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Anyone else having ultra low click rate today?

     
4:59 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My click rates are incredibly low today. Just wondering if this is another outage / delay from Google. Anyone else experiencing an unrealistically low report of clicks today?
5:05 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes they do seem a little slow today. First thing they were painfully slow....

I must stop watching................

5:05 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Holiday weekend. People leaving work early to start their travel. It's vacation time, baby!
5:06 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We are having a low day altogether. I am wondering if it could be just because it is Labor Day weekend. That and the end of the month could be affecting stats.
5:11 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I see a bunch of net congestion in the last 2 hours.
5:11 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Had a super low day yesterday too, and it just added a click now, to yesterdays stats. Todays imps are so and so, but clicks are down 70% or more.

I believe there is some lag and perhaps some backlog of click checking happening.

What really irks me is that they'd never admit if they really lost stats, cos it'd cause a riot.

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5:53 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Impressions a little low, but clicks very, very low. :(
6:02 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mine are low too.. I think for me it's because of an increased presence of PSAs on my site.

Anyone else notice pages formerly serving ads that now serve only PSAs?

6:18 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Also, month end approaches.

Wonder if budgets are expiring - seem to recall something similar last month.

6:34 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Same here, CTR about half of what it normally is. Impressions down, too. Probably due to the holiday weekend.
8:53 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to break the pattern, but my CTR is the same today as it was yesterday and the day before. But I agree that for those who have a low CTR, it's likely due to the holiday. Don't expect it to get better until Tuesday.
9:50 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure I buy the argument that advertisers budgets are "drying" out because it is the end of the month. I haven't changed a thing on my site (in terms of ad size, type, location, colour) and I have been seeing over the past week the same number of impressions, but my EPC is up almost 40% AND my revenue. So, what gives? :)

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12:06 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My CTR is way up today, after being low yesterday.
12:29 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good impressions, CTR's and EPC's today. Better than last Friday. Fri/Sat/Sun are always a little slower than the rest of the week.

I've also noticed EPC's not dropping significantly towards the end of the month. Good news!

2:10 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Our impressions are absolutely average. Our click-through is nearly 50% lower than normal.

This can't be attributed to a slowdown or the holiday weekend, since people are going to the sites. They're just not clicking on ads.

6:52 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Traffic normal, CTR normal....I was expecting a bad day and weekend....but it looks at this point in time as business as usual :)

Bet I won't be saying that on Monday night:(

9:18 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My impressions are way up on last week, but my number of clicks is about the same (so my ctr is lower) but i figure this is because I have picked up a bunch of non-relevant traffic from somewhere rather than anything else.