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    Increase in Adsense Alternate Ads

    Has anyone noticed an increase in the amount of alternate ads (or PSA's) being served by Adsense? In the last few weeks they have increased significantly on my site, even where normal targetted contextual ads were being displayed before.
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    I'm doing just fine and getting better. I think you will find that any given category or phrase will ebb and flow in regards to how many targeted ads are available. My advice is simply to assign alternative ads for when AdSense doesn't have any so that at least you can still have an opportunity to make a little revenue.
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    I'm not sure about that, but what I've noticed is that AdSense seems to have a lot of downtime as of late; that is no ads being shown, not even defaults or PSA's, like when their adserver is down or undergoing maintenance.

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    My sites are also showing too much PSA , the day before yesterday had several hours of downtime. Hope that it will be ok very soon.

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    I haven't noticed any change or downtime.

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    I noticed a really short outage yesterday but it only lasted about 30 seconds.

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    Didn't notice alternate ads increased, but the ctr dropped.

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    My Adsense has ben all over the place. Result - 5% of normal earnings over the last 3 days. Pretty bad at the moment.

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    I didn't notice any downtime in adsense. Out of 3 sites with adsense only one shows many PSA's but that's probably more related to content than anything else. The other two are doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLB
    I'm doing just fine and getting better. I think you will find that any given category or phrase will ebb and flow in regards to how many targeted ads are available. My advice is simply to assign alternative ads for when AdSense doesn't have any so that at least you can still have an opportunity to make a little revenue.
    My Adsense earnings had been steadily going up since they started allowing multiple ads per page, but now only one ad per page is showing Adsense ads. The rest are only showing alternate ads (I have them set for all my ads).
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