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Stats Beyond FUBAR'd? May 9th

     
11:27 am on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I hate to start this thread, because we all know the reporting has been haywire lately and it is early(ish).

But at 12.15 in the UK they are looking beyond FUBAR'd for me.

Anyone else?

1:15 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This entire week my earnings have been nothing short of abysmal.
1:16 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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same here. I am in the UK, but site is mainly USA targeted.
1:40 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This looks to be the new norm guys, get used to it :(
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look it in the bright side, now we won't have to relied on adsense so much, other ads networks are paying the same if not more then adsense lol :) so if this continue we have to move on find alternatives because it's getting to the point that is not even worth it if this trend continues for some of us.
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FURBAR with a CAPITAL F. For weeks now, with a HUGE drop a few months ago. Up and down... also, the stats for adsense don't match up with my web stats.. something seems so wrong with my adsense... google has always done me right.. now it hates me! It has forced me to fine other avenues for revenue.
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Just had a ultra mini click dump, so now looking new normalish. I retract the FUBAR!
(still bad though)
3:27 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Normal page impressions but zero clicks today
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Same thing, I've seen impressions updating frequently, but no clicks. Hmmmm
4:21 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Similar situation...

Abnormally-low CTR today, and has been declining all week.

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My impressions are normal, but CTR has been way off and of course that means that ECPM is in the toilet.

I don't have a problem if AdSense would just tell us that things are really messed up, but this lower income with more impressions really sucks, especially when we don't know what is going on.

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Everything looks normal here, except for CTR and eCPM being slightly higher than usual (a situation that's likely to rectify itself as the day goes on).
7:51 pm on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The stats have been wildly chaotic this past week, some days have truly awful CTR. I don't know if it's the advertisers... I think Google must be tweaking and experimenting.
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Ok, don't know whether this will help anyone else or not, but this is what I did about 3 hours ago.

I simply changed the text color (not url or title), but just the text color from a bright color to a not as noticable color and the new channel shows a double CTR rate of what I had and therefore a much higher ECPM.

Don't know if it will hold, but all I can tell you is that this has brought me back to my normal CTR and ECPM rate.

Seems that this has also worked for me in the past. No idea why, but sometimes a new channel and a little change in ad color or position works.

I'll let you know if it holds or not.

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Click dumps aside, the declining Adsense revenues over the last six months have led me to look elsewhere. And there is money in the elsewhere! For me anyway. No way am I leaving Adsense, it's too much income. But the recent decline in Adsense revenues have made me look at other options. If pull comes to shove I now feel a lot happier that i can live without Adsense than i felt 6 months ago. I wonder how many other publishers have been pushed that little too much by declining Adsense revenues and found that there is other money to be earned in them there hills?
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My head is spinning from the malapropisms
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My head is spinning from the malapropisms

I had to search that.

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I wonder how many other publishers have been pushed that little too much by declinieng Adsense revenues and found that there is other money to be earned in them there hills?

Tell me about it Nomis. Just this week my AdSense diversification plans have advanced considerably. I am now starting to feel more confident about making money outside it.

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Seems to be a good day today. The general trend seems to be improving.

Regards...jmcc

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Check out my "40 Sites Embedded...." thread underneath this one, you will not feel so bad. I'm losing belief in this . . .
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Our decline started on 4th May. Since then it was dropping, and now to 10% of what we used to be earnings through it.

If I removed adsense from those spots and put posters of the moon for sale I would probably earn more.

Not enjoying these cataclysmic bad adsense days. We weren't earning this low in 3-4 years via them. So something is terribly wrong.

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Saturday was the lowest day in 2 years... even with all the growth of traffic. This is sad.
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Our AdSense code is being removed from 200+ sites right now and being replaced with Chitika as a test on some of them.

We shall leave AdSense to run on a couple of sites to see if and when it returns to normal however I very much doubt we shall see that since whatever it is they're doing seems to be screwing-up the program more and more each day.

A re-boot of some kind is clearly necessary.

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Hey people signor_john still doing great, so is must be something wrong with our sites, Damn signor_john what's your secret you never had a bad day lol
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Just curious, but could it be the new "privacy_policy" implemented? And is signor_john a premium member? There are things going on that undermine the average adsense user
(I'm just sayin') + this new "policy" never was a requirement over all these years UNTIL NOW? go figure....
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Today is my worst day in a year :( What the ---- is going on!
3:42 pm on May 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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is signor_john a premium member?

What you get for being the Great Google Apologist.

3:53 pm on May 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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What you get for being the Great Google Apologist.

No he isn't, he tells things the way that he sees and experiences them. He's a very knowledgeable publisher and if you care to read some of his posts you will see that he has actually been diversifying away from AdSense as an income source.

My guessing would be that his AdSense is doing reasonably well precisely because he gives it much less exposure thus forcing up his EPC plus this is also his prime widget sales period.

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I've read his posts for years - including when he was Europe for Visitors.

Any criticism of Google brings him out in defence.

Fishy, fishy.

4:10 pm on May 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Any criticism of Google brings him out in defence.

He always tries to spell out the facts of the program and how it has undoubtedly changed over the years plus I have seen him be very critical about Google/AdSense in the past.

Many of us are extremely, and justifiably, frustrated with AdSense at the moment with their deafening silence since the AdSense program is clearly in a complete mess for some of us, therefore if they do not come forward and offer some kind of explanation it is possible a lot of publishers will lose complete faith and trust in Google plus I wonder how many sites are close to shutting down altogether?

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