explorador - 5:36 pm on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
August you nailed it with that explanation point by point. The Adsense limit was discussed before with similar testimonials. I know some users report increased earnings... some of us notice on several threads the joke "I know where my clicks are going now", sure it's a joke but it seems when some win some loose.
I know the fact that if some increase their earnings INVALIDATES the theory of reduced earnings elsewhere but it's not just like that, it could be like a rotation of earnings consequence of diff factors.
- Traffic goes higher each year
- Earnings grow just a bit (not proportional) that's understandable
BUT... big efforts on posting more fresh and new content impact the earnings, sure, it works, but after a few days (a week?) that temporary increase goes down to the SAME AVERAGE. So, it doesn't matter how much the traffic goes up, the earnings won't grow except for less than a week.
The quality of traffic matters. For the last 2 years the algo updates caused a huge increase of traffic but the earnings went down. I didn't complain because I was waiting, then the algo was updated (penguin) and many complained, I just got back to the previous normal steady earnings. But then, traffic went slightly up but earnings went down, and been down.
Disagree all you want to, we are (at least I'm not) trying to reverse engineer any algo update, I'm just saying that as others, any big attempt of increasing traffic with useful, fresh and original content has very little impact on earnings (increasing them) and just works for about 1 week and then traffic stays up but earnings go down again. My earnings were solidly steady for the years with Adsense until 2012..... unstable and then kinda normal but 2013 it's just crazy.