Yesterday was stuck from 11am on. Sometime after 9pm, reports got updated and click count and earnings finally moved. Unfortunately, the gains were small and so again, unless there's an insane amount of traffic and clicks today, July will be a bust. Earnings down 45%. Hope August is better.
Another day that went really well, them just stopped in its tracks and ended up not good at all. Today's not going well, which probably means it will end up finishing with promise in Adsenses' topsy turvy world. Not a good month. Fingers crossed for August.
Another 5/10 day yesterday. Closing out my worst month in years. As funny as it sounds, a year ago my current 5/10 rating would be like a 2/10. I've adjusted my expectations to suggest 5/10 is more realistic. Now heading into August, I'm wondering about whether my "10/10" is really imaginary. If I drop my expectations, I could suggest these 5/10 days are really the new 10/10. Make sense? On topic though, July was the worst for me, and oddly enough it's not shocking anymore. I do wonder when there will be enough people in the same boat to say, "hey, how come in the past 3 months earnings dropped by 40% or more from the same time last year?". Answer? Not enough people in the same boat apparently. I'm not dissing Adsense, I'm just suggesting something happened to me and I'm not clear on the solution yet.
Yesterday ended up as the most clicks and highest earnings day all month. Nearly 3x what it was the day before. Go figure. Wasn't enough to save July 2013 from being one of the worst AdSense months ever, but it helped. Here's to hoping August stays at this level!
I closed out July with a somewhat typical and almost feel good 7/10.
To summarize July 2013? I will have to go back, and I mean years back to find a month as low as that. I'm almost desensitized to my months earnings in the past year, but certainly July 2013 is a jolt to the system. Without getting deep into analysis, my earnings aren't tied directly with traffic. Sites with great traffic created shockingly low revenues in comparison to what I would "expect" or have been "accustomed" to.
Again, I'm hoping to rebound in some way, somehow. I still haven't digested what role mobile is playing in my earnings.