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unbelievable #s today

cpm, ctr, cpc through the roof

     
7:45 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm experiencing the biggest day ever and it's only half way. I'm talking about 3x the norm. it's scaring me. anyone seeing this?

kz

7:49 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Great CTR for me too.
7:50 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Unfortunately, no difference for me as of early afternoon, still not good vs the past.

Must be an anomaly based on a low number of sites you have running adsense, or the kind of websites you have, or their traffic. Occasional reports like this happen but overall it seems most of us are still downtrending.

8:05 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)



Friday was pretty good, and today is just on the high side of average. Nothing to get excited or depressed about--everything's in the normal range.
8:12 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think you can conclude anything untill the day is over.
8:16 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On the very high side of normal today. Nothing that would immediately make me think something fundamental had changed. Might be a statistical fluke but it's a positive one.
8:19 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Nothing changed with AdSense so it must be your traffic. Enjoy it while it lasts.
8:26 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks everyone - I will try to keep my composure and enjoy whatever is happening :) The revenue I'm receiving to this point is what I normally receive in a 24 hr period. It is such a HUGE day for me and it may be attributed to my sites moving up in the MSN & Y SERPS.

I just hope it is not fraud related!

kz

8:56 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Maybe someone clicked on mesothelioma ads, and they are still paying $50 or more per click!
10:05 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It is very, very slow for me today, even below the usual Saturday's lows.

Maybe you made a good sale and got higher EPC.

10:14 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yea, saturday is usualy my slow day.
surprisingly, i tend to do just below my week avg on sunday while saturday is usualy closer to half what i got in the week.
today is dooing better for me compared to most saturdays, but not overall
10:42 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Having read alot of threads in WebmasterWorld, I would normally attribute unsusual days like this to click dumps or clicks on some high paying keywords. But, I just checked some important keywords in MSN and Y! and have found that 2 of my 6 sites are showing up in the top 10 results.

My traffic is increasing, Adsense is phenomenal, aff programs converting very well.

hope this trend continues...

kz

10:44 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Saturday (with rare exceptions) is almost always the poorest performing day of the week for my network, for both traffic and income.
1:16 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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kempo,

its 5pm my time and i've already reached the number of clicks i get on a normal day - I'm at about 150% revenue higher than my highest day, and the day isn't even over. At first I thought, great day!..but then when I looked at the numbers just now I got scared that I may have been a target of click fraud, I was about to post something to that effect when I ran into your message..

I dont know waht to make of it, but it's semi comforting to know im not the only one. Not only I'm getting more clicks, but those clicks seem to be worth more as well. My high days are usually over the weekends, but today is being exeptional. What about you?

2:31 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Everything looks normal to me.

But I've given up looking at AdSense stats on anything but rolling monthly or two-weekly averages. I guess if I got something way out of normal - a 10x spike - I'd start worrying about some kind of problem, but otherwise I treat daily spikes as just noise.

4:52 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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rfung,

nice to know that you are also benefitting from what ever is going on. our sites must be connected somehow :0 At this rate i should be posting a thread on $400/day possibility.

kz

2:40 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sat was mediocre to poor for me. But I try not to worry about the day to day stuff too much (it isn't good for your health!)
3:29 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Saturday - low volume (as usual on a Sat for me) - but CTR has taken off - 50% up!

I wonder what's going on? Must be a new ad-targeting algo I guess. Let's hope it sticks!

6:12 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Friday was pretty good, and today is just on the high side of average. Nothing to get excited or depressed about--everything's in the normal range.

Actually this entire weekend has been rather good. Starting on Friday though 1pm est Sunday for me - and weekends are almost always my worst days. My click through rate is up about 2 percentage points and effective CPM is up by $5. EFV mentioned it's on the high side of normal, which is fine and dandy. Unless, we are now re-defining the normal range. I always enjoy seeing an up tick in "the numbers", especially when it's the earnings column. Even little moves in numbers can do rather amazing things for the bottom line, especially if one has a fair amount of site visitors.

Even with a small improvement in numbers, a small time but full time webmaster might generate an extra $50-$100/day in revenue - 'gratis'. Nothing to go celebrate about but even at $50/day it's $1,500/month or $18,000/year to one's bottom line. I'll take that...time will tell.

TIP:
For those interested you can improve your bottom line like this example above simply by optimizing the location of ads on your site. I remember when the new ad formats came out and I was testing formats and ad slots - it's amazing what placement can do for the bottom line.

7:47 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Noon my time and today is looking like it will be a higher than average day again...
10:12 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)



EFV mentioned it's on the high side of normal, which is fine and dandy. Unless, we are now re-defining the normal range.

It's 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Google time, and my Sunday EPC and CPM are way above normal. I don't expect those numbers to hold, though. Impressions are likely to catch up at some point, and it'll turn to be an okay day but not worthy of a Champagne-and-caviar party. And tomorrow the numbers may be below average. As others have said, it's the long-term trends that count.

10:53 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the last 3 days (fri-sun) have been exceptionally good for me. It's monday 3am google time and eCPM seems to be holding - can't wait to see if this high wave will hold throughout the weekdays.
7:23 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My weekends are usually "horrible" compared to the weekdays. This weekend, the numbers were "respectable" and parallel my usual M-F numbers.

I am waiting to see how the current M-F shapes up.

7:27 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yup - this weekend was above the norm - very odd.

Today is really humming too, interesting.

7:42 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am waiting to see how the current M-F shapes up.

My earings for today has passed the daily average before 12 pm, the Google time.

8:01 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing record-breaking numbers too. And I thought it was the new color combination I used yesterday. I hope this is Google's new 'standard.' If not, any chance they'll do a readjustment like they did in February, but a subtraction this time? That would be a nightmare.
8:47 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Unbelievable is right!

CTR down 75% from last month...

PPC down about 75% too!

Earnings off 95% so far in March compared to February, which was not quite as good as January....

[and this with stable or higher traffic, the same advertisers and actually more content pages]

Still smiling though!

8:49 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the same advertisers

That's probably more than likely the problem.

Visitors see the same ads on google, your site and 10 others, they need something new.

9:05 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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incredibill, that is an interesting point - and it has me concerned.... hmmmm....
4:39 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was 300% higher than the earlier part of the month and today will probably be 200%. Though CTR is a measly .X% (very low side, about as low as you can get)
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