February was up and down like a yo-yo for me, calm down dear:-)
10:14 am on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
3am here and already earnings have nearly equalled all day yesterday.
2:00 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
CTR was 0.10%? ONE click for every 1035+ impressions
I've been experiencing a similar trend for the past three weeks, albeit not quite as drastic. Where previously, 1000 impressions would typically yield ~15 clicks, I am now getting only about five on average!
Despite March traffic running at 122% of normal (64% new - 36% returning) my CTR and resulting revenue is simply a laughable fraction of any period over the past seven years.
Some March (7th to 28th) CTR comparisons to other period averages:
33% of Jan/Feb 2013 28% of March 2012 32% of year 2012 37% of years 2006 thru 2012
It continues to be depressing and when I think that to compensate for the inexplicable 60% loss in CTR I'd need to up my impressions by another 50,000 per day... I just don't know where to begin.
4:05 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yea my CTR is pretty shocking too; traffic is about 175% of last year.
5:16 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Sorry to hear that Meg, you usually lend an optimistic tone to the discussion!
7:20 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
> traffic is about 175% of last year.
That's awesome! Don't know how you do it, but good to know it's still possible.
8:42 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Well I'm always optimistic about it to some degree because I have other irons in the fire, and I haven't given up on AdSense by a longshot, but the CTR just keeps falling and falling. Fortunately EPC is still pretty good.
1:16 am on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
CTR here has increased over last year and over last month. Can't complain.
12:44 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Easter, always bizarre!
Friday easily had my lowest PVs of the year at 50%, nearly as low as Xmas Day, however CTR was 184.6% making my click volume 95% and with an average EPC it almost averaged a 2013 day.
Today and tomorow will die!
As it is the end of the month I have my usual CPanel alerts for bandwidth and disk space flashing up. I like to run these fairly tightly so that I can tell which sites have been doing better and obviously the ones that have not.
This month nearly ALL of my B&M sites over the past couple of days have been sending me automated warnings. That's good, up them slightly and see what happens next month, hopefully the same.
BUT, oh dear, my niche website directory site with the gallery that has been slashed to pieces, bandwidth down 14.28%
Time for a rebuild if I ever have it.
4:34 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Unless there's a miracle, March earnings will be below February. Unlike netmeg who somehow has managed to increase her traffic by a whopping 175%, my traffic is now down to 1/4 of what it used to be. Thanks to Panda, Penguin, EMD and who knows what else!, I'm doing what I can to get the traffic back up. So far, Facebook and Twitter have only brought in a very small amount, pretty disappointing. Can't say I'm surprised by the drop in earnings on my site given the traffic clear cutting from Google and the other engines. Until I figure out how to get the traffic numbers back, looks like the forecast in AdSense land will continue to be but a fraction of what it was. Poop.
4:51 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Best month so far this year but only about half of the glory years. On a bright note affiliate income is way up.
Depositing everything I can into savings because the next Google smack down is always just around the corner.
6:09 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
> On a bright note affiliate income is way up.
Even though I don't run affiliate ads, it's good to know that there are people such as yourself having success with them. I've thought about running my own ads in the past, if nothing else just to have something else to compare AdSense CTR to. Back in 2009, my click count was as high as 16x to what it is today. Why the massive drop? I attribute it mostly to a perfect storm of AdSense and Google changes. It'll be great when a true competitor to AdSense (for example, Facebook) comes along. Not holding my breath that it will since YPN and Microsoft both failed, but if it ever does, I'll be in line to sign up.
6:18 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Just another dire day. Thank you Easter and "spring break" which hve decreased traffic by 1/3. Looking toward April...
7:06 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Back in 2009, my click count was as high as 16x to what it is today. Why the massive drop? I attribute it mostly to a perfect storm of AdSense and Google changes.
Don't rule out ad blindness/fatigue. People see more ads in more places every year, and they probably ignore them more every year too.
9:58 pm on Mar 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
True Meg, but that's what life has become... a constant and totally encompassing bombardment of ads. Beyond the obvious insidious proliferation of ads on TV/radio/newspapers, they've infiltrated virtually every segment of daily life and... they continue to payoff so well that millions continue to be spent for just few seconds or inches of ad time/space.
Whether we believe we are blind to and/or fatigued by them, advertising sinks in on an almost subliminal level and direct our actions even when we feel we are ignoring them.
I'd almost venture a guess that it might go the other way - ads (particularly Google ads) are so deriguor and pervasive, on the web, that many don't even perceive them as ads anymore.
12:12 am on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
The last two days have really been baffling. My highest traffic site made only 20 cents yesterday, and today (so far) only 6 cents!?! It doesn't make any sense...or I should say adSense.
2:17 am on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
> The last two days have really been baffling.
My CPC today is only 1/5 of what it was yesterday. Sure AdSense, whatever you say.
9:18 am on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yesterday never recovered. Hopefully today will be better.
1:13 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Totally as expected, overall PVs within 10% of my lowest ever however today will smash that for certain.
The UK wasn't even out to play yesterday with a 21.9% PVs v 2013 average, likewise with most European countries enjoying their Easter break.
Therefore I was very surprised to see a very good CTR and a reasonable EPC so the day was not written off altogether...today will be a different story.
1:33 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hey This month good for me ...to much clicks and better cpc ..awesome everything good for me as well earning
1:35 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Guys anyone know that can i create two adsense account at same address with differeent payee name? please guys help me i am planing for new one
2:16 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Minus impressions, my main site would have done just as well yesterday if it was offline all day. Ridiculous! Today looks like another bad joke, with CPC @ $0.07! I really pray it improves in April, or I'm going to just remove the ads altogether from this site.
5:55 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Another dismal AdSense day in the works. :-(
6:17 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
my ctr has averaged .72% over the last several years up until 3/27. since then it's been up around 4%. cpc has gone from over a dollar to under a quarter. can't seem to win
6:41 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
> can't seem to win
6:46 pm on Mar 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Very low earnings today, expected but not liking it :(
7:00 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yesterday never recovered. Even though ad requests were the highest in two weeks, the dismal CPC killed what little earnings there were. Hopefully April will be better.
7:57 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Heh! A brand new record!
The LOW record? I joined Adsense about mid-June 2003.
March 2103, ten years later? Proved to be much less than that whole half month in June, 2003.
March 2103? A boring below average day all through those nearly ten years, exceeded last month, March.
AdSense? NO it is NOT an Adsense problem at all, merely Mr. Google who suddenly thinks my lectures are so very low key and unworthy, against whatever is the latest flavour of the month. Google knows best.
Mr. AdSense? Thanks for the very high $XXX,000 I've earned over these years. I'm disappointed from an egotistical point of view I didn't exactly make $1 million, but them's the breaks.
When revenues fail to be self sufficient, sole reason for monetising sites, I'll fold my tent and fade away. Mr. Google can continue to present rubbish lectures.
I'll give my wife a break and resume fishing in the nearby ocean. Nothing to do with AdSense - we were here in retirement long before even Google was invented.
8:26 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
"March 2103, ten years later?" hmmm, no.
but congrats, it sounds like you had a good run.
10:11 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
> A boring below average day all through those nearly ten years, exceeded last month, March.
Mine's not that bad, yet, but it's fallen dramatically since the high point in 2009. Monthly earnings today are down 80%. The amount of traffic I imagine I'd need just to get back to what once was is crazy.
1:59 pm on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
i'm starting to get concerned about fraudulent clicks as i woke this morning to a CTR of 43% overnight