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If your site has a significant number of visitors each day, your traffic will not be significant. However, if you have a lower number of genuine visitors, your own impressions could reduce the eCMP significantly.
My site usually receives about 700-800 visits per day. If I visit and examine say 140 pages and refresh some of them, (something I have done when suspecting a problem) I may double the number of impressions - and therefore halve the eCPM.
Updates are running slow for me today too, and the only thing I did at college yesterday was return library books and get a letter saying I'm a student to get out of jury duty.
If you are going to sweat your earnigs, just walk away from your computer. You aren't going to get any work done anyway.
This means logging in from college has discounted clicks from the college
That does sound terrible, till you consider that the odds are very low that there are a lot of clicks from your college, unless your site is related to that college.
Then there's the question of whether your college uses public or priave IPs (or a combination). Most of the one's that I've been to only use private IPs for wireless routers.
At least from where I'm sitting, Google is having some pretty serious server problems today. Lots of blank pages coming up, both through search and on the AdSense site.
But having said all that, don't sweat the bad days if you have already proven to yourself that your site can do better days...
It's all about the menatlity of the surfer... some days or some hours are better for some search terms and so on...
If you have an information site.... you might get visits but if they dont linger long enough because they are surfing during working hours you can end up with bad eCPM....
If you get surfers at night looking for info and they have time you might get higher eCPM...
What I learned... check as often as you want... but it is what it is...