Yesterday didn't start of well, but finished way above average, and this morning is starting well (very high EPC). I think advertisers are improving on the slow run up to Christmas - most people here seem to be reporting the benefits. If this continues I will have my best ever month with Adsense since I started many years ago.
Strange US metrics for me with easily the lowest Sunday Page Views since Easter Sunday at 50.4%, click volume was precisely 100% with CTR 197.1%. Unfortunately my EPC was also easily the month's lowest at 61.7%, the next lowest being 78.7%.
Therefore not only US but overall earnings were down at 74.8% even though clicks were 103.6% ... I don't like strange blips like this, makes me feel something's going on.
Yesterday was another relatively high earner compared to most of the last year with a 70% average. That's two days in row for no reason I can see. I'm very glad to see numbers like this again, but it's making me really wonder what happened to all of 2011 and 2012. What is going on?
Things have been going a lot better lately in April I had hit a goal of $10,000 in 10 months of using Adsense. But things started to slow during mid April and got worse the months of May, June and July. I went from $10,000 to doing $5000 for each of those 3 months. Then in Mid August things picked up leaving me with a little over $8000 for the month.
Now September has just been super amazing! In the first 15 days I did over $10,000! I am trying to end the month with $20,000+ If things keep going I should reach the $20,000 mark on Sept 29th.
Personally 2012 is the worst year yet for me using adsenses. Whereas i did over 3000 euro's in july 2011 I only made about 2500 euro's this july. August went down even further (due to season endings) (site is about campings in the NL). September is major worse. If i calculate this entire month i will end up with only 1100 to maybe 1200 euro's where the same month last year did almost 2000 with only half of the visitors. The CRT between the two months is only down by 2-3%. Visitors are up by 90%.
If anyone got some good pointers to earning more money with my sites, please contact me (pm) I can then also give you more details.
Excellent Monday. Looks like it's the start of advertising season. I notice that google gives good ranking to sites that have fresh content. Finally my daily update is paying off. Getting above average earnings for two weeks now.
Considering everything a very poor Tuesday, now why have the Panduin twins hit my Coppermine Gallery again? Things were starting to get back to reasonably normalish but the last four days have seen its lowest page views ever but, at the same time, a really strong EPC at over USD 1.00 per click.
It's bizarre, I can't get click values like this on my meaty B&M sites, something's well screwed-up with Stupid Pricing (TM)...again.
@puckparches - we are in the same boat. All my sites' CPC are up. It could be the upcoming election; many advertisers spending money. Or Google just feels generous to make webmaster happy. Have you seen their Market share lately? It's a whopping $700 plus per share - even higher than Apple's.