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December Audits? Happy or Not?

Discussion in 'Chitika' started by aeiouy, Jan 17, 2006.

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    In October I had none of my revenue removed by Chitika in the audit.

    In November it was around 5%. In December it is ~20%. Considering that December discounts, already, clicks from non-represented countries, 20% is way too high.

    What did everyone else see with the December numbers compared to previous months?
     
    aeiouy, Jan 17, 2006 IP
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    I lost ~28%. I didnt expect that much. Especially becouse my stats show great number of visitors from usa. About 95%. I expected 10-20% to be removed in worst case.

    I still run chitika, but making new strategy. Iam not happy 50%. lol
     
    _vlada_, Jan 17, 2006 IP
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    I am happy enough with the Nov / Dec audit and Chitika in general. I find that it is a great complement to AdSense.

    For me it has not canabalized my earnings from AdSense at all and so will stay on my sites.
     
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    $75 removed for us
     
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    I lost around 5% which is not bad.
     
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    I lost almost nothing... But it doesn't make me really happy since I had much less clicks after removin some links from ads :(
     
    mate_pl, Jan 19, 2006 IP
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    Happy or Not?

    Hmmmm. Kinda grumpy, but not entirely PO'd.

    A double digit % gone, but in the low range. What worries me the most is a reference in their blog to how chargebacks on merchants effect our payments.

    Chargebacks? Since when did we sign-up for CPA? Chitika is contractually CPC. I understand click fraud. I even understand unsupported countries. No problem with those. But chargebacks?

    (sound of teeth grinding)
     
    aeronautic.net, Jan 19, 2006 IP
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    For december I lost 0.00% but I did start using alternate ads from the very start so I guess that cut out the invalid clicks straight away :)
     
    Jafar Calley, Jan 20, 2006 IP
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    Funny thing is I sent them a detailed e-mail asking for additional informationa nd insight and I got a 2 line response telling me to read the blog.
     
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    Yah, their support leaves a LOT to be desired. I asked for a detailed and very specific definition of the term "curiosity clicks" when that topic reared its ugly head. Got blown off until I pressed the matter.

    With a CPC contract, a click is a click is a click, yes? Except for fraud, of course, but that ain't how you spell curiosity.
     
    aeronautic.net, Jan 20, 2006 IP