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Anybody Else Having a Crashingly Bad AdSense Day?

  1. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 7 years ago

    AdSense is way down today hereabouts. Traffic seems about average.  But clicks and eCPM...yuck.

    Anybody also having a bad AdSense day, so I can feel happy I'm not alone?  Or anybody want to make me frantic by telling me they're doing splendid today?

    I'm used to the fluctuations. But I would much rather blame the cosmos than pure random chance or, golly forbid, my own hubs.

    1. barryrutherford profile image33
      barryrutherfordposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Fiction Teller you only have one hub !  Come on ??

      1. Fiction Teller profile image61
        Fiction Tellerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Barry,

        Hmmm... you're right...furthermore, there's no AdSense on it!!  That explains a lot...

        Sorry for teasing you - this is my fiction profile only.  I put up the story early on to see if I could monetize fiction on the Web.  Since it's not really a very good story, I didn't prove things one way or another.  Then I put up other hubs on this profile accidentally.  (It's also my social rather than business profile.  I keep 'em separate).  Then my mom died and I decided I wanted to move them to a profile in her honor.  Then I decided to keep posting with this one...oh lordy, this is boring even me.

        But about AdSense...how's your adsense today?

        I actually am starting to see it become a mildly bad day instead of a really horrendous day.  Any improvement or otherwise for y'all?

        1. barryrutherford profile image33
          barryrutherfordposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          My Adsense will be just like it is normally usuall adding about 1 cent a day to my account.  In other words it is telling me not to give up my day job !

    2. G Miah profile image81
      G Miahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it's because you've only got one hub?

      I don't know about everyone else, but my traffic and adsense has been the highest today (Friday) than any other day!

      I will reach my second hub views milestone by reaching over 10,000 before Sunday ends, so not doing bad!

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago


    it said i earned 4 cents today.

    i hang my head in shame.

  3. Falsor Wing profile image83
    Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago

    I've earned 3 cents in 4 days. 2 of them were on redgage.

  4. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I don't usually do all that well with ad sense, I don't think I quite have the knack for writing stuff that will attract both people who want to click ads as well as ads that will be worth much. That said this last week or more I have wondered what I have done right (?) because I am seeing some steady pennies being earned yikes
    I am about half way to reaching payout (today my second click pushed me over the half way mark by about 6 pence). At this rate I may reach payout by the summer holidays lol (that is if this is going to continue or increase)

  5. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Traffic down and adsense down over the last couple of days.  Hangs her head in shame and slinks off back to her jackal's burrow!

    Hey Kirsten, is that a picture of the real you?  Is the cute racoon gone forever?

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yup thats the real me smile
      Thats one of my wedding pics, was married on halloween yikes lol
      I decided it was time to re-do my profile with more seriousness, less silliness roll
      The cool song "everyone is free, to wear sunscreen" is also gone in preference for back linking stuff tongue

      1. CMHypno profile image90
        CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well don't go too serious, hubbing should be fun! Beautiful new picture though, no wonder you ditched the racoon.  Looks like you had a fun wedding day.

        1. kirstenblog profile image76
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If I need to get to serious I will probably just give up instead! I cannot stand being too serious! I did want to leverage my profile for my new shop tho and I remember reading about people hating cutsie wootsie pictures of furry animals as it somehow indicates a cutsie wootsie writing style that they cannot take with any seriousness. I guess I can keep my cutsie wootsie-ness to a tasteful minimum! lol roll tongue

  6. EmpressFelicity profile image77
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    My Adsense has been atrocious for the last week to ten days.  I did have three clicks one day, but they were worth about 2 pence each!

    1. Fiction Teller profile image61
      Fiction Tellerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Easter and spring break contrived to put a dent in the beginning of the month for a lot of folks.   I didn't remember this happening last year, but then Google also is rolling out/has rolled out/will roll out Caffeine.  It's hard to tell how the search engine shuffle is affecting us all.

  7. Springboard profile image80
    Springboardposted 7 years ago

    It's not how much you make it's what you do with it. Invest it wisely. The average is 8 years to double your money in your investments...so just be patient. In 8 years you'll at least be able to have your 2 cents worth.

    Okay, that was corny. I'll admit it. smile

  8. lovelypaper profile image70
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    Yes, after my earnings were slowly climbing, they're stalling now. I'm not worried. Just keep writing.

  9. Anolinde profile image87
    Anolindeposted 7 years ago

    Haha, I don't think I've even ever had a GOOD adsense day, yet! tongue  I often wonder how much an average hubber makes per day, but I don't know if people would be willing to tell ...

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Its all very relative though really... If I told you what I earn with 305 hubs (10 on another account), that would bear no relevance whatsoever to somebody with 8 hubs... the reason being that my five highest earning hubs, which earn me more than half of my money, were not amongst my first 8. Its the law of averages really, the more hubs you write, the more jackpots you will hit.

      I could live comfortably with the earnings from 900 hubs, probably 700 considering the knowledge I have gained in the process, so I am working hard offline on achieving somewhere in the region of that many hubs by the end of 2010.

      How much do my first 8 hubs make me? Probably about 5 cents a day max... but I have single hubs which make me in excess of $1 per day, and a particular hub which makes a lot more than that...

