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May 2013 AdSense Earnings and Observations

More of the same yo-yoing?

     

HuskyPup

12:57 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



What crazy things have they planned for us this month?

Play_Bach

12:37 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Dead all day.

Play_Bach

3:38 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Highest ad requests day all month, but lowest CTR, lowest CPC, lowest click count and lowest earnings. WTF?

karkadan

4:12 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Slow today, then it has been extremely slow for 4 hours+.

explorador

4:14 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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As posted previously: terrible sunday, yesterday. Lowest low ever.

Today it seems as if the clicks of yesterday just kicked in, higher numbers than March-April (in comparison) but it's the usual average of past days before March-April. Looks high but it's not, it's just that March-April have been reaaaaaaaaally low.

Mentat

7:24 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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So... first week of May was a major bust with a long holiday in Europe.
1st of may + Easter (+ excellent weather) => 1-7 May Non-working period...
My pageviews are the lowest in years... :(

HuskyPup

9:39 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)



1st of may + Easter (+ excellent weather) => 1-7 May Non-working period...


Hmmm...Traditional Easter was a month ago however it was Orthodox Easter over the weekend, that's never affected me before, and insofar as I am aware there weren't any other major public holidays apart from the UK.

Play_Bach

11:10 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Ad requests yesterday jumped up 40%, but earnings came in about average for this month so far, which is to say, lousy. May has been a very strange AdSense month, with May 5 having the lowest ad requests by 50% in months yet the highest earnings. Click count continues to be about 1/4 what it was in April, but earnings are about the same.

Now at 4am, today already has tallied almost as many clicks as all day yesterday and earnings are nearly the same. I'll be surprised of course if the numbers hold up, but so far they seem to be sticking. Crazy.

Play_Bach

2:36 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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7:30am and earnings just blew past yesterday. WTF.

rj87uk

3:42 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Anyone in the UK seeing a large drop in CTR? Traffic is slightly higher than yesterdays bank holiday however CTR is around half as a result earnings / RPM are down a lot more than usual. Could just be slow to update or rather I hope its just slow to update..

HuskyPup

7:42 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)



Anyone in the UK seeing a large drop in CTR?


I know I'm confused if nothing else!

Today my CTR is up almost 162%, earnings have already surpassed yesterday's but so far Page Views are 37.8% of 2013 average resulting in my eCPM being 249.5% ... WTF indeed :-)

rj87uk

7:55 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've lost confidence in the random numbers Google is showing me. Here is a statistic for you Google:

This is 100% not good enough.

HowYesNo

8:15 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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except 2 superclicks (which will be removed tomorrow of course), so far today i have lowest ctr this year, and probably it will be a new record :)

levo

8:51 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Great day so far, after yesterday's abysmal numbers.

Play_Bach

10:33 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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3:30pm and currently having the highest earnings day in two months. Hope it sticks.

Play_Bach

11:27 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Well so much for that. Back down it goes. :-(

karkadan

12:40 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It started a bit normal, then a halt....

explorador

1:52 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was good (first good day since March)
Today... really low again...

Play_Bach

3:23 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The weirdness continues. After losing a bunch of clicks and earnings, I've had a bit of a rebound, go figure. Though earnings aren't as high as they were five hours ago, they're still high enough to beat the rest of May so far. Hope it lasts through the night!

zarathustra2011

7:26 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was one of my worse days since I can remember.

Play_Bach

9:22 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Unless there's some adjustments still forthcoming, yesterday earnings were the highest for May so far (sorry, zara...).

HuskyPup

9:41 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)



Tuesday was my best earning's day since the first week of February even though Page Views ended up at 70.6%. This gave me my highest eCPM of the year at 216.8%.

My EPC was 136.7%, CTR 158.5% and Click volume 112.3% ... now if Google wants to give me back all the traffic I've lost to scrapers etc I may be feeling a little bit better towards them ... yeah, right, I "know" that's not going to happen.

What was also a surprise was my CMS image gallery, Page Views were only 42.1%, my 4th lowest of the year, yet eCPM was 470.8% with earnings at 198.1% thanks to an EPC of 189.1%

I wrote this in my original post:

What crazy things have they planned for us this month?


Bizarre, utterly bizarre and totally outside of my recent norm.

Play_Bach

10:10 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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> now if Google wants to give me back all the traffic I've lost

+1 HuskyPup

zarathustra2011

11:46 am on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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For the past three days my reporting is totally screwed up. It reports just 2 or 3 clicks, and only does a partial update after 8 or 9 hours, and a full update the following day. Impressions are way down at the moment, and clicks are lower than normal, but EPC is very high.

explorador

2:38 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Ok yesterday it's over and now I can report: it sucks.
May is getting even lower numbers than April. Never been there.

JCKline

2:40 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday was one of my worse days since I can remember.

Same here.

breeks

3:28 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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After four good days CTR has dropped along with earnings. Traffic up slightly so it seems Google's interest based ads are not working. Shoppers are probably looking for mothers day items and getting ads for toe fungus or car repair. Nice job Google :)

JCKline

6:59 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just DEAD

explorador

9:29 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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So the new way G discards clicks really hurts...

Play_Bach

10:11 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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3:00pm and still dead. 15 hours now and counting. :-(

Play_Bach

10:32 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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3:30pm - <strike>earnings just tripled. Hope it sticks!</strike>

Nope. Clicks just wiped out. :-(
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