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July 2019 AdSense Earnings & Observations

"Today is looking worse than yesterday sad..."

     
1:54 pm on Jul 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Today is looking worse than yesterday :(
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There is no problem with Adsense. What distorts everything is the actual layout of G SERPS.
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Therefore, if and when they'll enable some kind of "heavy adí blocker" in Chrome, I bet it'll penalize only those not using Adsense or nor complying with Google's rules and "recommendations".

I doubt that Google could get away with something that egregious.

You are mis reading this. Google is implementing a default ad-blocker into Chrome that blocks these "heavy ads" believing that when users install ad blockers their real intention is only to block the heavy-ads. By including the ad-blocker in Chrome by default the users will be satisfied with the default and will not require them to take any further action, thus reducing the probability that users will install 3rd party ad blockers. This ensures that more of Google's own ads are seen and prevents them for paying others to have their ads white-listed.
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I believe most of us are having websites and try to make good content but I'm surprised by the junk at YouTube and how many views that junk gets. Is the rise of YouTube in the last years one of the reasons of the decrease of earnings for website owners?

I've two young children watching a lot of YouTube, for example videos of Cars toys. Millions of views but nothing about quality. And my children see adult ads and no not #*$! but about cars (BMW, Ford, etc.) and commercials for beers. Lol, some advertisers waste their money and the websites with quality content don't get much from it.
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The thing is a 20 sec video commercial is a lot more attractive to advertisers than a 300x250 rectangle image.
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Just noticed a jump in "coverage". Since the brand safety appeared (1 year and a half ago, if I remember correctly), my coverage felt from 90+% to ~60% and never really improved. However, since 15 days, my coverage went suddenly to 80+%.

Also, in the ad review center, I see a lot more ads related to the themes of my sites, which is resulting in an increase of earning from contextual ads, while personalized ads remain the same.
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And my children see adult ads and no not #*$! but about cars (BMW, Ford, etc.) and commercials for beers.Ö


There may be changes coming.

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I still see the ads.txt warning message in Adsense, despite all my websites have an ads.txt. (Earnings are normal beside the June update that hit me too..=( ). Does anybody has also the message still in the account visible? Adsense support did not answer...
Any advise? Thanks!
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Yes, same here, the message about ads.txt appeared some weeks ago, all my sites have one ... Considering I have only one main site, and one hobby one, it's easy to check :).

The message is still here, my adsense code is not supposed to be served elsewhere , since I restricted the usage to only approved sites.

Might be a glitch, didn't see any impact on income.
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Reports very slow this morning
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I'm also seeing slow reporting today. At least that's what I'm hoping is the problem...
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I would recheck the stats around the End of August otherwise you will miss the summer !
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I hope itís slow reporting, but it rarely is.
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I would recheck the stats around the End of August otherwise you will miss the summer !

+1 :)

In all events, there is no point in checking the adsense stats all day long, this is not going to improve your earnings :)

I used to look once in the morning , to have an idea of the earnings from the previous day and night, and also review new ads. Now, it's once or twice a week max.
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CPM at rock bottom. :(
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I receive today an infrigment of the adsense rules. I have one page with too explicit sexual content.

I'm chocked. It's a page talking about Miss Portugal. Ok, she's sexy, but there is no nudity, nothing. Not even a small nipple. Just a beautiful woman, dressed.

It's the first time i'm in front of american puritanism.

By the way, my earnings are very low today also, but it's not that sexy page fault. That page have been there for ages (at least 10 years ! ).

Fingers crossed hoping that is just a delay.
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I receive today an infrigment of the adsense rules. I have one page with too explicit sexual content. I'm chocked. It's a page talking about Miss Portugal. Ok, she's sexy, but there is no nudity, nothing. Not even a small nipple. Just a beautiful woman, dressed.


