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2:17 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Don't know how long it's been like that.

Adwords is unaffected as far as I see

[edited by: nomis5 at 2:19 pm (utc) on Mar. 31, 2009]

4:55 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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> Why is it not possible to say if stats have been updated in the last hours or not!

My hunch is that stats are not real time (the actual numbers are probably spread out over several days) in part to foil those trying to game them. As such, I gave up taking my daily stats too seriously a long time ago.

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Didn't check stats all day, until 10pm CST. When I did, earnings seemed low. Came back at midnight and they haven't budged. I'm off 25%.
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Earnings down 30% consistently.. for the last 2 days.
6:08 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Still stuck and earnings are way off.

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caddywumpus

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I think the system is just constipated.

Anybody got any cyberlaxative?

[edited by: Khensu at 6:47 am (utc) on April 2, 2009]

7:07 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing very big fluctuations from day to day.

On the other hand, averages have changed little, and earnings for March are up only slightly less than traffic - pretty good in the circumstances.

I would have expected fluctuations to dampen with high traffic (because a few extra clicks here or there would be averaged out sooner).

I am inclined to agree with Play_Bach. It is not in Google's interest for us to get reporting that is too accurate.

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I was planning to launch a major reference site (about 40M pages of data) with Adsense as the primary advertising service. The fluctuations and "algorithm" modifications are making of joke of what once was a good advertising service.

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Something was definitely wrong, I had my lowest Clicks day of 2009 on one of my normally busiest days of the week therefore easily my worst CTR however my EPC was completely normal.

My own logs show nothing unusual, not a good start to April Google!

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Yesterday wasn't great. But then neither was the end of March. Today however earnings are unusually low so far.

I've almost given up caring or trying to do anything about it.

Google you god damn stink :-)

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Something was definitely wrong, I had my lowest Clicks day of 2009 on one of my normally busiest days of the week therefore easily my worst CTR however my EPC was completely normal. My own logs show nothing unusual, not a good start to April Google!

I would go along with that for my figures for yesterday. However the fact that not too many people are moaning about it presumably means that the problem is not universal though!

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Add me to the moan list then. Either it's delayed or I'm just having a very, very poor start to the month. These days I could bet on either option.
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I seem to be having a similar problem, since March 30 to date my adsense has been a lot lower than normal, traffic is normal.

I know I'm not the only person, I have a few friends having the same problem.

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Adsense don't seem very good at keeping their publishers (at least those publishers who have not made their sites just for adsense) onboard.

I recall when adsense started that publishers criticised those CPM banners available at the time for paying less than $2 ECPM for sites decent content.

Having fallen behind that mark my new years resolution for this year was to actually sell stuff rather than rely on advertisers getting the knack of adwords and advertising their stuff in a manner that would benefit both them and me. The alternative would be for me to train them or do direct advertising.

I'm hoping to blow advertisers out of the water with my new scheme of selling things myself. It ought to equate to at least 5 times the CPM. The problem for me is advertisers aren't internet savvy, and I don't expect them to become so.

This isn't about stats - they don't seem to recover from the glitch days, and recently those glitch days have become frequent. Doesn't feel like delayed reporting unless it's delayed to next year.

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Today seems problematic in the least... It's 50% below usual revenue.
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It ain't the same AdSense it used to be. You have to find a way to branch out.

That said - as an advertiser, I'm having a heck of a time with the Content Network, just getting new campaigns to *run* - and so are others, judging from some of the posts in the AdWords forum. So maybe something is borked in AdWords.

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Same here Johnnie. 50% down for this time of day.
Just got an update, but not the click dump I was expecting.
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Impressions seems lower than normal. Hoping that it will catch up later.
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It's 50% below usual revenue.

Yep, diabolical, something is clearly glitched again.

I'm having a heck of a time with the Content Network

If an AdWords Pro is having problems then the amateurs have no chance!

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I don't think this is an Adsense glitch. This is a serious and probably deteriorating and long lasting decline in advertising spend.

From my perspective, it's eCPM which is significantly down. Clciks are down a bit but not that I would notice if I wasn't becoming paranoic. CTR is also down, but again it's eCPM that is falling like a stone down a well.

If that is correct then surely Adwords people should be able to buy top quality ad space at knock down rates. Netmeg, I see is playing the game from both sides. What's your view on that? And other Adwords people?

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This is a serious and probably deteriorating and long lasting decline in advertising spend.

I'm pretty sure that in my case that this is a glitch since this happened, literally, over night.

My metrics are very consistent except when there are GGs (Google Glitches) and this stands out like a sore thumb furthermore my EPC has not been affected at all which obviously does affect the eCPM however only by CTR not by EPC.

This is lost data...again, me, it's always me!

Ok, looks as though a few others are in the same boat:-(

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If that is correct then surely Adwords people should be able to buy top quality ad space at knock down rates. Netmeg, I see is playing the game from both sides. What's your view on that? And other Adwords people?

Go ask in the AdWords forum; I can't speak for others, and I've always thought there should be more mixing between the two - you will never ever ever ever ever really understand how AdSense works unless you also get a handle on how AdWords works (and maybe not even then)

Not to toot my own horn too much, but I've never had a problem getting quality ad space at knock down rates. It's what they pay me for.

My problems, at the moment, are getting new campaigns in the Content Network to even *run* - and there's nothing new or unusual about these campaigns, we're using the same ads, and targeting the same sites we've been delivering millions of impressions to for years. We just wanted to break them out separately, because they convert for us so we're willing to pay *more*. But we're stuck in some kind of weird Google approval process hell.

If they're taking this long to approve a long established account with a long established account manager, I can only imagine how many other campaigns may be on hold.

Or maybe it's just me. I dunno.

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let's hope thousands of people are having the same problem as netmeg. that would explain why there's a shortage of good targeted ads around at the moment.
the advertisers all want to play, but google won't let them join the game.

as soon as google fix it we'll all be rich.

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:02 am (utc) on April 3, 2009]
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I'm stil 50% down, even though my search rankings have definately hiked forward.
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Yesterday wasn't great but today looks like a real stinker! eCPM is crashing...
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Can anybody with normal earnigns for april2 please chime in? I'd like to know whether I just had an incredibly off-day or whether we're really experiencing a googleglitch here.
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Can anybody with normal earnigns for april2 please chime in?

I'm having above normal earnings today, April 2.

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Me too.
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Very normal day...
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I'm at 25% of normal - easily the lowest clicks/earnings day in years.
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I'm at 25% of normal - easily the lowest clicks/earnings day in years.

About 50% of normal here so far, way below any normal fluctuations for me, it could be my worst day in years.

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