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.
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...
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.)