Google Adsense is down…again

Google Adsense’s reporting interface has been down for the better part of the day today.  This isn’t the first time either.  I usually check Adsense every few hours to see if I’ve received any clicks and its often down for several hours at a time with no custom message indicating when it may be back or what the problem is.

A lot of people make their living through adsense, this type of downtime leaves me puzzled.  Most websites pride themselves on their uptime.  A common goal is ‘three nines’ of uptime, representing 99.9% uptime.

Adsense must be missing this by a mile.  Not very impressive for a world-class company that makes a huge percentage of their revenue from publishers such as myself that rely on Adsense’s reporting interface to spot monetization trends, traffic fluctuations and find out what ad treatments work and which don’t.