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February 2013 AdSense Earnings and Observations

     

HuskyPup

10:36 am on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



With the introduction of Google's new image layout I feel this could be a very trying month for many.

ember

2:04 am on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Come to Colorado in the U.S. We have lots of snow, although not this year.

puckparches

8:41 pm on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What's going on with AdSense?

Through Feb 10th I was having the best month ever, then on Monday (usually my best day) all went down to !@#$%, specially the CTR and CPC.

HuskyPup

9:07 pm on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)



Welcome to my world and many others I suspect, puckparches!

puckparches

9:16 pm on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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There is no consistency. It doesn't make any sense, no holidays, nothing change on the site, nothing. It's like some one on AdSense said: this site is making too much money turn off the dial so the CTR and CPC is lower.

HuskyPup

9:35 pm on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)



Long gone are the days of AdSense consistency for me, however I suppose I could write their one consistency these days IS their inconsistency!

IanCP

10:00 am on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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HP, we've long been consigned to the dust bin of "has been - now - minor players".

Care to speculate how many AdSense accounts exist today compared to June, 2003 when I first started out with AdSense?

Care to speculate how many big time players are now in the market, nearly every online newspaper has an account? I'm surprised Apple and Microsoft don't have accounts.

zarathustra2011

11:29 am on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Mine was going exceptionally well too, until around the 10th/11th of Feb, and now it's plummeted.

Mentat

11:39 am on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Stuck 2 days ago and now eCPM is going gown few cents every day!
Something strange is going on.

HuskyPup

2:49 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)



Care to speculate how many AdSense accounts exist today compared to June, 2003 when I first started out with AdSense?


I think in 2003 I worked out by cheque numbers that there were about 45,000 accounts however today Google gives us an approximation on the log-in page:

Watch the video tour and learn why over 2 million publishers of all sizes worldwide are using AdSense.


Just how accurate that is I have no idea.

HuskyPup

3:26 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)



Oh dear oh dear, just checked yesterday's stats and my largest image gallery's Page Views were 45.4% of 2013's average and my second-lowest day of the year!

Since the new "Bing-like" introduction my second-largest gallery has averaged 34.8% of Page Views and so it goes on with the earnings down by similar amounts however I do have one site, my third-largest and the one I shall be expanding, it has lost no traffic whatsoever. Every image on that specific site has been watermarked from day 1, interestingly I also have a small UK-focussed site with watermarked images and that traffic etc is unchanged.

I have no idea what Google thinks it's getting out of reducing traffic to image sites by this introduction but it clearly is not working insofar as my sites are concerned.

netmeg

3:59 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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February started slow but I'm way up now.

zarathustra2011

4:26 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Recovery today, not long after my last post.

IanCP

8:58 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Whinge and win. An old Australian expression.

karkadan

9:32 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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My pageviews today are below normal. :( like 60% normal.

HuskyPup

9:40 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)



Whinge and win


Hmmm...I always thought it was whinge and whine?

SEOPTI

10:31 pm on Feb 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Looks good today, I see they have renamed a category, it is called "Black Magic" now. This sounds satanic, maybe we should ask some demons about our future with AS ;)

I'm blocking this now, not really a friend of satan.

ember

12:23 am on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Another good day. February overall is looking good.

Play_Bach

2:08 am on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Dead here all day. :-(

SEOPTI

5:05 am on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Test the "Black Magic" category then it will probably work again with the help of satan ;)

Play_Bach

9:04 am on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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We're sorry, some data in this report is delayed, please try again later. There's no impact to ad serving or payments.


Anybody else?

Pepito

3:18 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Anybody else?


Yes, but it was a couple of hours ago. Now is back to normal

JCKline

7:16 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Havaen't seen the message...ever, yet still dead.

IanCP

10:04 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@HP
Hmmm...I always thought it was whinge and whine?

Nope, doing no good at the races? Whinge and win. Doing no good at the raffle? Whinge and win.

Works every time. Almost. Good OZ expression - if you're old enough to remember.

Play_Bach

10:09 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The red banner is back. I seem to be seeing it almost every day now.

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HuskyPup

12:18 pm on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)



I had some new 2013 records set on Saturday!

Lowest earning's day of the year at 46.5%
Lowest click day of the year at 46.8%
Lowest CTR of the year at 65.1%
Lowest eCPM at 65.4%
4th Lowest click volume of the year at 71.1%

WooHoo EPC 100%

Until last Sunday all seemed to be going ok however since denying Google images "View Original Image" it's slowly gotten worse and worse.

I'm going to give it a few more days to see if things improve now I have my 403s re-directed to their appropriate galleries however if they don't then this is AdSense removal level and a complete blockage of Google.

Play_Bach

1:13 pm on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@HuskyPup

Sorry to hear it, thought you were doing ok with AdSense. I don't have an image site, but have been clobbered by Panda, Penguin and EMD. I'm doing what I can to offset the Google traffic loss via Facebook and Twitter, but it's a long ways off. At this point, traffic would have to multiply many times over for me to even conceive of earning what I did in 2009. Crazy.

HuskyPup

2:12 pm on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)



Sorry to hear it, thought you were doing ok with AdSense.


Earnings had definitely improved until last weekend when I introduced my no tolerance policy with Google and introduced 403 Forbidden pages. I noticed reducing traffic during the week therefore on Thursday/Friday I re-directed the 403s to their applicable pages.

Several sites are now down by 50% and a few are completely average nevertheless it is plainly obvious that overall the new Google image SERPs is a disaster not only for me but many others I have been reading about.

And as for them promoting scrapers to the top of the pile and removing the original images, well, it beats me that Bing can recognise them however Google with all its so-called boffins, haven't a clue.

Play_Bach

5:26 am on Feb 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Well I have no idea why, but today's earnings are the highest in two months. Crazy.

Play_Bach

5:44 am on Feb 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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And no sooner than I post, than Google takes the money back. :-(

matrix_jan

5:48 am on Feb 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google gives, Google takes away...
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