I've never been affected by the Superbowl in previous years however I was trucking along nicely and then WHAM!...It came to a grinding halt. Pity really since Saturday was good in comparison to recent days.
February is always my second slowest month (November is slowest) and I use it to spend time on development - both to (hopefully) improve the sites, and also to take my mind off the fact that it's the second slowest month. There's always *something* to fix / improve / redesign / expand upon.
Yesterday was a surprising day out of the blue. About a 75% increase on normal earnings, and my earnings (asides from the week I was hacked) have been incredibly steady the past couple of months, almost to the nearest dollar each day.
I noticed something about our adsense for yesterday - clicks tripled while RPC dropped by about 1/3 - essentially a "normal" day as far as the total goes - but i've never seen such a spike in clicks with a corresponding drop in RPC - has anyone else seen this?
Aside from this the trend has been relatively normal except for a small spike on tuesday
My sites get 90% of their traffic from Spain. My earning during January 2012 dropped 70% compared to 2011. And I got 20% more traffic than last year. I think "someone" made changes on the Adsense algorithm.. It has nothign to do with panda, since I got 20% more traffic than last years, even on the best converting keywords..