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I have lost impressions and clicks in this outage!

stats are back but numbers for Monday are too low

   
6:25 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)



now my stats are back but number of impressions and clicks is totally small - so I have lost a lot of clicks and impressions!

anybody else has the same?

6:28 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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dont panic - stats are playing catch up .. dont worry
6:32 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is going to take time to catch up. By the end of the day, things should be back to normal. I am still showing increases of what is well above average for the time frame it is updating.

If you are concerned, you can always drop support an email about it.

7:00 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting a bit concerned, too. Around 11:30 EST I got a few hundred more impressions and several clicks for Sunday within the span of 15 minutes or so. But nothing came in for Monday.

Monday's stats started showing up at around 12:30 EST, but only at the usual pace of my site's traffic. i.e. it doesn't appear that any backlogged stats are being dumped in, but it is updating live. Furthermore I visited my site and immediately saw one more impression.

Does it look to anybody else like the stats are live now, but nothing more is coming in from the time the stats were dead this morning?

7:11 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The stats for my sites seem to be updating to take account of the missing stats from earlier today. If not the the traffic to my sites has increased hugely today. ;)

Jokes aside, I think it will take a few hours at least before things start to stabalize. I'm going to give up now and wait until tomorrow morning (it's after beer time here) to try and get a true picture.

Of course things will always go wrong when I make changes although I promise I didn't try to break the system.

7:18 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Rearden [webmasterworld.com]:

I go the same spike in Sunday impressions at about the same time you did. My Monday stats have been slow to update as well. I think that the other posts on this forum are true--AdSense is just playing catch up. I really doubt that Google would rob us of our impressions and clicks. Stats are not a mission-critical app. Impressions and clicks are. The two systems are most likely separate. So, there was probably just a problem with the stats that created a backlog. And now they're pumping that data into the stats system as fast as they can to get it back up to speed.

7:22 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)



I really doubt that Google would rob us of our impressions and clicks.

doubt is bad, no-doubt is healthier.

my monday-revenues were in latest weeks almost the same in subsequent weeks. So I can just take a look at last monday and they should be almost identical. tomorrow we will see if Google robbed us or not... for now I don't know.

7:47 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The stats are definitely catching up ... I think patience is required ... I'm sure we'll see valid stats soon.
7:55 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I see terrible losses in my stats as of now. I do hope it will revert to normal actual stats or it may be a big blow :(
8:06 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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They still haven't caught up yet, but if you check them again in 5 minutes, I'm sure you'll see some more impressions/clicks which normally wouldn't happen in a 5 minute time-frame.
8:22 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I can also confirm I've seen 'catch-up' after what appeared to be a very bad day indeed. I think it hasn't lagged like this while I've 'in the programme'. The poor techie's at Google must be surviving one of the most rapid expansions in provision of the internet. This forum is a very good idea - its wonderful to be able to confirm suspicions of technical problems rather than site outage.
8:22 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"They still haven't caught up yet, but if you check them again in 5 minutes, I'm sure you'll see some more impressions/clicks which normally wouldn't happen in a 5 minute time-frame."

Not here, unfortunately. It's still looking like Google just started counting stats about 3 hours ago, with no lost data being imported. I'll give it until tomorrow before jumping to conclusions, but as of now I'm seeing about 25% of the clicks/impressions I normally do at this same time on a Monday.

8:29 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>> as of now I'm seeing about 25% of the clicks/impressions I normally do at this same time on a Monday.

I agree, but in the short time frame I've been checking my stats (the last hour or so), the leap in impressions/clicks isn't in tune with a normal day. The data is being filled in, slowly but surely.

But I agree with you, we should all probably forget about it until tomorrow. Anybody else got ASS (Adsense Stats Syndrome)? :-)

9:26 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I noticed the catch-up too :) Its almost near the finishing line, still a few more hops :)
9:32 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have read several other people in the Adsense forum today state that their Sunday impressions/clicks/revenue are Significantly higher...myself included. Perhaps Google has appended part of today's clicks/revenue to Sundays stats. Just a theory! I think Google is a little smarter than you give them credit for. I highly doubt that they are "robbing" us. Give me a break. Hundreds of thousands of site owners would not let them get away with that. And if Google did try that they'd be sued and/or thousands of site owners would ditch Adsense. That wouldn't make sense for Google to "play" around with something like that.

Dave.

9:43 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My Sunday stats (apparently now caught up) were somewhat above average, but not so high as to suggest any back-loading of Monday's data.
10:04 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You'd think Google would be nice enough to let us know what's going on. A little message saying something about server upgrades, stats will be delayed until Monday night or something to that effect.
11:13 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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<<Anybody else got ASS (Adsense Stats Syndrome)? :-)>>

LOL No kidding!

I still am not where I should be for today according to my own personal stats, but I am not in a panic yet. Now if I could only get away from that refresh button on AdSense!

:)
Kelly

11:18 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is probably taking longer to play catch up because all us webmasters ARE clicking the refresh button every minute!
2:14 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In case anyone's interested, I've gotten an actual reply from Google about the issue (filed a problem report when it first happened). In part, Google's reply says:

"Please note that this issue only affects the display of your account data and not the data itself. All impressions and clicks are being recorded."

Which would seem to imply that it's only a reporting issue and that the sum total of impressions and clicks will come out the same. I've noticed that my own stats for today seem to have caught up to roughly "normal" now.

3:11 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In case anyone's interested, I've gotten an actual reply from Google about the issue (filed a problem report when it first happened). In part, Google's reply says:

Thanks, it was very helpful.

Things are looking really good for us now. In the last few hours everything has caught up. It really took us by surprise when things shot up drastically instead of gradually. :)

7:59 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like everything's OK now. Monday's stats came out on the lower end of normal, but I'm not complaining.

Too bad our T1 went down 20 minutes ago. It's always something! This profession certainly doesn't allow for very much sleep. :)

8:00 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Normal times are back :) Let's hope we don't have another outage.
2:52 pm on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My stats for Monday are now showing too ...

Impressions are within normal expected range - but clicks are WAY below average - could be a freakishly bad day that you get once in a while for normal reasons - ie just 'bad luck' - or click tracking was faulty for a few hours

 

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