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10:12 pm on Dec 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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November 2018 was great, now let's see how December 2018 will treat us.
10:06 pm on Dec 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@allhearts,
My site gets roughly 50,000 page views per day.
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3rd - 6th december very bad, today is better higher CTR & CPC
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@Cralamarre

Very nice, I know there are a few variables that factor in, but you should be earning a good income.

I only average about 3000 page views and it really helps me, so I imagine and hope you do well.
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After a very good/surprising November, it seems that the BF craziness got old and the advertisers are liking the wounds.
In the last years, I see a very short burst for a few days as "Christmas season" (15-22 December) and that's it!
All dead.

This month I see lower figures each day and this weekend I hope is rock bottom :(
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AdSense is too good to be true :D November and December are golden months in tech niche due to the products sales and discounts.
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Yesterday was a really good day. Seems like weekends this December are better than weekdays. Usually it's the opposite.
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I'm coming up to half a Googleday with about 15% of average traffic, even the hotel/bar site is dead.

My traffic always drops dramatically at this time of year however I really wasn't expecting it until this weekend ... Do I assume that's it until 7th January onwards?

Some people have luxury lives!
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My best Month of the year is December, and weekends are always better for me than weekdays at any time of the year.
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@RedBar,
My traffic also drops dramatically in December and doesn't start to recover until the second week of January. So far though, no sign of the drop. I'm hoping to get at least one more good week in before traffic (and earnings) disappear.
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I just received an email from Google AdSense telling me that ads have been disabled on one or more of my pages due to a policy violation. I've never had a policy violation in 13 years as an AdSense publisher.

I checked my AdSense account to find out more, and apparently one of my articles has been flagged as being inappropriate due to "sexual content". There is nothing even remotely sexual about the article, and nothing of a sexual nature anywhere on my site. I've requested a review, but apparently these things can take a week or more. Fortunately, the article in question is not a high traffic page, so it should not affect me too much.

I'm assuming this is an AdSense glitch, but is it possible that someone maliciously reported the article to Google just to try to get my ads taken down? Are ads automatically removed when someone reports a complaint? I sure hope not.
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Just a quick update to my previous post... It looks like the article in question has already been reviewed by Google and the policy violation has been removed. Ads are restored on the page. At least I got to panic for a couple of hours, so that's good.
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@Cralamarre that was resolved quickly!

I think I'm seeing the end of the big holiday budgets, RPM is in the low to average range over the past two days.
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@NickMNS,
Yeah, it was probably just a glitch. I used to have my latest YouTube videos demonitized within 48 hours after publishing them, always claiming that there was something about the content that was not advertiser friendly. I'd request a review each time, and each time the ads were restored within a few hours. Thankfully, whatever the issue was has since been resolved, and I've had no more problems.

AdSense has been doing quite well for me the past few days, and is now 15% higher than last year at this time. Of course, it doesn't matter. It's all going to come to an end very soon. It's times like this that I wish I had a "real job" so I could get paid to sit around at home during the holidays like everyone else.
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What amazes me is how quickly AdSense/Google can flag publishers for "inappropriate" content but they can't flag their own ads even when it is obvious:
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@NickMNS,
Is it a Pay Per Click ad? If not, Google probably doesn't care. It makes your site look bad, but Google still gets paid.
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December 2018 is doing double for me than what December 2017 was - night and day difference.

Page Views are similar and Impressions are only slightly up by comparison. Clicks are up as is Page RPM - RPM is about doubled this year.

So advertisers are out there and they are spending.
5:33 pm on Dec 12, 2018 (gmt 0)

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So advertisers are out there and they are spending.


Fingers crossed it doesn't disappear with the clawback!
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Hiya, remember me?

I haven't been around much lately (and my sites are in sad state of neglect, I'm afraid) on account of mounting health problems; I ended up spending most of October in the hospital. Only recently started getting back to feeling normal again. So the new plan is to try to make up for what all I lost in traffic and earnings while I was sick - fortunately my peak part of the year came through okay but close after that everything (me, the traffic, the websites) kind of collapsed. Can I do it? I think so, but we'll see. Meanwhile I keep getting emails from Google asking me what's wrong, ork ork.
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@NetMeg hi there, of course everyone will remember you :-) don't think you'll find much difference around here, everyone is still complaining about earnings, although Red Bar doesn't complain quite as much as he used to :-) :-). My earnings are actually very much running on the fence at the moment. I'm slightly ahead of last month at the moment so at least my earnings aren't going in the wrong direction. In fact, my CPC is often really good, just wish my click way would do the same then my earnings would increase by a lot.
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Hiya netmeg, good to hear from you, sorry about your health problems ... I hate getting older, bits keep falling off:-(

At least Google's talking to you:-)
7:23 pm on Dec 12, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hey Netmeg! Great to have you back!
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Welcome back, nutmeg (ork ork). Wondered where you'd gone. Glad you're on the path to better health!
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Hi netmeg, nice to hear from you, I hope health will get better.

Google asking me what's wrong


Adsense keeps informing me my earnings are dropping in their reviews. Well yeah that can happen when traffic on my sites is slashed -30% a few times in a year.
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It seems that today is the beginning of one week for the Christmas push for advertisers (I hope as my eCPM is again at optimistic levels).
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For me an humongous 40 cents for Thursday ... For my niche trade (especially retail), it is pointless, weight, as in lbs/kgs, is the killer.
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I dont know today for me is the worst day so fac in december.. CPC is very low... I hope christmas period will begin soon, since so far november was far better then december. :(
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Welcome to WebmasterWorld Dmajer

I hope christmas period will begin soon


As always I went out for beers tonight, apparently the UK has already had crazy Friday! WTF?

The bars were full of once-a-year tossers ... I came home to look at my calendar since my grand-daughter is still at school until the middle of next week yet these pretentious pricks have until at least way into the first week of January, or longer, for holidays.

TIP #1 ... do not work for yourself, screw the ass off your employer, or better still, get a job with the EU in Brussels, MINTED !
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My page views arenít counting but it is counting clicks, anyone else?
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Impressions are counting but pagebiews arent
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Today appears to be bad :/ January and Feb will be dead as it has always been.
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