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Just checked and our site is working normally. Traffic levels are also average for this time of the day. So even if everyone stopped clicking... the "impressions" should still be showing in the stats.
Some delay at the servers, that's all, let's just hope they didn't loose any data on us and are now faking their way through ;)
I started with
0 imps 2 clicks
then it jumped to
90 imps 4 clicks
now, next refresh
92 imps 14 clicks
This makes NO sense at all
My average CTR is around 1.6% but today this makes it over 15%. It seems like impressions aren't counted properly or haven't been added to the stats, as my clicks and earnings are in line with time of day, although unusual for hte JUMPY update.
I desperately hope they'll fix it soon or at least know about the problem, or a LOT of us will get those "fraudulent clicks" emails.
This is scarry.
I really wanted some 'normal' stats this morning. Yesterday one of my websites - not a very big one - was down for about 5 hours. This had an amazing negative impact on click-thrus - very few during that period and overall earnings well down on the day. I was hoping that today's stats would produce something like Tuesday's results - thereby 'proving' that this particular site was well worth some extra work.
One of the most interesting/frustrating aspects of the web game is identifying definite relationships between your own efforts and some kind of return in terms of traffic or income. This one is really tantalising.
But still better than a day job, I reckon.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Humm...something ironic about "europeforvisitors" living in the USA ;)
No more ironic than Arthur Frommer, Rick Steves, Karen Brown, and heaven knows how many other authors about guidebooks to Europe living in the USA. Or, for that matter, no more ironic than the author of a British magazine article about New York, Provence, or Tuscany living in Britain.
Mind you, I've lived in Europe several times, and I go back if I felt that universal health care and good public transportation were more important than the right to buy cheap gasoline and an unlimited supply of handguns. :-)