About two years ago, I received a similar infringement note (explicit sexual content) for a website covering museums and art exhibitions because of an old photo of a nude Japanese woman (rather chaste, a barely visible bare breast) on show in a modern design exhibition at The Milan's Triennale Museum (open to schools, children and families with no restrictions whatsoever), the problem was that the "woman" was actually a...doll, as clearly indicated in the image caption.
More than American puritanism, it was a problem of myopia I guess...
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CPC still dropping. July is always my worst month of the year, but this year is the worst of the worst. Still, traffic is getting stronger...I'm just not seeing it pay off financially.
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It's the first time i'm in front of american puritanism.


Google might have Puritan values to protect children. If American Puritanism and the American company that is paying you are not your cup of tea, then I am sure there are less Puritanical options out there.
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Google might have Puritan values to protect children. If American Puritanism and the American company that is paying you are not your cup of tea, then I am sure there are less Puritanical options out there.


I don't think he wanted to be offensive, maybe he used the wrong words to express his thought.
As a matter of fact, US-based companies are more sensitive to nudity than European ones. Yet, to protect children from sexually explicit and/or violent and/or offensive content is highly commendable and I think no one wants Google to allow children to access inappropriate content.
Though, not all nude figures are also "sexually explicit", I remember FB censoring posts with pictures of Copenhagen's "Little Mermaid" statue and even of the David by Michelangelo because they were featuring nudity. That's clearly too much. As always, a bit of common sense (human, not AI's) would help to take the right decision about what is sexually explicit and what is not.

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Crazy, I just compared today's CPC to the same day last year...today .06 --- last year same day .14. That's a very, very painful drop.
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CPC/RPM - July 2017 > July 2018 > July 2019.

Wish CPC and RPM were as stable and steady as Google's every year's revenue ;)
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Google is operating in my country with American values. Why we, Europeans, have to obey to American values in our countries? My customers liked miss Portugal, and the announcers also.
I have nothing against American values, but in America.
If I was operating a business in the US, of course I would do something respecting US values, and try to respect mines at the same time.
It's better for both.
Anyway, my rpm is still very low, in spite of steady traffic.
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Why we, Europeans, have to obey to American values in our countries?


No one is saying you can't keep your photos up. Google is just saying it won't help you make money if you do so. It is Google's game and its rules. There is no point in asking why. It just is. Big dogs rule. Always have. If you do not like it, then find a European company to monetize your websites.
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Big dogs rule. Always have.

Sorry to say it, but, as a European, I find what you are saying vaguely non-American, under a historical point of view.

1911 - Standard Oil breakup for being an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1982 - The breakup of the Bell System
2001 - United States v. Microsoft Corp.

If you'd like monopolies so much, better you'd emigrate to Russia.

If you do not like it, then find a European company to monetize your websites.


You are right, we should.
PS. I deem your attitude extremely disappointing. As far as I know, you are neither Sergey Brin nor Larry Page; so, for me, is a bit hard to understand your thorough devotion for them, actually.

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Right now Google is the big dog. Instead of wondering why it won't let you show certain pictures, which will get you nowhere, maybe think about producing content that it likes and will reward. Instead of fighting Google, play its game. If your goal is to make money, then you have to play the game - Google's game. If you want to just create content you like without the goal of making money from it, that's fine. It's just a different goal.
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Lol at american puritanism and and his fervent supporter here. They want to prevent an adult from seeing a naked woman, but a boy can buy himself a weapon. What a beautiful country.
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But the girl is nowhere nude!

Puritanism for child protection? What is implicit in that comment? Europeans don't love their children?

Back to topic, low revenues, no delay at all, it's just flat.

Yes, I'm desperate to find another ads provider. I can not even figure how no European is targeting this business at all.

European publishers with European announcers are subject to an American monopoly and rules. How is that going forever?
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Hopefully companies will start spending some REAL ad money soon this quarter. July has been very slow for me.
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This month compared with the same days in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 concerning to CTR and CPC:
(2019 1.59% | 0.03Euro), (2018 1.65% | 0.04), (2017 3.37% | 0.08), (2016 1.48% | 0.07), (2015 1.19% | 0.08)
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