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9:12 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well today, I being getting lots of public ads, wondering if its just me?
9:15 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You're not alone... I am as well! I normally get few if any.
9:22 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm glad to hear that it's not just me. I'm flooded with PSAs today.

(that's the best thing about this forum - knowing you're not alone)

9:22 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if its related but today i'm missing a massive amount of clicks and revenue. I have a bad day once in a while, have an awful day every now and again but today is in a different league to anything I have had before.
9:24 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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even GG SERPS are not showing Ads sometimes today. Something is broken in the plex I think. I even took a look at EFV website which ia very good player and saw 90% PSAs.

Edited : To add link [webmasterworld.com...]

9:31 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting lots of blank spaces - cause I don't do PSA's. I came to see if anyone else was seeing it - and you are!
9:36 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Likewise. Suddenly, all PSA's. I wonder if this has been happening on and off for a week or so. Our revenue has been down significantly for the past week?

At first we thought it was because we just regenerated and uploaded the whole site. Thought we "broke something". Glad to hear we didn't.

9:38 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yep same here - revenue right down as well
sigh

Wonder what's broke

9:43 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My revenue has been consistant for the week (and month), however, I am seeing 3% of normal revenue and clicks today.
9:44 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thank God it isn't just me!

And thanks to you all for the reassurance.

9:50 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Today, I am also getting LOTS OF Public Service Ads and I never had them this many in the past! In fact, in the past, I can't even remember when I saw PSA last time on my website!
9:53 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Could be a GREAT day for the hurricane victims though!
9:55 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am being flooded with PSA Ads.
10:03 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One of my best traffic days ever, and now this. Arrrrrgh.
10:08 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed this, and came over here. Glad I did. I'm not alone.
10:12 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing nothing but PSA for hurricane relief at the moment.

Pages which normally show three well targeted ad blocks are showing one PSA and two blanks.

Odd thing is on some of those pages I'm getting highet than normal click through rates, but of course I'm not earning for those clicks. I guess the novelty of the PSAs are making people click on them.

10:14 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, same here. My link units seem to work fine, however. Can anyone verify?
10:15 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yep.... a large number of PSA's today. My CTR was very low yesterday as well.

"Okay Google-Peeps...what are you all up to over there?" LOL

10:21 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what's going on. It's almost 5:30pm and I made $33...this is the lowest i've seen in 2 months...all i have is Hurricane Relief ads!
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My link units are doing fine too - it's just my other ads which are mostly text_image format

I am a hurricane victim, so maybe the PSA's are not a bad deal?

10:22 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thread merge called for? Adwords Outage [webmasterworld.com], or maybe just more reading than usual needed by most of the usual adsense posters. ;)

[edited by: Woz at 10:56 pm (utc) on Jan. 27, 2006]
[edit reason] formatting [/edit]

10:30 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I noticed all the PSAs too and zipped over here to see if anything was up!

Glad I'm not alone.

What is going on?

10:33 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>> What is going on?

It's broke, Google is working on it, see the link Leosghost posted above.

10:36 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We are seeing the same thing with the PSA's. Right now that is all we have.

One thing I'll note that is interesting is that we began to notice some problems on Wednesday. On that day, our ads were not listing as many links as they usually do. It seemed to mostly clear up on Thursday, and now its all PSAa.

Maybe China does not like Adsense?

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No PSAs here, but earnings down by 21% than normal.
Observed PSA on many MFA sites though!
Interesting.
10:42 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm along with all of you in the boat with the PSA'S. I have a couple of pages with ads, but I'd say 80% of the site is PSA except for pages which I'm using link units (which are very, very few). Yes, something must be wrong at the Plex as I've noticed no ads at all when doing a normal search. Hopefully this will pass soon - I was having a great month.
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My earning is Dead the whole day. Public service ads on all pages. What's going on in Google.
10:45 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes I am displaying mostly PSA's. This after i finally got my Page eCPM double what it was last week. My clicks are down but my revenue is up.
10:47 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All adlinks, when clicked, say "sorry, we have no ads to display on this topic" so clearly there is a major problem going on.
10:58 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has Google said anything about the problem?
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