Has AdSense Gone Slow For You?

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    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Yesterday and today is really slow for me in respect of AdSense revenue.

    My impressions are still there, but CTR and eCPM have fallen significantly.

    I have been told that it is common for the value of certain topics to fall towards the end of the month as major advertisers usually set aside monthly marketing budgets.

    In other words, revenues can fall off at the end of a month and then pick up again at the start of the month.

    Im not talking massive falls in revenue, so defo not smartpriced, but about 25%-30% for the past two days. That said, record number of Amazon page views yesterday, so maybe people were in a shopping mood to coincide with end of month paydays?

    How have your past couple of days been?

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just fine.  I tend to gauge things in terms of performance across weeks or months, not days.  Earnings wind up looking much more steady taken at that scale.

      My overall earnings just surpassed 2009's total, and that's still with the 4th quarter to go.

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        ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        In that case many congrats smile

        This has actually been a very successful month for me, first one over $1000 on AdSense.

        I am on $1404 for the month in total, including Amazon.com. I was hoping to pip $1500, hence the suspense and frequent checking.

        The likelyhood now is slim, but two days ago it looked as if I would manage it smile

        1. viryabo profile image95
          viryaboposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Ryan! WOW!!!

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            ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            My intention is to double that, $3000. That is my target.

            1. viryabo profile image95
              viryaboposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Thats awesome Ryan. I'll say TRIPLE WOW!!!.

              You are really worthy of emulation as i've always known. smile

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                ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                I prefer it when people do not emulate me, and neither will they become successful if they attempt it. The way to make money is to be as original as possible with your ideas. I have had enough of 'emulation'.

                1. IzzyM profile image88
                  IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  Aw come on...she meant she wants to be like you, not that she wants to copy your hubs!

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                    ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                    My bad sad

                    Apologies viryabo, touchy subject wink

  2. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Revenue wise my months start was amazing until around the 15th things gradually started dropping slightly, was getting between £5-10 a day now between £3-6. Impressions are the same so I wonder....

  3. Winterfate profile image96
    Winterfateposted 12 years ago

    I earn between 0.06 and $1 a day or so. The fact it fluctuates is maddening. :'(

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    girly_girl09posted 12 years ago

    I have discovered that it's very hard to track patterns with my particular hubs...but I would say that earnings have been average for me. For example, they are a little bit above or around the average that I get when I divide my month earnings by 29 days. I guess that is an acceptable method to base my average earnings on.

    Every once in a while I get smart priced, but it goes away after a few days. This seems to happen randomly!

  5. Pcunix profile image93
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I have heard that end of month theory many times, but have never noticed it myself. This week is running a little lower than last, but the last week of August was sharply up and July was dead flat.

    After 7 years of this, all I can say with certainty is that sometimes it's up and sometimes it's down.

    That's real helpful, I'm sure smile

  6. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 12 years ago

    Hmm...while initially I wasn't making much, my earnings are exponentially growing month-to-month, but I'll take a looksee and report back if I notice anything..

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    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Well mine grow month-to-month as well, I am just talking about the last couple of days. But then I guess that I was just hopeful of a nice little run in, I was close to breaking a target which I probably won't break now unless I get very lucky with Amazon when I check tomorrow.

    Anyway, like pcunix said, ups and downs wink

  8. Bill Manning profile image59
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    I'm glad you brought this up ryankett! Yesterday and today has been low for me also.

    The clicks are still there, but the amount per click is very low. Like 2 to 5 cents per click. Normally mine are 50 cents to 3 bucks! hmm

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It feels like I am missing a few big clicks a day too. You know what, I bet I am correct... a few pots have run dry for September. I wouldn't be suprised if businesses are awaiting the Xmas rush before launching an offensive, they all have budgets at the end of the day.

  9. Sunny Robinson profile image70
    Sunny Robinsonposted 12 years ago

    I was noticing similar things with my revenue.  I got a sharp increase on one hub, but that's about it.  Overall, page impression stays the same or gets a little more.  I still get pretty decent page impressions and some cents off of it, but what I earn from that has dropped a lot.

  10. gracenotes profile image90
    gracenotesposted 12 years ago

    Yes, the end of the month has not been good on Adsense.  And I just beat my August earnings, but only by a penny.  But wait!  We still have tomorrow, Sept. 30.  Big whoop.

  11. McConnell Group profile image72
    McConnell Groupposted 12 years ago

    To be honest Sept. is on pace to be my best month yet, month over month I've had an 11% improvement

    I would also think the coming season will bring people inside again and thus raise traffic and click.

  12. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 12 years ago

    Mine's been happening for about a week. 'Ups and downs' is what i want to believe too.

  13. hoppingmad profile image39
    hoppingmadposted 12 years ago

    not so good - i rely more on SEO than SEM

  14. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    It's definitely slower now than the start of the month (had my best day of over $5 at the start, now getting $1-3/day.)

    I'm checking all the time too, Ryan! I am $2.58 from payout and hope to make it this month....

    1. sofs profile image75
      sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Never even got started in the first place.................... sad

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You'll get there! smile

        1. sofs profile image75
          sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the reassurance, needed it !!

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    khmohsinposted 12 years ago

    I've seen many people are complaining about the adsense amounts...
    Well, the variation or the low adsense earning is usually due to low click rates.
    I have seen people who work on Business and Educational keywords and get high rates.
    Even 100$ a day is not a big deal for those who make some research on their content, keyword and website or blog.

    Hope this will help you upto some extent. But I can bet, if a person is willing to earn and has intentions to do then... 1000$ to 5000$ is possible. No hard nuts are needed... just have to work out on your site/blog.



    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The OP is already earning in the hundreds a month - and is good at keyword research.

      It also takes time and work.

  16. Pcunix profile image93
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    By the way, my yesterday was a little higher than average for the month: $36.86 vs. $29.27 on average.

    That's just Adsense. Chitika added another whopping $1.32, book sales were $14.95 and Affiliate sales were $14.64.

    So that's a total of $67.77 for the next to the last day of the month - so if there is any truth to the end of the month being lower, I don't see it.

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My day recovered and ended up above average.

      1. Bill Manning profile image59
        Bill Manningposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm still seeing low clicks, not sure why. But this month will be my best ever for adsense, so I can't complain. smile

    2. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      And today is also off to a strong start, over $17 at noon, and that is just Adsense.

      I think September will finish strongly.


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