I have no idea how they might review them; remember they have to be reviewed on the AdWords side too. If the advertiser commits some infraction or gets hacked or doesn't pay, we don't get paid either. Plus there's our own traffic quality, smart pricing, and who knows what else. It's actually somewhat of a miracle we get stats as quickly as we do (nobody else gives them this quickly)
Wednesday's CTR was way up, yet CPC was so low, it ended "average". Better than the rest of this garbage month.
I just don't understand why it seems that the better the CTR, the lower the CPC? I've had great days with extremely low CTR, and the opposite with higher than average CTR? I know there are several factors, but this seems to occur with mainly US/organic clicks?
Jckline, having Adsense is already something to be envied. We are lucky to have it. It's a previlege to have it. All you need is finding the right niche -- regardless whatever it is, you can be successful by having a well written, professionally designed site that can retain visitors. Here's an inspiration for you: i have poor English skills but I'm able to improve by spending time in forums, reading books, watching English tv shows, and having English friends. My expertise is design and by befriending English grammar experts, I'm able to make my sites so good like it was written by a pro.
Now, that English is not your problem, all you need is someone who can design and code your sites. I make a lot of money with Adsense. I'm sure you will too. Your ultimate goal should be to earn $100 per day at least then you'll live comfortably. Good luck.
@jbayabas, a $100 per day is easier said than done. I'm a designer as well, hence my primary site is design related. Not the best "niche", but what I know. I don't create sites for AdSense, that's why I still have an account after 8+ years. I just need to do some content tweeking. What used to work doesn't seem to anymore. Thanks.
Jckline, I don't believe that there's a bad niche. Design can be a good niche, it's how you deliver your content to your audience is what counts. I know a site that build templates for free that get huge amount of traffic. I also know a friend that does design tutorials that gets a lot of returning visitors. The question is how good of a designer are you? Are you Cnn.com designer good or just average. Sometimes we have to ask an honest question about ourselves. If our skills is just average then we have to learn to be competitive. It's also all about passion. Do you enjoy what you do? Making money is secondary. I wake up every day excited what I have to share to my visitors. Being paid by Adsense while doing what i love is icing on the cake.
Ember, I understand 3k a month is not enough to live comfortably for an average family in the US. I'm assuming if the person is single and lives within his means can †live comfortably at 3k. I started at 2k a month living in a $500 month apt and I was able to save at least $300 a month. I earn way more than that now with a house that is now almost mortgage free. It's all thanks to Google. I'm very grateful.
Got a message from those wonderful people in Adsense that my account had been upgraded to their new payments method. Unfortunately it was working perfectly with the IBAN data but apparently it had to be upgraded to use IBAN data. Apart from that, November was better than October (much), and September.
My adsense has been stuck for the last 5-6 hours. It will be very interesting to see how much it increases by when I receive the expected click dump. If its only a few dollars there is no way it can be accurate.