Just switched over from text ads to image/rich media yesterday. I had 2 clicks and Google is estimating the earnings at $0.01 ? Something doesn't seem right. With the text ads, I would typically earn $0.40 cpc.
4:23 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
It happens. I get image clicks as high as several dollars, and as low as yours. They run the gamut.
3:55 am on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
The two figures are not on the same linear timeline. You may be seeing 2 clicks reported and $0.01 reported but that doesn't mean you got a penny for two clicks. Think of it this way, if you own a store and at noon you counted 30 sales and then at 1pm you counted $500 it's possible that more sales exist to have earned you $500 during the hour difference in your own reports. The same applies the other way too.
Adsense doesn't report earnings and clicks from the exact same moment in time, I often see clicks with zero earnings and/or earnings with no clicks just after midnight.