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November 2018 AdSense Earnings & Observations

     
3:26 am on Nov 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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How is AdSense treating you this November?
5:42 am on Nov 12, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm also seeing links in the non-links units, but my problem persists.

I'm the only one with a sharp drop in CTR since 7th of November 2018?
This decrease + Veteran's Day in US = DOOM for me.

The number of ad requests is ~constant, but the CTR is down from 2.2 to 1.4!
With the CPM going down as it's holiday = -50% revenue
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Totally whacko stuff happening for me .!.!.!

In the first 30 minutes of Tuesday I've already earnt more than 24 hours of Monday ... and on Monday my highest earning country was Iran with US/UK EPC values!
4:44 pm on Nov 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Funnily enough, I have also bring getting a few quid from Iran. I just can't imagine my particular niche being popular in Iran. So how the hell they came across my website really don't know
5:15 pm on Nov 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There are lot of reason for the "countries" showing be inaccurate :

- the use of proxy, tor, vpm, or any kind of system to occult the original IP,
- IPv4 shortage is causing lot of sales and purchase of IP, GeoIP databases may not always update fast enough to relfect new IP owners. Without counting that some IP ranges can belong to a given country, while being used in another country.
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In previous AdSense threads a few of us were discussing a new text ad format that includes an "OPEN" button instead of the nessie arrow. The new text ad format performed far worse than the original format on my websites. It was unclear if this was a penalty or an AdSense test.

I am now fairly sure that this new text ad format is the new standard. If you go into your AdSense account and try to create a new ad (text and display ads), take a look at the ad preview. The ad now has the "OPEN" button instead of the nessie arrow. Also, despite the options, you can't really change the colors or fonts. At least, this is what's happening in my AdSense account. Can you guys please confirm this on your end?
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Has anyone else seen a sharp increase in RPM today? I woke up this morning to find it had doubled overnight.

Praying it sticks. Wondering if Iíve crossed some invisible threshold with page views or viewability improvements.
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Yesterday I've seen +97% increase in RPM
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@wobwobs That happened to me last week but slightly differently. I created a huge number of ad units in one go because I decided to make each unit exclusive to one position on one page for all of my pages so I could more easily see what was going on with them. I started out and I was able to set the colours normally, but at some point on day two (there were A LOT of new ad units!) I started to see a different kind of ad without the arrow that I couldnít change the colour of in the editor.

I think I triggered some kind of spam lockdown from adding so many new ads at once. It went back to normal after a while.
11:40 am on Nov 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Seeing the exact opposite. Awful CPM's here :'(
4:39 pm on Nov 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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What happened this morning? I haven't anything good/high since September! Anyone?
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@broccoli So you are now still seeing the older style nessie arrows in the ad unit creator?
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There are lot of reason for the "countries" showing be inaccurate :


Iran's a major supplier in my widget trade and they're well represented on my sites with regular visitors from there, my surprise was the EPC value being the same as the UK/USA, then again I have seen this with India a couple of times too.
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@wobwobs Hmm, well I thought they did but now Iím just getting the open button again. In fact Iím hardly seeing any ads from where I am in the UK. But I did just get a significant increase in earnings and every time that happens they throttle me.
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This November will not end well...

21 Wednesday - The Prophet's Birthday (Muslim World)
22 Thursday - Thanksgiving

This means a very long and dead week.
10:06 pm on Nov 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This November will not end well...

23 Black Friday -- Official start of X-Mas shopping
26 Cyber Monday
I don't know about you but in my niche November is the peak month because of the above. What never ends well is December, it usually starts off pretty though.
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23 Black Friday -- Official start of X-Mas shopping


Believe it or not it has started here today in the UK.

Some cities have already switched on their lights and one, Birmingham's Xmas market, started yesterday!
2:23 pm on Nov 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@RedBar high street stores are pretty desperate this year to be fair.
9:26 pm on Nov 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The Chicago Christmas market has also opened today - so it's not just you, Birmingham. Lots of TV ads with an Xmas focus too now that Halloween is over.

Poor Thanksgiving, it gets one day in the sun.
7:25 am on Nov 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Well, last week was great!
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Tap tap ---- Anyone there?

USA enjoy your holidays:-)
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Itís so quiet, things are going well :)
12:03 pm on Nov 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, this month is pretty good. Preparing the Black Friday articles for some affiliate earnings ;)
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Anyone got AdSense Payment email yet? It seems to have been delayed
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I haven't received payment confirmation email yet, I don't know why, but probably they are going to terminate the account! wish me luck!
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No, it's still showing my earnings from last month. Normally, it disappears just before payment.

CPC is 25p today and page RPM £3.10 p. Not too bad. Not many clicks, only 14 so far today. Anyway, it all adds up at the end of the month and we will see another three digit month so I really can't complain.
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Anyone got AdSense Payment email yet?


Yep, had that some 10 hours or so ago ... checking sent by it was 24 hours back!

I've turned into a lazy emal person ... too many huge 48-60 hour back-to-back shifts in the late 90s and early noughties ... almost burnt out!
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Same here - pending and no email.
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Thanksgiving is here.
Big drop in traffic and $.
Lets see Cybermonday....
1:46 pm on Nov 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Seeing great CPM's (not from Adsense mind) but traffic is crap.
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I still haven't received the payment
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