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AdSense Stats Stuck Friday March 6, 2009
Mentat

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 9:25 am on Mar 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

5.03.2009 - very bad day...
06.03.2009 - slow start...

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:51 am (utc) on Mar. 6, 2009]
[edit reason] Split from Thursday's Stuck Stat Thread. [/edit]

 

maximillianos

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 5:51 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

We've seen a drop in the last few days in our Adsense earnings, even though our traffic and pageviews have gone up. Curious if it is a targeting issue, or something else.

Bddmed

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 6:10 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

To me a clear downward trend started Sunday January 4th and ended Friday January 30th (I'm looking at the Adsense integrated Analytics income per 1000 visitors (not pageviews). It was pretty stable until March 5th where I took a big hit (50% down). Which may have to do with the targeting bug. Yesterday however is higher (income per 1000 visitors) as ever before (since this Analytics thingy was implemented (December 11th 2008 on my site)).

[edited by: Bddmed at 6:22 pm (utc) on Mar. 7, 2009]

sunhapol

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 7:13 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)


I am also experiencing a downward trend to my earnings also significantly.

StarryEyed

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 9:15 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I share your pain. Today and yesterday- both bad.:( the worst in a long time. The ads appear to be targeted and my traffic is typical for a Saturday.

passionfruit

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 9:15 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

it seems the contextual relevance system is broken. ads are not showing on many pages, which has caused the low CTR.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3864097 posted 10:11 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Fingers crossed my metrics seem to have returned to normal, hopefully they have resolved their problems.

realmaverick

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 11:44 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm glad to hear it HP.

Mine is buggered. Really low ecpm, almost half what it was prior. CTR seems ridiculously low though.

Something really bizarre has been going on for the past few weeks though with my account. One day I'd have high CTR, low CPC, next day CTR would halve and CPC double. Yet daily earnings were pretty much the same day in day out. Some kind of weird experimentation I think.

I guess all I can do is ride it out.

koan

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 1:33 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

March 6th was a record low for me. Terrible CTR.

eeek

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 1:43 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

March 6th was a record low for me. Terrible CTR.

It was bad here too. Not a record, but very low CTR.

nippi

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 4:32 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I believe Google has as of 4 days ago, massively reduced the amount of revenue paid to publishers.

alephh

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 11:46 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just an idea: could it be G is injecting more and more DoubleC ads with every "maintenance" and the system have to show these ads on your site in order to see if they work (=get clicks) there. This results poor CTR (lot of out-of-target ads) pretty much every maintenance day, and as the adsense system learns which ads work on which pages, they CTR slowly starts to recover a bit. This would explain why the CTR has been slowly but surely decreasing over the last 6 months.

I'm just wondering which is bigger cause of this current downtrend: global economic crisis or doublec ads.

Miamacs

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 12:56 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I believe Google has as of 4 days ago, massively reduced the amount of revenue paid to publishers.

that's what I've been thinking as well.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3864097 posted 1:47 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Saturday 7th ended up completely 2009 normal for me but what I have definitely noticed is that accessing my account is much faster now, hardly any hang and no time-outs.

Maybe they're rolling out some new system and we all got caught up in the crossfire and it's still not been totally updated for everyone?

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 3:38 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Saturday 7th was the worse ever day for me. Almost 50% below baseline.

therob

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 4:00 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I don't believe they are massively reduced the amount of revenue paid to publishers based on certain per click amounts I have noticed. I am seeing more off targeted ads which might explain the drop in CTR and I'm seeing more random font changes which I think could also be affecting many publishers.

realmaverick

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 4:43 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

For what it's worth, my search is doing great. Very high eCPM and CTR.

Just my main stats are naff. I think I'm going to remove adsense from all my gallery pages today.

swa66

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 5:07 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Last few days were rather good to me.

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 6:32 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Earnings haven't moved in hours. Looks stuck.

StarryEyed

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 6:51 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Mine too - my click thru rate has never been this bad...impressions seem normal...what is going on?

Miamacs

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 8:56 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Saturday 7th was the worse ever day for me. Almost 50% below baseline.

Same here ( eCPM was 50% of lowest avg. to date )

...

btw, on the issue of not 'lowering our share', you may be right. Average EPC couldn't decline further on this site I'm seeing.

CTR was low. Not 50% worse, but still very low.
Made me wonder how well they 'fixed' contextual targeting, so I checked in on a few dozen pages.

and yes... ads were off.
just... completely off.

radix

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 8:58 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

passing yet another eCPM milestone to hell today

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 9:15 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google doesn't do evil. It doesn't test anything either :/

zett

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Msg#: 3864097 posted 7:12 am on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Saturday 7th March was among the worst 15 days EVER, eCPM wise. The more I think of it, the more I come to the conclusion that I am going to pull ads off my sites slowly. There is no point in playing the nasty Adsense game any longer.

System
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Msg#: 3864097 posted 8:52 am on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

The following 47 messages were cut out to new thread by martinibuster. New thread at: google_adsense/3866454.htm [webmasterworld.com]
9:36 am on Mar. 9, 2009 (utc -8)

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