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4:01 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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My adsense stats have not moved for last 2 hours. Hope I am not the only one...
12:54 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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With all this updating going on, I wonder if it is affecting ad delivery. CTR is particularly low on days when the red bar shows up.
2:13 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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With all this updating going on, I wonder if it is affecting ad delivery.


Read back two or three posts and I think you'll find your question was answered before you asked it.

BTW -- More changes to Analytics are now in place. Looks like G is gradually restructuring whole segments of it's reporting system.
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Read back two or three posts and I think you'll find your question was answered before you asked it.


Not really a question. More of a musing.
11:29 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Not really a question. More of a musing.


Ah. And an accurate one at that.
4:27 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Stuck here and red bar is up again.
8:38 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar here too. WTF is going on with AdSense anymore?
9:52 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar also here in the UK.
10:04 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar, but earnings are still good.
11:23 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar here too. WTF is going on with AdSense anymore?


I believe the answer you're looking for is that Google is involved in a dark plot to increase the number of rhetorical questions posted on blogs and forums around the Internet. I doubt very seriously it has anything to do with Google trying to improve their bottom line when making people crazy is so much easier. I say keep focusing on the red bar because that's so much easier than paying attention to what might actually be happening behind the curtain. I counted about 15 mentions of the ominous "red bar" in this thread to date but there just doesn't seem to be any consensus or conclusion about it except that it's red and it interferes with the F5 key's ability to refresh certain Adsense statistics on demand.

Anyway, here's my red bar observation for the day: I think I saw a masonic symbol in background of the bar, or maybe it was the number 666. Either way, something is very wrong with that thing and I'm consulting a shaman just to be on the safe side.
12:01 am on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Since the inception of the red bar, well I'll be more accurate for webcentric since one wants us to be more precise, ever since AdSense has had delayed metric updations for many years, it has alas for me, never delivered a meaty click dump ... I'm not saying others have not, just that I have never been the recipient of one.

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12:15 am on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, RedBar. Wonder where you came up with the idea for that handle? Now that I ask the question, I see that G's conspiracy to generate more rhetorical questions is actually working.

It's fairly obvious that people associate the red bar with click dumps and/or conspiracies to shave clicks. What's striking is that no one is placing any importance on the the real activity that's causing the red bar in the first place and what that activity actually means. Namely, what new change just came down the pipe. OK, sometimes it's just internal updates but more often than not, the red bar means new features (whether anyone likes them or not). You're right, Adsense reporting is not real time and hasn't been real time for a very long time (if ever-I've only been using Adsense for 8 years now so who knows or can remember that far back). Oops, another rhetoric question. Guess my real question is, with all the changes coming down the pipe, the red bar is a constant so is it really the only thing people have to talk about these day? Maybe that's rhetorical too.
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webcentric, just let people talk about the red bar however they want. This is a thread about stats being delayed. The red bar is a part of that.
10:28 am on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The red bar is still there for me and that's well over 15 hours, maybe even longer. Yesterday was very low on earnings for some reason, maybe stuck stats which never un-stuck, maybe the red bar or maybe something else, I have no idea.

with all the changes coming down the pipe, the red bar is a constant so is it really the only thing people have to talk about these day


You're right, of course, but the changes seem so overwhelming and so hard to actually nail down to specifics. The red bar on the other hand sticks out like a sore thumb every time I look at my stats.
3:33 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar is gone, at least for the moment.
4:50 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The red bar may be gone however, as usual, it hasn't left me with a click dump of any description, in fact my worst CTR so far this month at 50% of average, the previous worst was 75% with the majority in the 85-115% range.

There's no need to ask just where these "missing" earnings go.
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And no sooner do I write the above and the red bar is back again for me!
5:00 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red bar here too.
8:49 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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...just let people talk about the red bar however they want.


