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i'm in NC, using firefox, only seeing top part of adsense, but advanced reports works to get info.
search and froogle has been working for me all evening though, as I have been researching buying an hp color laser, trying to pinch as many pennies as I can.
I've just confirmed, at least for my sites, the reason the page hangs when Adsense is down is because my affected pages are surrounded by one big table (to control page width). As a test, I just removed a page's surrounding table, and even though the ad was still dead, the page loaded. This is why the symptoms are different in different browsers, each browser handles a table that refuses to load completely in different ways.
I guess it's time to change over my sites to do it with CSS instead of big tables...
Baaad, most pageviews I have had in a month of Sundays and didn't get all of them counted...at least according to my stats program. :(
I had a 22 cent search credit hanging there all day (only one click) and I noticed that I had a second click that didn't pan out and they cut my 22 cents down to 11 cents! What gives?
"Due to the record-breaking heat in Los Angeles over the weekend, the area where MySpace's servers are stored had massive power outages," a MySpace spokeswoman said. "The backup generators failed. With power resumed, the network is now up and running."
The outage at West Hollywood, Calif.-based MySpace was just one consequence of the power failures that swept through California after a week of record-breaking temperatures. The Los Angeles Times estimated that 175,000 homes and businesses lost electricity over the weekend in the Los Angeles area. Power outages were also reported in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.
It's funny, because I just realized that I put all my eggs in one basket -- all my sites have AdSense. I removed the AdSense code from the biggest site, but it would be way too much work to comment out all that code. I just hope Google will get this fixed before tomorrow morning.
It would be nice if we got some official word on this from Google.