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Adsense Addiction Cured

I no longer need the hourly fix!

     
1:09 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, it's taken some time to cure myself however Google has managed to do it for me!

What happened? May 5th that's what.

The roller coaster ride of checking previously accurate figures regularly now has me logging in a couple of times a day since no matter what my statistics look like, the end of the day's figures are completely and utterly different.

Overall earnings have been down a little however that is mainly due to our ISP having serious problems and us moving a whole load of sites to new servers but our EPC is actually up which bodes well.

Let's hope for a more settled ride.

Anyone else been cured of their addiction?

1:13 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Nope. Every hour. ;-(

Did you use any type of 12 step program? Or, just quit cold turkey?

1:36 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Did you use any type of 12 step program? Or, just quit cold turkey?

Two step program:

1. Admit that the figures just didn't make sense until the following day.

2. Drink beer and all becomes clear:-)

3:20 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You guys still LOGIN?

How quaint...

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[edited by: Jenstar at 6:43 pm (utc) on May 19, 2005]
[edit reason] No tool names please, as per charter [/edit]

3:26 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Two step program:

1. Admit that the figures just didn't make sense until the following day.

2. Drink beer and all becomes clear:-)

I'll bet half the worlds problems could be helped with those two steps. :)

3:27 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Drink beer and all becomes clear:-)

LOL Wise words. Teach me more (web)master.

3:39 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I see no reason to waste my time checking stats so often, once a day max but only to check for massive irregularities and if I am on a trip then I do not check until I return.

Why do you guys need to check so often. I earn good money from AS but even daily stats are meaningless.

3:43 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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if I am on a trip then I do not check until I return.

You don't get stats sent to your cell phone or pager every 30 minutes?

Oh my...

3:43 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've found a really nice looking revenue checker application for AdSense. I don't check THAT often - but do put things into Excel once a day.

This app would give me even more info than I have time to do with Excel - definitely useful.

Just one problem - it needs my AdSense username and password to work (obviously).

How can we check the application is only contacting Google - and not sending stats, passwords etc back to the developers?

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Yeah, I'm kind of worried about that too.

I check my stats so often because I'm usually tweaking one thing or another. Today I'm watching the CTR of a certain channel, watching it go up as the day progresses. I get lots of info from watching stats closely, actually. Plus, it's addictive.

4:05 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's like playing a slot machine that only pays...

There's an idea, I think I'll make <snip> play a slot machine dispensing money sound when it pops up.

[edited by: Jenstar at 6:42 pm (utc) on May 19, 2005]
[edit reason] No tool names please, as per charter [/edit]

6:47 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Did somebody say beer?

I'm going to try to link the inverse of my Page CTR to the percentage of alcohol in my blood. The worse I perform, the less I care!

8:53 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh heck...I have a new addiction...

The thing we're not supposed to mention has improved so much that I can't stop playing with it!

See, now that's what happens when we're not allowed to refer to what we're doing:-)

This means beer is definitely required and since it's nearly 10 pm I think I'll down a bottle of the Czech Republic's finest...the real one.

</duck>

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However surely it is allowed to stay when it is a Google approved beer?
9:31 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm... I don't know if Google approves of drunk publishers...

I didn't see anything in the TOS about this.

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The thing we're not supposed to mention has improved so much that I can't stop playing with it!

Which thing are we talking about; you didn't pay any attention to the viagra emails did you?

I can't play with the thing I'm not supposed to play with because it doesn't work with the Mac. I'll stick to drinking beer. If anybody knows of a similar thing I can play with that is compatible with MacOSX Panther and would like to send me a message, I'd greatly appreciate that.

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oh man, all this talk about playing with your thing and it not working on the mac, I've got the perfet link to post, but it'll probably get me baned from the forum.
decisions, decisions...

ok, i wana keep my membership. pm me for the link (its funny)

10:14 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I already got snipped once today, so I better not comment! * Ding, you have a sticky
10:22 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Gotta admit I still check a lot. I've only had AdSense since mid-March although I like the beer idea.

Where I live a can of our national beer costs under 15¢US so with my AdSense earnings I could buy quite a few. Problem is the rest of my business would suffer.

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a can of our national beer costs under 15¢US

Want any lodgers on your Tropical Island?

Our business always does better with lateral thinking beer!

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I check my stats every week or so. I guess I'm just wierd.
11:08 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I guess I'm just wierd.

Aha...the spelling mistake I always make!

Just maybe, perhaps, you're "wired" differently? :-)

11:11 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hahaha...you know that thing we're not supposed to talk about?

Well, I just noticed its predicted earnings for today...I WISH!

11:20 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are you tweaking, rex? The results are pretty, aren't they?
11:30 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just to clarify... In my previous post, I wasn't talking about the thing you're all not allowed to talk about. I was talking about a different thing. But I'm not allowed to talk about it either. Clear? It IS pretty though...
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Where I live a can of our national beer costs under 15¢US

Yes, Tuesday's batch is a good vintage isn't it?

Not sure I'd trust drinking anything that cost less than a postage stamp.

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spaceylacie

Every time I log on now I get a new rush...and faster..predicted earnings are coming down though:-((

7_Driver

And I'm not talking about anything either, just the prettiness of it all...now must go find that new crazy frog ring tone!

Yay...that's another post moderated...

1:59 am on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh, I'm cured not too long ago. :D

Installed an extension to my browser and there's my basic Adsense stats in the status bar (total impressions, clicks, CTR, eCPM and earning). Since my browser is basically open all the time, the stats are there for me to see at anytime.

I still log in once in a while to see the detailed stats.

OK. Maybe I'm still not fully cured. :(