      1. Anolinde profile image87
        Anolindeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That makes sense.  Thanks, ryankett.   I guess the secret then is to just write, write some more and persevere smile

  10. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    I am glad I wasn't the only one!  I had two terrible days.  Yesterday my earnings went back to "normal".  I think Adsense knows when you are stretchin to make that payout! smile

    1. Fiction Teller profile image61
      Fiction Tellerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My earnings recovered to average the day I posted this.  The next day was good.  Today is yucky.

      I'm pretty sure Google's doing something with Caffeine this quarter (February-ish to date) that's making for some bizarre results.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    The last two and a half days have been pretty good for me. The first 6 days of April were bad.... traffic well down... earnings well down...

    Thankfully a full recovery (in fact my biggest traffic day ever on Wednesday I think)... but yeah.... I was down to about 7000 page views for a few days... I know that doesn't sound bad.... but 10000-11000 is normal for me now.... so whats that, down about 35%?

    I think (well hope) that this month will end a lot stronger than it started for me...

    1. Mutiny92 profile image81
      Mutiny92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ryankett, I had a similar drop in views the past few days.  It looks like it has started to rebound as of this morning. (for me at least)

  12. PackSecure profile image60
    PackSecureposted 7 years ago

    Today is a little slow, view wise.


  13. lovelypaper profile image70
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    My earnings vary from day to day. Some days I don't make a penny, other days I may make up to $4. Most of the time, I think my average per day is under 25 cents.

  14. Mike Lickteig profile image89
    Mike Lickteigposted 7 years ago

    Adsense was about half of normal yesterday, and views were also about half, which had me wondering if I said something to offend absolutely everyone, both on HubPages and the Internet in general.  April started out a little better than normal for me, so I hope this doesn't represent a long-term trend.

  15. StevieDow profile image61
    StevieDowposted 7 years ago

    My adsense revenues are usually o. But the other day I got another penny. Yes! Loosing confidence in fishing related hubs but I have at least another hundred to write. There is so much I can cover. As far as other subjects it is a bit harder to write when ones knowledge is surface only.

  16. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    why no...my adsense went up!  From 14 cents to 15!!!  I'm rich!!  lol  lol

  17. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 7 years ago

    Resurrecting this thread....Yesterday was awful, AdSense wise, for me, at least in terms of how it had been trending. Am I alone or is anyone else sharing in the misery?

    1. Richieb799 profile image59
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yesterday was bad for me, today fairly good, last week I had a few quiet days.. earning more every month smile the harder I work producing interesting hubs!

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      With only a single Hub, you are extremely vulnerable to the fluctuations of your web audience.  Plus, you have a poor earning base.

      The more Hubs you have, the stronger your potential for earnings, and you offer yourself more stability in earning potential too.

      When you add in the fact that your one Hub is fiction, it's not at all surprising that you aren't earning well.

  18. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Fiction Teller, I'm kinda assuming you have another account and more hubs, and are not expecting earning based on one hub? 

    My AdSense has tanked in the last 10 days, and is down over 40% when comparing the last 30 days to the previous 30 days.  I think it is related to Kontera. 


    Others are reporting great earnings for May.

  19. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Had a few pretty high days at the beginning of the week, but yesterday was pretty gruesome. Haven't checked yet today.

  20. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 7 years ago

    That's right, rmcrayne, you guessed it.  smile I'm sorry if I've confused my fellow hubbers.  I've explained in a few places (including earlier in this thread) that this is my non-monetized account and the one I use for posting.

    Relache, I'd love to hear from you and some other steady earners if yesterday on AdSense was average or notably out of the norm - better or worse - for you.

    Earnings go up and down, but I get  curious when a statistically weird day happens with no catch-up click dump.  I'm just trying to figure out if it happened only to me or to a few others or to a LOT of others.

    So far, except for CMHypno, who described yesterday as gruesome, and Richieb799, it seems yesterday didn't particularly stand out for most folks, but rather was part of a general downward trend due to any number of factors - one of which is probably that it's a holiday week in many parts of the world, another of which is recent search engine changes (Caffeine).

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My AdSense earnings yesterday were record-setting.  I just have to go back over my notes to see exactly how much, but I'd pretty sure it's my best single day for May ever in four years, and somewhere in my top ten earning days.

      1. Fiction Teller profile image61
        Fiction Tellerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Post removed because Relache put the fear of Google into me...

  21. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Discussing anything but overall dollar amounts is against Google's TOS.  I choose not to go there.

    1. Fiction Teller profile image61
      Fiction Tellerposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      That's fine, I understand.  You know, I've read the TOS so many times my eyes hurt but I never interpreted that disclosure section to mean all general discussions of trending, without using exact stats.  Hmmm...

  22. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Yep, my adsense earnings have been lower than usual the past few days, too...

    I am going to retaliate, however, by ummmm (not much in the way of "retaliation" lol - just tryin' to sound tough here 'cos my pride is hurt)... going and reading more of darkside's, relache's, frogdropping's, knowles' and other experienced hubber's hubs...

    Geeze, I just realized that a "good earning spurt" a little while back (for me, anyway) made me a little lazy here *hangshead*

  23. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    The whole week has been bad for me, but today is particularly a bummer. smile But, it's good in other ways.