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September 2012 AdSense Earnings and Observations

     
6:51 pm on Sep 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I will start this thread this time, by saying I just got switched to the new payment page and I have *finalized* earnings today? Didn't realize that went with the package.
7:46 am on Sept 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Past couple of days have been excellent. If my luck continues it won't be long before September '12 will be my best month ever with Adsense.
8:42 am on Sept 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

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After a string of very good days, yesterday was a bit odd for me: Pageviews down ~20% on the previous day, but RPM was high enough to give a total I'm content with. Possibly SERPs are in flux because of a Panda update.
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My Wednesday was looking disastrous as Bacon rolled all over the place however something good for me obviously happened overnight with UK earnings up 422% with quite a few USD 1.15+ average clicks.

US earnings were just under average and my trade directory site was at 70% owing to the Coppermine Gallery page views being 72%.

We'll see what happens today with my images.
6:44 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Another solid, well above average day.
9:17 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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At least some folks have pleasing news after a bounty of bad news from them.

Good stuff.
9:36 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Update Bacon has definitely hit my trade directory site with it down 25%, B&M sites ok at the moment however average EPC across all sites down between 30-50%.

I'm now back at the earnings' levels of 2-3 months ago. What the hell is the point of me doing stuff if all they're going to do is knock me back down again for some unknown reason other than they're "jealous" of my site's information being better than theirs?

It would hardly be difficult with all the scraped scum they're displaying!
9:49 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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And the above average revenue continues. I'm dreading the day that it will go down and be back to normal. But it's been two weeks of steady above average. What's odd is my traffic this month is lower than last month's, yet my earnings are higher. I may be doing something right with my sites, Google rating them higher as all my CPCs are up.
9:52 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@jbayabas
I was experiencing the exact same thing. All metrics were way up in the last few weeks. Panda refresh seems to have set me back to prior levels though - can't complain though, still decent.
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Yesterday earnings at 80% of average making it the second highest day all month. Woo hoo! :-)
4:32 pm on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Absolutely awful day today with, so far, only 33% of average clicks my EPC and eCPM are at 50% and earnings at 16%, if this continues past the weekend I'll need to have an AdSense re-think, it's not staying on my sites at this level.
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<a bit off topic and venting>

Congratulations Google, you've finally managed to smash my Coppermine Gallery to smithereens with 30% of page views of only earlier this month and 10% of prior to May 6th 2011 ... Job completed G, now hardly anyone will get to see my unique trade widget images!

Plus it's a darned fine job you've done promoting scrapers above my main 17 years old B&M site with Sunday levels of traffic on a Friday.

The top two sites in my industry have been 100% scraped and now a .eu Europe hosted site seems to be impervious to ANY action. This is a ridiculous state of affairs whereby US hosted and maintained sites can be DMCA'd meanwhile we have to sit back and watch Google destroy the genuine SERPs with scrapers...pi$$ed off, you bet I am.

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1:25 pm on Sept 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday earnings closed at about 60% of average. If things continue at the current rate, September earnings will be 30% up over August. While I'm happy to see near normal numbers again, I'm baffled as to what happened to most of 2011-2012. Considering I really didn't change my site that much, why the earnings collapse and now the rebound? I don't get it.
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Seem to be missing several hours of clicks today. Hope a click-dump is forthcoming.
3:58 pm on Sept 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was best day this month, approaching 2011 numbers, Today off to a slow start but the day is still young.
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Interesting, my AdWords is down as scheduled, but my AdSense isn't.
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Friday was above average still. And Saturday is looking good so far. Just amazing. I have now reduced my working hours from 9 hours to 5 hours a day, and yet still making above average earnings. This means more family time. Google, I am forever grateful.
6:31 am on Sept 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Saturday came good in the end.
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Wow Sunday, turned into an awesome day - looked like it was going to be a stinker.
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WTH happened Sunday?

When I first saw my figures I couldn't believe it, I assumed that I'd had a catch-up dump from Friday with my Coppermine Gallery page views 324% and easily my best Sunday earnings of 2012.

But no, my logs show that my directory site did indeed have a very busy day likewise with many of my smaller specialised sites many of them at 200% page views and earnings.

Is this what Cutts was referring to as "flux"?
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Solid Sunday for me.

There has been huge flux in the SERPs for my UK informational websites over the past week or so. Last weekend was a high, then a nose-dive on Tuesday 18th, followed by steep climbs for some and slight drops for others yesterday.
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Earlier in the year, I lost about 30% of my traffic on my main website, but over the past couple of months most of it has come back now. My other websites (only small ones) got obliterated by Penguin and I didn't think they could get any lower, but over the past few days, they're scarcely getting any visitors at all. I do not update these websites anymore (or very rarely), but some of them have gone from around 1000 unique visits a day, to about 10, so that's a pretty significant drop!
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Income has almost doubled from the first half of the month, traffic up about up about 35%, but CTR and CPC way up. Don't know how long it will last but enjoying while I can. Still down from this time last year but the gap is closing.
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Well above average (mostly consistent) ecpm began 9/1/12 for me. Yesterday (Sunday) was ridiculous.

Looking at the stats, epc is normal but ctr has increased. No ad layout changes or changes of any kind. No irregular traffic. Rogue bot traffic or anything irregular hitting my sites is immediately dealt with a serverwide IP ban (typically the entire CIDR by looking it up in domaintools).

I wonder what's up. Better algo? I mean it's pretty much across the board it seems that the majority of us are having an above average Sept.
10:39 am on Sept 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Is the flux stabilising now? My metrics seem to be returning to normal, Coppermine Gallery back to where it was a week ago and with a 100% average EPC...steady as she goes G!
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Earnings down 15% on Sept 2011. It isn't helping that my site is currently out-serped by a content scraper, and a keyword stuffer/page duplicator.

Yeah, well done Google.
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Weekend earnings were solid. Monday was back to normal level. But Tuesday seems to be picking up again.
4:49 pm on Sept 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Today's EPC is awful, even the USA is 33% of average, clicks etc fine.
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Past two days have been awesome.
8:31 am on Sept 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was the highest ad requests and click count for months. Earnings at 80% of average. Hope the upward trend continues!
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Yesterday was the highest ad requests and click count for months. Earnings at 80% of average. Hope the upward trend continues!
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