It seems archaic to me that publishers have to actually remove, or comment out, the AdSense code from every page if we want to just pause AdSense for say a period of time. Sure, more sophisticated publishers probably have the code as an include so it just needs to removed in a few places, but doesn't it seem very antiquated the way AdSense is set up? On Adwords, it's one click to pause campaigns, ad groups, keywords.
I guess what I really need to setup is an ad server and not show any ads that pay me under 10 cents per click. I am seeing a huge increase in very cheap clicks, and no they're not coming from high end mobile devices either. I don't believe Google is only charging say $0.08 cents for terms in my very high prices content category.