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5:15 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Saw this today. Which is fine, don't panic anyone. heeh
go outside and enjoy your saturdays!
5:20 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I hope they fix my eCPM .

I was waiting for this maintainance with bated breath.

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5:24 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This usually means they're instituting some changes - anyone care to speculate on what extra goodies will be out of beta when it's back?

Adsense for RSS feeds?
Publisher choice between pictures/text ads/video?
More tips on ad size/placement etc?

They've already tweaked the Ads by Google bit - has anyone seen better results as a result? I notice Jenstar (used to be a moderator of this forum)/Jensense has reported that Adsense publishers get on average 78.5% of what Google gets for the ads. Google's 22.5% share must add up to a fair few $$$ though even after expenses (eg serving the ads, running Adwords, email support, tax etc).

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Hope they don't lower my CPM!
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The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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5:37 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Another Saturday afternoon down time.

Don't they know some people work six days a week?! :/

p/g

6:02 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You only work six days a week PG? Slacker!
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Hey rj87uk, scroll down:

The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later.

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heh! Took me five minutes to catch on!

Love it :)

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Jensense has reported that Adsense publishers get on average 78.5% of what Google gets for the ads.

What?! It is the other way around. We get 20% they keep 80%.

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Hope my pre-April eCPM will be back. Now it's 40% of what is was in March.
8:29 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My friend reported he got his reports send 15 imes yesterday, I got them 6 times.

I don't get that picture. I think this is something more serious.
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It's beginning to seem that Saturday(s) are for down-time.

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8:49 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Down in the UK as well.
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Its been a very long time for downtime, unsure how long this is going to take, last checked 5 mins back and still down (been 3 hours or more now)

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9:12 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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WooHoo! Fixed!

I don't see anything new...

10:27 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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They've been experimenting with a new main / login page, which periodically appears and disappears. It may be that the downtime was an attempt to resolve the problems they can reasonably be inferred to be having with that page. Unfortunately, if that really is the problem, the change for us will be mostly cosmetic.
1:13 am on Apr 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Whatever they did, it worked better while it was down. ;-)
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maybe the maintence is to counter any loopholes mentioned in the Channel Consolidation thread ;-)
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maybe the maintence is to counter any loopholes mentioned in the Channel Consolidation thread ;-)

I hope not. I just spent 2 hours working on that project today.

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Changed Adsense homepage?
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Jensense has reported that Adsense publishers get on average 78.5% of what Google gets for the ads.

What?! It is the other way around. We get 20% they keep 80%.

She was referring to a New York Times article with an interview with Shawn Hogan of Digital Point. As the split has been previously discussed here too I'd like to point out that:-

a) high volume publishers (eg millions pageviews/month) from what I remember negotiate their own split

b) it's an average, although even the small publishers are getting 70%-80% (although no more than 100%) of the revenue Google gets

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Is this somehow causing sites to not load?

I have visited dozens of sites that contain Adsense code this evening and none of those sites will load.

As soon as they hit the Adsense Code the site chokes until the request times out.

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Jensense has reported that Adsense publishers get on average 78.5% of what Google gets for the ads.

What?! It is the other way around. We get 20% they keep 80%.

She was referring to a New York Times article with an interview with Shawn Hogan of Digital Point. As the split has been previously discussed here too I'd like to point out that:-

a) high volume publishers (eg millions pageviews/month) from what I remember negotiate their own split

b) it's an average, although even the small publishers are getting 70%-80% (although no more than 100%) of the revenue Google gets

If you want to hear a real world example then start listening at minute 18 then listen for 10 minutes.

It may not be the deal you get, but it seems to be a better source than the hearsay bantered about around here.

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Kathesue - I was actually hoping todays maintenance was to fix the loading issue I have been experiencing that for several days on my own sites and on lots of others I have visited running adsense. Pages load till they hit the adsense code and then there is a noticeable loading delay looking at the status bar at the bottom of my browser contantly shows waiting for page.googlesyndication blah blah (I may not have that exact it's just clear from the info shown that the page loading has stopped while waiting for google adsense) I have written to adsense about 3 days ago to report the issue and have had the standard escalating to a specialist response. I will have to take the adsense off of my sites till this is fixed because I am not prepared to annoy all of my regulars and visitors. Hope they resolve it soon.
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Are you on dial up and does the rest of the code/graphics on your page slow down the loading time too?

I too have noticed that if you add javascript it can slow down the loading of the page, but it's pretty unnoticeable on broadband unless the rest of your page's code/graphics is >40kb.

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Kathesue - I was actually hoping todays maintenance was to fix the loading issue I have been experiencing that for several days on my own sites and on lots of others I have visited running adsense.

I am a bit out of active coding, but can that problem not be resolved by clearer HTML code? For example if you tell the browser how big a table is it will prerender instead of waiting for the adsense java script to load. I experience a delay in adsense code too, but the way the page is written it doesn't compromise content while waiting for external scripts.

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Hi, no I'm not on dial-up I'm on broadband and I've had adsense for sometime. This performance change has only been noticeable for the last 3 days. Nothing on my site has changed and the pages all had a reasonable loading time prior to this with the code as is.
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No what i mean is the html code can likely be written so that external code does (adsense) does not affect the browser rendering of the rest of the code.

Example:
<table> browser needs to figure out how big the content will be waiting for the content to load.

<table width="800"> browser is told how big it is.

<img scr="bla"> browser needs image to see the size
<img src="bla" width="800" height="800"> browser knows how big it's gonna be.

If a page stops loading cause it's waiting for external code, that should be correctable imo.

I don't know your code so these are just examples.

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Level80,

b) it's an average, although even the small publishers are getting 70%-80% (although no more than 100%) of the revenue Google gets

Are you sure about this? Why?

This has been discussed before here, and I presented a number of scenarios where small publishers indeed get way below the communicated "official" average of 75% (or whatever). Please have a look at message # 3249923 at WW.

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