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What this means in Adsense earnings is a least a 30% drop. A 30% drop still leaves me in good shape but I hope it does not last.
Has anyone else seen a drastic decrease in earnings because of the update? I am hoping the answer is yes so Google will reverse the change they made yesterday.
check for this sign:
do a search for site: command on your domain and see if you have your homepage as a first result. if you don't see the homepage, you're probably affected by this too.
by tomorrow AM i'll know how much i'm going to lose daily, it looks like at least 50% less in revenues... and here i thought i'm on the verge of a four-digit month.
do a search for site: command on your domain and see if you have your homepage as a first result.
Too early for me to tell if we're having any traffic problems, but I want to point out that the first result generated by the site: command is your best linked page, not the necessarily the home page. Many content oriented sites that cover more than one topic have multiple sub-pages that are more popular that the homepage.
Now, all I get is garbage traffic from who knows where, and the CTR has dropped and the eCPM has dropped too.
I hope this is only a temporary problem, othewise I will be force to close down my sites by the end of this year.
End of Line
Prior to that point in time G sent 46% of my traffic. In February G sent only 12% and I suffered terribly. Every month beginning in March 2006 G has sent between less than 4% up to a high of 5% of my traffic, and is currently at 5%. My main traffic sources shifted to MSN and Yahoo, with MSN having the current lead (47%). Income from AdSense has returned to the level of when G held the lead (46%), although I'm getting only 1/4 of the traffic that I used to get.
Life goes on.
Several data centers are showing "good" serps; that is, we could see everything back to the way it was a week ago. Let's hope this is what it appears: a temporary screwup during the latest data push.
Traffic is down today and the eCPM not as good as Mondays and Tuesdays.
Do we have hope this is just temporary?
I only ask because ever since this recent change I've seen my own site finally hit top-spot after clearing past the previous MFA/unrelated crud.