Google AdSense Publisher Complaining About Recent Earnings & Reporting

Oct 8, 2010 • 7:57 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense publishers have, on the most part, been happy with their earnings and control of their ads. But all that seemed to change a few days ago. I always see threads with individual publishers complaining about earnings, but recently, the threads seem to be endless.

We have two large threads, one at WebmasterWorld and other at Google AdSense Help, let me be clear, there are dozens of threads at other forums and the same forums on the same topic, I am just quoting two of them.

In short, either the reporting is way off and lagging or Google has decided to cut back on how much they are paying AdSense publishers. I suspect it is a reporting issue and not a payment issue.

This seems to have been going on since October 6th or so. Impressions, earnings, eCPM and so on are all down. Personally, I didn't notice nor does everyone, but there is a huge spike in complaints, which implies to me something larger is going on.

So far, there has been no word from an AdSense representative on the issue or lack there of. I do know there were confirmed issues with Google Analytics on October 6th and on the same day, an issue with Google AdWords.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Google AdSense Help.

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Comments:

Becky Sharpe

10/08/2010 12:56 pm

On October earnings were down 25% but today it's been corrected to what I would have expected, so looks like a reporting issue.

Becky Sharpe

10/08/2010 12:57 pm

On October 6 earnings were down 25% but today it's been corrected to what I would have expected, so looks like a reporting issue.

Colin

10/11/2010 03:37 pm

Looks like there is an update confirming the issue from Google Adsense Chris on http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=0ca5f93bbb7ba1da&hl=en

Michelle Tukachinsky

10/22/2010 12:20 pm

I was wondering if mine was just a fluke. :) Maybe less people are clicking...not sure what is going on. :)

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