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The Stuck Thread - May 2013

     

HuskyPup

4:54 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



I'm not sure whether AdSense is stuck or the entire Net is on holiday today since I seem to be heading towards one of my lowest-ever Page Views days.

Not a good start to the month.

jmccormac

12:34 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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They are probably testing a new "smart" reporting algorithm - one where they report what they think the site earned. It is hard not to be cynical about Google these days.

Regards...jmcc

zarathustra2011

6:49 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Start of today was great, but the past 8 hours are showing page impressions, but nothing in the way of clicks. Hope I awake to a click dump, as it certainly appears to be stuck here.

HuskyPup

7:52 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)



I don't think it's stuck any more, they are just sucking all they can until some of us cry "no more" and start removing their code. Here's one for you:

January and February I averaged the same volume of daily clicks.

March and April averaged the same but were 83.1% of Jan/Feb

May so far 79.2% of March/April meaning 66.67% of Jan/Feb therefor I've lost 33.33% of my average click volume in just 41/2 months.

Now if you want a real shocker v the 4 months prior to Panda 2.01 my click volume is now just 27.3%.

This isn't stuck, this is manipulation on a grand scale, take that from tens of thousands of websites and no wonder their numbers looks so good.

There's no point in me removing the code this month however I'm envisaging not only removing AdSense within the next couple of months but also stopping them from spidering my sites altogether except for a specific few pages.

HowYesNo

8:33 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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few years ago i could predict monthly earnings just looking at the stats for a few days at the beginning of the month, now with the same traffic each day, same countries (+-5% difference) i cannot predict &#&%; let's say average is 100$, one day earnings are 40$, next day 200$, that's 5x difference in earning with the same traffic; ctr is also wild 1%, 0.2%, 0.5%... wtf is going on, up down /\/\/\/\/\

also you'll think that you'll earn more if you have more traffic - FALSE, my highest earning days this year are lowest traffic days with terrible ctr

HuskyPup

11:37 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)



Just how screwed-up is AdSense?

Unless there is the most almighty MAMMOTH of click dumps in the next few hours then today will EASILY be my worst-ever AdSense day ... On a Thursday!

It is utterly incredulous that we are "supposed" to believe these stats. I have had ONE click from the UK and SIX from the USA ...

Yeah G, whatever and Goodbye ... contrary to my earlier post your coding is leaving my biggest sites Friday ... As Uk barmen would say ... Time to leave the building G!

JCKline

12:03 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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CTR is at 1.97%, which is high for me, yet CPC is very low, and NOTHING has moved for hours. Not even impressions, yet on G analytics (realtime) visitors are all over my sites like ants on honey. Hmmmm.

zarathustra2011

5:40 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Fortunately my stats were just stuck for hours on end, and ultimately the day ended up well.

karkadan

12:37 am on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is it stuck? The stats were low but steady. Then a terrible halt.

Play_Bach

1:37 am on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Seeing the red banner (first time in quite awhile!)

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

HowYesNo

1:48 am on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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me too, red is never good ;)

ember

3:08 am on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Stuck, stuck, stuck.

JCKline

4:27 pm on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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stuck here as well.

jmccormac

10:25 pm on May 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Impressions going up but no clicks. Makes you wonder if a Magic Eight Ball is at the heart of the Adsense "algorithm".

Regards...jmcc

karkadan

2:53 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is Google.com down? Lol, it doesn't load! Also, the adsense page is not showing too.

HowYesNo

12:58 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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impressions are moving, but not the clicks, they even removed some clicks and i checked the stats ~7 hours ago

zarathustra2011

8:57 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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These past two days have been weird. Lowest number of clicks ever, with no click dumps which have inevitably always followed in the past. This morning seems to be following the same pattern, with next to know clicks registered. I've double checked everything, including my Adsense code to make sure there's no issues from my side, but definitely seems to be Adsense turning against me (I don't think I'm the only one to have had a bad 18th/19th May). I hope it's just a temporary blip.

HuskyPup

10:18 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)



(I don't think I'm the only one to have had a bad 18th/19th May).


The last few days have been totally out of whack for me and as for Sunday I reckon G lost at least half my data since there is absolutely no correlation between their stats and my logs.

I'm wondering about creating a new account altogether and see if I can get put onto a nice, new, shiny server and see if that resolves these problems.

Play_Bach

10:37 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm wondering about creating a new account altogether and see if I can get put onto a nice, new, shiny server and see if that resolves these problems.


Do you mean a new AdSense account? Or do you mean a new domain name/hosting setup?

Play_Bach

10:45 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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> (I don't think I'm the only one to have had a bad 18th/19th May).

May 18th was my best day since Sept 2012, May 19th about half that. So in my case, no. I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and most of my traffic is USA. Judging from the disparate reports here, perhaps regional server discrepancies might explain why we're not always in sync as AdSense publishers?

HuskyPup

10:53 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)



Both Play_Bach

Set-up completely new sites scraping my own, that's what's successfully being done to me.

New company (easy for me I operate globally), new domain names, new server, new account ... heh, probably done on Blogger ... Do they still give free AdSense accounts?

Play_Bach

11:07 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I can see your point HP re the scrapers, along the lines of "Well, two can play this game!" On the other hand, Google is so slow to rank new sites (let alone new AdSense publishers), that I wonder just how rewarding such a move would work. Then again, you've seen your earnings plummet so dramatically that I can empathize a "What do you I have to lose?" outlook. Good luck in any case!

jmccormac

3:23 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Dead. No recovery.This is just insane.

Regards...jmcc

JCKline

3:34 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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For the first time I'm actually seeing click counts drop, not just revenue?

zarathustra2011

5:11 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Following these two terrible days, today is again very, very low on the click front, but EPC has just hit a new record high, and if it continues, today will possibly make up for the two bad days. Perhaps the two crap days were in reality, average days, and the stats simply aren't to be trusted.

Play_Bach

5:55 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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11:00am here. Dead all day, again...

HuskyPup

6:26 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)



Perhaps the two crap days were in reality, average days, and the stats simply aren't to be trusted.


I simply just do not believe their stats, hammered as my cms gallery has been I have seen the following v two years ago:

Jan: 16.33%
Feb: 17.79%
Mar: 14.02%
Apr: 13.26%
May: 9.73%
19th May: 2.55%

WTF is going on G? Is this the result of your new image launch at the end of January which would send sites more traffic?

jmccormac

6:42 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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HuskyPup,
Wonder if a DMCA on Google for replicating so much of your scraped content might actually bring them to their senses? :) Are you just running Google Analytics and relying on Adsense for the stats?

Regards...jmcc

HuskyPup

7:41 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)



I don't use GA, removed it from all sites about two years ago ... Now there's another coincidence!

Obviously I look at AdSense stats but I also have the usual CPanel offerings of AwStats and Webalizer plus Raw Logs which I run through a programme I can't remember the name of right now.

A DMCA against Google? Now that would be hilarious:-)

oncameratalent

7:50 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Dead stats here also not moving.

Play_Bach

8:37 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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1:30pm - still unchanged here too. Dead.
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