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DamonHD
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Subject: New High
Traffic and revenue over the Easter holiday fortnight was poor, and I expected a rebound this week, but with relatively-normal traffic my revenue has been *many* times normal.

I've actually reported to G in case it is an error, eg "Google Makes Error in Your Favour" a la Monopoly.

Anyone else seen anything odd?

Rgds

Damon
April 17, 2012 08:14PM
Joshua
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Subject: Re: New High
Since Sunday my site completely vanished from the search results sad smiley. Income down a factor 20!
April 17, 2012 09:13PM
DamonHD
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Subject: Re: New High
Hi,

I'll just ask G to forward my excess directly to you!

Maybe it is a change in search results then, bringing me a new more clicky demographic (page views are roughly as expected; CTR has shot up).

We'll see.

Rgds

Damon
April 17, 2012 10:06PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Subject: Re: New High
I wish
April 18, 2012 01:18AM
Ian C. Purdie
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On the Amazon Associates forum, a well informed lady said that AdSense staff who participate in a bonus scheme [I didn't know that] are absolutely livid with Google search for the monumental screw-ups.

For what it's worth.
April 18, 2012 01:21AM
Harold
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Subject: Re: New High
AdSense has been mediocre lately, and did pick up a bit recently, but not like that...

Just the usual flux, as far as I can see.
April 18, 2012 03:26AM
DamonHD
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Today is coming in for ~10x normal earnings by the looks of it. Still waiting for any sort of response from AS support...

Rgds

Damon
April 18, 2012 07:31AM
Ian C. Purdie
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Subject: Re: New High
Hope for you it's kosher and you keep the benefit.

Actually yesterday was the best so far this month, that's not saying much.
April 18, 2012 10:22AM
DamonHD
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Subject: Re: New High
'Earnings' still pouring in: yesterday finished at about 10x normal and today is looking similar.

Not a peep from AS support yet.

Rgds

Damon
April 18, 2012 06:49PM
Pengi
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Subject: Re: New High
I suspect that all Joshua's visitors are somehow finding their way to Damon's Site.
April 18, 2012 07:33PM
DamonHD
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Subject: Re: New High
That's my theory. However, my content isn't as good. B^>

Rgds

Damon
April 18, 2012 07:49PM
Joshua
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Subject: Re: New High
Today my rankings returned (pfew). Adsense still a bit behind "normal".
April 18, 2012 09:46PM
DamonHD
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Today is looking somewhat less extreme, so I suspect it was some sort of error and things will return to normal (and that extra money will vapourise before payment).

Shame, because the new rate would have helped with some bills!

Rgds

Damon
April 19, 2012 06:46PM
Joshua
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Well for me the new rate would've helped me straight into bankruptcy. From €3,- Tuesday to €18,- yesterday, now in the twenties so far today. Slowly going back to "normal" as somehow with my site loosing all it's serp positions Adsense seems to have lost targeting as well.
April 19, 2012 07:02PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Ecpm $13.97 today Saturday.

AdSense is bloody potty with violent swings in both directions.
April 29, 2012 08:36AM
Pengi
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Subject: Re: New High
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"violent swings in both directions"

I would expect this to result from a small sample size. It's the number of clicks which you're receiving that matters. Unless you're receiving 100's or 1000's of clicks per day, the effect of an occasional click worth $20 can show up as wild fluctuations if the vast majority of your clicks are worth just 10c.
April 29, 2012 10:52AM
Ian C. Purdie
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I put it down to krap ads = krap CTR.

One certainty I always note is:

Krap CTR = Krap average EPC
Good CTR = Good average EPC.
May 01, 2012 01:08AM
Pengi
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I suspect it's simpler than that - if there is nobody paying good money to advertise then there are only low paying ads to show.

If the low paying ads are mainly for rubbish sites (not always the case) then this will achieve both a low Earnings Per Click and a Low Click Through Rate.

As soon as someone advertises a good site (possibly paying well per click as well) they rapidly achive lots of clicks and burn off all their advertising budget - hence the ad becomes short lived.
May 01, 2012 08:37AM

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