Yesterday wasn't as promising as it first appeared, but still finished on a good turn, on par with my better months. This morning looked good too in terms of clicks, but most came from India, so I don't think I'll make much from that.
Unless I get a huge dump, this will be the worse day ever for me.
Did it happen? I thought you posted you had stabilised out again?
1st May was my best day in two weeks thanks to a better performance from the USA and some nice valued clicks...I'm assuming AdWorders who got their decimal point in the wrong place!
UK click volume was absolutely dire dragging down my overall CTR and I have to also point out that our UK B&M business is garbage, on the ropes and being battered left, right and centre. Thank heavens we're still doing ok in other countries.
Today's a very good day, yesterday not so much and as usual it's the Page RPM that determines things. My traffic is very consistent day to day. What frustrates me is why the RPM varies so much over the same time periods.
It's not a matter of one or two superclicks skewing the metrics higher - today started off strong and has stayed strong. Considering I've been on Adsense for 5 years and have been diligently adding new content daily, these wild swings make no sense to me. C'mon Google, take a Prozac already!
I simply dont get it, why they are shaving 50% of my earnings everyday, nothing fishy going on here. I have this suspicion that they manually just cut the earnings in half and be cause they suspect something.
Not quite as bad for me, but often in the 30% range.
Are you checking to see which channels the money is being reclaimed from? I've started doing that by downloading a copy of the days stats at late in the day and then again the next morning. Pretty interesting, in my case nearly all the reclaimed money comes out of one channels (I use about 40 channels. The channel losing the most covers about half my site. Similar ads on the rest of my page (same location on the page) do fine.
Since lunchtime I had an awesome day, but in the seven or hours that passed since, it's pretty much ground to a halt, as though Adsense figured I'd made too much, so had to slow things down so that I didn't exceed my average earnings.
I have been using google adwords to promote my videos, as I am a youtube partner, but since April 1st, my daily revs have declined roughly 90% , so much so, that I was actually losing money each hour with adwords, so I had to turn off all promoted videos. Pretty disgusted in the recent change. Ian