Today I note that Analytics is showing me the sort of AS revenue (in USD, interestingly) that I'd expect by this time of day, whereas AS is showing me *way* down.
Anyone else see this sort of discrepancy between AS and GA reporting on a regular basis?
It may simply be that AS is reporting clicks that it is fairly happy with and GA reporting raw stats. (Though I saw my AS total go backwards a few times of the last day or so, though end up at respectable places.)
I don't compare, but I do notice that AdSense reporting sometimes seems to lag. Late last night, my earnings for the day were just about half what they ended up as, for example--at 10 PM more or less, with only 5 hours left in the AdSense day. Usually what I see at that time is close to the final number.
I'm not sure how GA collects the data - back in the day when I used AS, GA didn't have any info about clicks.
My guess is that GA reports the raw data from clicks but AS is filtered to reflect any manipulation from Google to remove or investigate possible frauduent or invalid clicks - hence the delays as good clicks are confirmed as valid.
I've always found it odd that GA reporting is in USD while the account is set up to use €. Also often during a day when AS has a "stats stuck" moment, reporting in GA seems to continue just fine. At the end of the day normally I don't see a difference bigger than ~3%. So for the purpose of GA it suits me just fine.