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Click Adjustment Upward?

     

david_uk

8:25 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just looked at the stats, and at midnight 'plextime they added a whole load more clicks going back to the beginning of the month!

Long may it continue.

Pedent

10:18 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Let's just hope they don't ever try a click recall; imagine the threads...

sahuman

12:23 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If they are verifying clicks before they assign them to your earnings, would that mean payments would be approved earlier than usual?

oliver25

5:10 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is this done automatically?

clearvision

6:27 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Seems funny, I just posted in another thread that I have NEVER seen my income adjusted after midnight Googleplex time....they made a liar out of me! After reading this post I noticed a dump on the 17th earnings.

Did other amounts change through out your month or was it just that day?

Do the impressions and clicks change with the dump or did they stay the same and the payout increased?

creepychris

6:37 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmm. I just check my stats and sure enough daily earnings seem to have increased across the board. I've never seen adjustments go so far back in time.

david_uk

6:52 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Did other amounts change through out your month or was it just that day?

Nope - random days all through Feb.

Do the impressions and clicks change with the dump or did they stay the same and the payout increased?

Yes - impressions, clicks and payout all changed

FromRocky

6:53 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The first adjustment is for the stats from Feb 12 to Feb 17. The second adjustment is for the rest of the month of Feb. (1 to 11).

I noticed that these adjustments are applied for all stats (page impression, number of clicks and earnings). Some days are just individual stats change such as a change in page impression but no change in two other parameters. Others have all three changes. All changes are positive even though there are some Effective CPM reduction in some days due to a higher page impression.

From my stats, I don't think these are click dumps but just data adjustments. And this type of adjustment has been taken place before.

<<added>>

Nope - random days all through Feb.

My stats shows the change for every day from Feb 1 to Feb 17. Maybe the 18 also but we don't know.

PatrickDeese

7:22 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wow. Thanks to their readjustment, instead of having 2 of the worst earnings days in 12 months, I have the 2nd and 4th best days of all time.

jardin

8:00 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is... very weird. So they just decided to be very generous out of nowhere? Cool, I guess :)

FromRocky

8:08 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is... very weird. So they just decided to be very generous out of nowhere? Cool, I guess :)

Because, we made a lot of noise?

Jenstar

8:31 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps there were problems updating from one of the datacenters that is now corrected.

no9t9

2:46 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i hope we get another click dump because the bottom just fell out on my CTR. I only got like 5% of the clicks I normally get... needless to say earnings today is VERY low.

great_9

3:02 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm only seeing improvements in my stats...

totter

3:04 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps there were problems updating from one of the datacenters that is now corrected.

Or possibly a bonus for clicks that convert at a later date.

markus007

3:25 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My account was updated like this on the 16th... Thought i was imagining it :) There is always a 20% difference in clicks between what javascript tracking and google reports.

roycerus

3:34 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Even I saw some adjustments [upwards] and I think the automatic checking of the click validity is a good guess. I like the idea since even if someone tries to bump you out of adsense by clicking on the ad a thousand times they won't count and all that will happen is my account will not be credited for those clicks.
That would surely be more legit and we publishers can sleep in peace without being worried about getting bumped off...

hyperkik

3:49 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My CPM and average CPC have held pretty much steady for months. Google's algorithm changes don't seem to much affect my referrals from their SERPs. And no midnight surprises for me. Why does all this melodrama only seem to happen with other people's accounts? ;-)

petra

1:36 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Maybe I'm a bit daft but I have no idea what you're all talking about, my stats for february have not changed they've stayed the same. Is this adjustment only for US sites? or all sites?

idonen

1:54 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't see any big jump - my february average daily earnings are still 37% lower than my january averages...

no9t9

2:11 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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it wasn't a BIG jump for me but it was welcomed. There were about 3-4 days that clicks were added to the total and hence money was added to days already passed.

I update my spread sheet pretty much every day with the daily numbers so I knew exactly what had changed and by how much.

OptiRex

2:16 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)



17/18/19 clicks up 25%

ECPM down 20%

Earnings obviously well down.

20/21 so far continuing in the same vein, earnings per click abysmal in comparison to "normal".

16th saw our second highest ever day, yesterday saw our highest ever clicks and not within 22.6% of 16th Feb.

That is some spread!

Conclusion? Fewer advertisers paying lower rates...what else?

dmerton

2:39 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This may or may not be realted, but in the past few days I have noticed an uptick in my AdWords CTR as well as this increase with AdSense.

andy_boyd

3:20 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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dmerton,

I'm also seeing something like this ... a much improved CTR over the last week.

max_mm

3:46 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm also seeing something like this ... a much improved CTR over the last week.

yep, same here. CTR considerably up (by up to 1.1% then normal) for last two days.

blairsp

4:29 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Nope down here. no adjustment made either

Teshka

7:20 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hm, I guess mine went up a little bit. I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't read this thread, though, so nothing drastic here. Of course, any increases are always welcome ;)

DaveN

9:23 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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adsenseadvisor .. a comment would be nice

DaveN

Nikke

9:36 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes! A comment from ASA would indeed be appreciated. I've seen some small upwards adjustments to my account, which is among those otherwhise seeing an unusually bad month.

MikeNoLastName

11:24 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You're right there WAS a significant increase in clicks and earnings for the period. I only have a partial spreadsheet backup of OVERALL stats to compare to (1st thru the 9th) but in most cases the increase in impressions were not much higher than the clicks i.e. in most cases the impressions added were only 2-5 times the number of clickthrus, which is highly disproportionate for us at least. Earnings were also increased, and the PPC in the new clicks appears to be commensurate with the overall PPC for the rest that day (i.e. apparently no really big-ticket clicks held back). I, like many others, had previously reported our PPC for the month was down about 45%.

I have VERY detailed daily channel stats to compare to (they updated the channel stats too). From the amount of comparisons I've done so far the impressions and clicks appear to be perfectly evenly distributed across channels in proportion to their relative traffic. No particular pages or domains affected more than others.

My first guess. As previously mentioned, one or more substations forgot to report in since the first or a later date. Although the disproportionately high clicks to impressions ratio is a mystery (unless they were specifically trapping visitors with excessively high CTRs for manual checking). Maybe one of them only forgot to send clicks, but not impressions. I'm hoping there's still more stations out there that haven't reported yet to make up for the very low PPC and CPM we've been seeing this month. Although just adding more clicks at the same lower PPC will only increase the CPM not the PPC.
I ALSO noticed our CTR and CPM started rising significantly on Sunday and as of midday Mon was about 50% higher then the rest of the month, but still 'abyssmal' PPC as mentioned by others. That would be cool if 50% more CTR showed up which has been missing from the REST of the month. That would exactly make up for the earnings which we've been talking about missing on another thread!

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