The new search layout is crucifying me, Page Views and Earnings both way down. The Germans have already started a petition against the new image layout, it's about time the UK and US did the same and get some of our lawmakers involved.
Strange happenings here. Earnings way up today after abandoning DoubleClick for Publishers yesterday and going back to our old Adsense codes, placed directly. CTR is the main factor. CPC is the same, but CTR is twice what it was yesterday. In looking at historical stats, it looks like CTR did drop immediately after we started using DFP late last year (I didn't notice because we had Adsense on the back burner through December). I'm not sure what's going on here, but for the moment I'll operate on the assumption that it's a coincidence and that today's results are a one-day thing.
January's almost over in the US. Funny month, can't say what happened around mid month (search or adsense) but it didn't affect us in the end though AdSense seemed like we were loosing ground while traffic went up.
What a bizarre last day of the month with USA EPC at 150% and my main CMS image gallery having it's most Page Views (175.7%), Clicks (150%) AND highest earning's day (205.3%) and overall 3rd best day of January!
I did nothing so don't ask:-)
January 2013 v December 2012 111.74% January 2013 V January 2012 109.4% January 2013 v January 2011 62.2%
I included the last one since it was the run up towards Panda.
umm yesterday was ok as far as money and clicks though strangely i had 5 clicks from NL with a cpc of 0.00 ?and i dont understand how a CPC can be zero ? lol was it zero,ed out by goggle for like suspicious clicks?or can a CPC really be 0.00?
?and i dont understand how a CPC can be zero ? lol was it zero,ed out by goggle for like suspicious clicks?or can a CPC really be 0.00?
Yes, it could be zeroed out as invalid. That's the most likely scenario (I see that occasionally) I suppose it's possible that some clicks are only worth of a fraction of a cent too, but I dunno for sure.
thanks nutmeg lol .. im trying to get more revenue in through adsence but sofar everything iv done has reduced the monthly pot. and i learn t here that one of my ads was too close to some page links and people could have been clicking it by mistake so i moved it... which was probably good thing. but with all my messing and changing i cant tell whats going on anymore. probably best to leave it alone.. :)
I used to spend a lot of time tweaking, and then yea, I finally decided to leave it alone and it not only made more money, but caused me less stress. That said - it's never a bad idea to test test test.