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Maintenance, Saturday May 16

Here we go again...

     
7:02 pm on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"On 5/16/09, our engineers will be performing site maintenance from approximately 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT."

Rats, just when things were going so... bad.

8:22 pm on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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still, things can't get any ... worse.

....?

10:33 pm on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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they need to perform some maintenance, and quick
11:57 pm on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yep. They need to do something and IMO it should have been done as an emergency maintenance and way before now.

Something is very wrong, for a lot of publishers. Some use adsense to earn a few extra dollars for a beer at the weekend but others earn tens of thousands a month and when their earnings are cut in half suddenly, it can have serious implications.

1:45 am on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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still, things can't get any ... worse

I have a good friend who would counsel you to NEVER use that expression.

He can spend about an hour or so relating the story of one day in the jungle from awakening soaking wet at dawn and saying that expression all through out the day as he was shot up, blown up etc. etc. He ended the day at around 10 p.m. under close arrest for threatening to shoot his C.O. Only the chaplain and M.O. saved him.

I've never used that expression since Anzac Day, 1972 when the story was told. Seems almost like a "self fulfilling prophesy". I now really believe that!

2:20 am on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here we go again... Couldn't get any worse, could it?

Never seems to help.

6:21 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Maintenance again .. I hope it improve our earnings .. or getting it any worse ...
6:43 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There was a time when ASA took the effort to notify WW members. Tsk.

Probably they are going to fix that error they unconsciously implemented the other day, and probably they are implementing a new error that needs maintenance in a few weeks time.

(That "shrinking eCPM" bug that some here experience will not be fixed though. It works as designed. ;-)

7:12 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There was a time when ASA took the effort to notify WW members.

There is no need for ASA to give the HU on these anymore. You get notified when you are logged into your adsense account.

7:12 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There was a time when ASA took the effort to notify WW members.

There is no need for ASA to give the HU on these anymore. You get notified when you are logged into your adsense account.

9:24 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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My experience is that things usually get worse after Google's engineers fiddle with the software.
11:24 pm on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Seems almost like a "self fulfilling prophesy".

Technically a self fulfilling prophesy would be to say, I think things will get worse, and not the other way around.

12:51 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There was a time when ASA took the effort to notify WW members. Tsk.

I can't help it that you guys are faster than I am. You're right, though. Saturday, May 16, 10am-2pm PDT (that's 5pm-9pm GMT). You won't be able to log in, but we'll still be tracking your earnings and serving ads to your site.

On a side note, today is my 6 month anniversary on WebmasterWorld. I was hoping for flowers, but I guess you all forgot. :)

ASA

3:46 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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ASA, Happy Anniversary! You may have the pink carnation that my honey gave me yesterday if it helps any. It's still in excellent condition.
9:34 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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ASA, still joking after six months? Something is wrong, you are clearly being treated too easily.
4:02 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I guess that I'm just not looking at it the same way that everyone else is because when these maintenance's are around the 15th of the month, the sooner the "you are scheduled to be sent a payment" shows up.
8:15 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"the sooner the 'you are scheduled to be sent a payment' shows up."

Probably not this month though. The 23rd arrives on a Saturday and PIPs rarely come on Mondays so we may not see PIP until Tuesday the 26th.

8:51 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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On a side note, today is my 6 month anniversary on WebmasterWorld. I was hoping for flowers, but I guess you all forgot.

As the old saying goes, "out of sight, out of mind"

FarmBoy

2:39 am on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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FWIW - Isn't maintenance on the 3rd Saturday of the month a routine practice?

FarmBoy

10:52 am on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Why does a "scheduled maintenance" send a cold shiver down the spine? Am I just alone in having this feeling?
10:38 am on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Usually I'd be worried by schedule maintenance. Not one has SM not been a terrible day for overall earnings and the days that follow suck too.

But as things blow so hard right now, if they get any worse I'll just be replacing google with other networks and I'll finally be done with them.

I'd love to know their objective during these maintenance days. I am quite sure it's to tweak their retarded algo to find new reasons to pay us less per click.

6:35 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well, we're down. Ad serving is okay though. I wonder how many hours they're gonna need on op of the scheduled ones.
7:18 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Since I read a lot of LOA....
This maintenance will fix all the problems and Adsense eCPM, CTR etc. will be back up to where they were long ago and tomorrow the boards will be filled with nothing but praise for Adsense and how well everyone is doing!

Okay....I'm gonna go ahead and duck now.
Don't throw anything too heavy please.

8:09 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ok, maintenance is done early and miraculously, right now anyway, my stats look pretty good for a Saturday.

I hope it keeps up.

8:29 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Same here WolfLover
9:15 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It would be nice to be unbepissed for at least one day out of the month. Lets see if this maintenance will fix things.
10:08 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Surprise, surprise, it's looking pretty good just 3 minutes after 6pm EDT. It's probably wishful thinking to presume Google finally fixed the "issues" that have been driving us nuts (and our stats down)... but stranger things have happened. Wishing all a happy weekend and a heapin' helpin' of hits!
10:47 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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At least for today my CTR is back to what it used to be... Can it be?
11:08 pm on May 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You would have thought that they would have removed the "In preparation for interest-based advertising, please ensure that your site's privacy policy is up to date by 8 April 2009." message in this maintenance.
3:07 am on May 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I spoke too soon - CPM has been shrinking for hours and my new article on mugs that look like upside-down puddings has been displaying ads about toilets for hours now. Nice.
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