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I noticed this earlier, but decided to wait a couple of hours before checking again ... On on of my sites (wedding related with strong content), Adsense is serving up ads for corduroy pants and jeans for every page! This particular site has always been one of my best Adsense revenue producers, but if this continues, I won't have any choice but to remove Adsense from the site. Why Adsense would be showing ads for wholesale, low end clothing on a wedding site (no site changes on my end whatsoever), when they normally show all wedding related ad content is beyond me ...
That's my guess, but someone else may have a better one.
After what happened yesterday, with the stats finally updating... I'm wondering if both Monday and Tuesday are still out of whack as well.
It seems to me that both days are about 15-20% below the average, definitely 15% or so below the normal page views.
Could it be that the system was starting to go out of whack then?
Monday, I can discount within the normal variations. But Tuesday was definitely below target. With a varied site like ours, the end result is remarkable stability of income - aside from what I now recognize as seasonal variations.
We've seen exceptionally slow numbers through the mornings every day until the USA kicks in early afternoon UK time.
To reincarnate an old, but reliable term, I believe Google has FUBAR'ed.
It gets especially old, especially quickly when they don't deem either advertisers or publishers worthy of any kind of update. Even when ebay had their massive outage in June of 1999, they at least attmepted to communicate with their users on message boards, via emials, etc.
I find it hard to say, but I believe G has actually found a new low of customer service that ebay could not even match.
Kinda like the Wizard of Oz, "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
Yep, my stats are stuck again, for about the past 2-3 hours now.
Disgusted, again, and again.
Whoa there Buddy!
As someone pointed out earlier in this thread, the Big 'G' advertises in their TOS that delays of up to 24 hours can be expected in reporting of Adsense Stats.
I'm no major player in this biz however I have to say Kudos to Google for AdSense and their customer service. They have ALWAYS responded to my inquiries expeditiously and courteously.
Am I experiencing slowed/skewed stats like the rest of you? Absolutely. Am I worried about it, no way. Have I emailed them to ask why this is happening? Nope - I figure they have enough on their hands trying to fix the problem.
Fearless Rick, sit back, breathe into a paper bag or something and it WILL work out
I am not in the least bit worried about it and have lots of confidence in G. IMO, no big deal, after a while the stats will catch up and your daily avg and monthly income should stabilize.
Many of you are likely looking at your stats too frequently and too closely.
Today I am seeing what appears to be an almost 50% drop in my EPC. It's probably one of the largest such drops in EPC I've had in any given day.
It may be a coincidence that this has happened one day after the reporting delay yesterday, but I can't shake the feeling that it's correlated somehow... Or maybe I'm just being paranoid. I guess I'll know more over the next few days.
They have carte blanche to pay us whatever they want.
I don't mind the $3500...oh, wait $3000, oh, wait...$2500...oh, wait $2000 a month I get...(not complaining...except for what they showed me I could make...I have over 2,000,000 pages of unique content.)
But then I watch the GOOG price on Wall Street and I get it.
So... just an opinion from the other side... I don't see anything but lagging stats.
I do, however, wholely agree that we all have very loose relationships with GOOG (from their perspective, at least). That comes from a lack of competition in their market place.
Yahoo and MSN may well serve to change that when they enter this marketplace... There is a very good article in Fortune that I read today re: how Gates and Microsoft sees Google.
It is a very (very) bad idea for Google to leave *any* door open for MS to walk into... and for sure, something as simple as this lack of "talking to the publishers" during times when that talking is needed is a bad, bad idea for Google and will make us all even more willing to work with their competition when they arrive on the field.
My 2 cents.