt you would claim abuse. I don't feel abused.

Man, I wish people would just come out with the unbridled truth. You're P'd off because you aren't making what you did, and there's no other way you can make more, because you lack the skills or business model, or business savvy, or whatever to do so. So you claim you are "abused" and lay it at google's feet.


Right now during this economic breakdown, Google could think "#*$! that we're not gonna lose out" and so they just take a greater cut of our earnings to even out their revenue. Which means that we earn less and less.

They could. Or they could say. "Golly, times is tough, so we should pay more to our publishers to make sure they stay loyal and try to reduce the losses." There is little evidence one way or other, and I don't like to live in my head, or a fantasy world I create. Bad for business.


Despite there being other decent networks, they all compliment Google, rather than replace it. In my experience at least.

What you really mean is they are worse. So you bite the hand that feeds you, because you haven't been able to figure out somewhere else to get your meals? I don't mind if you bite that hand. Google doesn't care. And it won't help you.

Look, I'm not happy either. I just do not blame google for any woes I face. It's my business, my revenue, my money, my life, MY RESPONSIBILITY.

So, OK. Adsense rev. down (but everything in the world is down). Making money in other ways, instead. It's my job to figure out how to make it work. Not google's.


Play_Bach




msg:3852896
 5:34 am on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

This month's daily earnings have been down a bit from the average, but today is not looking too bad. September 2008 was an exceptional month with earnings nearly double. Since then, things have returned more or less back to normal, with earnings trending downwards overall. Knowing that the September numbers might be possible again makes me hopefull (wishful thinking that it is!).

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