Anyone else getting 10% of the earnings they were getting in December despite record-high views? It’s starting to get depressing.
They are definitely decreasing, so sad to see it.
Are you noticing any recovering in CPM from past 3 days?
Smiling face again
Yup I'm really surprised though. It is still January and these are very high CPMs for this month.
Ohh is it?
I don't have any idea as I haven't seen last year CPM.
Anyways, I wish it doesn't drop again.
I am not talking last year, I am talking last 6 years.
I did have these CPMs a few years ago, but then it was cut down to 25% of what I once had (the highest) but now the current CPM equals the highest I had until late 2017. It was only towards the last quarter of 2017 that CPM shot up a lot and even outperformed my best from the previous 6 years I was here.
Interesting, my earnings have increased slightly over the last few days, but aren't anywhere near last month's daily average.
Jeremy, it's $3-4 above the first week in Jan. But it is still $7 lower than the average of December. But, the current CPM is $1 lower than my highest ever up to mid-2017. I think that's something to be happy about. I don't want to compare it to Dec 2017.
Is it lower than what you had at the same time last year? January did see a drop as expected. But for most of us who've spoken on the forums it is still relatively higher than January 2017. For me, it's still higher than most of last year.
I was a bit freaked as well, but then I realized the CPMs were still higher than last year, plus I had more traffic than last year.
Just had a very good December and January has not gone that well.
Yes, Views UP and CPM down for the last several days. Nut these things require watching over a longer period of time to make assumptions.
I'm not an expert, I can't say for sure, but I've been on here a few years and can say that January is never a great month CPM wise. I even went back and looked over my history here to confirm that. However, this is still, hands down, the best January I've ever had. I wouldn't let it rattle you too much.
In my experience, anything I've written this time of year makes a lot of money during the following summer and fall. I think the reason for this is that traffic IS high post-Christmas (people are stuck inside Googling) and that builds rank for new articles so that by summer, they're ranking high when CPMs are also higher.
My CPM is lower than December of course, but it is still higher than any other month before, outside of random days when it was strangely elevated.
I presume we're not supposed to say exactly what our CPMs are, since nobody mentions their precise numbers? Regardless, they're about normal or a bit higher than what I had the last few months, and significantly higher than previous to that.
Kind of contemplating giving straight AdSense a quick spin for a couple days to see how it is doing, but no overwhelming desire yet.
I think about going full AdSense as well. I have never tried it.
December CPMs were phenomenol. January 2018 CPMs are much lower. This is normal; don't panic. This month's CPMs are still significantly higher than January 2017 CPMs.
I have an advertising background, and always heard that CPM is "cost per thousand". It seems to mean something different here, as people mention traffic and revenue.
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Advertisers go all out for the holiday season and then reel it back in post New Year's, so I'm not overly concerned.
The final quarter of 2017 was so great! I knew it couldn't last, but it was fun.
Just jumping to traffic. Although my CPMs are better than last January, my traffic has taken quite a dip since December. I know that usually happens in January. However, I'm trying to remember when it picks up again....
CPM was low for the first week in January, after the highs in December, however it seems to have started to increase again over the last 6 days.
Eugbug is right! CPMs are already back on the rise! Whoohooo!
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