coosblues - 3:32 pm on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
My worst month in 5 years. Adsense earnings down 60% - impressions down 50% - all after the Oct 14 minor Panda update.
Should this continue I expect this months earnings to be down 80% with a very similar loss in impressions.
The last couple of months I've seen nothing but ads for $100 in free Adwords. They sent me a card in the mail and I'm sure almost every publisher got one too. This would likely lead to a great influx of new ads, and those ads would be greatly devalued due to an increase in Adword accounts and inventory.
Is Google driving publishers to become Advertisers? It's a no win situation. My site is all content and I don't sell products so Adwords does nothing for me! I feel like Google is looking at me to see if I'm willing to start paying for traffic. That's a door I'm not going to open.
I love ya Google but like an unfaithful mate you've really let "us" down!