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problem with Adsense CTR ?

     
12:28 am on Sep 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello,
my website's CTR was about 2.5%-3.5% for 3-4 months.
But,
1.78% september 5
1.63% september 6
1.06% september 7
1.34% september 8
1.23% september 9
0.46% september 10

Is there anybody experiencing the same problem?
I did not change anything on my website. Why is CTR decreasing?

Thanks
10:14 am on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i run Australian specific business directories and target google.com.au.


Mine's .us but only 17.2% of visitors in the last week were from the US. The rest are Europe 45.5%, Unknown 16.2%, Asia 15.1%, Africa 4%, Oceana/Australasia just 2%

Many months ago I was expecting my earnings to increase towards the end of August. They did.

There are lots of things that can alter earnings, but to blame Google on it, is a bit much IMO.
11:26 am on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thank you to all people who try to help
For the last 3-4 days, my ctr became normal again.
have a good day
12:06 pm on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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and on that note.... i must agree with Lame_wolf.

4 days is not a pattern.

4 weeks is.
12:46 pm on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For the last 3-4 days, my ctr became normal again.


This short note tells me the site was the source of this problem, not Adsense... Ops, I made the mistake, nevermind... Google is back to normal.
1:04 pm on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Interesting.
11:04 pm on Sept 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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have u guys seen decline in ctr and revenue in september compared to august?
2:53 am on Sept 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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have u (sic) guys seen decline in ctr and revenue in september compared to august?


No. Opposite.

And October will be better than September.
8:45 pm on Sept 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Last two days haven't been too great around here. Pretty low CTR after an awesome week.
8:55 pm on Sept 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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ctr is below my avarage for last 2 days
3:08 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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CTR is up. Had a bumpy road this month for a couple days but September is going down as the best month ever so far. Especially today by 8 am I have made more than the best 2 earning days combined since 2004. Last month was the best month ever since then. Hamsters are on something today that's for sure! Let me know if we have a pattern here.
3:24 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to unsubscribe from this thread via Owner/Edit. I unchecked Email notification of new replies.

So far unsuccessful. Does anyone know how to stop the notifications?

While I have a general interest in this subject, I honestly don't need daily updates.
3:54 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know how to stop the notifications?


Unfortunately, I think that's a bug. Once the flag is set, it's not possible to stop it.

BTW - I noticed a decline in my CTR starting on Tuesday. Wednesday it was horrible. I started to think to myself that maybe there was something to this thread.

Fortunately, I looked deeper into the problem (beyond Adsense) and noticed my site was not letting visitors see more than 1 page per visit. I fixed the problem Thursday morning.

My fault, CTR right back to normal.
4:10 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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noticed my site was not letting visitors see more than 1 page per visit.


How did that happen in the first place?
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How did that happen in the first place?


The mysql database was corrupted during a dirty reboot of the system. This took out a table that tracks sessions. It was easy to repair, but this problem prevented a visitor from seeing more than one page.

This was my host's fault, but I'm not too down on them. They boot the server about twice a year...
8:30 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My earnings have been way up. I've been a publisher since 2004. For several years, earnings were consistently in a comfy level for me (a creator of some hobby sites that took off). Then suddenly earnings dropped to about a two-thirds to even half what they were before, and stayed that way for about 2-1/2 years or something? I admit I didn't work really hard to rectify that. Then I did some changes (two ads instead of one on each page, placing the ad higher on the page) about 6 months ago. A little improvement, but not a lot.

Now suddenly in August, things improved and now in September, earnings are up to what they were before the drop (in fact I think CTR is higher). I don't know what is causing it, but I hope it lasts for a while! I have done a little tweaking of the sites (am adding Adsense for Search) but don't want to mess with it too much. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it.)
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