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April 2012 AdSense Earnings & Observations
HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 4:07 pm on Apr 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

March was one heck of a roller coaster ride for me and many others, let's hope they've ironed out whatever it is they've been attempting to do!

 

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 6:06 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

> Are clicks stuck again?

Seems so. On the other hand, they haven't been moving much all month for me anyhow. :-|

JCKline

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 6:26 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

I finally got 2 well paying clicks a half hour ago. Just checked again and the earnings were almost all gone...from 2 lousy clicks. Really?

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 6:57 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

I finally got 2 well paying clicks a half hour ago. Just checked again and the earnings were almost all gone...
That happened to me the other day, and it took over 12 hours to get that figure back.

It's not as if people can mistake the adverts for content, so I am puzzled at to why this happens so much, and with £'s not pence.

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 7:49 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still stuck.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:11 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

I really think that Google is being a little over zealous on invalid clicks. There are at least a couple cases I read about where they took back a bunch of clicks because of "suspicious" traffic spikes that (to me anyway) sounded perfectly legitimate, and a result of either circumstance or seasonal changes. As the owner of some highly seasonal sites, this makes me a bit nervous.

I understand that they're probably going to give the advertisers the benefit of most doubts, but I wonder if they aren't going overboard.

Of course, we'll never know.

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:25 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

It seems to me that whatever they're doing it's taking a lot longer. Seeing frozen click counts for most of the day is annoying.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:51 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still a disaster zone day for me at the moment, bad, really bad.

Ammalgam

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:56 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Bad news seems to be all we get these days

[edited by: Ammalgam at 9:40 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2012]

NomadMan



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 9:26 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Had a fairly good week, even if the weeks stops today. Traffic up, Clicks up, CPC up

Just a few clues from insides of the Adsense factory would be worth something...

JCKline

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 10:39 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

D E A D

CodeJockey

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 11:10 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

For some reason today is the best day so far this year, almost double a 'new normal' day.

If I knew what caused it I'd be happy, but I don't and I'm sitting here waiting for the rollback.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 11:53 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Total and utter farce so far today...not even 50% of my April daily average at the moment...!

At what point does the AdSense drug no longer work for, I am going to presume, "western" businesses?

I have this feeling that very soon I am going to have to burn my bridges and just walk away, and I have done this clinically with bars, restaurants & widget suppliers, Google, do you comprehend just how frustrating you are?

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 12:42 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still stuck. Wasn't going to drink today either, so much for that...

andrewshim

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 1:20 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Husky: Google, do you comprehend just how frustrating you are?


hmmm... I was just thinking about that with regards to marriage... Can you imagine if your wife WAS exactly like Google? GASP!

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 1:28 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

You've changed

You're not the angel I once knew 
No need to tell me what we're through 
It's all over now 
You've changed 

andrewshim

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 3:02 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Don't take your clicks away from me
Don't you give me lowly CPC
If you do then I'll be blue
Coz Adsense's what I wanna do

Remember when CTR was high
Can't we give my site another try?
C'mon Adsense let's start anew
Coz breaking up is hard to do...

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 6:44 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

There's just no way. Whatever knobs they're turning at the Plex has completely messed up AdSense for my site.

bluemonster



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:48 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

To avoid heart attacks, I don't go and check adsense stats daily. Weekly once I do.

Rockyou



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 12:37 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

To avoid heart attacks, I don't go and check adsense stats daily. Weekly once I do.

Well to be still safe check it once a month.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 2:27 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

If I have nightmares about Neil Sedaka tonight, I'm gonna come back tomorrow and burn this place down.

Whatagreatdayitis



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 2:35 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

I check about once every couple of hours. It would be great to see real-time reporting as they provide with Analytics.

Revenue seems to be coming back to normal, but I'm still down about 40% from a peak in October.

When numbers are up, I feel super motivated to work on the site. When the numbers are down, I still enjoy the work, but there just isn't that rush you get when things are going well.

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 3:01 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Dead.

SEO2Go

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 3:04 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

A few pennies today after my lowest day in 9 years yesterday.

zaktoo



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 3:05 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

I can express today's earnings in 2 characters: :(

andrewshim

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 3:56 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

To avoid heart attacks, I don't go and check adsense stats daily.


no can do. I'm addicted to heart attacks.

If I have nightmares about Neil Sedaka tonight, I'm gonna come back tomorrow and burn this place down.


We all looked up to Google,
On the Mountain Vi-ew skyline,
To make money with our websites,
CTR, EPC was fine,

But Google went and got some Twiddlers,
They screwed the best plan around,
Coz some stupid who had brains none,
Burned Adsense to the ground

Smoke on the water,
Numbers goin down,
Smoke on the water,
Earnings in the ground...

[air guitar riff... coz I can't afford electricity with my Adsense earnings]

:p

NomadMan



 
Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:04 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)


Another reasonable day, though CTR is dropping ...crossed the 1% today

Still can't figure out how the new Adsense scheme makes such huge profits in Q1 2012 with big accounts being hit by Panda, Adsense fiddling and what not. Q1 has a 20 % increase..

Q1 2012
"Google’s partner sites generated revenues of $2.91 billion, or 27% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2012. This represents a 20% increase from first quarter 2011 network revenues of $2.43 billion."

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:10 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still can't figure out how the new Adsense scheme makes such huge profits in Q1 2012 with big accounts being hit by Panda, Adsense fiddling and what not. Q1 has a 20 % increase..
Not all people with an adwords account allow their adverts to appear on sites. Most I know only allow them on Google's search engine.
netmeg

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 8:49 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Most of my clients are B2B, and I only have their ads showing on search. Not enough money to be made in the Display Network there for the time I'd have to spend on it. If I were selling B2C, it'd be different.

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 10:43 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Stuck big time. :-(

Play_Bach

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 10:57 am on Apr 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yesterday never recovered. April 10th was the last day to show earnings above 20%. Never seen it this bad. Ever.

jinxed

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Msg#: 4435873 posted 11:10 am on Apr 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was dire. This is normally balanced out by a good day the following day.

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