Just an hour or so to end oct 6, for around 10000 impressions this morning (Taiwan time, GMT+8), I'm seeing single digit earnings. CTR has plummeted, eCPM is plummeted, and earnings worse this morning. Impressions are counting normally though. Anyone seeing similar things?
No, this has not to do with us holiday. I am located in europe and i am experiencing the same issue. Being on two figures clicks and my earnings are halved. All this in a matter of a couple of days now...
Today it's lower again. Yesterday was okay, but today is not so great. I just hope it's partly Google's messing up and part a 3-day holiday and that it'll recover in a few days. The impressions seem decent, it's just that the rest are not as good.
Yes, there is that too. My sites have international traffic. (Probably more coming from the USA, but basically anyone who speaks English can have an interest in the sites.) Well, I hope Google gets things straightened out soon!
I have made some comparisons for the past 3 working weeks. I have not included weekends.
Normal = within 90-110% of September's average.
Site 1 - Trade directory .com Site 2 - Trade B&M .com Sites 3 to 8 - Trade 2 x .asia, 2 x .cn, 2 x .in
Site 1 - Normal Site 2 - Normal Sites 3 to 8 - Normal
27th Sept 1st Oct
Site 1 - Normal Site 2 - Normal Sites 3 to 8 - Page Impresssions -7.78% Earnings -25%
Site 1 - Normal Site 2 - Page Impresssions -32.79% Earnings -50% Sites 3 to 8 - Page Impresssions -62.5% Earnings -58.3%
Interestingly one of my .co.uk sites this week has seen -67.2% in PIs.
My own server logs and statcounter are also showing similar figures.
Clearly these are not normal fluctuation by anyone's reckoning however the significant thing is why have my non .coms been hit so hard after years of consistent numbers. My site 2 .com has gone down this week however since it is interlinked with those non .com sites that could easily be one of the reasons.
For those of you not affected, fine, but for those of us who have been hammered by this "whatever it is", let's hope that Google get it sorted and quickly because it is affecting quite a number of sites and overall across all my sites I have seen this past week's earnings drop by more than 25%.
Oh, one thing I forgot to post, Saturday 10th October saw my lowest AdSense Page Impression day since Xmas Day 2008 and this is at a time of year when I usually see increased traffic across the board until ThanksGiving Day...nah, nothing's wrong at all!
I have a relatively new site, but so far most of October (or at least for the past week I guess) has been very poor. In-fact some days I'm getting a decent amount of traffic (for a new site) but no clicks at all; despite my average CTR thus far (on days with clicks) being ~10%.
Adsense Ads sucks, so I dropped the code from my mini sites. Why to give them free impressions or leads for their earnings from adwords? Gooogle should lose a bit then they will wake up to compete with Twitter or Facebook or Bing....Now they are rich so cannot imagine what may come like Lehman Bros..