Saturday was 70% of September's average with a much, much lower than average EPC at 75.6%.
Quite unbelievably and for the first time ever I did not have a single click from the UK plus the lowest UK page impressions day at 33.8% ... If it was a data loss day I'm glad it was done on a Saturday!
October is looking like a step backward for me. Lost 60% of earnings around April 10th and was making tiny gains. Got my site back to about 55% - but these last few little panda tweakies just knock me right back down. Whatever happened this past week has knocked me back to April 10th again. Any gains have been lost and then some. I want to just walk away and give up - but fighting this beast is better than a 9-5 beast. (Right now!)
Things finally turned around for me Sept 18-29th and everything was awesome those days, after months of everything sucking. Now things are back to where they had been post-Panda. UGHHH. I don't know if it was just some huge fluke where tons of new advertisers came on board for those 11 days, or if it's all about search engine changes/Panda changes. eCPM is down to half of what it had been when things were going right. My hope is once again gone.
So, my 3rd quarter ended Friday night, I was hit in the middle of the 2nd quarter with Panda 2.1, my biggest site shows Q3 v Q1 with 59% of pages & 58.7% uniques.
Hmmm...now I'm really thinking of getting out of this stupid game (it's no longer a business), what's the point when someone turns a dial or flicks a switch and screws one over for doing nothing wrong?
Start of October is a disaster. September was way better. CTR is down the drain. It's horrendous for a Monday, earnings are way down. Looks like all the hard work isn't doing much. What do you think could be the problem guys?
If that might help you guys, I discovered something today in my account. As some of you already know, Google +1 has been automatically enabled since the beginning of October in AdSense. I don't know if this has an impact on CTR and earnings yet but aside from that, what I've noticed is my Interest-based Ads option has been enabled by itself. It was previously disabled. I know from past experience that enabling it resulted in lower CTR and earnings for me. Maybe you guys should check that out. I don't think it's a coincidence most of us are experiencing such a slow start for October.
My little mini-content farm (and yes, it is a content farm) is old with really strong backlinks. Adsense earnings continue to climb, roughly 10% over last month. Could be a statistical anomoly since I'm only in the low $nnn earnings with adsense, however it seems to be in an upward trend over the last months.