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May 2012 AdSense Earnings & Observations
HuskyPup




msg:4447975
 2:06 pm on May 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Will the downwards spiral continue for some of us? Why do the supposed big earners hardly ever post?

Confused? "These questionsóand many othersówill be answered in this month's episode of...AdSense."

 

netmeg




msg:4451314
 2:17 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Going well here.

tidewatcher




msg:4451329
 3:03 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Good day here so far.

tonyolm




msg:4451358
 3:53 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Had one of my best days in 2 months yesterday.

JCKline




msg:4451445
 5:59 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Stuck here.

breeks




msg:4451450
 6:14 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Stuck here also

zarathustra2011




msg:4451457
 6:38 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Looks pretty stuck here as well.

tidewatcher




msg:4451528
 8:51 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Seems stuck to me, too now.

NomadMan




msg:4451547
 9:55 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Not at all stuck on this end - but below average day again.

Would be so nice if Adsense could just release a bit more info about servers under maintenance. With millions of publishers there's quite a bit of server space running those all those accounts. As with hosting glitches and down time simply happens. It feels *pretty stupid* to look at stats when the server is just down for maintenance.

explorador




msg:4452004
 9:54 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Next time I see my friends for jokes and drinks I will show them my traffic vs earnings instead, what a joke!. Traffic stays strong but Adsense lower than ever, ever ever!

Lame_Wolf




msg:4452005
 9:57 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Having a good day here :)

karkadan




msg:4452055
 1:42 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Lowest day ever

zarathustra2011




msg:4452115
 7:07 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Some improvements. Reasonable CTR, and CPC - impressions are good, but clicks aren't as numerous as usual.

NomadMan




msg:4452119
 7:19 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Surprising good day - seems like it's from a SERP change. Different traffic on a few pages with bigger clicks.

Google's worldwide monopoly. History learns it's just a matter of time for the inevitable fall

IanCP




msg:4452122
 7:40 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

5X the day before to an "acceptable" level.

Don't get excited. Tomorrow will be back to dismal.

One thing which I find very consistent:

Krap CTR = Krap EPC
Good CTR = Good EPC

The other consistency this year?

Krap days are followed by good days, which are followed by krap days...

tidewatcher




msg:4452182
 11:09 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Had he best day of the month yesterday by quite a long way -- earlier in the month had a number of bad days. Inconsistency day by day seems to be an adsense hallmark.

From my observations it appears that Google might be holding back reporting high playing clicks sometimes and then processes them all at once. That could account for the extreme variations between good days and bad days

Play_Bach




msg:4452205
 11:56 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yesterday earnings closed again at about 35% of average. So far, May is doing better than April, which isn't saying much since April was the worst month ever. Hopefully, the upward trend continues.

netmeg




msg:4452264
 4:13 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm running better than double last May, which is good, but oddly while traffic is way up, nobody seems to click on Fridays the past month or so. It's not just delayed reporting either, from what I can tell, they really aren't clicking. I guess everyone's got better things to do.

JCKline




msg:4452284
 4:52 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yesterday was a great day. Very unexpected. Today seems average so far. I hope it picks up.

tonyolm




msg:4452367
 7:20 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you google.... I'm a happy camper today

NomadMan




msg:4452370
 7:28 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's been "no-click" Friday so far - deafening silence.

If the decline in Adsense revenue is a measure for the state of the economy....ofcourse Q2 2012 for Google is gonna be another +20%

Lame_Wolf




msg:4452371
 7:39 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

of course Q2 2012 for Google is gonna be another +20%


Any why not ? Do you think that Google only receives its money from adverts that appear on sites ? If so, think again.

NomadMan




msg:4452379
 8:12 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Any why not ? Do you think that Google only receives its money from adverts that appear on sites ? If so, think again.


Q1 2012 had +20% revenue from the partner sites (display network) alone - which is just a part of Google's total revenue.

Adsense observations on this board and elsewhere seem to indicate a decline - not to mention a surge in banned accounts.

My thought is;
Would it be wrong to expect a decline in Google's Display Network revenue for Q2 (iso +20%) with the much tighter click validation? The endless talk about the effects of a 'valid click' and 'traffic quality' would only hurt publishers and not Google?

tidewatcher




msg:4452389
 9:24 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Unusually good day for a Friday for me. Will probably end up being the best day of the month so far. Early May was low for me, so hoping to get back to average for the month.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4452395
 9:36 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Q1 2012 had +20% revenue from the partner sites (display network) alone - which is just a part of Google's total revenue.
I haven't read every report and break-down of their earnings because [1] It doesn't concern me. [2] It's none of my business. [3] Reading such things bore me.

Anyway, I have read that "Google just announced its earnings for Q1 of 2012 and the company did not disappoint. It raked in $10.65 billion, a full 24 percent higher than last year for the same time period and a hefty improvement over last quarter. Of that rather sizable chunk of cash, $10.2 billion came from advertising revenues -- $7.3 billion of that placed on Google's own properties." which leaves just 3 billion from other places (websites).

JCKline




msg:4452424
 11:46 pm on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

My stats have been stuck now for over 2 hours. Impressions and all.

Play_Bach




msg:4452445
 1:03 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Stuck here too.

breeks




msg:4452460
 3:43 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

60% less that this day last year. Not real thrilled.

karkadan




msg:4452478
 5:09 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Horrible day, 20% less than the usual low average. :(

NomadMan




msg:4452486
 6:24 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

'not click' friday turned out to be 'click dump' friday. Clicks rolled in 1 hour and then deafening silence again. Below average day.

Would an account be flagged after a sudden very good day (above threshold) and have all clicks quarantined for (manual) validation?
It might just be a server under maintenance.....

edinburgher




msg:4452488
 6:44 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

It might just be a server under maintenance.....

This doesn't "feel" like a server problem. I suspect they have a massive bank of cheap servers, losing one or two wouldn't cause such a massive snafu.

They probably also have their own in-house written messaging middleware for passing click details around. I wonder if that's not up to the job and is getting swamped, possibly even dropping messages (ie clicks).

(PS: new low for me on Friday)

NomadMan




msg:4452497
 7:28 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wonder if that's not up to the job and is getting swamped, possibly even dropping messages (ie clicks).


My Adsense observation based on what i see here and on different boards;

With the massive amounts of clicks required to make a few billions a year - added with the 2012 strict click and traffic validation - Adsense server architecture is everything...

My impression is that 'no click days' move around batches of small & midsize earners / publishers. Server architecture for the small & mid earners might not be up to the job. The processing power needed to serve this group must be apocalyptic compared to the big earners.

Big earners most likely have their own server to cope with a very profitable click rate of ### / second. Much easier, click / traffic validation is more relaxed. It secures a large part of Google's revenue.

So i would not be surprised AT ALL - if clicks are dropped during massive click tsnumai's in the small / mid earner group. I'd say they work with an "acceptable % of click loss".

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