I swear to God Google are stealing money from me (and I'm sure others feel the same). I continually see clicks appearing on my account, but then they're removed about 5 mins later.
For example, I just £5 worth of earnings removed. With that amount, it wouldn't been a normal amount for the day so far, but taking them off and it's the same as January: atrocious.
Yes, I know about invalid clicks etc, but I just don't buy it. I've been on Adsense for three years now and earnings have always been very good. I've had contact with them directly many times over optimisation and other (positive) issues, and I've never had any problem with alleged invalid clicks.
It's so friggin' frustrating. I hate Google, and as soon as I'm able, I will scrap Adsense.
Best thing to do is check earnings once or twice a day. I used to check all day long but switched to once a day and now get more done. Plus there is nothing you can do if they take money back, so don't let in bother you. Spend the time you save by not checking earnings on twitter, Facebook, g+, Stumble a post or pic, have some toast :)
As usual, February and March are the months Google uses to experiment with ads and stuff. And we pay the price for such adjustments. No wonder why I spend those 2 months drunk all the time, trying to forget how awful each year is at these 2 months.
The "Super Bowl" has been played every year since 1967 - typically the first Sunday in February, I believe.
In the US, the festivities and preparation for Super Bowl weekend have risen to a level similar to that of Thanksgiving or 4th of July. Albeit, more with the sports centric folk than across the board but... that's still considerable!
Even those not into football often watch just for the vast array of new high budget commercials and the half-time performance. Most find it simply a good excuse for a party!
This weekend didn't hit me as bad as some past years but... I still felt the sting!
Sunday was another average Sunday for me, usual Page Views and earnings BUT today so far I've just struggled to 25% of average Page Views ... Are there that many globally who are hung-over, did that 30 mins outage cause all this?