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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.

JCKline

1:36 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Only 8:30 am here and already earnings are beating yesterday's...which doesn't say much.

john_matrix

1:43 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



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.

netmeg

1:45 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If you are convinced they are stealing from you, why would you keep them around?

jpch

4:12 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



For example, I just 5 worth of earnings removed.


I wouldn't have even noticed that.

Love Me Some Google.

HuskyPup

7:43 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



Totally abysmal start to the month, stats seem stuck, CTR way down plus EPC is in the pan!

azlinda

8:14 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Same here, HuskyPup.

HuskyPup

9:12 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



I've been checking their image SERPs and they are diabolical, completely incorrect images and widgets...no wonder earnings are down for me.

JCKline

9:24 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Clicks haven't moved since this morning...really s l o w start.

breeks

9:38 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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For example, I just 5 worth of earnings removed.


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 :)

karkadan

1:14 am on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Slow movement for hours....

ember

2:20 am on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Really dead today.

karkadan

2:33 am on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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.

Play_Bach

3:02 am on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

HuskyPup

12:47 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)



According to Google's metrics Friday was one of my lowest Page Views days of the year so far only just beating New Year's Day, however according to MY logs it was almost identical to Thursday.

The difference was a massive 37% less.

Yeah Google, whatever you say.

netmeg

2:19 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The best thing about February is that it's a short month.

Average start for me, but this is one of my downest times of the year.

ember

3:13 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The best thing about February is that it's a short month.


Funny, I think that is the worst thing about it since it means 2 to 3 fewer days of income.

jpch

6:34 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)



The best thing IMO from a publisher standpoint is Valentine's Day.

greatstart

8:36 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'd be lucky if I reach the minimum of $100 for this month cause it's only 28 days.

JCKline

9:18 pm on Feb 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just D E A D

Chapman

2:44 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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FYI-

It's "Super Bowl" weekend in the US. My previous years visitors, page views and earnings have typically been about a third of normal... even for a weekend.

It's not the game itself that does the damage, it's the two days of preparation and partying that distracts our audience!

HuskyPup

2:46 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)



Normal Saturday earnings for me with EPC back to average.

JCKline

7:43 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just hoping for a good Monday through Friday here. The weekend has been dire, as Chapman said, "Super Bowl" weekend...anyway, this week should be a better indication of the month to come.

HuskyPup

9:50 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)



I'm getting the clicks however the EPCs are unbelievably low ... it seems to be one day normal, one day low, one day normal, one day low etc at present.

JCKline

9:58 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm just getting the lows day after day since mid January. :(

netmeg

2:51 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The effect of the Super Bowl on AdSense - made more by 9AM this morning than all day yesterday.

karkadan

5:11 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Was this 3 or 4 years ago? Anyways, 4 years ago, my stats got stuck, I got 40% earnings each day, nothing on my rankings or websites were modified. It was horrific.

Same trend this year.

Chapman

6:17 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@karkadan

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!

JCKline

6:28 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Dismal day so far...CTR 0.14%...RPM 0.33...DEAD.

HuskyPup

6:50 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)



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?
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