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How often do you check your adsense stats?

Once a day or once an hour?

   
9:28 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I used to do it once every hour ;-) Now I have bought it down to once in the morning, afternoon and in the night.

Hopefully, I can have an adsense free day one of these days :-)

How about you guys?

10:12 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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An AdSense-free day would be far in the future for me, unless someone sets up Adsense Anonymous and runs day-long meetings in a room without internet access (and probably with locked doors)!

I currently check at least 50 times a day, but that is an improvement on last month, when it would have been twice as often, Then, I used to transfer the stats to my Excel spreadsheet at every viewing, too. Now I do this only 20 or so times a day, so there are signs of an improvement.

I justify my obsessive behavior on the grounds that my present AdSense income is making a vast difference to my lifestyle - more than doubling my disposible income from all other sources - so I think that I need to reassure myself that it is really happening, and it is not just a dream.

10:33 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL... Glad to know its not just *me*!

I just added the AdSense code to three of my pages late yesterday... watching with interest, and so far - Impressed!

~ Lynn

10:38 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Much too much.

As the Adsense adverts are on my own site and I have internet access at work I really need to get it down.

Just changed to skyscrapers and colours and just keep checking.

Mind you dont check it as much as webmasterworld ;)

10:52 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oh that's a great question.

Well we have AdSense running on over 50,000 pages. If you take that number and divide it by 24 (hours) Divide that by 60 (minutes) you get 34.7 times a day!

Thats about dead on for us! ;)

10:54 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Considerign I transfer all my stats to Excel, I could probably make by the minute rankings, as often as I check.

I've got to get off of it, because If I divide my AdSense income by the time I spend checking the stats, it's a lousy wage per hour!

SN

11:07 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL killroy!
11:09 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's fun watching the figures going up by the hour!

If only you could see the stats for different sites.

11:33 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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True... I'd love to even see the stats for different pages within the same site.

On that note, am watching my first three pages carefully - the only real conversion being subscribers & forum members. If they decline sadly, I'll have to make a choice as to whether leading visitors off my site is worth the $$...

I honestly dont feel like this is going to be an issue (for my site specifically), but like I said - watching it closely ;)

11:34 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've just given up smoking, but have found a new 20 a day habit to replace it ;)

For christmas i'd like a desktop ticker that sits there and gets on with counting the pennies....

11:39 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Or maybe a page to your cell phone everytime someone clicks an Ad and the amount! Now that would be fun :)
12:25 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Better yet, a DEBIT CARD ;)

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{standing at the counter purchasing a Big Screen TV}

"I'm sorry sir, your card was declined"

"No problem {looks at watch}, Try it again"

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hehe :-}

12:30 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ha ha ha :-)

If it were to be slashdot, some of the comments here would have got a +5 funny, especially the last one :)

4:40 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I just checked...but it was only the second time today - noon local time :)
5:55 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I justify my obsessive behavior on the grounds that my present AdSense income is making a vast difference to my lifestyle - more than doubling my disposible income from all other sources - so I think that I need to reassure myself that it is really happening, and it is not just a dream.

But when do you have time to have a lifestyle when you're always checking your stats?

7:43 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Smart reply, aroach! :)
9:28 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Don't you realise that checking stats IS my lifestyle! I can do this on my laptop sitting by the side of my pool here in Florida, so what more would I need? Yes, I know - really sad!
11:07 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is wonderful therapy!

Whenever I'm feeling particularly obsessive, I can check back here and realize, no, there is someone... SOMEONE out there who is more obsessive than I am! :)

And I mean that in a good way ;-)

Oh, and Lynn... yes, what the other guy said... your big screen TV post had me really laughing hard... just brilliant! :D

11:48 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I check maybe once every day or two. Not much changes day to day (or hour by hour). I have better things to check every hour.
12:13 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Why don't they (or someone else) make some software that can be in your tray and when you mouse over it, it will show a tooltip with current revenue.

I remember there was a counter that did that - showed number of visitors in the tray.

3:18 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, Adam ;)

It was actually a joke I used to make regarding PayPal and their Visa Debit card... during the "info products" craze.

Perhaps we should encourage Google to implement a daily stats email - and/or only update our stats once a day? LOL We'd get a lot more done that way ;)

Do they say anywhere in their disclaimer:

"Not responsible for lost work time, or any other negligent behaviour as a result of AdSense Stats Obsession, such as, but not limited to: forgetting to eat, missing your best friends wedding, skipped appointments with your probation officer...

? ;) ~ Lynn

7:56 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Heh heh :)

On a more serious note, though, I do think that a lot of this calms down over time.

I remember when I bought shares in my first mutual fund AND shares of stock in my sister's biotech company for the first time (both a few years ago, during the height of the dot.com boom!)

I was checking Etrade about every five minutes, at work, no less and:

- I sure wasn't the only one!
- Yes, the money was increasing practically every time :D
- No, it didn't last (the money increasing, or my eagerness to check) :(

2:00 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting an error this morning... bummer - anyone else?
2:38 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>I'm getting an error this morning... bummer - anyone else? <<

[webmasterworld.com...]

3:56 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i got so anal about checking my stats that I wrote a CF script to log on to my google, cj, befree accts every 5 mins and write the stats to a db so that I could have another script that would always give me uptodate stats without having to do anything.