Wow have I hit about a 3 hour wall of silence. The dial is stuck here. Odd. The dinner hour is my busiest earnings yet I'm starting to notice the dial getting stuck. Possible all the traffic need more time now that it did in the past.
Yesterday's great EPC continued and I ended up with 150% of June average, however today with 42.2% of the click volume of Monday my earnings have jumped off a very high cliff with earnings so far at 13.8%!
The sawtooth continues blindly out of control along its utterly bizarre path.
Back to normal and then average. All I can say that contributes to the kind of data we value on threads like this (tendencies) is that Adsense it now anything but stable, it is almost erratic, just as if you were experiencing server overloads and your sites being offline (affecting your earnings) but this is not happening in my case, sites online, the best traffic EVER but earnings bouncing and bouncing with no clear idea on why. I also checked for the right codes in place... weird.
I find my page impressions have increased these past few days, despite my traffic is down this month by about 20% to what I was getting earlier in the year. My EPC are still high today, and clicks are pretty reasonable. No idea if it will last, as Adsense is so unpredictable. My jagged sawtooth has finally lost a few sharp points, though I don't expect it to last long. Next month I will be uploading a newer interface to my site, with quite a lot of modifications and new content - I can only hope it has a positive effect.
Yeah I'm stuck today big time. For me this would be about the longest wait for an update in the past few months. It's obvious to me the reporting has or is undergoing modifications. It would be nice to hear a communication regarding this.
Well just a quick update. I'm about 1.5 hours from day closing and honestly, this is the worst. There could be a correction at some point. It's only words I'm writing but if you were in my shoes this would carry more weight. I would like to use a swear but I will refrain. Yes I'm working on an exit strategy from this madness but that will take time. In the meantime I've become essentially numb to the number rolling in. It doesn't anger me anymore or cause depression. In one way or another this too shall pass. I've threatened myself to simply step back and simply stop checking daily stats and save myself the madness. First step? Deleting my bookmark. Haven't done it because it's a habit that's been so good for years. It's PT thing for me which does lighten this situation somewhat.
Sorry to hear Adsense is still kicking some people while their already down. For some reason yesterday was my best day in the past three months. All the stats looking good, including of course earnings.
Reasonable start of the week - just around average earnings with one low day.
Its pretty unsettling that with all the collective Adsense experience and knowledge on this forum, there's no way of telling what causes the swawtooth and diminishing Adsense earnings for quit a few publishers.
I wonder how a static Wikipedia page with high quality info performs with the Adsense "instability" version V23.1. Wikipedia often shows researched facts with *no reason whatsoever* to change the content, presentation and so on. So if the content can't get any better, the user interface is ok for years and years, would changing content, UI cause Adsense to perform better? I'd say no......
This is almost a copy paste post from various times over the past few months. Yesterday didn't close out with a click bump or earnings bump. Although I've said "this is my worst day in four years" or similar, I'm quite confident that I would need to go back four years or so to find a day as bad as yesterday.
The interesting thing is nothing has changed on my end which should result in such a drop off. In other words same sites, more content and no BS SEO stuff going on.
I have had another issue which may or may not explain this situation. If this is a type of smart pricing kick to the groin, then I should pull out of this. There would be no other reason to explain it other than the Adsense program has changed (at least for some of us).
Today's earnings are looking no different that yesterday so far. I will say impressions wise yesterday was about right. The earnings/clicks were obviously not right. If I had that grey box image in the place of most ads, I would have seen next to no difference in earnings yesterday. Yeah.
Yesterday was looking kinda grim but I had a late night surprisingly large click dump.
I know what's causing my sawtooths (such as they are - sawteeth?) It's mobile. My mobile traffic has an entirely different dynamic than my desktop traffic, and on my biggest day of the year so far (last Saturday) it actually crossed over to 53.9% of my traffic, making it the majority.
My mobile traffic has a much smaller CTR and a much higher EPC than desktop.
My mobile clicks tend to happen much more at night rather than during the day.
If the mobile clicks are down, my day ain't great.
I'm pretty sure that some amount of my mobile traffic is not *in addition to* my regular traffic, but instead of. And that makes a difference.
That said, I'm still way up over last year, mainly because traffic as a whole is way up, and EPCs are way up too.