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7:52 pm on Sep 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Please help! I just noticed today that all of the adsense ads on all of my sites have disappeared! I logged into my adsense account and have no notifications, nor have i been sent any emails! I have found very little help on this topic, and this was the first place I could think of to seek help. I have had over 3000 unique visitors to my site today so far, so any help asap would be greatly appreciated!
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same happened to me.
They are back now though.
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In this kind of case, I have found it is good to find a competitor, or just some other site you like, that has Adsense on it. Whenever Adsense is "down" or acting otherwise funny, the first thing to do is check this other site that has Adsense, that will tell you if it's only your site or everyone is having problems.
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Unfortunately, they are not yet back for me.. I did some digging around and realized they might take it down if you don't have a privacy policy up and in place. One of my sites (heavily trafficked one) didn't (i know, i know, rookie mistake). Could that be the reason? My Adsense report is indicating less than 200 page views today, which is way way off.
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Perhaps this is a good opportunity to use an adsense competitor. I had about 100 clicks yesterday and only earned $3. Can you recommend another text-based PPC or PPI based ad network that I can have up-and-running immediately?
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In this kind of case, I have found it is good to find a competitor, or just some other site you like, that has Adsense on it. Whenever Adsense is "down" or acting otherwise funny, the first thing to do is check this other site that has Adsense, that will tell you if it's only your site or everyone is having problems.

I do exactly the same when this happens. It was the same for about 3 or 4 sites.

I did some digging around and realized they might take it down if you don't have a privacy policy up and in place.

This is not the case for two reasons.

1: This has happened before and way before the policy existed.
2: The site has an updated policy.

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In my case, however, I didn't have a privacy policy until about an hour ago when I created one. The ads are still down for me (but not for my competitors!) I should have more than 4000 page views by now, but less than 200 according to google, which means it has been down since the early morning. I really don't want to wait for Google to fix the problem (assuming it's a problem and not that i've been booted) Does Microsoft have a similar ad network? Yahoo? Anyone have experience with AdBrite?
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In my case, however, I didn't have a privacy policy until about an hour ago when I created one.

Why ?
It's not as if you can turn round and say you didn't know. Theres been a message on the adsense page every time you logged in. And it still appears... Long after the cut off date.

Sorry I cannot answer your other questions. I only use adsense.

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fecking adverts have disappeared again.
No wonder my CTR / Earnings etc are down the pan.
12:18 am on Sept 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The fact that your CTR is consequently lower at least means the ad unit is able to 'phone home'. On the other hand, it might well be coincidence.
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They're back up now, for me at least. With 10% of the actual pageviews for today. I guess some days sh*t happens, huh.
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Ad display has been erratic past 3 - 4 days.. I am regularly losing 100-150 clicks a day on average, due to missing ads.. I have added some affiliate ads to compensate..
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I am surprised that ASA hasn't replied to this thread. It's important that this issue is looked at.
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They are back for my site now. Do not worry,it will be ok.
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Good to know that they are back on your site, soyhan. Hold no fear, I am not worried that it will be okay ;)

But what's to say it won't happen again, hey ?
Green_Grass has already said that it has been happening for a few days.
Can you afford to lose 100-150 clicks a per day and not worry about it ? I don't think so.

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"Can you afford to lose 100-150 clicks a per day and not worry about it ? I don't think so"

Actually I subscribe to the Google glass ceiling theory and the way they fix total earnings and eCPM levels for websites through smart pricing.. or what ever..

What I mean to say is that fall in clicks has led to increase in EPC and I have not lost any money.. I know once, I get my clicks back.. I am going to see reduced EPC and same level of earnings.. So I am waiting to check out my hypothesis.. ;-)

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So what do you think is the reaseon for this?Lame_Wolf?
10:09 am on Sept 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ad display has been erratic past 3 - 4 days

I'm starting to wonder if there's something wrong in the past few days, earnings have been pretty weak.

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So what do you think is the reaseon for this?Lame_Wolf?

I've no idea. It has happened before in the past. No doubt it will happen again until Google locates the error and fixes it.

It happened more often than not with new code, which is one of the reasons why I reverted back to the old-style code, but it still sometimes happens.

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I see.Without waitting what can we do for that.
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Still happening today 4th Sept.

Soyhan, what can we do, you asked... nothing is the answer. ASA doesn't think it is important enough otherwise we would have heard from her by now.

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This is the worse day's earning on Adsense ever. It reports 11 clicks, and no my sites are not down and my adverts do appear to be working.
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you think you have it bad scotland... I just looked at one of the accounts I handle, and the eCPM is 0.01 :(
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I'm getting ads served but they are for generic widgets rather than the niche products I've been promoting (very successfully) for over a year. Earnings are on the floor, and no wonder. I noticed this happening two days ago and it's got gradually worse. BTW I'm in the UK, if that's relevant.
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I was updating my privacy statements yesterday and I decided to opt out of Interest-based ads - I personally do not like the idea of this - and this morning my earnings are back to "normal". Yesterday was the lowest earnings in over a year.

It may have been a glitch or just coincidence!

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yesterday (4th sept) turned out to be the best day since march 31st.
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Any one else still seeing this problem? Just today I've lost all ads on one site and in opera I'm getting "Error: Invalid Address" where the ads should be.

This site was somehow missing a privacy policy, which has since been added. Trying to see if I have any other sites without privacy policies to see if the same is happening.

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today our CTR is very low, I am wondering if there is an ad problem in some parts of the world
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Gawnd, it has nothing to do with missing privacy policies.
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Well it seems to be all over the shop for everyone here. Recent days for me have been CTR around <1%

When CTR goes down for me, so does EPC thus, compounding loss of income.

BUT

Before month's end I have no doubt yet once again I'll reach that non-existent mythical glass ceiling on earnings.

Last three months were +/- <1% month to month.

Pure imaginings?

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