Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.145.208.64

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

How to get out of adsense addiction ?

i am a newbie to adsense but feel myself addicted to reports

   
5:20 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Hi All,

I am a small publisher. My site is only three months old with nearly 200 visitors per day. My earnings are on the lowest of the sides.

However I feel addicted to watching adsense reports so frequently. I watch every now and then, refresh the page, log out, log in .............

Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ? How frequently do you access your adsense reports?
5:25 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ? How frequently do you access your adsense reports?


I was the exact same way, even had the Firefox app that showed money in the bottom right of the browser. Once the site leveled off then I toned it down to once a day, just to make sure there weren't any problems. Took about 6 months for my addiction to end.
5:34 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator incredibill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Just run some free AdSense checker like SysSense and it pops up on your screen when the amount changes or you can mouse over it to see the last downloaded values.
5:45 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



The addiction will run its course. Eventually you won't get the same endorphin rush from each time you check your AdSense stats and you'll get bored with them and will find a new obsession. I might recommend installing Google's Page Speed extension on Firefox and then start tweaking your site to see how high of a score you can get from Page Speed and how much you can reduce your loading time via the graph on Google's Webmaster Tools Site Performance page. This addiction will last you a good two to three months. :-p
10:14 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Join the club!
2:27 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



I've been addicted since June 03, just accept it :-)
2:29 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Seems I am not the only one affected :)
2:31 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Ran with that monkey on the back for about three months. Then got a life. Check it once a week these days... :)
3:02 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



It fades somewhat over time. Its exciting at first seeing it go up, but once you know about how much you earn per day you get bored until it starts increasing again. Don't worry... it will get easier.
4:46 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Gee!

If you were around long before AdSense was invented you wouldn't exactly wonder.

Of course, if you were regularly banking mumble, mumble dollars you may have a differing viewpoint.
6:01 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Amateur.

We professionals stay logged-on 25-8 (not 24-7).

We have broadband, wireless broadband, mobile internet connections and dial-up from every available provider on standby in case of disruptions in connectivity.

We have backup power supply, and underwater surveilence mini-subs monitoring the undersea cables for up-to-the-second fault status.

We have satelite comm-links with Google datacenters so we can access our earnings report from the remotest jungles of the Amazon.

We build databases on the hourly numbers and churn out important looking reports, pretty charts and complexified spreadsheets every hour. We then store all the hourly printed reports in a high-security vault accessed only after verification of finger prints, retina scans and butt profile matching.

And we participate wholeheartedly in "stats stuck" threads here at WebmasterWorld because we care.

And why do we do it?

It's fun. ;)

Welcome to Adsense Addicts Anonymous.
6:35 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jetteroheller is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I started AdSense June 5th 2004

I have a spreadsheet with colnums like

time
current impressions clicks earnings
since last visit impressions clicks earnings
time since last visit
per hour since last visit
impressions clicks earnings
eCPM CTR EPC

This spread sheet is now at raw 18881

You see, it's a long lasting addiction.
6:44 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jetteroheller is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



BTW: I call it "I have to check my life important functions" or
"I have to check that I am still alive"
11:10 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



I've been known to say "lets see whats happening in the real world" before sitting down to hit refresh on the various stats pages.
Junkie? Naaaa... ;)
1:59 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)



andrewshim - As usual you're distorting the facts and trying to make your addiction appear less serious than it actually is...are you positive you're not in politics since you've evaded answering the question fully and eschewing the truth?
2:39 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



are you positive you're not in politics since you've evaded answering the question fully


I believe I've answered the question fool-ly.

Btw... there's this cool thing-a-ma-jig (pluck-in I think it's called) for Firefox that sit at the bottom of my browser status bar and tells me everytime there's movement in my Adsense stats. Ahhhh the wonders of technology.
3:14 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



I call them my "vital signs"
3:18 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Btw... there's this cool thing-a-ma-jig (pluck-in I think it's called) for Firefox that sit at the bottom of my browser status bar and tells me everytime there's movement in my Adsense stats. Ahhhh the wonders of technology.


The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.
4:13 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member netmeg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.


There are several, and I don't know which one you're referring to, but what makes you think that?
4:51 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



I have set times I check my stats each day. 2 particular times that I have come to know the trends well enough to make sure things are going okay.

It also serves as a check on my server. If my stats are down, perhaps there is trouble on my server, etc.

But those "big" days I can't help but check a few more times... Something about watching money coming in that is extremely addicting... =)
6:19 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Finally I feel I am addicted. Have anyone experienced this at your early stages ?


Adsense rehab helped me.
10:00 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



It also serves as a check on my server. If my stats are down, perhaps there is trouble on my server, etc.


Yes, I use it as a quick way to check all servers are up too.
(I sometimes wonder how much I am fooling myself, though)
10:12 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator lifeinasia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



The best thing is to go cold turkey.

Keep clicking on your own ads until you get banned. Then you won't have any stats to check any more- problem solved! ;)
10:25 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



The Firefox gadget breaks the Terms of Adsense, just in case that matters to you. I removed it once I found out.


There are several, and I don't know which one you're referring to, but what makes you think that?


@StoutFiles... Clarification if you don't mind? Would be of great help to all here if you could point out the specifics.
1:39 am on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Adsense pays the bills and puts food on the table so I do check it very often. Like what Johnnie says "vital signs", if a site or set of sites is not being "normal" time to check the server. All part of the fun!
3:37 pm on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Just use a Firefox add-on and glance down when you need to. I'm a recovering addict :) and it's a good 'patch'
2:56 pm on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Enjoy checking your reports, it's fun at first. When you get tired of seeing low dollar amounts in there start focusing on actually working. Maybe force yourself to write one article before you allow yourself to check.

Eventually the novelty wears off and you'll check once daily, especially when its not your highest earning method anymore.