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We just have to deal, I guess, with the fact that when they are processing the monthly approvals, the whole system slows down. Happens every time, but this time I just wanted to pre-empt too much sweating over slow response today.
Anyhow, I hope you're right (no doubt everyone will be hammering those stats even more than usual), and Happy Birthday to you. May all your AdSense cheques be big 'uns.
And your name is close to me, Sox (I'm originally from Boston).
If this tidbit of info comes true, I'll shed a little light, but I don't want to seem like some false prophet or anything. I just saw people already sweating over how slow AS id running today, and I believe this is why.
I just saw people already sweating over how slow AS id running today, and I believe this is why.
I think bakedjake's explanation in msg #13 in MSN Search Down? [webmasterworld.com] about Akami being the cause of the problem is more plausible. I shudder to think that Google approving AdSense payments could bring the Google SE, Yahoo, MSN and other unrelated sites down. ;-) Then again, that problem could be unrelated to the AdSense problem.
This doesn't change what I said as the main point of my original post however.
The lag for yesterday's data was very long so your birdie could be right. ;-)