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Today at 15:00 my earnings are about 1/4 of what they were yesterday, massive, massive difference. I've not seem them so low for a while.
Anybody else seeing low figures today? I hope there is a delay, because wow.
Even my Youtube partner channel is crazy. 1/8 of it's normal ecpm.
Could it be a seasonal thing?
That's what I'm putting it down to, even our local bars and restaurants have been unusually quiet the past few days...maybe many are bracing and pacing themselves for Xmas?
Having written that, I drove passed the local UK's #1 supermarket and it was heaving and also, interestingly, so have been our local farmers' markets.
Impressions are steady, as is site traffic. When I view my site the ads seem about the same as always, but I know that isn't representative of what others see any longer.
Today CTR is 1/3 of what it was on Saturday. Sorry Google but you're up to something and I really don't like it.
In 6 months my CTR on my main channel has gone from 3% to today's all time low of 0.3%
I don't give a hoot what google or ASA or my adsense account strategist says, this isn't related to seasons, visitor trending or anything of the kind.
CPC and overall earnings being down is all well but CTR suddenly plummeting is just BS.
Sort it out Google I'm seriously peed off with your persistant medling.
All they have to do is trim a little off everyone, why would not they not do it?
They are messing with so much right now with the serps, personalized results, real time serp's. It seems to be slowing down there indexing, bandwith ect. So this very well could be hurting there income, so why not take a bit from there publishers?
Being they are so transparent with how they do things only gives way for a little speculation.
Just a thought :)