| 7:24 pm on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I'll mention here, as this is the place to say it although things seem "stuck" to me. Yesterday was abysmal, which is an abnormal result when looking back over the past couple months. However, today things are equally flat, stuck, etc. I tend not to panic now unless it becomes days which means a trend. Just as good Karma, I'm going to say here, I'm ready for my superclick. Please come to daddy. I'm waiting with open arms!
| 9:17 pm on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I'm cool. Better than cool.
| 11:03 pm on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
4:00pm - Going on seven hours of stuck. Anybody else?
| 1:12 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
"I'm not joking, I've gone from 600 a day between these two to 6 ... This is just unfreakin' believeable, this programme is broken, broken, broken ... For me at least."'
I'm sorry... maybe I missed something. Did you just say 600 clicks? A DAY? Are you kidding me? You can't be serious. That's... incredible. Absolutely incredible. That's like $300 a day.
And now you're saying it dropped to 6? I don't even want to contemplate how painful that must be.
| 2:22 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I haven't see 2 days like this since... heck I have no idea. This isn't par for the course as of late for me so it's worth mentioning. Not a traffic issue, but 2 days, if it doesn't correct this evening, is scaring me a bit.
| 9:09 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Yesterday's click count came to an abrupt halt early on and (fifteen hours later!) still hasn't recovered. Lowest click count and CTR all month, but thanks to some superclicks (strangely enough), also the highest CPC. Sure AdSense, whatever you say.
| 10:21 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Higher, I was in the UPS club meaning $10k+ a month, I've seen it dwindle, and dwindle, and dwindle, every time they've made an alteration I seem to get hit for heavens knows what reason. My sites are completely corporate white hat, we've no reason to be otherwise.
The majority of the traffic used to be image searches through a large CMS gallery, compared to just two years ago referrals are now down by over 90%.
Yep, that's a lot of beer money we're talking about:-(
| 10:48 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Yesterday was really fantastic. My website, oscarfishlover.com, although based in the UK receives the majority of its traffic from the US. Therefore the majority of my money will come long after I had gone to bed here in the UK. I checked my earnings at 2 AM UK time and it was just less than what I would consider a good day. I checked this morning and is double what I would consider a good day, so yesterday was a really really good day. Since I modified my AdSense layout, things are just rocketed. My skyscraper units in the left-hand column are just phenomenal. I earned more than half of a good day from just three clicks from this unit.
| 12:34 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|Did you just say 600 clicks? A DAY? Are you kidding me? You can't be serious. That's... incredible. Absolutely incredible. That's like $300 a day. |
There are people here who've made more than that, some still do. It's all in the traffic. (And somewhat in the niche)
| 1:48 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Blimey, I just came back from getting my car MOT'd and my AdSense earnings have peaked at my target level for a day. Mind you, I had one click worth £3.44.Just wait and see, what's the betting most of this money gets withdrawn in the next hour or two :-)
| 2:25 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
The mystery continues. It's no surprise this year has been low, really low (no changes made on my side). So I got to work and made some improvements, things got better one week, then higher, then the highest day of the year. AND THEN it's LOW again, low as if I didn't make any changes.
You know, as if they shut one window, made my way out of it
and then they shut another window
Several events (one after the other over the years) make me think, nope... believe! there really is some ceiling on a website or account basis, like several switches they apply, not all at once, because no matter what you do after THAT DAY, your traffic stays or grows but not your earnings, then you do something clever (but still white hat) and works, but only for a little while.
| 2:48 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Surely it is in googles interest to keep its users happy, after all, we are there ones that are earning them a lot of the money. I would have thought that if they are paying somebody £300 a month, surely they will be getting more than let themselves
| 3:03 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure what your last sentence means, but you can find out your revenue share in your account. I think in most cases it's 68% for a standard account, which means Google keeps 32%. (AdSense for Search is 51%)
I know a lot of people believe in a ceiling, but none of my sites nor my entire account have shown anything like that, so I just can't bring myself to believe it. This year for the first time my CTR went way up when my traffic increased; that never happened before.
I do notice changes and different patterns, but that's mostly because of my desktop/mobile ratios changing so much (even between weekdays and weekends)
|Surely it is in googles interest to keep its users happy, after all, we are there ones that are earning them a lot of the money. |
We are not who Google wants to keep happy, by a longshot. As I have often said, Google cares about itself, users (searchers), and advertisers. It does not care so much about webmasters, site owners or publishers. Never make the mistake of thinking otherwise.
| 3:26 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Doesn't Google make money from the AdSense units placed on our websites? I can't believe that they would let us make money from them without them getting something out of it. At the end of the day, the people who advertise on our websites are Google advertisers, like you said. I'm starting to believe that if you get the Google ads right, the money will increase per click. Like I've said quite a few times already, my skyscraper units which are above the fold and on the left-hand side of my pages are starting to burden me more money per click than any other ads on my website
| 4:02 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Despite what a lot of people think, Google thinks longer term than that. Plus they get money from the advertisers, not from the publishers. Plus for every publisher that gets banned or stops running AdSense, there are at least a hundred more to take his place.
