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May 14th - Today looks better than yesterday.

Who knows why...

   
3:06 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)



Going off on a rather better start, my ecpm rose greatly in comparison to the last couple of days, but still not as high as it was before.

Stats are looking acceptable with a double fold increase of income in the last hour... crazy huh.

Anyone else notice a sudden change?

3:13 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)



Anyone else notice a sudden change?

Yep, it started very slowly and not very nice however after 7 hours I've now posted 50% of Saturday's earning!

Both CTR and eCPM seem to have returned to more "normal" levels.

Let's hope yesterday's maintenance is smoothing through:-)

3:17 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else notice a sudden change?

Me too, I earnt more with AdSense in the first four hours than the entire Saturday...
3:26 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Funny, I have noticed a nice change. Wonder what happened exactly? Everything is way up on my account, and I checked another AS account for a site I help out on, and they are way up for the last two days.

I hope it continues!

3:29 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)



It could be a general increase but it's still not quite back to default... Let's hope we can see further increases throughout the next few days, however my channels still show backwards statistics where my footer should be less than my header, my header is less than my footer.. in which case im still waiting for adsense to fix the bugs & once then I'll be on much more than before.
4:37 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Having a great Sunday, eCPM is almost tripled today. In fact, I'm scared.
5:31 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm up but not quite that much. At 10am I had already made more than half of yesterday's poor total.
6:41 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There was a scheduled maintenance which could have a direct impact on the results maybe?

It could have refined smart pricing and could have improved adsense intelligence to display more accurate adverts - or refined to display better paying adverts instead of just MFA accounts.

6:42 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Today my eCPM is 50 to 60% higher than than the average of this month.
6:42 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yep.
Saturday really sucked.
Today so far better than normal.
8:35 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Saturday sucked hard but today sunday is even worse. Looks like it could turn out to be my worst day ever!
8:58 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yesterday was bad and today is even worst for us, perhaps things will improve tomorrow, but our ctr and epcm is at a quarter of what we earn usually..
9:12 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes things picked up a little bit, but still slow.

I vote for less 'routine maintenance'.

9:34 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone see their stats lagging? My stats are really strange for this time on sunday
10:01 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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con 771

My stats are way behind a typical Sunday. It's showing only 10% of the usual number of clicks for this day and time. I'm hoping these stats aren't real.

10:17 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I also have very very slow stats for this sunday. Hope it is because delayed statistics, and not too much because of mother's day.
12:12 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, things have picked up here as well. There was some sort of change at Google on Saturday, because on Friday, Googling our domain name turned up less than 1,000 pages including a mention, today it showed over 10,000 pages. We have appreciably less than 1,000 pages, so it means that Google reincluded a lot of scrapers in the index. Why this should our eCPM is beyond me, but asside from the date, it's the only thing that changed.
12:35 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed a nice change for today too.
1:25 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Down yesterday and today for me. Scary.

I think it's because of Mother's day - evaluate what category of business your site is in.

1:58 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Glad to see that I'm not the only one this was happening to. I've been updating some of my sites to a CMS and was terrified that some of the changes had hosed the amount that the sites were going to earn.

Today is looking up from the past few days. Nothing to write home about (still low, but at least not FRIGHTENINGLY low) for sure but the weekends are usually my worst days anyway.

2:30 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Poor performance yesterday, very bad day today after a week of slow but steady recovery.
3:29 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)



It's on its way back up but that could just be because sundays are better than the last few days as far as CTR and Traffic goes, I'll have to give monday onwards a trial and know for sure what's going on. Still loosing out 50% of what I would normaly reach for the number of clicks today.
12:36 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)



What on earth is AdSense playing at?

Sunday ended up with my 3rd best day of the month with a 36.16% increase in CTR, a 67.7% increase in eCPM and 80.78% increase in earnings!

Ok, I know it's early yet however today so far?

Both CTR and eCPM down 50%...

Interestingly taking Saturday and Sunday together I ended up with a completely "normal" weekend...I haven't had one of these roller coaster rides for a while:-))

12:52 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had my best ever Sunday yesterday by some considerable margin - somthing was definelty cooking.
1:29 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had my best ever Sunday yesterday by some considerable margin - somthing was definelty cooking.

Exactly. I had a record day on Sunday.

I am wondering, perhaps they are cracking down on MFA's and lowering their payouts and boosting quality sites?

Who knows. It could have just been a fluke, but today is on track for another fluke.

1:54 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)



I am wondering, perhaps they are cracking down on MFA's and lowering their payouts and boosting quality sites?

They're twitching, tweaking and messing about...I am seeing wild variations across all 100+ URL channel sites, some look completely normal, some are so far down they look dead and others are outperforming their normal metrics.

My concern is that my core sites, which are usually rock-steady, have gone wild in the past few days from record lows to near highs for CTRs and eCPMs.

Did I get a huge dump on Sunday? I must have, am I going to get another one later today or tomorrow? I assume so.

The good thing, for me anyway, is that over the last 10 days my overall earnings are only slightly down which is well within normal metrics.

Tweak, twitch, pull, push, turn, suck, blow, hammer, lever, screw-in, screw-out...they'll end up breaking the darned thing!

2:08 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looking at EPC on our site, it has been depressed a little since Easter, but is now climbing to beat pre-Easter levels.

I therefore suspect there has been a smartprice impact of Easter - where for the weekend itself both our traffic and earnings were high. But if it was casual interest and they converted poorly that would explain the lower EPC since then. Now that Easter is dropping out of the month-long smartprice cycle, EPC (and earnings) is starting to climb back up again.

As ever, it's only speculation/a theory. But if it's correct, I want to ban all holidays in future :-).

5:05 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Gah, after a solid Sunday this Monday looks like a throwback to when I first STARTED AdSense.

I also have conclusive proof that NOBODY uses MSN search. I just found out that one of my sites is #1 for a term I've been after for a while on MSN and yet I've got no real traffic from it. Were that Google #1 on the other hand... I'd be making a couple hundred a day from that one site.

Anybody elses Monday abysmal? At this rate I'll be lucky if I hit a double digit number which is HORRIFYING.

5:33 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am getting better than average again today (much better).
9:51 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday I was whinging about poor performance. I removed more ad blocks before going to bed, so this morning (Australian time) I logged into my account to discover that my earnings are way up although is a little below average.

I guess reporting all this is a pointless exersise as tomorrow or the next day earnings will be way down again.

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