Oh heck...just broke my second worst day of the year with a new worst day of the year for click volume.
EPC also collapsed resulting in my worst earning's day since February and way below my acceptable daily average...and so far today 2 clicks and that's it.
Needless to say that's hardly registering either a CTR or eCPM.
So, do I change data loss day descriptions into data delay days?
Since quite a few have experienced the same extremely low CTR Friday it will be interesting to see if any of us have an unexpectedly good day soon or if this is a precursor to another excellent Google earnings' performance?
Another victim of Google's Panda update here. Starting April 11th, saw page views plunge from over 33,000/day average to 22,000 views/day (1/3 drop). Worse yet, Adsense clicks and revenue took a nose dive and are down 58%! Yet the website's main index page and most of the 450+ article pages are still in the top search results positions. WTF?
Is Google playing games with its "partners"?
Since Google has no accountability whatsoever to its publisher partners, and there is apparently no independent means of verifying clicks, an no way to know what percentage Google is paying its Adsense publishers, I guess we're essentially screwed.
I think it's time for the Federal Trade Commission or Congress or somebody to come up with regulations requiring Google to account for what it does with its search engine games and ad click accounting. We also need a Bill of Rights to protect web publishers against abuse my monopolistic giants like Google.
After loosing some traffic (maybe a little more than some), I have noticed that after the last Panda update that my ecpm has gone up significantly this week. My theory is that the Panda update must of really wiped out some scraper sites running adsense in my niche resulting in advertisers bidding higher to get the same amount of traffic. Anyone else seeing this and/or agree?
P.S. Overall earnings are still down compared to last month.
In my niche, the ecpm has dropped way down, but the number of clicks has is slightly more than double the last few days. The overall average daily earnings are holding steady if not a little bit higher.
Complete collapse of CTR and earnings as a result, traffic levels and sources the same, ads seem the same across all sites.
Earnings now down to 10% of the two year average, lowest earnings since we started in 2003. Starting to swap out AdSense now across all sites that still have inventory running with them.
I know Google could care less but there goes the last million pvs a month we had been sending you G. I would email support but after the last few broken english useless boilerplate responses what is the point?
Was a good run Google, we made lots of money with you over the years. Your greed, lack of communication and poor customer service has brought us here. Enjoy that last bit you can squeeze out of smaller publishers to bring those numbers up to street expectations:)
My earnings started getting weird around April 7th. Pretty much down to less than half now - and lower than they have been in years. I also noticed my ads look different. Urls in the ads now right after the title, and some are underlined, some aren't.....a lot of off topic ads....it really jakes up my site. I use the large rectangle exclusively.....and it just looks bad the way they have changed it. I think that's hurt earnings for sure....but my pages views are WAY down too. They have been cut by 2/3. OUCH!