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You may notice more of a delay in your stats than usual today, as our engineers will be performing some maintenance work on our system. Please be assured that ads will continue to be served to your pages, and all activity will continue to be tracked as usual. Although it may take longer than usual to see impressions, clicks, and earnings reported in your account, you'll be credited for all valid activity on your sites. We apologize for the short notice, and appreciate your patience as we work to keep our systems updated for you.
Maybe they were working on that already yesaterday...
I've seen different numbers of ads in my skyscrapers for a few months now, maybe even a year. At first I thought it was a glitch, but then I read how AdSense was deliberately serving up different combinations to keep some variety in the adblocks and not just fill them with four ads every time just because there was enough inventory.
I know for sure my stats won't catch up and I'll have a crap few weeks.
The best part is though, I hadn't even finished benefiting from their last lot of "tweaks" which means February is likely to be the worst earnings for a long time.
I love Google. :)
My earnings have been stuck at 50% for quiet awhile now when yesterday was kickass.
It would be very helpful to publishers if there was a prominent 'system status' message visible when logged in to our AdSense publisher accounts during a maintenance event like this.
It seems kind of strange (to me, anyway) to have to scan WebmasterWorld or watch the official AdSense blog for announcements when we are checking revenues.
While logged in, we get to see all kinds of helpful stuff telling us about ways to optimize and how to learn about success stories but I find it a bit surprising that Google doesn't provide a real-time status message feature that provides timely status messages like:
"We are undergoing system maintenance from hh:mm to hh:mm today. During this time, reporting may be delayed. Ads will continue to show during this time and your earnings will continue to accrue etc etc..."
Imagine a harried webmaster sitting in pajamas in the kitchen, nearly freaking out and deciding whether to pull AdSense from a site due to weak performance of late. "OMG! $0.03 so far today! I can't take it any more!"
Clear, timely status information might help avert disaster... :D