I have about 6 established site that show up on google and yahoo on the first page with a bunch of keywords. Alexa ranking in the 600.000-1,000,000... domain names are revelant to the subject of the site. All optimized for adsense. Original Content, I update 2 times a week. Now i would never pay for traffic because i prefer free traffic and last year everything was fine, I got 1200 hits a day on some sites. Recently i get 10-30 unique on all the sites combine together. Did something change recently with google or yahoo? Why i this happening. At time's when i get a click on adsense. I get anywhere from 3-4$ per click. Pretty sure I know what i'm doing since i've been working with adsense over 3 years now. My last site about cars brought in 30$ a day over the summer, now $0. Is there something i don't know about? Has the web changed dramatically? Even youtube is BS now. I upload videos check back a month later. Less than 100 views. Except sexy videos for ewhoring of course. My website topics are, Entertainment, DUI, Cars, Stock Market, A future Nintendo Wii game, etc I know this is long but i am really concerned. I'm beginning to believe that SEO doesn't matter because each of my domains have PR3-4 backlinks. My main site which has been active for 9 years have PR7-10 backlinks. About 1000. Honestly you wanna know what i understand? If you put up a site, submit it to search engines. You get nowhere if you cannot send your own uniques somehow. Either by PPC or other ways. Every day my alexa goes up about 500-1000% doing this. I pay members on BHW to do my backlinks. I'm satisfied. I am dreaded with dissappointment over the hours of work for years establishing websites. It's not like I am a newbie. My CTR are always 35-40% during my good times in the summer. This i BS. Good luck guys.