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But our busiest time is in the evening.
This wasn't happening until this last week. Patience running out rapidly.
Support just keeps giving the same old 'tell us this, tell us that, tell us where' response.
It would really help to have a statement saying either 'there's a few things being ironed out' or 'there's absolutely nothing wrong'. Then could at least stop wasting time looking at stats and wondering whats going on.
Anyone seen one anywhere?
The ads aren't "stuck" at all, if they are showing paid targeted ads. But an advertisers CTR and high daily budget can result in little variation of the ads on pages and sites running AdSense.
They can't be high CTR ads. because we run a site for widget parts and on 1 page all the (4)ads. are for one type of part, which I know only a small minority of our visitors will want. On the other pages, the ads. are reasonably different page to page, but absolutely the same as they were previously on each page (about 15 pages) and mostly generic (site theme) instead of targeted by page.
We're in the UK. I'm left wondering if its a dynamic page matching problem, just UK, or whether there has been some sort of wholesale withdrawal of advertisers.
Today the CTR is 1/3rd. of what is has averaged since we started, which makes me think our visitors are well .......off with seeing the adverts over the last few days.
As we don't want to look amateurish, I'm tempted to turn the whole lot off and come back in a week or so. Anyway, have emailed support. Can't believe this is a permanent state of affairs.
...We're in the UK....
-look at my site through a US proxy.
-install tracking to see what advertisers are being clicked on.
Will be installing tracking once I figure it out!
US proxy does give more variety, so it does look like a UK thing.
Late yesterday we did block a few of the persistent advertisers to see what would happen. Interesting that the variety started to come back.
Tried this because Jenstar mentioned the possible effect of combination of high budget advertisers / high CTR - looks like that might be at work as well. Although the keywords appeared very specialised, perhaps some advertisers have bid high across the board for even specialised keywords.
Or perhaps the new algo is starting to have an effect by weighting against previous adverts that had low CTR / low likely value to advertisers. I know Adwords keywords get 'deactivated' if the CTR isn't high enough. Perhaps same now true for Adsense.
If this is the case, I just hope its not too vigourous in filtering, as many of the previous adverts were very relevant and targeted, but just wouldn't get clicked very often because they weren't things our visitors would want very often.