Has The Economic Downturn Resulted in an Google AdSense Downturn?

Oct 14, 2008 • 7:22 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Google AdSense

Are you a Google AdSense publisher who has taken a hit from the recession? A few forum threads, one at WebmasterWorld and the other at DigitalPoint Forums, discuss the impact of the economic crisis on money earned through the Google AdSense program. What have publishers noted?

Some publishers haven't observed a thing. The behavior is expected with no indications of decline. On the other hand, though, there are a few publishers who have spotted some decline, though they have no idea about whether to attribute the financial crisis to it. Some have seen reduced click-throughs, and a small percentage of folks are actually making more money.

Where are you at?

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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No Name

10/14/2008 05:29 pm

It's really hard to say what causes the ups and downs of Adsense earnings. All I can say is that my CTR is down since the economic fall. With Internet traffic, it's really hard to attribute it to one thing though.

Jason Forthofer

10/15/2008 02:47 pm

I've been way up in the last few months. I believe it's because a few advertisers are targeting my site and fighting for position which, of course, increases the bids.

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