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Was this just a bad day for CTR?

  1. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 6 years ago

    I been very content that my traffic has increased significantly lately, but I am coming close to 1000 views in adsense today,however, my CTR went to hell sad


    It was not this in the previous days with similar traffic. Boy does this make paranoid...

  2. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Well, it was a good day for me.

    Bad days happen.  Good days happen. You-know-what happens.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, but it seem irony plays a part way to often lol...

  3. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I think it can vary widely. Today was my best day yet with $6.03 from Adsense. However you might have just had a lot of visitors with 'banner blindness'.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Actually I think I know why. Somebody enlighten me if I am wrong. I think when you publish a new hub and if it gets a lot of traffic, it may not do well at first cause the ads may not be relevant.

      I think it may take a certain period of time for the ads to be better optimized for the visitors.

  4. Ms Chievous profile image81
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    Today was my best Adsense day to date.  Hopefully this trend will continue!

    1. dgicre profile image80
      dgicreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The news has people spending more money lately. Maybe folks are just more click happy these days...

  5. Kidgas profile image79
    Kidgasposted 6 years ago

    See, and I had a bad day.  It can be random at times.

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    producertravisposted 6 years ago

    I had the most impressions and page views to date, and made $0.00.

    179 queries, no clicks

  7. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago

    I've had a decent amount the last few days, but I have noticed that with my hubs things tend to follow trends.  Towards the end of the month, I get almost no clicks - then when a new month starts again I'm inundated. I usually see clicks fall off around major holidays as well, but I figure that's due to people not spending as much time online.. 

    I wouldn't get all paranoid over one or two days though.. if it lasted a month, well, then I think that's when I'd start biting nails..

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol yeah hmm

    2. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Many say that holidays can mean less time spent online, however, I had a record day on Halloween. Of course every Holiday is different so people may be in a different mindset and such

      1. Urbane Chaos profile image90
        Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ya know, now that I think of it, I do get a few more hits on the "ghost story" articles I have on Halloween - but the rest of them don't get noticed at all. 

        But you're right - I'd rather be out enjoying my holiday instead of sitting on a computer.

        1. David 470 profile image87
          David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, there simply to many factors-variables to all be explained.

  8. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Holidays are notorious for erratic and unpredictable online behavior.  So is the arrival of daylight savings time, and the depths of summer.

    Get used to it, and start looking at your stats in terms of weeks and months, not days.  Daily variations don't mean much in the long term and they only serve to make you crazy in the short term.

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, absolutely.

      Though I always do have a half second of panic when I change something and earnings go down right after.

      (I have a self-built CMS and can change every page on my site almost instantly)

      Sometimes I really have screwed something up, but usually it's just one of those little dips that just happen now and them.  The next day will be back to normal.

    2. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah your right, sometimes I just go into a small paranoid mode lol. Things over the course of the months have gotten a lot better, its just some of those weird days ya know..

  9. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    i agree with relache- although I do check my stats daily (sometimes more) it always seems to make sense by the end of the month
    Yesterday was a good day! one of the best for me!

    1. Anaya M. Baker profile image92
      Anaya M. Bakerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd been wondering about that too, had a pretty bad week. Views cut in half, adsense practically disappeared, but its picking back up a little. Trying to have patience and look at the bigger picture, but I confess I have been checking adsese every few hours hoping to see more than two cents on there!

      Thanks for the advice on holiday jumps/slowdowns. I have already been noticing that I don't get much traffic on weekends. Which is funny because thats when I spend MORE time online and reading articles and hubs!

 
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