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51. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 5y

Good luck with Google, Sam! I can still let you borrow the crowbar if needed. (If for nothing else, prying money out of their pockets regardless the reason for the "glitch".)

I'm actually feeling fortunate since the impressions have remained between 200-300 with earnings between 1-50 cents daily. We were in the $1.00-$3.00 earning range prior to the Fall of the Royal Impressions Empire. Still, everyone who's earning little to nothing after all their work writing have my sympathies on this one. It just helps that TPF is a collective or it would be screwed too.

Shameless plug on it's way...

Anyone who would like to change up their writing style once in awhile, the Travel Unravelled Blog would love some article submissions. I know several who could submit an entry or two on how to write wiki articles. Just a thought... While you're waiting for impressions... (TPF receives $5.00 for every published blog entry and Kiva doesn't accept 50 cent donations. So, I'm soliciting for alternative funds until the AdSense account is full again. May take awhile.) Or, while waiting to find out the impressions problem, read a book and write a review for The Book Club! That earns TPF funds through the Amazon Associates Program. Plus, it gives TP members more books to add to their reading list (or possibly remove from the list if you think the book sucked). Okay - end of shameless plug and Isa returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic. ;)

52. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1371 posts) 5y

I had some hope yesterday, as I had 1 whole pageview, but today it's back to 0.

53. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 5y

Love it got three clicks today and no views.

54. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 5y

My page views have also dropped to "0" over the past couple of weeks Seems there is some problem !!

55. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5557 posts) 5y

Any updates would be welcome.
I guess there must be some bug here on TP, haven't seen any other comparable stuff out on the web/google

Almost always 0-3 views a day, clicks usually 0 or 1.
As Dutch people are always direct and honest;), and without blaiming or offending anyone/anywhere/anyhow: it's pretty unacceptable but if it doesn't change, well, what can I do other than stay cool.

Anyway, where is everybody these days/weeks? I hope they are not working too hard but instead have holidays

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Aug-2009, at 03:40 by Utrecht ]

56. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 5y

Here's an update:

  • no answer from Google and everyone on the Adsense help forums seems just as stumped as we are.
  • I've just uploaded another 'test fix' which basically removes all Travellerspoint Adsense blocks from wiki pages. I really doubt Google has stopped the option to have two adsense blocks running on the same page, but if so, then this should fix it.

As I've pointed out before, the likelihood of this just being a bug on TP is miniscule since all changes we made to the code around that day have all been reversed trying to fix this, all to no avail. The reason we're probably not seeing more people complain is
a. it's rare for sites to share income with their users so most never have multiple publisher ids on one page
b. it seems to me the most likely cause is a combination of two or three javascript files from Google clashing with each other. If other sites that do share income with users don't have the same products from Google running on each page, it could still work for them.

That's about as far as my deductions have come. If anyone has some insight with regards to other possible causes, then please do contribute to this thread.

57. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 5y

Quoting Lavafalls

Love it got three clicks today and no views.

By the way, this seems to/can only indicate that although the views are not showing correctly, clicks are being recorded 100% correctly.... so whilst this problem might appear severe, it really isn't costing clicks.

58. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 5y

ps. as before, we'll have to give this change at least 24 hours to see results. That's the real pain in the ass here when it comes to trying to fix this!!

59. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 5y

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Lavafalls

Love it got three clicks today and no views.

By the way, this seems to/can only indicate that although the views are not showing correctly, clicks are being recorded 100% correctly.... so whilst this problem might appear severe, it really isn't costing clicks.

I think Michael (Utrecht) may be right - everyone is on holiday...

Averages for August 7 through August 24th:
309 impressions
1 click
59¢ earnings

Averages for July 7th through July 24th:
1268 impressions
5 clicks
$1.38 earnings

60. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5557 posts) 5y

Good news!
I watched an hour ago or so: zero impressions. Came back from lunch: 23!...

Although i can't prove it, I seriously have doubt about not having affects on clicks. Although sometimes it seems that with one or a few clicks it proves that it might not affect it, I seriously see differences for sure. No lies about that.

Also about the fix: you said you removed TP adsense blocks on wiki pages. I am not sure I get it: impressions are up now, but if you have no adsense blocks, no one can click it?

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Aug-2009, at 04:50 by Utrecht ]