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How to get out of adsense addiction ?
i am a newbie to adsense but feel myself addicted to reports
careerskk




msg:4077067
 5:20 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

I am a small publisher. My site is only three months old with nearly 200 visitors per day. My earnings are on the lowest of the sides.

However I feel addicted to watching adsense reports so frequently. I watch every now and then, refresh the page, log out, log in .............

Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ? How frequently do you access your adsense reports?

 

StoutFiles




msg:4077072
 5:25 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ? How frequently do you access your adsense reports?


I was the exact same way, even had the Firefox app that showed money in the bottom right of the browser. Once the site leveled off then I toned it down to once a day, just to make sure there weren't any problems. Took about 6 months for my addiction to end.

incrediBILL




msg:4077079
 5:34 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just run some free AdSense checker like SysSense and it pops up on your screen when the amount changes or you can mouse over it to see the last downloaded values.

KenB




msg:4077089
 5:45 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

The addiction will run its course. Eventually you won't get the same endorphin rush from each time you check your AdSense stats and you'll get bored with them and will find a new obsession. I might recommend installing Google's Page Speed extension on Firefox and then start tweaking your site to see how high of a score you can get from Page Speed and how much you can reduce your loading time via the graph on Google's Webmaster Tools Site Performance page. This addiction will last you a good two to three months. :-p

johnnie




msg:4077244
 10:14 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Join the club!

Swanny007




msg:4077379
 2:27 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've been addicted since June 03, just accept it :-)

careerskk




msg:4077381
 2:29 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Seems I am not the only one affected :)

tangor




msg:4077382
 2:31 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ran with that monkey on the back for about three months. Then got a life. Check it once a week these days... :)

Surfer101




msg:4077403
 3:02 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

It fades somewhat over time. Its exciting at first seeing it go up, but once you know about how much you earn per day you get bored until it starts increasing again. Don't worry... it will get easier.

IanCP




msg:4077421
 4:46 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Gee!

If you were around long before AdSense was invented you wouldn't exactly wonder.

Of course, if you were regularly banking mumble, mumble dollars you may have a differing viewpoint.

andrewshim




msg:4077442
 6:01 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Amateur.

We professionals stay logged-on 25-8 (not 24-7).

We have broadband, wireless broadband, mobile internet connections and dial-up from every available provider on standby in case of disruptions in connectivity.

We have backup power supply, and underwater surveilence mini-subs monitoring the undersea cables for up-to-the-second fault status.

We have satelite comm-links with Google datacenters so we can access our earnings report from the remotest jungles of the Amazon.

We build databases on the hourly numbers and churn out important looking reports, pretty charts and complexified spreadsheets every hour. We then store all the hourly printed reports in a high-security vault accessed only after verification of finger prints, retina scans and butt profile matching.

And we participate wholeheartedly in "stats stuck" threads here at WebmasterWorld because we care.

And why do we do it?

It's fun. ;)

Welcome to Adsense Addicts Anonymous.

jetteroheller




msg:4077448
 6:35 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I started AdSense June 5th 2004

I have a spreadsheet with colnums like

time
current impressions clicks earnings
since last visit impressions clicks earnings
time since last visit
per hour since last visit
impressions clicks earnings
eCPM CTR EPC

This spread sheet is now at raw 18881

You see, it's a long lasting addiction.

jetteroheller




msg:4077449
 6:44 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

BTW: I call it "I have to check my life important functions" or
"I have to check that I am still alive"

leadegroot




msg:4077536
 11:10 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've been known to say "lets see whats happening in the real world" before sitting down to hit refresh on the various stats pages.
Junkie? Naaaa... ;)

HuskyPup




msg:4077631
 1:59 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

andrewshim - As usual you're distorting the facts and trying to make your addiction appear less serious than it actually is...are you positive you're not in politics since you've evaded answering the question fully and eschewing the truth?

andrewshim




msg:4077634
 2:39 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

are you positive you're not in politics since you've evaded answering the question fully


I believe I've answered the question fool-ly.

Btw... there's this cool thing-a-ma-jig (pluck-in I think it's called) for Firefox that sit at the bottom of my browser status bar and tells me everytime there's movement in my Adsense stats. Ahhhh the wonders of technology.

johnnie




msg:4077670
 3:14 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I call them my "vital signs"

StoutFiles




msg:4077671
 3:18 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Btw... there's this cool thing-a-ma-jig (pluck-in I think it's called) for Firefox that sit at the bottom of my browser status bar and tells me everytime there's movement in my Adsense stats. Ahhhh the wonders of technology.


The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.

netmeg




msg:4077706
 4:13 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.


There are several, and I don't know which one you're referring to, but what makes you think that?

maximillianos




msg:4077726
 4:51 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have set times I check my stats each day. 2 particular times that I have come to know the trends well enough to make sure things are going okay.

It also serves as a check on my server. If my stats are down, perhaps there is trouble on my server, etc.

But those "big" days I can't help but check a few more times... Something about watching money coming in that is extremely addicting... =)

surfer67




msg:4077808
 6:19 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ?


Adsense rehab helped me.

leadegroot




msg:4077967
 10:00 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

It also serves as a check on my server. If my stats are down, perhaps there is trouble on my server, etc.


Yes, I use it as a quick way to check all servers are up too.
(I sometimes wonder how much I am fooling myself, though)

LifeinAsia




msg:4077978
 10:12 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

The best thing is to go cold turkey.

Keep clicking on your own ads until you get banned. Then you won't have any stats to check any more- problem solved! ;)

andrewshim




msg:4077997
 10:25 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.


There are several, and I don't know which one you're referring to, but what makes you think that?


@StoutFiles... Clarification if you don't mind? Would be of great help to all here if you could point out the specifics.

kd454




msg:4078089
 1:39 am on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Adsense pays the bills and puts food on the table so I do check it very often. Like what Johnnie says "vital signs", if a site or set of sites is not being "normal" time to check the server. All part of the fun!

numbchuckskills




msg:4081343
 3:37 pm on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just use a Firefox add-on and glance down when you need to. I'm a recovering addict :) and it's a good 'patch'

JS_Harris




msg:4090725
 2:56 pm on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Enjoy checking your reports, it's fun at first. When you get tired of seeing low dollar amounts in there start focusing on actually working. Maybe force yourself to write one article before you allow yourself to check.

Eventually the novelty wears off and you'll check once daily, especially when its not your highest earning method anymore.

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