Trust me, we're bottom of the barrel on this one. (And I say this having always done very well with AdSense. But know where the priorities lie)
| 4:57 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Without us publishers, Google would not do very well. However, I agree with you 100%, AdSense is probably one of the easiest way to make money on the Internet so there is never going to be a shortage of people who will want to put ads on their side. So I suppose Google will weed out anyone who isn't really doing much for them and stick with the people who make the money.
| 5:55 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|AdSense is probably one of the easiest way to make money on the Internet |
Personally I don't think anything could be further from the truth even when having an authority, evergreen website with exclusive images and text since there's always someone, including some of the largest sites on the Net, who will come along and rip-off, scrape, copy and plagiarise your content if they think they can make money out of it.
For many of us the good days of AdSense has long gone and unless one has an extremely good-paying niche that no one knows about and plenty of information to keep posting for a couple of years or so, then it's doubtful serious money could be made.
Serious money to me would have to be at least $2+k per week per person.
| 6:14 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|since there's always someone, including some of the largest sites on the Net, who will come along and rip-off, scrape, copy and plagiarise your content if they think they can make money out of it |
This is not an AdSense issue.
For problems with scrapers, plagiarizers, etc, file some DMCAs and/or call your IP lawyer.
| 7:38 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|For problems with scrapers, plagiarizers, etc, file some DMCAs and/or call your IP lawyer. |
ROFL ... Of course it's an AdSense issue, when the above happens to any site carrying AdSense then their earnings go down, it's doubtful Google's does since these are usually MFAers and the like, but for the genuine publisher it's of great concern.
And if you think you can get many of these sites taken down then you're not on the same Net as I am, it's an almost impossibility for many of us.
Google ignores us, the ISP ignores us, the offending site ignores us, and when I write us I mean the vast majority of webmasters who have had totally unsuccessful takedowns.
| 7:46 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|ROFL ... Of course it's an AdSense issue, when the above happens to any site carrying AdSense then their earnings go down, |
That's not the fault of AdSense.
| 8:58 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|This is not an AdSense issue. |
For problems with scrapers, plagiarizers, etc, file some DMCAs and/or call your IP lawyer.
True but G doesn't help. The honey attracts the flies. I had a problem with one of my main sites (the most complete) and one scrapper targeted it as his favorite and tried to clone it, along with some other sites I have and others not mine. It was HUGE scrapping, text and images (I own many original pictures of those widgets).
I sent DMCA and what did G do? banned his domain, HIS DOMAIN. So he continued scrapping on another domain. Lucky me Panda and Penguin killed his sites but the scrapping thing was a huge pain. I agree on G ignoring or at least not dealing with the problems the right way.
Anyone could see things clearly just by browsing both sites 5 minutes. And when one reports the sites via the link on the Adsense ads and Adsense does nothing, then it really involves Adsense.
Scrapping happens on the web and also on "mobile apps", I have received many request the last two years from people wanting to create guides for widgets and stuff from my content, I denied my content but of course many will use it without permission. Monitoring? huge work...
Back on the thing, morning was really good but it stopped at noon. Earnings not moving.
| 9:52 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I wish I was posting over the past couple months where things had been rebounding to a more reasonable level. Also I hate to be posting when it's bad news. It hasn't been all bad news lately so please let me clear that up.
Ah, but I must mention for 2.5 days, this is odd. Stuck might describe it, sort of. I'm not sensitive for bizarre low earnings on a day. It seems to happen once and a while now. That said, I'm an expert at the flow in my adsense. I'm addicted to checking it.
My question is whether I'm experiencing a hiccup on the reporting side, or have I been hit with something. This isn't a matter of site traffic. The dial just is trickling throughout the past 2.5 days and there has been no rebound. If this makes 3 days of this, I'm getting quite nervous. I don't see anyone else reporting odd revenue the past few days. I'm getting perplexed by the plex.
| 10:07 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Well it's not that clear, odd revenue like higher? lower?
| 10:23 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Ok, to clarify, it's odd, as in so low it's odd. The lack of movement upward is odd. The end of day totals in the past 2 days have been odd (low).
| 10:35 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Well if it's useful to you, there are many in that boat.
I was having lows, then got better, then better (june)
Sunday was high, and then 2 days low too. Weird.
| 10:50 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Okay, it sounds like you are a clone of my situation. It was definitely Mon, Tues and part Wed today. I will say in the past hour, yes the past hour, I've noticed a more normal increase. I'm past the earnings I had on either Mon or Tue. I normally roll with the punches but this does seems a bit more unusual. I'll update is this total starts to climb to the moon for the remainder of the day.
| 11:56 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|That's not the fault of AdSense. |
I wish I lived in your world ... I agree it is not the "fault" of AdSense however who owns AdSense? Google... !
You must be extremely fortunate ken_b not to have ANY of these kinds of problems with piratical sites.
| 1:24 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Is June a good month usually or bad? I'd think it would be one of the worst. It's gotta be only up from here.
| 2:40 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Depends on the niche. June is always huge for me.
| 6:21 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
My sites are television show-related, relevant to what is on TV. I'd think this would be the "slow" time of year, but who knows.
| 9:16 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Yesterday was another low click, high CPC, day. Weird.
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