June 4, worst day for me since 2003. In 2010, I earned over $100k with Adsense on a 10 year old authority site. Drastic slide downhill since then. I'll be lucky to clear $25k this year, on a 10 year old site with high quality, original content. Bah humbug.
Any idea on why Google is still insisting on showing 1 ad on bigger ad blocks? From what I understand companies are purchasing the entire ad space. This causes a nice big space to show one ad and tons of white space.
Every single person I have talked to said their CTR and earnings have decreased since Google started doing this.
Yesterday ended up here too. Not any great heights, but above average for 2013. At this rate, June will be 30% up over May, thanks in large part to IBAs which are running 2x CPC to contextual. Maybe IBAs aren't such a bad thing after all! ;-)
Averaging out daily CTR, EPC over week [or more], how much of the doom and gloom stories relate to AdSense solely itself, and how much actually relates to falling traffic as a consequence of the Google Zoo.
For myself, for all practical purposes, it's been the rotten zoo since whenever.
Yesterday was the lowest ad requests in years. Over a 60% a drop from the day before. Click count and earnings were, not surprisingly, awful. However, my logs don't show that much of a disparity in traffic to warrant such a huge drop in ad requests. Anybody else?
I recently made a few changes to my AdSense layout, basically decided to utilise a skyscraper in the left-hand column above the menu, rather than having 336 units just below the content on all pages and it has made quite a big difference, you'll be amazed how well these skyscraper units to when placed in the left-hand column. Last month, earnings were the highest I've had so far in the two years I been doing AdSense, this month, we are ahead of where we normally are in recent months.