coachm - 12:47 am on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks to y'all again. Netmeg, yes, I do social, mostly on twitter actually but have facebook and linkedin. I've been on for 1.5 years. Not impressed, or rather, perhaps I'm not skilled enough. I don't like the concept or quality of interactions, and I'm too old to spend time on something that is pretty bozoish.
Vivalasvegas. Yup. Constant traffic. March/April are typically big months. Earnings this month are so bad, I'm not even bothering to tabulate day by day. Compared to last year month on month, probably about 70% drop.
Thought perhaps it had to do with shift in where geographically traffic was coming from, like if 70% of traffic coming from foreign now as opposed to 70% from USA last year, but a quick look yielded little. That would explain complete collapse on all fronts as a result of Panda.
Just to give an idea, last month we sold $600 of a certain widget, which has been selling steadily for about 12 months at about that level. THIS month we're at $80 so we're looking at radical drop even from last month. And, that doesn't count Easter or any non-business days, where we do nothing.
Leonardo0, the drop in CTR is drastic. We changed nothing but as an example, on one site (we have about 15 niche sites) let's say there's 1000 PAGE impressions. We've had days with ONE click. Overall average across all sites is dreadful, let's say <1% when peak average would have been about 3% (ok that's a while ago).
I haven't checked EPC but I know it's been trending upward up to last month.
And, of course the kicker is that for most relevant keywords via adwords, we'd be paying between $1-$2.50 per click just to get in the game. It simply doesn't work.
Started contacting potential customers via the mighty snail. Everyone needs a business shakeup and I'm kind of looking forward to not being chained to this computer.
Hey, how does one act when meeting with a real person in real life? I ferget.