That's what I thought Slashus, but for the past few days, mine never recovered. In all my years I haven't seen such a radical turnaround. Pageviews normal, EPC good, but clicks are freezing for hours, and then just continue as they were, with no subsequent click-dump. Something's wrong.
Another reminder of why you cannot rely on Adsense for an income. Everything was sailing by just great for a month. Even prior to that during the darker months, it was far from fantastic, but it was enough. Now my stats and traffic remain constant, along with EPC, but clicks just plummeted dramatically, and have been like this for about 4 days now. Thursday is another terrible day. Obviously I can't see the ads other people are seeing, but nothing appears to have changed from my end. I can't understand the sudden turnaround, given my traffic is constant. Worrying times.
Seem to have a minor improvement, but since around Monday, I have periods of several hours at a time where nothing budges apart from the page views and a dropping CTR. As I know roughly how many clicks I get an hour, I don't understand the drop-off, or the lack of click-dumps that should get the stats back to normal. Something's really messed up.
Sounds like you're seeing the same kind of insanity that began sweeping through my reports starting a few months ago. I wonder if whatever changes they made are still propagating around the globe and are just now hitting your servers? Hope I'm wrong, because it sucks.
Just hope it's not a long term thing. Totally stuck again these past 2-3 hours. No clicks. I've never recalled even an hour without clicks before now, except when there's been reporting issues, and then it always caught up with click-dumps. There's a blackhole eating my earnings.
I've just checked mine with a can of beer in hand, and they've just revised my earnings downwards by a considerable amount! Just when I thought it couldn't get worse. It's been very rare when I've had a downward revision. I give up! Best go back to the shop and see if I can get a refund on the beer.
Friday ended up as expected, in the pan...The US was below average earnings at 74%, however it's the UK performance which is disturbing at 7.6% and I'm seeing some potentially very good paying ads which either no one is clicking or I'm not getting credited.
Hey there, Glad I came across this forum. At the very least I do not feel alone. AdSense earnings / CTR this month down 90% while unique visitors and pageviews are normal. Granted August is always an abysmal month but this is ridiculous and I have never seen anything like this.
I've just been doing a quick comparison. Until a couple of days ago, the 15th, my daily earnings' average were 125.9% v July, now I'm already down to 120.9% and with today already looking dire I expect that to reduce even further.
I did make some changes for 1st August and I believed that was the reason for my better performance...it looks as though that may have just gone out the window along with some other improvements I had in mind.
Today's just about hanging in there, but too early to tell. Yesterday made the threshold that I consider my minimum daily earnings, but all in all the second half of August is falling flat on its face, after such a great start. I'm hoping I didn't peak prematurely in July, and that the rest of the year will see improvements.
Hey HuskyPup (love your username - I am assuming you have a Husky?), unfortunately the entire Month of August has been bad for me. The first half of the month I had a GeoTargiting script on my site which dispalys affiliate ads going bananas. It turns out it loaded the header of the site with Google Analytics, but all people could see was my background with now ads. It (shamefully) too me 15 days to realise. Now this issue too. At first I thought they were linked - or that I still have some problems on the site, until I found this forum.
Oddly, last night CTR rose to 1.04% - which is nowhere close to my average 3% but it sure is better than the 0.25% I was getting. Hope the old G sorts itself out soon. Does anyone have a theory as to why we are all seeing such dramatic drops in CTR and revenue?