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3:16 pm on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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No problems, I'll start it:-)

Am I supposedly to accept without question that on the 1st February 2011 that global advertisers in my industry suddenly decided to increase their bids and that visitors thought it was a good time to start clicking?

It was my best day since 18th November 2010.

Page impressions normal.

My CTR returned to normal, i.e. pre-Thanksgiving Day

My eCPM returned to normal, i.e. pre-Thanksgiving Day

My EPC retuned to normal, i.e. pre-Thanksgiving Day

My earnings returned to normal, i.e. pre-Thanksgiving Day

I am expected to believe this is a "normal" advertising market?
7:49 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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And back down it goes :-(
11:12 am on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Garbage, utter garbage!

Something's seriously wrong with this broken plug-in.

For years 80% of my daily earnings were within 90-110% of the daily average, occasionally it went to 80-120% with the odd data loss day whenever, this month it is 60-133%.

I just do not believe a single figure generated by Google these days insofar as my earnings are concerned.
11:24 am on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Something's seriously wrong with this broken plug-in.


Stop using it then. It is only stressing you out.
12:12 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm not stressed, I view it as farcical that we're supposed to accept that this is "normal" after years of experience proving otherwise...or were previous years' figures massaged to look consistent?

Stressed, no, annoyed at G's silence, yes.
1:17 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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CPC back to pennies. It has been very variable recently. A week ago it was standard (pretty decent $0.xx/0.xx amount CPC), but a couple of days ago it's switched back to pennies.

Either advertisers really are cutting their advertising spending by 80-90% every few days or so (before bringing their spending back to 'standard' levels every few days or so), or something is a 'tad' wrong.

Edit: Seeing poor targetting too. And some irrelevant ads. I don't want to have to blacklist en masse and micro manage things, but I might have too.
4:36 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do you think it is related to Adwords Coupons G sends to many people?
Yesterday one of my friend was very happy, because he received his Adwords Coupon via Mail.

Non-Proffesional Advertisers can do this roller coster effect.

I know some business owners collect these coupons and give them to their users ( such as hosting companies, when you buy service they give adwords coupons for free etc )
4:42 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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because he received his Adwords Coupon via Mail.

Same here. Binned it.
Plastic this time too. Very eco-friendly. Not.
5:37 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Low today, really low. :-(
5:48 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Either advertisers really are cutting their advertising spending by 80-90% every few days or so


Nope, it's Stupid Pricing gone awol.

Today my best earning channel is averaging its normal USD 0.70 per click however my second biggest site concerning the same subject and ostensibly the same ads is averaging USD 0.16 per click.

That's not advertisers, that's not-a-clue Google!
6:46 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Wow. At least I don't feel alone.

Yesterday on the 23rd all of our accounts TANKED.

I have never seen this kind of yo-yo thing with Adsense. Might have to go back to affliate ads. Problem is some of these merchants are crooks and you can count on some of them doing claw-backs.
7:02 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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With the algo change today adsense traffic will shift probably.
7:54 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm amzed. I've never had such a bad day.ever. really! Everything down, from ad impressions, to CTR down by 40%, to eCPM down by 50%

what the **** is going on at Google?
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With the algo change today adsense traffic will shift probably.


wasn't that at the beginning of the month?
9:14 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Things are bad... really really bad today... even worse than the few weeks before. Today is turning to be the worst day since Feb 7th.
12:10 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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the worst day since 2006 i think, and i'm happy :) NOT
12:42 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The update is killing me, google is having no mercy.
12:52 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Today and yesterday = great days :)
1:12 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Still way down.
1:22 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I always post gloom and doom so I thought I'd better post this....

Earnings are WAY up today compared to so far in 2011.
Today looks to be on line to double yesterday.
And I haven't done anything to the blogs!
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Beers are on Lame_Wolf :-)

Come on, this is better than the rat race though, right? I'm glad I'm not just starting out now, I'd probably think twice.
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Mine is so bad today it's the first day I've ever thought that I'm glad I kept my day job...:(
5:28 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Could be the lowest day in years.
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Could be the lowest day in years.


sigh.
10:38 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yup. Lowest day since July 2006. Maybe some big changes going on at the plex with calculations spanning several days or weeks? Can't make sense of it. Going back to bed.
12:02 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Could be the lowest day in years.


Has been the lowest day in years.

Maybe some big changes going on at the plex with calculations spanning several days or weeks? Can't make sense of it.


I am upset, very upset to make out anything.
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Mine is so bad today it's the first day I've ever thought that I'm glad I kept my day job...:(

Mine is so bad I'll soon be looking for a day job.
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Mine is so bad today it's the first day I've ever thought that I'm glad I kept my day job...:(


Mine is so bad I'll soon be looking for a day job.


Ditto... I am thinking to take up corporate job, but no, my soul tells me everything should be alright from the next month.

I am so afraid to look at my earnings right now, I am feeling low -- all my efforts to write 1000+ USEFUL pages reaped "nothing." Really, I am angry and, at the same time, feeling very sad.

PLEASE ADSENSE, COME BACK TO NORMAL.
6:19 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Disparate performance across the board it seems. My partner's site although small is earning rather well this month whereas mine seems to have tanked. I'd consider getting a day job again if there were any.
6:23 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Just checked to see if my usual position in Google has changed as a result of the recent algo change [webmasterworld.com...]

Nope. So something else is going on (at least as far as my site is concerned). Looking at my AdSense reports not move, or move very little all day is frustrating. I've long suspected AdSense stats weren't real time but have gotten used to a certain rhythm of updates and totals nonetheless. I'm beginning now to suspect the update intervals are much, much farther apart than just a few hours -- days, maybe even weeks is looking like what may be happening now.
7:16 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've long suspected AdSense stats weren't real time

I have tested it.
I put a new ad unit on a page where generally many clicks come from, but after a day I saw click results from that new ad units in adsense stats.
So I wonder whether the clicks what we see right now are from yesterday!
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