Our site traffic is significantly higher today than it was yesterday (and the day isn't even over). Yet our Adsense Impressions are lower than they were yesterday. CTR is way down too.
Do your 8/18 stats seem right?
3:01 am on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
clicks and revenue havent updated for me for around 2 to 3 hours and impressions have slowed right down in same period. could be the reason.
3:35 am on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
It's catching up now.
3:46 am on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
I also suspected impressions weren't updating as quickly as the clicks were. Seems to be closer to normal now. I just thought it was a roll over from the same problem Saturday (scroll down in the post) [webmasterworld.com], where impressions were not updating, but clicks were.
4:06 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
I wish there was a "As of XX:XX" bit on the reports page. That would help us all out... Especially those of us with a few OCD tendancies :P.
8:09 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
My impressions are normal-ish, but my # of clicks is ridiculously low... 1/5th that of what's normal by now especially on a Tuesday...
I've never seen such a low CTR... ouchy bouchy...
10:27 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
I am new to AdSense and the CTR has dropped significantly lately, I guess the reason is it was more interesting in the beginning since many of my visitors come back frequently. (I have only run this for 2 weeks.)
Did you guys have the same experience?
Althought it is still good revenue and I am not going to complain ;-)
11:29 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
It is probably a combination of Blaster, weekends being slower, summer holidays, etc, as to why it has seemed slower the last few days. Since you have only been running for two weeks, don't worry ;) Fluctuations are normal, and after a month or two, you will begin to notice particular days of the week do better for you.
12:28 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)
Yesterday and today were top days for me :P
I had a lot of extra visitors and a higher CTR than normal. I had a newspost about the new Welchia worm, and Adsense showed some really interesting targeted ads => to antivirus sites.