edinburgher - 3:59 pm on May 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Edinburgher, there is *no* waiting for Google "fix" things. Google almost never "fixes" anything because as far as they're concerned, they almost never break anything. At least, they almost never admit it.
If you're sitting around waiting for Google to fix something to make the AdSense money start rolling in again, then you are going to be sitting around waiting a looooong time. You have to be adaptable, and you have to have alternatives. YOU have to take control of your earnings.
Oh, I'm trying. But not knowing if Adsense is working, lagged by weeks or (as I suspect) losing data I might just be wasting time. There's no way of correlating any changes I make with any changes in my income.
I'll carry on trying, because I'm not the type to sit back and ignore it. But without status information from Google I'm shooting in the dark.
Optimisation without reliable data - or at least reliably unreliable data - is next to impossible.
As to alternatives, I'm working on it and hope to ditch Adsense ASAP. But my current main alternative is seasonal and the season has just ended!