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Is Google Adsense Down Thursday May 14, 2009

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3:07 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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None of my pages seem to be loading which contain Google ads for the past few hours. Is this the case for others? Also CTR and eCPM are at a nadir (continuing the downward trend so often discussed recently).

I am also having problems logging into any Google site or using the search (check from multiple computers and from other contacts). No problem going to other sites.

Update (one page did load), but others still are only partially loading or are taking a very long time.

3:14 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yup, blogger won't load and ads are taking a very long time to load here in the US Northeast, anyway.
3:18 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just swapped all my GG ads out for another advertiser - pages would not load.

Good job GG!

3:23 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Try placing your adsense code in a <div> and set the height and width using css. Then the page can get on with loading without having to wait to find out how big the ads are.

For me the ads don't seem slower than normal today, but they are normally appear after the rest of the page has been displayed. Maybe a problem with a certain datacentre.

3:29 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This is a little unrelated to Adsense but is anyone seeing today that when you try to search for something on Google it is taking a long time for sites to come up?
3:30 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)



UK - Mine are all loading as normal...at the moment!
3:33 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Still serving ads really slowly, Western US.
3:40 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here in the western US, I am seeing my adsense page take forever to load (several minutes when it usually loads in a few seconds), I cannot get my gmail to load at all, even after a long wait, and even the google home page, simple as it is, loads very slowly. A variety of other sites I visit seem to be loading normally.
3:41 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Seem to be serving OK here (SF Bay Area). Earnings haven't updated much though - seem to be several hours behind.
3:41 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Interesting, on east coast google search and ads load slow. Might be something else going on than GG.
3:42 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Images served from clickserve, google affiliate network, also taking a long time to show.
3:44 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ads loading VERY slowly here in the midwest USA.
3:50 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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google in general (search, reader, apps, gmail, etc.) is down for many, many people, and this affects any sites using adsense as the ads can't connect and be generated
3:51 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Anything Google related loads slowly, if at all, here in the Midwest (Missouri).
3:53 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Dallas Texas area - all things Google have been very slow for the last 30 minutes.

[edited by: wruppert at 4:07 pm (utc) on May 14, 2009]

3:58 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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At about 6:30 am Pacific this morning, I could not get any page results from Google News at all, it lasted about twenty minutes.

Ad serving in Los Angeles, CA, has appeared normal all morning and continues to be normal.

4:15 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes, something is wrong on the East Coast, too. I couldn't access Google.com for a while, either.
5:07 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here ya go:

Reports point to widespread Google outages
[news.cnet.com...]

Although, I'm not having any problems accessing any Google Aps here in the US desert southwest.

5:12 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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At first I thought report said,

Reports point to widespread Google outrages

haha

5:14 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Seems to be back to normal now in Western US.
5:32 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We're looking into it, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

ASA

5:51 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google Gets Its Own Fail Whale
[techcrunch.com...]

Earlier today, Google users experienced a massive fail whale. Gmail was down, search was slow, Google Reader, YouTube and image search were all sporadic. Even Google Analytics and non-Google sites with AdSense ads were reporting issues. Of course, most of the complaints could be found on Twitter. If you do a search for “Gmail down” or “Google down”, you will still find a storm of chatter.

Update!: From Google: “The issue affecting some Google services has been resolved. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we’ll share more details soon.” Again, thanks, but we know that already, seeing as how Gmail is back up and everything.

unLTD.

5:59 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's scary to think that Google goes down, or even just hiccups a little, and everyone panics.

Nice.

6:23 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)



and everyone panics.

Just another long sigh from me with the hiccups Google creates for business/many these days...I can certainly live without Google and its many tentacles trying to invade every area of life.

6:55 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Vordmeister - yours is excellent advice. I set all my ads with a <div> tag with the height and width controlled by CSS. I've never had the problem with slow-loading Google ads. The only problem I have is with Google Search using IE. It doesn't work at all.
7:52 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I should do that <div> trick. A long time ago I installed a Google kill switch for this kind of situation where Google ads (or the lack thereof) takes the sites down. I set one setting in one place and Google is removed from all of my sites at the same time. I've only had to use it once so far...
10:06 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Always best not to rely on someone else's site to be working in order for your site to work.

The code goes something like this:


<div style="height:336px; width:280px;">
(Paste your Adsense code in here. Change the height and width above to suit your ad size)
</div>
10:18 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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That <div> idea is one I should add as well.

Analytics code is another one that probably should get a similar treatment but since it doesn't have a dimension how can a <div> help with it?

10:32 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Analytics code is another one that probably should get a similar treatment but since it doesn't have a dimension how can a <div> help with it?

Place it at the end of your code, it shouldn't matter

11:27 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks CWebguy. That is where it has always been so I guess that isn't a problem afterall.
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