Of course, I could also see in Analytics that we'd dropped pageviews.
But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about traffic levels being the same, traffic sources being the same, no. of ads displayed being the same, percentage of interest vs contextual/image vs text etc. all being the same.
The ONLY difference, is that no-one is apparently clicking the ads anymore. Instead of 100+ per day, there are 1 or 2 clicks per day.
Unless you know something I don't, only Google really knows what the real numbers are. Pure speculation (at best) from what they give us is the reality.
Please could someone else weigh in on this? I'm really not understanding what Play_Bach is saying. Perhaps I'm just more of a Beethoven guy, but surely whatever Google is reporting as my earnings for the past two weeks is my earnings for the past two weeks?
Or am I going to see $1-$5 per day earnings in the stats, but I'm going to be paid $100 per day earnings come payment time next month? I really don't know what you're talking about when you say "stats are pure speculation" Play_Bach