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Re halving of earnings, if you're earning ten to fifty dollars per day then halving of earnings is easy to do and probably within the realm of normal.
September 13, 2006: Stats Lagging Today?
Low CTR (Aug1) in Google AdSense
Google Adsense Not Showing Again - August Update?
Slow day today? (July 30)
July, 11th: Google Stats updating?
AdSense Stats Not Updating Today?
july 3rd Stats Frozen?
June 28, 2006 - Adsense Stats a little slow today
June 22, 2006 - no update in stats
June 8, 2006 - Stats slow to update?
[edited by: martinibuster at 6:04 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2007]
Could it be that there is more volatility in newer sites which possibly have a lower algorhytmic rank than, say, some older sites. The reason I suspect this is that older sites, with a host of proven metrics might stand to more predicatbly serve advertisers, as assumed by G's algo, while a lot of newer sites still have to establish that criteria over time? It seems that every so often, G adjusts the algo to effect some metrics that effects some sites and not others. Could a site's age be a factor?
Not dramatic if you're earning fifty or three hundred dollars per day. It's called within the normal range. That's the problem with these kinds of threads, imo. The percentages quoted can be misleading.
How bad are they?
YPN is now out performing adsense on my site. I'll let adsense have all my foreign visitors until stats improve (maybe forever).
I believe we are seeing the results of a further crackdown of MFA adwords advertisers resulting in a decrease advertiser pool for some niches. (perhaps excluding travel sites :)
yesterday saw a drop from a normal 1200 visitors to just over 500.
Visitors or impressions? If it's visitors then that's a traffic issue. Not related to AdSense.
If it's impressions then how do the imps correlate with your visitor numbers. Also, to further clarify, you may have to examine how those visitor numbers correlate to unique visitors or returning visitors.
Thursday was one of the best days ever, but that followed a pretty sorrowful Wednesday day, and yet Thursday did not look like it made up for Wednesday via a click dump.
Now given my system gets close to a million page impressions a day across every subject imaginable you'd think things would really average out with each day being very predictable. But it never is.
[edited by: martinibuster at 8:30 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2007]
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I just don't think you can ever figure it out, my earnings tanks mid November and stayed that way till just after xmas, they have now recovered to close to where they had peaked.
Let's see, your earnings tanked during the Xmas shopping season, and bounced back immediately after, that's a hard one!
Not sure I can put my finger on it, but there has to be a reason why people aren't home surfing the web and clicking on AdSense when they're out shopping for gifts, I just wish I could narrow it down... ;)
However, even allowing for this pattern, I have noticed over the past few weeks that my earnings per click (normally quite stable) fall significantly over the weekend then pick up on Monday.
I suspect there are a significant number of advertisers who are either pausing campaigns or reducing bids over the weekend. I think that this could be an effect that snowballs.
Watch with the sarcasm! The fact is traffic and clicks were fine, it was earnings that dived. Traffic only diving in the expected dips on holiday days themselves.
What sarcasm? ;)
Traffic and clicks have absolutely nothing to do with how much advertisers bid during the holidays. Earnings are based on how much people BID for ads, and if your demographic dips during the xmas holiday, so do your earnings.
It's not rocket science, unless those rockets power Santa's sleigh....
[edited by: incrediBILL at 1:00 am (utc) on Jan. 14, 2007]
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Earnings seem to be reducing since Thursday
I've had the opposite experience, but I'm not ready to break out the booze and celebrate. Peaks and valleys are normal, and it takes more than 48 hours to discern a trend.