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How many times a day do you check your G.Adsense account?

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6:03 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have been tracking my earnings several times a day and was wondering if it is really worth the time and effort and stress it involves when you earn less a day. BUT, I think I am addicted to Google adsense and login several times during the day.

On average i login my google account 3-5 times/day during work.

How many times a day do you check your Google balance?

6:04 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How many times a day do you check your Google balance?

When it is deposited into my bank account electronically each month. That's about the only time I check anymore these days. :)

6:10 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Pageoneresults, good for you. You should leave it that way.
Because I feel that I have spent too much time trying to analyze why somedays I make two cents more or less and it really isnt worth it.

On the other hand since I am still in the process of developing my new websites, I feel that I need to anaylze my traffic and earning.

Some day soon, Ill quit this addiction... :)

6:22 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You should leave it that way.

I shall. :)

I guess the excitement has worn off for me. I used to check in more frequently but now it is not really required. I just look at the total amounts being deposited each month and think to myself, "Man, I love this Internet thing!".

6:24 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, yeah. if you love the internet thing that implies that you're making good bucks.
I still rely on my full time job,
:)
6:31 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean attempt to check or really able to logon and check?
6:31 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How many times a day do you check your Google balance?

Slightly more often than I check to see if there are nay new posts on my favourite forums ;) Much too often.

To work out how well things are performing and to look at adjustments, I think a week's worth of data is the abolute minumum to enable a meaningful assessment.

But if things go wrong, you may want to make rapid changes. My ads all went off target back in December. I lost money for a day until I understood what the problem was. On 26th December, my host server failed - I didn't spot this for several hours. AdWords was paying out just fine - Adsense wasn't recording any increase in impressions. Had I checked more often it would have cost me less.

I record my stats at 6 points in the day - if I'm at my PC. If not I just worry.

6:33 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The days that I stay home, I usually check it twice a day. Once when I get up, and once more before I go to sleep. When I go away, I do not check it at all. I would not want to log into my account from another computer.
6:38 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Interesting. I never thought of it that way. I was never paranoid about using other computers. Although I should be ...
6:41 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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sailorjwd: I meant actually to login.
9:10 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use the firefox extension, so whenever I happen to load up firefox, which is usually a couple times a day at least - (for unrelated reasons I have it set up so that my IE goes through the DSL connection and Firefox through the cablemodem)
9:22 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'll tell you right after I log in to check my stats today...
9:25 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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way too many
9:30 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hourly
10:09 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Once a day. I used to waste much more of my time checking Adsense and other stats. I still check my traffic many times a day.
10:39 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have the firefox extension, but generally I check on yesterdays results for the channels once a day.

But, when I'm launching a new site, like right now, I have a tendency to check several times a day to see how many impression are coming in, and to celebrate that first click! Yeah, I was dancing around on Tuesday celebrating making less than a quarter.

The excitement on the new site tends to wear off when it hits about 50 impressions a day, then I go back to the old routine of mostly ignoring it throughout the day.

10:45 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use the Google sidebar with the AdSense Status plug-in.

I only log-in when I want specific channel info.

11:00 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Frequent checkers may be suffering from GASS!
More at: [adsense.blogspot.com...]
12:50 am on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I now check once every two or three weeks, sometimes is as frequently as once a week.
9:51 am on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hourly, maybe down to 3 hours if I really get bogged down in something.
I check URL channels to use it as a cheats-test that all my websites are up :)
12:01 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oddly enough, the more I make the less I check. Whenever I get smart priced or take a hit in the serps I check more often.
12:10 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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About 3 times a day on average. It doesn't really update quick enough to check more often, which is probably good in a way.
12:18 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use our tracking/analyzing tool (Shareware). It saves a lot of time, although I still check it hourly or so. ;-)

Especially when exciting things are happening. This year's CES has doubled our regular traffic, so it's fun to watch the impressions rise (Earnings rise has not been as good, but still nice).

Ron.

2:34 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Too often. In fact, reading the replies to this thread wasted valuable time I could've spent having another look. :)
2:47 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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haha! once or twice a month.. just let it run, you can't really see trends until you've got some age on it anyway..

And you certainly can't let it run your life in such an obsessive way? IMO

Then I do not allow my entire income rely on what google offers, some diversification is good for business and good for your head too..

2:58 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)



Once a day. I used to check more often but after 3 years and more ups and downs than I care to count, well, I'm afraid the thrill is gone.
3:33 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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-yes. I also think the more you make the less you check. and that is why I check several times a day. ;) I still have a long way to go.

-thanks,that was an interesting link:
[adsense.blogspot.com...]

3:58 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If I could install a neural tap that would feed my AdSense data directly into my brain in real time, I would.

Just kidding. But I do check too often.

We need to start Dataholics Anonymous: "My name is Harold, and I'm an AdSensaholic...."

4:10 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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several times every hour
4:36 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My name is Pengi and I'm an Adsensaholic.

I suspect there are other issues that affect how frequently people check their stats.

1. People will a lot of traffic may tend to check more often - there's no point in checking if you don't expect anything to have changed. For me, there is always a significant change if I look once an hour unless I have a problem somewhere

2. People who can take immediate corrective actions may tend to check more often - are you checking for interest, or are you checking to see if you need to do something. For me, much of my traffic is paid for via AdWords. If the AdSense performance falls short of expectations, I can pause my AdWords campaigns to avoid making a loss.

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