How often do you check your stats? (Adsense, etc)

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  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    Got a bit of a mini-experiment going. Purely psychological. Basically trying to see how long I can go without looking at my adsense earnings. I usually check day to day but I decided this is a waste of time on many levels. Problem is its SO tempting to look when you are actually making money.

    THe longest I went so far was 13 days. Not even a full two weeks. Trying for a month now and I am a little over a week in.

    Damn it's tough :p
     
  2. johandr

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    rofl, i check my stats like every 30 minute's when i can :D

    its awesome to see that you just made some money XD
     
  3. KeyzDT

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    every 30 minutes??? hahaha thats crazy but I'd be lying if I say there wasnt a time I was doing that myself.
     
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    yeah man, im just new arround here, and its so amazing how you can actually make alot of money!
    for now, i do it with youtube partnership through adsense. i made myself a partner through viewet... it actually works and give's me like 6$ per day :D
     
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    I check my clicks more than my earnings.

    Earning stats I check a few times a day.
     
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    I check twice a day only .
    One time in morning and one time at night .
     
  9. reinie

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    way to many times, think im addicted...
     
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    Couple of times a day.
     
  11. pisco

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    Well i must say i do that really too much:
    - When i wake up
    - When i go to sleep
    - Whenever i feel like it inbetween (maybe 1x an hour)

    I'm trying to cut it down 1 a day, but its really hard.
     
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    between 3 - 5 times a day!

    i dont understand why you waited 13 days to check ur stats. Dont you work on your sites or work for traffic..
    its understandable if everythings automated but i always check and when earnings lower than ususal then somethings wrong somewhere and i get to work :) thats only time i actually do some work.
    i dont do adsense though.
     
  13. ibmethatswhoib

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    Ya I check way too much, should be doing other things instead. Good post it's something that could save a lot of time...
     
  14. ways2012

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    I just do 1 time because It seems to me my adsense stats just gets updated just 1 time in 24 hours. Is this only me?
     
  15. Statix

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    Usually twice a day, once in morning and at night. I don't know if I would go a month. If something happened like your ad code somehow got changed up either accidentally or by getting hacked you could lose lots of money in a month. Just too risky for me.
     
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    Every 10 seconds... Haha just kidding, but quite frequently whenever I have time :D
     
  17. KeyzDT

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    Yes. This is one reason I am doing this. If I add up all the time it takes to check my stats it could easily be hours in a month.

    you see, I check my stats and sometimes start daydreaming or get discouraged if I dont like today's numbers. I easily burn 5-10 minutes each time I do this because I start over analyzing stuff and just overall waste time.

    What I do now is this: Ever time I get the urge to check stats I focus on whatever I'm working on and work 2x as hard on it. At least for me, not checking stats and doing this instead has been beneficial so far. I noticed I am working more and harder.
     
  18. babasss

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    ohh, it,s obsession - i check it 3 time at day, - morning, evening and onnce over a day. i want to check it only 1 time - it's psichology - i need to see that everithing is ok... it's rumor..
     
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    I try to limit it to only 1-2 times per day. I used to check them all the time but it's such a time waster.
     
  20. Abstroose

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    What about analytics? Is everyone only interested in revenue?