I run a high-traffic sports website, and today, things seem to have gone haywire on the adsense side of things. For some reason, my CTR and RPM are at ridiculous levels. Currently:
* 21% CTR
* £34 RPM
* £200 earnings
* 1200 clicks
Averages are usually 1% CTR, and £1.50 RPM (!)
I noticed this surge earlier so I removed adsense ads, but despite doing that, the figures continue to rise. How is that possible if I don't have adsense ads on my site anymore?
I thought it might be clickbombing, but I checked statcounter, and the figures don't match in any way. Also, it just seems to be a steady stream of clicks, and someone would have to be constantly clicking for he last six hours, which seems unlikely.
Additionally, Google Analytics is showing no data for today (1 Feb)
I've emailed Adsense to alert them of this issue, but I'm at a loss to explain it. How can clicks/income etc keep rising if I've removed adsense ads!?
Also, I have the 'allowed sites' feature activated, so no other site could be using my code.
Could this be some kind of Adsense glitch? Anyone experienced this before?
Any help/suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks a million.