nomis5 - 11:00 pm on Jan 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
My Adsense earnings for the past few days are following a trend of about 60% up on last year (a huge amount of additional effort has been put in) and that has been constant for the last few months.
But income from another secondary affiliate went from an average £28 per day to virtually zero from 24/12/2010 to 03/01/2011. Over the last two days those earnings have picked up to £6 then £14 per day.
The secondary affiliate never was and I suspect never will be the major earner but the difference between Adsense and another scheme is interesting. I think that Adsense tries to even out the troughs and peaks in some sectors whereas other lesser affiliates are never capable of doing this. Other affiliates just reflect what is happening.
So for me I suspect this is a very bad earning time as reflected in the secondary affiliate scheme earnings. Adsense has evened out the same trough to some degree. But the last two days show that the post-Xmas trough is ending and normality is returning. Just my take.