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September 2019 AdSense Earnings & Observations

Discussion of AdSense Earnings for Month of September 2019

     
5:16 am on Sep 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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There is some technical issue I believe because my earnings have only gone up a small % since 9/10pm last night and the traffic has been steady. Analytics also not updated since that time. It is such a massive drop I had to come on here to see if anyone else has experienced the same. Near the end of month I expect it to be high earnings as ad houses push their budgets but it is the weekend I guess. I believe it might be a technical glitch and hope adsense sorts it out soon.





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7:44 am on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Yes probably but i doubth... I use dedi machine too before i post up my first test... I click and i stay over 1 min on ads page and i even click and read some stuffs and still didnt get click. Im telling u they can do whatever they want untill someone start to investigate and give evidents to police... They stealing from us from december 2018
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I know Google is not run by monks and they aren't playing fair games with us, but we don't have any viable alternative :( For both traffic and earnings (information site), we have to depend on Google-owned services.
9:46 am on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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These problems are lasting for a while
With Yoyo effects
3:15 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Link units performance is pathetic

These used to be my best
3:30 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Wader, soon you’ll be in here complaining that Google closed your account.
9:12 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Closing an account?
I think Adsense has started to close itself
9:18 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Why u think that google will ban me?
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Why u think that google will ban me?


Yes, if you keep clicking on your own ads.
10:01 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I guess "Wader" asks if there is a reliable way to verify if clicks are properly counted; is there?
10:06 pm on Sept 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I dont clicking on my ads... Im not stupid, i use my wife phone over gsm net... First test was over dedi machine hosted at german hosting... So both times i didnt get click count... So who belive in google when get cut off us in december suddenly after a years of regular clicks... Comparing my clicks i had 700-1000 per day in last few years now from december till today i get 100-200.
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I too believe there is something wrong with Adsense, either they are stealing or their system is not working properly. One minute I have +1 click, one hour later it's gone. God knows how many clicks I don't even see. For each quarter of 2019 they've reported increased revenue from advertising compared to same period of the previous year, yet everyone that has Google ads on their website reports getting less and less.
7:30 am on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@wader about the click from your dedicated server, it's going to show a non residential ip, those ips are known to be used by vpns, so that might be the reason why the click was filtered. About your wife's phone, I see no reason. I dont know if the visit was direct or she got to the site from serps. I would try this last one.
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Dollarsound my wife (me on her phone) enter on my website and make direct click on 300x300 ads and then i leave phone about 1 minut on ads web page and surf a bit on it checking what advertiser offering etc etc.. and u can see up in my post what happend. Now i buy ad inserter pro to check clicks directly on website. but same that will not help beacuse "fraud" clicks.... Im not so expert to make more deep tests with evidents but i make simple test witch showing to me (and i share here) that click is missing (stolen, or some other problems).

Why i make now test from december 2018 till now? beacuse i had 4 days in september that give me page views on adsense and clicks on adsense same like before december 2018.... 4 days i had old gold time, and yet all my other statistics on website and google analytics showing same traffic and all more or less same like every day.... So that make me to suspect that something is wrong (before that i just think yah ads are over like tv comercial and price and clicks are dropping).

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@wader if I would test the way you do it, I'd make a search in google for some keywords I know my site is going to rank for. Never access it directly. From your phone or a residential ip. Not logged into any google account. I'd even erase all cookies and caches. Also browse amazon, nike, adidas or some other shop before and add some products to the cart first, so retargeting works (if you haven't disabled personalized ads). Then perform your test.
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Hello-

An invalid click is not only a matter of the the click itself, but it depends of a series of signals, which are making a click more or less suspicious.

Among signals which "contribute" to the suspicion:

- Direct visit to a site, on a mobile phone device. On mobile devices, nearly no one types the URL of a site, so all direct traffic is adding a given level of suspicion.When you embed GA to your site, it helps Google figure out the origin of the visitor (which can be good or bad).

- Non residential IP, suspect because it can be a VPN, a dedicated servers, a bot, etc...

- Time on site, "before" clicking an ad, as well as the length of time the ad was visible before it's being clicked,

- Time and actions performed on the site of the advertiser,

and certainly lot more advanced methods, keep in mind that Google invests colossal resources , in order to track and profile anyone online. (again more if you have a mobile phone using Android, or/and if you are using Google Chrome browser)

If you delete your browser history, cookies, Google still has traces of you at its servers, even if your IP is changing, Google can cross match data based on the proximity of the different IPs you used. Worse, for example, when I use TOR, and even with the IP rotation, and exit nodes being at different countries, at some point Google is succeeding to guess my country anyhow.

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11:07 am on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Honestly im finish with testing, if someone "smarter" in this thing can test maybe from some dedi or something it will be great to share results.
1:09 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Have you noticed that Adsense doen t count the clicks during hours !
It s not about a report issue it s about paying the publisher ob a fair basis.
Either Adsense admit this and explain the why of this situation.

Or is it targeting specific publishers?
As some have seen their revenue doubled and trippled apparently
2:20 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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In case peeps didn't get the email, the new Adsense policies announced in August 2019 go into effect today:

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3:41 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@commandork these type of mails from policy scares me a lot. You can expect anything.
3:48 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I didnt see any serious thing or maybe i miss it...
4:33 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Ya, these policy changes leave a lot of wiggle room for Google/Adsense to decide what's what. That's the part I don't like.

But at the end of the day, it's their product, their rules.
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Ya, these policy changes leave a lot of wiggle room for Google/Adsense to decide what's what.


It's deliberately vague on purpose. It is meant to protect them, not us.

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8:10 am on Oct 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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9% clawback for September (smh)!
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