Yet another record breaking low day for the last few years. But for once the low CTR in my Adsense reports actually reflects other measures. People really didn't click.
Looking at the ads it's not surprising, targetting seems poor; ads are connected to page topic but only loosely. With no information from Google I can't tell if that's because of a lack of targetted ad inventory or a change to their targetting algorithm.
Yesterday joined the ranks as one of the lowest earners of all time here too. Sorting by "Estimated earnings" in the reports, I now have six days from 2012 that are in the top eleven lowest earners since starting in 2004! The end of May 2012 saw the first low day, followed by a couple days in June and then July. Crazy.
Yesterday ended OK for me, yet my main site's earnings were rock bottom. I somehow got a few great clicks from a very low traffic site. Today is looking bad. The behavior of adsense these days is very bizarre.
Don't know if anyone else has noticed but ever since all earnings were zero'd last month my daily earnings have been lowest for 4 years but with 200%+ traffic compared to 4 years ago. Has anyone else noticed massive drops? Since last month?
ok the day ended as the official lowest day ever for me
Is Adsense using Greenwich time for all the reporting now? Seems like everything is switching over to "Yesterday" when it's still long from midnight (or two hours after, when the old day ended) in the US and it happened with the recent site upgrade.
Today's earnings so far are over 6x of yesterday. Unfortunately, that's still only about 30% of average, but at least it's not in the toilet like the last couple of days. Beats me how AdSense is tallying things up as I've never seen such wide swings like I have this year. No rhyme or reason I can put my finger on.
Sunday was very mediocre. Page views are really up, though my traffic isn't; I assumed they'd be more correlation between the two.
August doesn't seem to have the same promising start as July, though reading above, it appears to be falling short of expectations for most people so far. Last year, from July until Christmas, my earnings increased month on month.
Surprisingly good weekend for me especially from the USA with its CTR at a level I haven't seen in quite a while.
On the other hand the UK population's behinds must be rivetted to chairs for the Olympics, especially so Saturday, with page views and earnings at down...ok, ok, I know it was super Saturday, I was watching as well however, unlike it would seem for many of my fellow Brits, I CAN multitask!
If it continues like this for the remainder of August I'll be very surprised, happy but surprised.