Couldn't stop folks if I tried. On the flip side, I guess I'm just exercising my prerogative to make observations and draw conclusions about the red bar too.

but the changes seem so overwhelming and so hard to actually nail down to specifics


How TRUE! The smoke is so thick and the mirrors are so reflective right now that it's turning the publishing world into a deer standing in the headlights. Problem is, that can result in a dead deer. Survival right now may very well depend on turning away from the headlights and looking for some safe ground to run to.

Anyway, I'm off to put some of my eggs in another basket. Thanks for the responses.

Cheers
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I'm off to put some of my eggs in another basket.


And IF you know anything about free range fresh eggs you already know that chickens do not lay on any predetermined schedule no matter how one tries ... FWIW barns etc are totally another type of egg altogether!

Personally my earnings are at their lowest since the introduction of Adsense in June 2003 & I have been there from the very beginning.

There is only one thing I trust about Google ... Their payment has always been exemplary.
12:14 am on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I hate to ask - but what is the "red bar"? I don't see a red bar - but my stats seem stuck.
3:19 am on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I hate to ask - but what is the "red bar"? I don't see a red bar - but my stats seem stuck.


The "red bar" most often appears when running performance reports in Adsense for the current day. "Current day" is an important point here because it's today's stats that are most often affected. It's a message from Google saying that reporting is delayed and recently it's been showing up a lot. Stuck stats may mean the red bar is also showing but it's not necessarily the case. Try to run a performance report for today and see if it pops up. I've found a direct correlation between how often a person check his/her stats to how many times a day the are likely to see the red bar (and I need correlations like this to help keep my sanity).

Now if someone would just explain to me why stuck stats actually matter or, better yet, what I should do about the phenomenon.
2:05 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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why stuck stats actually matter


They matter because, at least in my case, it is not just the stats that are stuck. Revenue is also stuck and does not catch up for that day. So when I see the red bar, it means that I will lose up to 20% of expected revenue for that day.
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@ember Thanks for your tangible answer. It's a correlation I've never been able to make personally (consistent earnings reduction resulting from delayed stats). If I actually see a disruption in ad serving, then that's another matter. I tend to watch what's going on on my site more that the stats. If I see junk ads, I can almost predict low CTR. If I see no ads or delayed ad serving, I can almost predict a red bar. In the end, I can't argue that it's primarily about the bottom line so if you see a direct correlation between the red bar and the bottom line, who's to argue? All these updates are dragging people into the abyss right now and it's easy to blame delayed reporting on lower earnings. I'm more apt to blame lower earnings on the overall plethora of changes rolling out of Mountain View right now which the red bar serves to document on an almost daily basis it seems. If reducing all of G's madness to a simple concept aka "the red bar" is a way to summarize the situation, maybe that's not such a bad thing and I should just roll with the flow. I can only hope that things will settle down though and we can find the time to pick at the issues in greater detail as time allows (and if any of us survive this Grand Google Upheaval that has reduced most of us to seeing red).
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I do not have a red bar - and rarely, if ever have seen it. But I can say without a doubt that my stats are stuck right now. The ads being served are good and not delayed. So for me... it just seems like several times I day I get a click dump. Could it be that Google is "looking" at all my clicks to verify them or something? And then when they are found to be ok -- my stats reflect it? It just seems so weird.
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yep, the stats are not in real time and they are heavily filtered

i put new ad on the site 5 hours ago, and they show me i had only 2 impressions so far, it was 9 once but they cut it to only 2 haha, in reality a few zeros are missing

also i had one click, but it's gone too :)
3:01 am on Oct 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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stuck? I guess so.
5:52 pm on Oct 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wherever all the US clicks are stored the server needs an almighty thrashing with a sledge hammer, either that or feed the hamsters since they've obviously gone to sleep.
5:52 pm on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Stats stuck for me today. More than 1/2 way through today, still showing no clicks. Normally, I would have 20-30 click by this time so something is off.
10:36 pm on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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stuck half the day here too.
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Now this is weird - since yesterday morning Adsense is showing me the normal amount of clicks but hardly any page views. Analytics looks perfectly normal. Checked this AM and it shows more clicks than views - a 150% CTR! Now what's up with that?
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