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Maybe the reason why you've not heard from them is because it is not fubar'd for everyone.
Maybe not for everyone, but for a lot of people.You don't work for Google, so you do not have any figures as to how many are doing well vs to those who are not.
Anything that causes a sudden massive change for significant numbers of people deserves comment, even if it's only a bland "We've changed the algo". At least that way we'd know whether we should try to change things our end or wait until Google fix something.
we should try to change things our end or wait until Google fix something.
Edinburgher, there is *no* waiting for Google "fix" things. Google almost never "fixes" anything because as far as they're concerned, they almost never break anything. At least, they almost never admit it.
If you're sitting around waiting for Google to fix something to make the AdSense money start rolling in again, then you are going to be sitting around waiting a looooong time. You have to be adaptable, and you have to have alternatives. YOU have to take control of your earnings.
But without status information from Google I'm shooting in the dark.
This is Andrew from the Ad Traffic Quality Team at Google. We're aware of a problem with a third-party crawler in the network that is generating invalid activity across a number of different publishers. We've recently made some changes to our filtering so that this invalid activity will be excluded more quickly from your earnings reports and the discrepancy between estimated and actual earnings will be smaller.
Already hit last year's May numbers and it's not even Memorial Day yet.