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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I waited until this morning to give Sam's changes time to really kick in and have yesterday's totals tallied. Like Michael and Rene, still no change. Thursday's and Friday's impressions were 246 & 372, respectively. Like Rene, I also looked for any messages but none to be found.

Looking at my excel graphs - clicks and earnings have actually taken a hit though not a drastic one. Had two peak days where click numbers were down but the links chosen produced nice earnings. (No complaints there.)

22. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 7y

Yeah i am still hovering around 1 or 2 impressions a day, when i used to get around 300. Clicks seem low but they have been low this summer compared to last in general. Personally i think that has to do with the fact that no one has the money to travel.

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Yesterday's total was 284 impressions with 36 cents in earnings from 2 clicks. Oh well.

I'm not sure I agree with you, Michael, about people not having money to travel as a reason for the drop. Though, it may play a part. I don't know, obviously. I just find it hard to believe that one day people are paging through like mad and 2 days later, it all comes to a grinding halt and things remain steadily low. (TPF's hovering between 200-300 impressions daily this past week.) Maybe I'm the oddball in the mix but I have no money yet continue to page through the wiki regularly looking at the updated and new articles. Only time will tell what's going on...

24. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 7y

Sorry, i mean my clicks have been lower this summer compared last. The theory on lower clicks is about people's lack of money. My impressions were actually way higher this summer then last until this recent event. Didn't mean to cause a confusion.

25. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Still no change up until now.
The number of impressions is not zero, which might mean that blogs/photo galleries are viewed, but the travelguide articles not. Haven't seen anything on the web by searching for it, so still I think it must be some bug here on tp that has to do with the travelguide.
What do you guys think?

26. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Pretty annoying little bug; that's for sure! I've got one other obscure idea of what might be causing this, but it would mean that Google changed something last week in how they work. This could well be the case of course, but it's strange there aren't more people talking about it on the web then. If that doesn't work, I'll have to try and get support from someone at Google (the equivalent of squeezing water out of rock....)

27. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

Pretty annoying little bug; that's for sure! I've got one other obscure idea of what might be causing this, but it would mean that Google changed something last week in how they work. This could well be the case of course, but it's strange there aren't more people talking about it on the web then. If that doesn't work, I'll have to try and get support from someone at Google (the equivalent of squeezing water out of rock....)

And getting a new google account? Would that help?
Personally, I really want this to end/change. It's perfectly normal to view how many impressions you have. It's actually more fun compared to zero clicks/income anyway, which is also lower than it used to be.
I don't like things to be down like 12 days now and probably dozens more to come.
Not to blame anyone, don't get me wrong, but it is supposed to work correctly. Any other computer specialists here, that are ought to help, like Sander?

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2009, at 03:57 by Utrecht ]

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Google's last scheduled maintenance down time was Saturday, August 1st. Impressions remained normal until August 7th, when they took a nose dive. Saturdays are the slow days (consistently) for the TPF account with Sundays starting the upswing for the coming week. Yesterday saw less than Saturday for the first time ever and that's going back all the way to the March 7th starting date.

Granted, it's hard to really use the TPF account as any type of gauge because it's comprised of more than one member. But, our membership has remained unchanged much longer than this bug has been hangin' out.

29. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

What do you mean to say by this Isa? Especially the last sentence?

Anyway, here in Europe we had the last big maintenance on Saturday the 8th of August between 8 and 14 some pacific time or so, don't really remember the code for that area

Also, my impressions were down a little earlier, August 5th it started. I though, there might be some change on the 8th of August (maintenance was announced very early) and therefore I thought it was a temporary problem.

But it isn't..

30. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Okay, take two on a fix just implemented. Again we'll probably have to wait to see what happens until Google stats have some time to catch up. I have come up with a third theory too though, in case this one also gets shot down. But I don't want to make both changes at the same time, or I won't know which did the trick if it was one of the two!

ps. this 'fix' will mean that ads will not show for a while as they refresh themselves!

[ Edit: Added ps. ]