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Well, the unfortunate reality is that we are not very important to them or they would communicate with us. We're being ignored and there are only two alternatives, like it or lump it.
I am being solicited by advertisers who do treat me courteously and their offers are beginning to look a lot more attractive. AdSense does have its advantages but these seem to be wearing thin. OTOH the business climate in general is deteriorating and this is the devil we know.
I'll be hanging in there for now but Google's contempt for me(silence) and my problems do weigh heavily as other advertisers come calling.
We're all just spoiled is all.
We're all just spoiled is all.
I would have no complaint if I hadn't been promised real-time updates. If they want to eliminate real-time updates they should announce that and do so and just post results at the end of the day. But as of now they are reneging on their promise to me.
I know how unreasonable it is to expect Google to deliver what they promise, but I'm just old fashioned that way.
Or is this an exclusive deal with you.
For years the service was much better than it is now. But what actually irritates me is their silent omnipotence. If they would occasionally let us know what was going on I wouldn't inveigh against them this way.
[edited by: OnlyToday at 7:41 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2008]
Can you point me to a link with that info?
They did actually officially announce that 2-3 years ago however they then rescinded it to "frequent updates" about a year or so later.
The reality is that "stats stuck" seems to be a near daily occurence these days. I don't worry about it UNLESS it gets to 3-5 hours then it's posting time to make sure it's just not me!
But at the end of the day I think what counts is your bottom line.
In any case it is the lack of an alternative that causes me to feel this way.
Yesterday, I had over 4000 more people than usual, yet ended up with less money than if I had my normal 5k per day visiting.
Absolutely. If I didn't feel like I were constantly being chisled by AdSense these stats stuck episodes would roll off like water on a duck's back.
But the current reporting gives the appearance of dishonesty on their part and if it appears that way to me, others are surely perceiving this as well.
So, a tiny disclaimer on the stats could smooth this over.
The stuck stats are surely a delay in processing.
But the wider issue of stats stuck for a few days at a time - I reckon that's either testing gone bad or an advertiser that has got the better of them.
I'm sure they aren't being dishonest...
I understand the temptation to attribute God-like qualities to the folks over at Google, but it is wise to remember that they are like us, just human beings who cringe and writhe when their quarterly earnings and their stock price falls.
I absolutely guarantee that within that huge organization someone somewhere has figured out a way to cheat and has figured out a way to implement it. That's not evil, that's human nature. Deal with it.
I like Google, I have long been a Google promoter and booster, I think their hearts are in the right place.
But don't ever forget that they are just many unique human beings.