My earnings look just weird today. Not that I'm some kind of adsense expert - but I have been using adsense since 2003 and did very well until the dreaded April 14th Panda meltdown. I was still able to breathe and deal with the catastrophic mutilation of my rankings and survive (barely) - but today has literally made me fall to my knees. I am dumbfounded. The difference between today and Wednesday are so different, I don't understand? This is brutal. I'm not sure what to do at this point? I think I could make more money being a gold farmer on World of Warcraft and I would have more fun too. LOL
An observation: In Google AdSense reports (new interface) I noticed that there was a dollar amount shown for the next payment to be issued by Jul 1, 2011. Now this dollar amount is NOT the same as MTD earnings. Has anyone else seen this? If so, what do you think? Could it be that Google knows 1/3 into the month what our final payment will be?
Same here for me too. I think some kind of tweak happened late Wednesday and it somehow dropped my traffic even lower....if that can happen. I have a 12 year old site, no funny business - just quality content, crap tons of back links....and the Panda ate it and puked it back up. Guess it's still puking a little.....lol
A very strange weekend with very low clicks, Sunday only just beat Xmas Day by click volume but both days had excellent EPCs and combined they earned precisely my new daily average....surprise, surprise.
Today's elastic band seems to have broken already therefore it's time to exhume the hamsters, they could hardly do any worse.
No offence to anyone however until something happens with Panda/AdSense/CTR/Earnings/I_Mean_Drastic, I really can't see the point, after more than one month of these pitiful days, in contributing to this thread unless something new occurs.
I'll be the first to post if something good happens but I'm just leaving AdSense where it is now and taking the money at the end of the month when it arrives.
I'm away all next week in Germany at a huge international widget trade fair consequently there will be a lot of note comparing between those of us who use AdSense and the possibility of us establishing our own MadSense or, equally, something entirely different.
Certainly, post-Panda, there have already been suggestions about creating an alternative to the established search engines since between us all we have every widget trade address in the world, well, more or less:-)
Today for the first time in years, my CRT has gone below 1%. Something is drastically wrong at Google. I don't think I'll check this thread for a while either because it's too depressing. I just do not understand this. I'm thinking seriously of replacing all my Google Ads with Microsoft ads. BTW, VSW is outperforming Google big time!