Leosghost - 4:07 am on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
If they give too much detail, or made any kind of specific info that we could correlate to specific days ( for example if they said there may be a delay of up to 3 days before stats show data related to day "x") it would still be enough info to allow us to "tweak" content or placement etc too much for them to guarantee the "quality of clicks" to advertisers.
And yes I know that the "quality of clicks" is already an extremely variable animal ;-)
Larger sites or networks..especially those with high traffic and very frequent crawl rates would be able to accurately extrapolate too much by A/B/C etc testing.
We can already vary what content any visitor sees ( and what ads accompany the content ) based upon various things specific to that visitor ( Google's attempt at "personalisation" is a very clumsy attempt at improving the advertisers conversions in the face of pure MFA ) ..remember the huge dynamically generated MFAs of a few years ago..Read the current thread here on the "supposed" high quality of "spun" content..Google have enough crap on their adsense network like that, without encouraging more by giving better data to be crunched by site owners.
Give all adsense site owners better data and many would abuse that and the result would be adwords customers voting with their feet.
If the only reason that someones site(s) exists and is able to pay its way is via adsense and with no direct ad sales, aff ads nor products.And there are many that exist only to serve adsnse.
Then maybe the choices have to be , work at direct ad sales, run it as a "labour of love" or a hobby ( and gain your crust with something else ..maybe even "offline"), or take the site(s) offline..or think of it like fishing ..some days, sometimes, you don't get a bite..or the net comes up empty..you can't really see what is going on under the surface of the water..
Most people doing the hard sweaty dirty type work in the world would willingly just sit on the riverside waiting for "clicks" / fish to bite ..lot easier than working on production line or in the heat in a field somewhere.
Complaining about days with no clicks is IMO as futile as a farmer complaining about the lack of rain..it won't change a thing, you either make it so you don't depend on the rain or the invisible fish biting for a living ..or get another job.
Or learn to fish and farm real smart ..and no one is going to give away that kind of info ( where to fish and how and what to farm and where ) the "how to do those things" on a forum..apart from the "tech" stuff like scripts and CSS and HTML and codes etc
Because everyone reading is either a competitor or a potential competitor.
Especially in webmaster fora frequented by"marketeers"..anybody who does give away "lucrative info" can expect instantly more competition in any promising looking niche..be it adsense , direct ad sales, aff or software or goods or services.
And there is only so much pie ;-)