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Worst 2 days on adsense in years

  1. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 6 years ago

    The last 2 days have been the most dismal I have seen on my adsense in months, maybe years. And traffic is dropping again.

    I tend to think it has a lot to do with the happenings in Japan, people are preoccupied with the disasters (and rightfully so).

    HP ad program is looking good though. It's nice to see promising results. I'm almost to payout within days of activating the new ad program.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Figures have been flat for me in the last two days also Dorsi.
      I agree it is probably the earthquakes. They had another nasty one a few minutes ago.
      I am looking forward to participating in the new ad program.
      My weekends are all a bit weak, so I did not notice the drop until you mentioned it. smile

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear Dorsi.

      My adsense has been running a bit low this weekend, but it usually dips on the weekend anyways.

      I'm glad to hear that the HP program is working for you. smile

    3. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic was/is nearly back to normal, except I get a severe dip every week starting Thursday through to Monday which wasn't there before, but nearly all my ad clickers are gone. I never did have a high ctr, but really if you take it that you can expect 2 clicks per 100 views, I was there round about, maybe a bit less. Now, I'm getting the views and no clickers, and judging from what I've been reading, this has been happening to a lot of people.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think you're right; the overall CTR is down for many people.  Including me.

        I've kind of thought that it was because of low traffic in that very nearly all of the lost traffic was from google.  The producers of the clicks aren't visiting.  I still have the HP traffic, some organic link traffic, and a little Xomba traffic, but not much of that produces any clicks!

  2. Ladybird33 profile image74
    Ladybird33posted 6 years ago

    Thanks for posting this because I was freaking out why it was so bad on mine or really dismal.  However, I bet you are right and it's good to know that I am not alone smile  Although, ready for it to go back up smile

  3. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Although my traffic has gotten a little better (only 20% to 25% down now), today was the worst day I have had since I first started here at HP. My Amazon conversion rate stayed stable, but I made a whopping $0.00 with AdSense today from HP.

    Yup. Zilch.

    Hopefully the HP ad program made up for that loss. Will find out tomorrow I guess.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed some of my hubs didn't have as many ads on as usual. It made me wonder if some changes are being made or something.

      I got zero clicks today too for Adsense which is unusual.

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really? Phew! At least it wasn't just me!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    My CTR has actually improved a little bit since I started killing off the news capsules.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really? Now with 63 hubs, approx what percentage had news capsules?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Darn near all of them. Per HP’s original recommendation, I’d gone overboard on that. smile

        So far I’ve fixed about half of them. It would have been more, but I stopped when “the scares” started. I’ll probably do the rest tomorrow.

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well let us all know if you see a difference. A few of my earlier hubs had news capsules, but my later ones - that is from maybe last July/august onwards had rss feeds instead with inter-related hubs. I still add the odd news capsule, but only where I feel the news items can add something to the hub. If not, I don't bother.
          Unfortunately with normal traffic fluctuations I'd rather hear about the difference it makes over a month or two at least, rather than a day or two, so you'll have to keep us updated smile

          PS its early Monday morning here and my traffic is also improving, as it has done at this time every week for the three weeks since the crash, but I haven't removed the news capsules.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Don't count on it. I've bought lottery tickets...

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Mine is terrible too, makes me feel like I have been 'smartpriced', today will probably be my lowest since 2009 or early 2010.

  6. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Both my views and ad clicks are better today. I've changed nothing so far.  smile

 
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