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Sudden increase of visitors, but ctr soo damn low! whats going on???

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mon3y4me, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. mon3y4me

    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Hi guys, since yesterday i've noticed a huge boost of visitors on one of my website, before i use to get below 200page views on that site and i was having 7%+ ctr on adsense. Since yesterday, I noticed a huge difference, it went from <200 page views to about 1000+page views...but guess what's my ctr? its less than 1%! I only received 4 clicks...With such an increase of visitors, i should expect to get much more clicks on my ads, but instead it went soo low...So i decided to change my wordpress theme to something that will boost the ctr, I chose heatmap theme, but still no increase of number of clicks...What should i do? :/
     
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    same problem here :( it was before 5% today and yesterday 0.01
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    thats odd...im looking at my ads stats and i see 500+ page views now with 0 clicks...
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
     
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    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    I wish I had 1% CTR on one of my sites. I get .47 w/ 100k hits a day. Sometimes people are just not interested in the ads displayingon your site. They are real people you know
     
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    What is the source of new visits?
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    This is my stat for yesterday:
    116 Visits 13.79% Bounce Rate
    1,013 Pageviews 00:04:19 Avg. Time on Site
    8.73 Pages/Visit 92.24% % New Visits
    Top Referrers

    1. answers.yahoo.com - 6 Visits
    2. forums.redflagdeals.com - 3 Visits
    3. ************ - 2 Visits
    4. f.redflagdeals.com - 1 Visits
    5. google.com.co - 1 Visits
    6. (not provided) - 7 Visits
     
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    optimize your adsense page, change themes
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    I tried changing my theme with a more adsense friendly theme and saw no changes in ctr...I had the same theme before when i was getting less than 200page views, my ctr 7% +, now im getting 500+ page views with much less clicks comming in...i don't know why this is happening suddently. :/
     
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    From where you are pulling those stats ? It looks like those free avstats installed on almost every server. That is not so good statistics, they register most of the bot visits like regular human visits.
    And you had 8 visitors in day, and in top 6 referrers you have 20 visits, that is not so high, regardless of number of visited pages. It is a number game, you need at least 100 visitors a day and average CTR is about 3 % so form 100 when 3 of them click is considered good result, in adsense.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    The traffic are being redirected from my old url to the new site that i launched recently, maybe im not getting all stats bcz of that.
    Main traffic is coming from yahoo answers atm since its not ranked yet so i was curious how it came from less than 200page views a day to near 1k page views a day. This strange thing is only happening to that site, others aren't getting that high number of pageviews...but how are those bots coming to my url? i don't remember installing any bots on my server...
     
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    You don't need to install them, they are coming uninvited. By bots I mean on all crawlers, scrapers, search engine bots, SEO link checkers, and X other good or bad automated checkers that hits and crawl your pages for various reasons, hitting stats and inflating numbers that primitive default scripts can not detect like bots but reporting it like human visits.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Oh Ok! but why is it happening to only one of my site, but not the others? right now im at around 1k page views on adsense, should i worry about the stats?
     
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    I don't know how you are promoting sites, are you doing redirects or whatever so can not tell or guess why is this or that, just saying that many people think that they have X visitors, ignoring the fact that Y clicks/hits are actually from bots.
    You should be safe for adsense, their javascript see exactly what is the bot and what is the real user interested in their ads.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    I haven't done any promotion to that site, i moved content from old site to the new one and redirected the url to the new address. It's still getting traffic the same way as before from yahoo answers mainly, only since 2 days i've seen this huge increase of page views.
     
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    Same here.....c t r came down to 0.3%........what the hell!
     
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    This traffic may come from:

    * Bots and Crawlers.You should use Stat Counter or Metrika from Yandex, these show google bots and another bots visits.
    * Stat Websites. Did you index this site with indexing services?
    * Your hosting service may be under attack /Ddos / negative traffic spam

    Regarding CTR:

    * You should track CTR on a MONTHLY basis, not daily. Daily is just not enough data.
    * CTR can vary a LOT across different niches/keywords.

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
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    Seems like its back to a normal stat like before, I dont see any 1k+ pageviews coming. They were probably bot views