Finally had a click dump with low CPCs...not worth the wait.
1:30 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Very odd behavior. On my biggest earning site I am only at about 30% of my usual CTR but on other sites I am at my usual CTR. I wonder if some of the larger earning clicks are going through extra review before posting (hopefully but doubtful). Either that, or I just had very poorly matching ads showing today.
2:42 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I just read through those posts on the Google Groups Adsense forum. WOW. Thanks for sharing the links. I hope Google's algorithm is accurate in determining fraudulent clicks. I would imagine that is one of the most difficult and yet most important aspects in keeping the program's value.
5:27 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Clicks and page views back up to something vaguely normal, but CPC pathetic. Another bad day.
7:00 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Best earnings day since Feb 7 (about 80% of average). Hope this is some kind of turning point as 2012 AdSense so far has been a disaster. Thanks Google!
7:32 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Anyone else notice that text ads are turning into image ads after a couple of seconds... I'm still using the old ad code... could that have anything to do with my poor results this month...
7:50 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've gone to text only ads for a while to see if this makes a difference. However the last few days were absolutely dire in terms of earnings.
8:17 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm bleeding here, death can't be far off :(
9:09 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Back from the Adsense black-out - below average CTR & CPC with still increasing traffic.
Dunno if that's good of bad Quality Traffic
11:40 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think some of my advertisers must have woken up from their slumber on Tuesday, impressions, clicks and CTR were my new norm however EPC jumped by 143.5%...no specific country, just an across the board increase.
I wonder if it will stick?
11:42 am on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
4:28 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Today is another big impressions day and again, where are the clicks?
7:17 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I never did get a click dump yesterday and very low clicks here again today. I had one "super click" earlier today but otherwise very little activity. Impressions look normal with pretty typical search terms.
8:21 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Clicks aren't terrible, but another poor CPC day.
8:32 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
My clicks have been stuck ALL DAY while impressions climb. My CTR is almost zero, and CPC is almost the same.
8:40 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Right now, things are borked but Google still keeps downloading about 350K pages of content a day on the main site. Real traffic is slow enough and it looks like something is seriously wrong with Adsense.
10:22 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
All day and finally ONE click? WTF is going on? It's a strong day of traffic from G as well.
10:47 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Good to know others are seeing the same molasses I am. Slow as slow can be today.
11:13 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
The sad thing is that the people in Adsense (and Google) probably think that they are doing a good job.
11:14 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Below average day - traffic goes up, CTR is down.
The relevant ads are probably shown on totally off-topic sites - chasing visitors cross-sites based on user interest.
So uhmmmmmm suppose the sites that content-match the better paying ads are fenced off now for specifically these ads ......what would that mean?
12:03 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Last Thursday was the lowest. Waiting to see what tomorrow brings.
5:59 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Another bad day. :(
6:45 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
> Another bad day. :(
Yup. Back down in the dumps here too. Crazy.
7:41 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
According to my reports from 6:30am (GMT) until 8am, I didn't get any clicks. I know there are quiet peaks and busy peaks, but I always get some clicks within an hour, so something isn't right here. Whether the estimate will change, or they'll be added onto today, I don't know, but I doubt it.
8:42 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
big clicks, but sadly very few of them. Some of my sites are experiencing average weekly ctr below 0,3 :(
9:03 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Earnings at 29.5% v 2011 so far this month and 78.8% v March 1-11.
The Captain's left the bridge, the ship's sinking fast...Titanic anyone?
9:38 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Good CTR benchmarks are rewritten every month.... 0.5 - 1 % is now considered as a good CTR?
Still hovering round 1% CTR here
Interesting report on searchengineland
Google CPC is on a downward trend, clicks on the rise....