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5:10 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There will be site maintenance tomorrow, June 7th, from 10 am - 2 pm PDT . That's a start time of 6pm (Saturday) in London, 10.30pm (Saturday) in New Delhi, and 3am (Sunday) in Sydney.

As you know, you will not be able to access your account during this maintenance, but your ad serving and reporting will not be affected.

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5:53 pm on June 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Saturday ended up normal for me however I have just logged-in for the first time today and my metrics look about 6 hours behind.

Anyone else?

6:07 pm on June 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sorry HP, no.
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Sorry HP, no.

Oh heck, I'll wait and see what happens for the rest of the day however my EPC is at its year's lowest, CTR is -20% and eCPM -50%!

My logs are showing completely normal metrics.

With all my suspected recent "lost data", a couple of days like this and ASense will be removed. I really am getting fed-up of this mismanagement.

9:02 pm on June 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yea, I'm having a bad day too. 'course, we're apparently about to get a tornado; that might have something to do with it. Everybody in the state (except me) has probably shut down their computers.
10:32 pm on June 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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'course, we're apparently about to get a tornado

Oooops, batten down the hatches!

I certainly hope a mega click dump happens overnight otherwise this will have been one of my worst days ever with earnings at about 25% of normal.

So just what did the maintenance people break this time or am I having a repeat of last October's glitch?

12:14 am on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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None of my stats are in agreement. Someone needs to shake magic pixie dust over the servers.
1:00 am on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well, HP, this time I'M having a bad day at the same time as you are--but in my case I blame it on migrating my site to a new host, a process which was not, shall we say, trouble-free.

Tomorrow is another day! (isn't that a wonderfully fatuous statement?)

10:42 am on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Whatever they did crucified my sites yesterday with my worst earning's day only surpassed by the expectedly low few days just before and over Xmas HOWEVER the difference is that the page impressions then were extremely low but with normal CTR, eCPM and EPC.

Yesterday everything went back to the October glitch levels - meltdown for me.

So far this morning it looks to have bounced back to normal metrics.

Whatever it is they screwed up again, I hope they have resolved since this is becoming an on-going farce for some of us.

10:47 am on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>crucified my sites

I think you mean circumcised your earnings.

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I think you mean circumcised your earnings.

That was a cruel <snip>this morning</snip>.

1:12 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I think you mean circumcised your earnings.

ROTFL!

Bad,bad boy Hobbs. Low five high five & gimme some skin...

LOL!

3:20 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No click dump ever occured for me - Google just kept the traffic and earnings from the maintenance period.
4:33 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I dunno what they did, but I'm taking a major hit - clicks way down, all the ads loading slow as molasses in january, and my avg epc gone from around .40 to .04.
4:51 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here netmeg, EPC down the drain.

Strange is that even Firefox Referrals are screwed up and even not adding up right paying way below minimum per conversion, and I am talking about hundreds of those today.

Hopefully by the end of the day it will catch up again.

5:11 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here netmeg, EPC down the drain

Ha, I was first with the anomally again!

Good news is the stats seem to have been slow today but catching up now and my EPC returning to normal...fingers crossed it continues this way and then I can afford a beer tonight:-)

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I don't know if anybody else here uses Clickaider, but it's reporting a lot more clicks today than what I'm actually seeing in my reports. Usually, Clickaider is very accurate, but the difference today is abismal.
I use to have 20 clicks or more by now, but in my adsense reports they show only 2?

Anybody else experiencing something similar?

7:43 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Click amounts down, earnings down.
1:04 am on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ctr,ecpm and earnings down from 7th
1:23 am on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Been this way all this month. One day all the way up, next day all the way down.
1:37 am on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well now Clickaider reports 60 clicks and Adsense only 20. I know this kind of script aren't 100% accurate, but I've been using it for 5 months and never got more than 2 or 3 clicks difference in between.

Same as andrewshim, one day is normal, the other very, very low.

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ecpm, ctr, earnings down from 8th, don't kow the reason no improvement. any one else ?
2:40 am on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They might have updated the click algo so they might not be counting some clicks, I had a big drop in clicks counted too.

But we all going to be in the dark and some will say their click are still normal lol so there is not point no more with adsense we just have to take it how it is :)

4:02 pm on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I dunno, I tanked completely and totally after the 8th, both CTR and eCPM. However, I did better by 9AM today than the last two days combined, with the same amount of traffic, and no particular reason for it, so I'm more convinced than ever that stats sometimes span a day or even days before they're caught up.
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Today's EPC so far has been diabolical for me, almost half the usual, my AdLinks seem to be the main responsibility for this.

I'm more convinced than ever that stats sometimes span a day or even days before they're caught up.

It seems like that yet my actual quantity of clicks are pretty consistent at the end of each day except when they've had a totally obvious glitch which they don't seem to "know" anything about!

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Something changed for us after this maint, several of our sites are seeing wildly different numbers vs 1-4 year averages, way outside of standard deviations.

What I have seen is some sites having much lower ctr and epc and some sites seeing the complete opposite with very high ctr and high epc. When you see this much change across this many sites in regards to ctr and epc across many days after the change I can safely say something was rolled out in the latest update that is at least effecting our sites in vastly different ways per site.

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It seems to have affected my sites positively (revenue is up), with all other metrics very much the same. Weird.
7:23 pm on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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My sites are looking good, too. Traffic is up, CTR is up, and EPC is excellent. I came really close to my first $1,000 day yesterday but missed it by a hair.
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I certainly hope a click dump occurs very soon since I am also now seeing my worst-ever CTR by far.

These wild fluctuations from one day to the next is becoming ridiculous and making me re-consider alternative advertising again.

10:23 pm on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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These wild fluctuations from one day to the next is becoming ridiculous

perhaps they deployed a "make them confused" algorithm coupled with a generous helping of "roller coaster stats" effect.

2:31 am on June 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Checked back last year's stats to see if there was some sort of "June syndrome" then but no... so far I'm down 30% compared to same period last year.

I shouldn't complain though. Last year in May, I had canonical issues which caused Google to "lose" my main site. Now that was painful... earnings for the whole of that month was low 2-digit. Compared to that, I guess I can live with being 30% down from last June.

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