I'm already up 250% over what I made for all of March 1, and I still have more than half of April 1 to go. Please no clawbacks, please no clawbacks, please no clawbacks...that would be too cruel of an April 1 prank.
It is probably to early to make any assumptions, but first day of April looks extremely promising plus it is also a first day of the financial year, which for many companies means new marketing budget, so lets hope that this can reflect on our earnings.
I dropped all of my Adsense units to the bottom of my site as a test, underneath other ads. While CTR dropped, CPC skyrocketed and so the total RPM ended up not being too bad. This tells me that either top dollar ads are going to the bottom or that there are tons of CPM ads bleeding over from AdX.
The 1st was an absolutely diabolical day for me being in the bottom four of 2015 for earnings and the lowest for clicks, obviously CTR was in the pan and as for PVs, what happened? My logs say normal day G says 77.7%...fubard, again.
Where March gave me record heights, April starts with record lows. Traffic is declining which is normal during Eastern/Spring break, but what's the story with the RPM? India is outperforming the West! I have never seen such low CPC's during this period.
Oh man, April has started off so bad. It's almost as if I've gone back to the Stone Age, I really don't know what is going on. Clicks haven't dropped drastically, is just the money I'm getting for the amount of clicks. Silly thing is, you think you've got a really good layout that seems to work, then all of a sudden everything changes and the money starts dropping. Has anyone got any tips, maybe ad units and placements that are working for them at the moment? Whereas the 160 x 600 skyscraper unit seem to do well for me, I'm now finding the 336 x 280 units either face at the beginning of the content, or second paragraph down embedded in text are generating attention. Having said that, I've made half so far of what I would normally expect to make. Terrible
At least Today has got off a little better, couldn't be any worse than the last two days. Even though I'm in the UK, my website is a .com site, therefore the majority of my traffic comes from the US, so I literally have to wait until the next day to see how well I've done. Somebody in the US told me that because they've had such bad weather, everybody wants to get out of the house, therefore website traffic should be expected to be fairly low. One would like that to be true :-)
Have your clicks dropped at all? The amount of clicks I received have dropped slightly. However, to give you an example of how bad things are, last week I think I made something like £12 from 41 clicks, a couple of days ago, it was something like £4.50 from the same amount of clicks. And these are the same ad units in the same positions on the pages. I know you guys use CTR as an example, I basically just look at the amount of clicks :-)
Same here, but today is definitely looking a bit more promising, I'm already ahead of the full days earnings for the last few days. Anyway, I now look upon my AdSense monthly earnings of just a small bonus and not something that I should plan the future on. I was earning three times as much this time last year, I don't know where it all went wrong.