How to Understand Your Google Adsense Report
When you log into your Google Adsense account, you are automatically taken to the page where you can view all your Adsense activity. On the Reports tab, you'll see "Today's Earnings." This is the approximate amount you have earned today in your Google Adsense account. Earnings are not final at this point and could be adjusted for invalid clicks or fees. It's interesting to look at the breakdown. As you can see, Adsense for Content, which refers to the targeted ads appearing on the pages in which you have written content, is listed first. Here you will see the number of page impressions listed in the first column. While a page impression is generally the same as a page view, that is not always the case. For a more detailed definition of a page impression, see Google Adsense support, click on Your Adsense Account and then click on Your Adsense Report.
Next, you'll notice the number of clicks. This refers to the number of times "your ads" were clicked on. Page click through rate (CTR) is in the next column shown as a percentage. It represents how often a visitor to your page clicked on an ad. The biggest adsense sites get a click through rate up to seven per cent.
Page CPM stands for effective cost per thousand impressions. It is calculated by dividing total earnings by the number of page impressions in thousands. Don't be intimidated by these statistics. The bottom line, your earnings, is what really counts. As you become more familiar with Google Adsense, statistics will become like second nature.