Adsense CTR as hell this month

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Last month Jul 2011 my CTR was ~3%, this month drop to 0.71%. Anyone happen like this?

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  • Profile picture of the author xylement
    basically CTR is most likely nothing to do with other sites. Perhaps your traffic are starting to have banner blindness... try to change the text link color, ad size, location and etc. It will help on CTR again =D
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  • Profile picture of the author samueld
    xylement,

    I have also same problem. Let me try with your given suggestion. I hope it will work for me.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    For me it is going on the same for the last 6 months my blog CTR is between 3 to 4. No changes occurred as of now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odhinn
    For me, august is always a terrible month for any kind of profit. I'm not sure if that's just my niches, or what, but it's been a theme over the last three years for me, and it was that way in my ebay business back in the day as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Yeah, this month has been really slow compared to last month or earlier months. I suspect that it is because of summer vacation being almost over and students (and adults too) getting in there last good times off the internet, before getting back to the same old grind in September.


      Originally Posted by Odhinn View Post

      For me, august is always a terrible month for any kind of profit. I'm not sure if that's just my niches, or what, but it's been a theme over the last three years for me, and it was that way in my ebay business back in the day as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Mine's been pretty steady as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Jenny, do you use the template on all your blogs like the one in your signature ? Is that how you get 3 to 4 CTR ? I get about 1.5 CTR every month on my blogs.

    Where did you get that template ? Thanks....
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
      Originally Posted by greenowl123 View Post

      Jenny, do you use the template on all your blogs like the one in your signature ? Is that how you get 3 to 4 CTR ? I get about 1.5 CTR every month on my blogs.

      Where did you get that template ? Thanks....
      You can check the template name in the bottom of the blog. I am doing lot of SEO for the blog. Submitted 15 articles in various websites and directory, social bookmarking too.
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      • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
        thanks Jenny !

        Originally Posted by Jenny4u1 View Post

        You can check the template name in the bottom of the blog. I am doing lot of SEO for the blog. Submitted 15 articles in various websites and directory, social bookmarking too.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Mine has been steady, and actually I've been seeing a boost since HubPages moved me to a sub-domain... all my articles started ranking better literally over night, causing me to get more clicks.

    It's probably just your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Talat10
    The compete.com shows web traffic trend for unique is upward on Google, Yahoo and Facebook, Google still on top and facebook looks like beating now Yahoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author RootShell-vb
    My CTR is 1.5 - 2% and my account is good standing
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  • Profile picture of the author mmsearch
    Mine is pretty steady (averaged over time at around 5%)
    However I do have dips down to as low as 1% on some days.

    I guess it just depends on the traffic and intent.
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  • Profile picture of the author oogyboogawa
    CTR can depend on a lot of factors like the specific niche, traffic source, and site design/layout just to name a few of the big ones.

    I have one site that is not designed for adsense and is primarily monetized a different way that has less than .1% CTR as well as a different site in a completely different niche that is over 10%. Plus others anywhere inbetween.

    As far as August being worse than July - most of my sites are actually doing better in both CTR and total number of visits.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Mine has been steady across all sites - earnings have went up significantly (primarily due to the addition of a couple new sites I'm working on). My average CTR across all of my sites is anywhere from 12 to 18 percent, though.

    Like others have said, your niche is definitely one of those determining CTR factors. Try to put together quality content that will help trigger relevant ads, which can help your CTR shoot up considerably.
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  • Profile picture of the author JumpstartSEO
    Mine is holding steady. Do you have the option for personalized ads turned on or off? I have very, very specific niches, so I turned them off, and my CTR went up a couple of points a couple of months ago.

    Ask yourself how specific your niches are, and maybe give that a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author gman0156
      Originally Posted by JumpstartSEO View Post

      Mine is holding steady. Do you have the option for personalized ads turned on or off? I have very, very specific niches, so I turned them off, and my CTR went up a couple of points a couple of months ago.

      Ask yourself how specific your niches are, and maybe give that a try.
      that could be useful. thanks a lot mate.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        What on earth does niche have to do with CTR?

        I guess nobody paid any attention to the part about
        it dropping this month...

        People don't suddenly have ad blindness if your site has been
        rolling along.

        CTR will naturally fluctuate as your traffic and ads fluctuate.

        I am not worried about a drop in CTR as I am in a drop in money.

        Many days where I get a bump in traffic, the CTR drops like a rock,
        but the money stays the same.

        If I see a couple of days where the money has dropped, I immediately
        jump on the sites and see what kinds of new ads I need to blast away
        using the competitive ad filter. That's your first line of defense.

        I guarantee that if you take some of the advice above, and start
        monkeying with the site colors, ad colors, text color, etc., you are
        going to be sorry and then spend time getting back to what it was.

        Your site was "successful" last month. So, why muck that up?

        Trust me. I've been there, done that. A mistake many people make
        one time. That is, it should be one time.

        You should concentrate on targeted ads and traffic. Always.

        Google tells you flat out not to go gaga over a change in CTR.
        It happens. It's normal.

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  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Welcome to adsense! This happens occasionly does keep on keeping on and making more websites!
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  • Profile picture of the author hotzinsurance
    You know what..? my adsense CTR has never been above than 0,5%...I have done anything but it never increase the CTR...
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