I notice that the targeting is still spot on for my established sites, but my two newer ones (launched in May) it's still pretty bad. Dunno if it was a glitch but one of them was not displaying ads at all most of yesterday (at least for me, in three different browsers) The ads are back today, but they are generic and not targeted at all. Hope that's not what my users see.
Yea I'd always heard France pretty much shuts down in August; dunno if that is true but I'm sure Leo does
. It does indeed ;-)..( except the tourist trade and the tourist areas , although this year very wet July has meant that less money was spent in the areas away from Paris ) ..and begins the wind down in early to mid July ..government departments get "relaxed" towards the end of June..
Restart the machine ..September
Netmeg ..search for "Carcassone Fireworks"..I think you'll like the shows ..this year was exceedingly good :)
Heck, is this not a jump start on the next "I got screwed" thread? This time with "August" as the lead in? Kiddies... it's all changed. There are no "methods" or "directions" we can take. Panda made sure of that. And we haven't figured out Panda...
Fortunately one url channel tripled its average and dragged my earnings out of the mire otherwise it would have been carnage...I've just about lost all enthusiasm for developing and the very humid weather where I am is pi$$ing me off just as much!
So, it's all about summer vacations and Panda? Does no one here look at stock markets?
The 1st August was a better than average day, but only because of one freak high-paying click. Apart from that, not great. Page impressions are still OK but CTR is very low.
It's Ramadan month, which may not affect many people but the majority of my visitors (and the vast majority of my clicks) are from Muslim Malaysia. I'm not sure what effect - if any - Ramadan has on Internet usage. It appears that people are looking, but not clicking.
While keeping an eye on my AdSense earnings (peanuts), I'm also following my stock market portfolio (big potatoes) very closely because of all the sovereign debt problems at the moment.
With markets tumbling by huge amounts every day, it is reminiscent of 2008 when everyone was acting as if the world were about to end. It's pretty depressing and there is still no end in sight.
With the economy in such a woeful state, I'm not surprised that Adsense has also died. AdSense is simply another business and people's buying (clicking) behaviour is determined by the economy. Looking at how much money I have 'lost' in recent weeks, I am in no mood at the moment to go out on a spending spree. I suspect that many people feel the same way.
I thought that after the financial crisis of a few years ago, the economy would have started to sort itself out by now. However, as more news comes out about how much Western countries are in debt it seems that the economy will take a very long time to recover.