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Is Xfactor's ads placement not working anymore or is Big G F@#$^ng me..

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by polymath, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    I have used Xfactor's ads placement more than a month ago and I got crazy CTR of 25-50% on a lot of my sites, suddenly, this past week, I only got 0,1,2 clicks! average of 1 click per day for the past week, for all of my sites! I usually have 300-500 unique visitors each day from all of my sites combined(approx 20), and I usually get more than 15 clicks per day. I even added about 10 more sites this week that got 50 visitors for each site per day. So the total traffic to all my sites is probably now more than 1000 per day.
    What is happening? any theories? suggestions?
    should I remove adsense from all of them and find another ads company?
    what do you think?
    BTW, 80% of my sites are autoblogs and 20% are micro niche combined with autoblog.
     
  2. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    btw, i've tried CS before, got a few dollars but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right so I removed all them from my sites just to be safe, if anyone here feels generous and wants to teach me how to do it right, please PM me:D thanks in advance:D
     
  3. playercool

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    I would first visit all my sites and make sure relevant ads are being displayed.

    I have seen google flip flop in what ads it shows. One days it shows relevant ads the next day it doesn't.

    If that isn't it I would check and see where my traffic was coming from. I would make sure it was traffic from the US.

    It is very odd though that your clicks all the sudden fell off.
     
  4. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    All the ads are relevant and still within the niche. It's also a bit odd that my google adsense stopped showing page impressions per site, under the adsense for content >top channels, only one site appears out of all my blogs, it says that there have been 70 page impressions yesterday on that single blog but my total page impressions was 500...
    it is really weird...the only thing I did as far as I can remember was to join my adsense and analytics account....maybe that created the problem?
    I went from having 15-30 clicks per day to 1-2 clicks per day...:(
     
  5. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    install one of those programs tracks visitors click patterns and see what's up
     
  6. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    I've looked at the stats of my sites, the click pattern is almost the same as last month, the traffic is still increasing, the adsense are still very relevant, but money does not come in...so basically, they're stealing my money because they're still getting paid for the clicks from my sites while I'm not...and my adsense page only displays one of my sites' page impression...nice, from now on I'm not using adsense anymore, i'm going to recycle my sites and use it for other ads company...
     
  7. d31m0n

    d31m0n Registered Member

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    it's not usual that adsense shaving your clicks...
     
  8. herron

    herron Regular Member

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    Yes it is, lol. Google will remove fraudelant clicks but they don't shave.

    It sounds like something else is happening if your Google Impressions are inconsistent with your other stats. Do you have Analytics installed? I would put that on and integrate it with AdSense to get a better idea of your impressions. If there is a differece between the impressions of the two Google systems then I would check your source code on the displayed page to make sure your AdSense hasn't been hijacked.

    I have never had a problem with AdSense showing incorrect impressions so I really think the problem is elsewhere. 25% CTR is high by the way. 5 to 10% is a pretty decent CTR so until it drops to sub 4% over large amounts of traffic, I wouldn't be concerned. Confirm your stats first though.
     
  9. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    Big G is shaving my Clicks!!! I've proven it! I got my friend from abroad click one of my ads, after one day, it still did not get credited to my account!!!
     
  10. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    I think they're blocking my sites for my very high CTR of 25-57%..:(.
    I think I should have never improved on xfactor's adsense placements...I was getting 3-5% on his ads placement, then jumped to 25-57% after I improved it...
     
  11. boffmaster

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    ummm - maybe your sites got hacked?
    Make sure it is your adsense code displayed and not someone elses.
    Look at the dates on the files of your website. Do any files seem to be "newer" than they should be.
     
  12. lossehelin

    lossehelin Junior Member

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    that could explain a lot of things....