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Has your AdSense income dropped or risen in last 6 months?

     
8:49 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Just curious about how others are going? Does the economic crisis have something to do with?
4:57 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Dropping of course. Seems to be "holding steady" most recently if that counts. I can still pay the bills so I can't complain too much :-) If the economy continues like it is now I suspect my earnings will drop some more... only time will tell.
5:12 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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For me it's more a case of traffic increasing but revenues staying at the same level.. so it's dropping in a way (CTR has taken a nosedive), but my head is still above water ;)
11:29 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hahaha

down down down, into a ring of fire

my earnings curve looks like the stock market plunge

25% of normal but starting to recover

1:56 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Leaving aside the past few days of turbulence, my 2009 earnings so far have been better than November and December. I'm not back to pre mid-October levels, still 25% down from that, but at least my EPC average seems to be staying firm.
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I have several sites, one of them an "ugly duck" not touched or updated in 2 years approx.

In the past : X traffic = 5 apples
Present day: 3X traffic = 4 apples

I worked very hard to increase the traffic thinking I would have 3X traffic = 15 apples, or at least 12 apples. On the other hand, my ugly site alone is making twice the income of the other sites even that it has X/3 traffic.

You could say I'm earning almost the same as I used to, but the fact is I have more traffic for the same, so it means I'm actually earning less.

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Sunk as low as it could get in December, has been increasing since then though.. although not by a huge amount. CTR and eCPM not anywhere near as good as last year. I can still pay the bills though and selling body parts isn't something I have ruled out ;-)
2:38 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Mine has been going up and up mind you I do work full time on my websites.

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5:14 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Seems like many more work to get same or less in general...
7:20 pm on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Earnings are definitely 40-50% of what they were 12 months ago. Steady traffic. I guess my extra 50% had to go to apease the GOOG shareholders - I am scared to consider how much worse it will get...
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Mine has been going up and up

Although my eCPM is down about 15%, traffic is up much more than that.

Mind you I do not work full time on my websites.

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It seems Sunday develops to a new highest ever in page impressions,
but earnings only about 55% of my highest ever earnings day.

I can not increase page impressions as fast as eCPM sinks.

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I can not increase page impressions as fast as eCPM sinks.

Have you ever wondered why that is? you say traffic is way up however eCPM is way down - have you considered the traffic you are getting now is less valuable?

Have you done research into this?

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more traffic, less earnings
more impressions, lower ecpm
grrrrrrr
2:32 am on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Considerably up from 12 months ago, which in turn had been considerably down from 12 months before that--the decline due to dropping CTR, the increase due to improving EPC.

The economy does not seem to have had a significant impact on my site's area, which surprises me, actually.

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My site traffic is up 20% YOY and my adsense revenue is down about 50% YOY. At this point, it's not paying the bills and I am looking for other alternatives.
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explorador, it also seems to be my case. But now 3x = apple and a half. (Since Feb 14th).

Since your name is in Spanish, I guess your sites are in Spanish. I have found that Spanish sites go down every year... Losing war.

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The search for alternatives is a hard point, my last incursion on that wasn't any good.
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The search for alternatives is a hard point, my last incursion on that wasn't any good.

I'll second that. Tried a couple of the other big outfits that do contextual ads (UK based, so obviously not Yahoo or Live). They were absolute garbage. The ads were off by a mile and I figured my visitors would prefer the blank space rather than the meanless ads. Google doesn't always get it right (hmm.. last Friday anyone?) - but mostly they do.

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My traffic is up about 20%. My CTR is down about the same. So I'm kind of holding my own.

I don't think that it will get worse than this. It could have been a disaster.