With COPPA, I really had to make a hard decision to switch my account from interest based ads to contextual based ads. Trust me, I didn't take this lightly and I knew, or at least suspected that this could all but shut me down.
Questions to myself included:
-what about all the ads that found their way onto my sites over the years?
-is it a total refresh, like a start at ground zero, first day of a new account?
So I'm just wondering if anyone has done this abrupt move and how long the impacts lasted. I realize a lot of people question the reliability of contextual (as in not showing contextual) but that is what my account is set on now.
I know that most significant changes in Adsense are measured in weeks and months. I saw what happened to one of my sites ad revenue when switching from a .net to .com so this is a dreadful feeling that I have.
I'm grateful for any insight into what might happen and how long it might take to turn around. I also accept that my depleted earnings are related to other things, but obviously this is (unless told otherwise) a biggie.