Don't Watch Google Adsense Stats Daily!
If you're trying to build an income using Google Adsense on your website - and I can thoroughly recommend it - then you are keen to see, daily (hourly even!) how much you're making.
The trouble is, you can get confusing information when your income from Adsense is still small. I used to just check hourly each day until I'd got £20/$30, then I'd not look again until the end of the day - but that was back in the days when I could make that in the first 2-4 hours of the day.
Now things are, well, quieter .... it's really not a good idea to check that often.
This morning I've just checked my stats, hoping for a miracle, only to see that:
- Yesterday's earnings were up 127% compared to the same day last week. YAY
- Last 7 days is down 9.77% over the previous 7 days. BOO
- Last 28 days is up 17.5% over the previous 28 days. YAY
So, with a mixed message, I can't really tell if I'm doing better or worse :) Am I on the verge of a break through, or break down?
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