You all would laugh about the numbers I'm seeing on Adsense Panel... or you would refuse to believe them as real today is by far the worst day in all my Adsense history
I've been thinking a lot and I wonder: - Is there something broken? for real? on G side? - This is free traffic and AD impressions... and A LOT - @azlinda, I'm seeing FB fanpages outranking serious websites
When did the rules changed? serious webmasters facing this? content is king, etc. Don't get me wrong, my traffic keeps growing, more than ever before, but Adsense broken. And I'm seeing terrifying testimonials of "new webmasters" sorry, bloggers (no offense intended you get what I mean) having less traffic but more earnings.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still far from a rant, it's just my logic not getting this.
Google lost the plot a long time ago, HuskyPup, It was around the time that Social Media emerged as a player. Google excels at spidering and classifying the dead web (static and informational content). The Social Media web is the live web. When Google tried to implement "universal" search, something broke and it has never been fixed. Adsense worked well on the dead web but the live web is giving it major problems as it may, I think, take an unchecked advantage of the "freshness" of a webpage. Thus anything that appears to be live to Google and Adsense is good.
Strangely, yesterday was the best Adsense day since the first week of this month. I don't know if the the pattern will be sustained today. I switched to a new webserver so it might seem slightly faster to Google.
Haven't been hit as badly as you HuskyPup, but there was a big shake up some months back. My personal photos, have been scraped by all and sundry (given up sending DMCA notices and spending hours of the day scouring the net) and appear in google image search, where mine would turn up in the main results (now nowhere to be found). If I search for articles I've written, by quoting sentences, the most terrible scraper sites rank way beyond my own. The top keywords I ranked on for 7 or 8 years, now place me many pages down, but on other keywords where I had featured nowhere, I am now within the top 3. It's swings and roundabouts to some degree. For the most part it's definitely been a move in the wrong direction, not only in terms of losing quite a lot of traffic, but also in the sheer crappy results Google gives. When I search for things of personal interest, the results are shockingly bad. It certainly never used to be this way.
Yesterday earnings peaked around 6:00pm even though traffic and page views continued to roll in. No click dump or corrections since. Once again, pretty hard to believe AdSense reporting to be in any way accurate to what's going on. So far, earnings puts yesterday at #9 highest for the month.
Yesterday was really low. Surprisingly the sites have amazing traffic and amazing page views. I could be giving away banners for free and would make little difference. G searches are not good so I'm considering removing them and use my own site search to avoid people leaving the sites because I have that content.
Will try alternatives, the old say of "Adsense performs better" it's gone.
Oh yes I forgot that too, pinterest pages outraking pretty awesome sites. When someone performs a search about widgets specs, why sites with specs peform poorly while pinterest an FB pages with nothing but "likes" outperform them? G has gone wrong many times in the past and it's been fixed as time goes by but the latest changes have been wrong by months, just too long.
G, what's wrong? are you punishing us for refusing to play your game?
You created a G mail account for me (for adsense) while I never asked and tried to avoid this. And no I don't use it.
You suddenly created a G+ account for me while updating my name on youtube.
You subscribed me... you send me recommendations about stuff I should read
You send me advice on how to increase my earnings and it's plain wrong, I always delete those messages, nonsense.
Yesterday I receive emails telling me to upload a picture for my G+ profile and complete it somehow...
I say it again: it's not a rant. Pretty easy to think it is but it's not. Content doesn't seem to be the king anymore and it doesn't matter if you are trying to solve a problem, do a search on G and you will not get truly relevant results. Problem? many will still keep trying on G, problem? many are not really interested on solving problems with the info they seek, just want to give a "like" to a page that says is going to solve things.