plondon - 10:11 am on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks guys, I found this thread extremely reassuring. I've only been an Adsense publisher for 9 months, and in that time I experienced a steady climb in traffic and income. Until early May when I lost about 2/3rds of both in a week. Through May I steadily climbed back to about 2/3rd of my April stats: beginning to average about £13-£15 per day...
Then something happened again in June:
Wed 1st: Page views: 488 - Est Earnings: £11.05 - CTR: 6.15%
Thu 2nd: Page views: 417 - Est Earnings: £16.74 - CTR: 8.63%
Fri 3rd: Page views: 389 - Est Earnings: £11.76 - CTR: 7.71%
Sat 4th: Page views: 308 - Est Earnings: £04.20 - CTR: 5.84%
Sun 5th: Page views: 337 - Est Earnings: £11.51 - CTR: 8.01%
Mon 6th: Page views: 493 - Est Earnings: £28.91 - CTR: 8.11%
Tue 7th: Page views: 378 - Est Earnings: £05.19 - CTR: 4.23%
Wed 8th: Page views: 315 - Est Earnings: £01.46 - CTR: 2.22%
Yesterday was my worst day since I began. Beating even the first week of May. But Monday was my best day ever in earnings, although my best traffic day was around 690 in late April.
(Saturdays always drop. But midweek is traditionally my best time.)
These stats come from about 10 performing sites, with between 10-50 pages on each. All domains about 7 months old. All original content. Mainly US audience.
All I've done since beginning of May is begin adding content more regularly, about every 5 days. And continued link building low-medium PR sites through commenting, and article marketing. Plus I upped my RSS feed distribution. Nothing particularly 'shadey' and certainly nothing that would raise any flags. These are small sites, small niches and I'm a one-man show working from home.
Anyone make any sense of this?
Why is the Panda picking on me?