does anybody see their adsense earnings appear to be reporting slow today? the impressions are pretty much where they should be for this time of day, but the earnings seem too low. anybody else seeing this?
:) Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. I seriously doubt that's why the numbers are low today. Google has been screwing up with that for awhile now. I've seen it on/off during for the last 2 months. We are the lab rats now.. wait.. we've always been..
Just compared in Analytics this time last year - practically matches but with a 5% increase. I reckon it's mostly seasonal and probably this thanks giving thing that others mentioned. Odd though because most of my traffic is from Ole Blighty.
I've checked my last few years' AdSense stats and apart from the actual Thanksgiving Day I've done pretty well however yesterday was simply appalling especially with EPC values and specific channel clicks.
Overall my earnings were 26% down on the daily average and closer to 35% for a weekday average. My second biggest url channel clicks were 40% down therefore its lowest click day in months...on a Tuesday!
The hamsters threw the switch, left the building by a side entrance and are are already on extended holiday.
It's my prime AdUnit, all my sites have this at the top, all my Coppermine galleries also have one at the bottom.
99% the only other thing I use is a 336 x 280 at the end of each article page along with a 160 x 90 AdLink on some sites and a 728 x 15 AdLink on others.
I've seen the 4 ads on the leaderboards and I have to agree they look too cramped but then again the other day someone targetted me taking the entire leaderboard for themselves and decided to pay me about USD 1.50 per click.
I have noticed recently that AdLink click values seem to have dropped considerably whereas they used to be within 80% or so of average.