When Bukisa made the announcement from Bukisa to change to Adsense, I immediately put in my Adsense account. In a business like Bukisa, there is a certain expectation on the service and the partnership between the writer and the site. I did not expect the addition of my Adsense to have any adverse effect on my account.
However, after that, I started finding problems. It may not be the Adsense itself but maybe the programmer acting behind the scene is facing a lot of challenges in making this change. I believe it is a major change.
Here are some of the effects I see and from what I hear others are facing similar problems.
- We can no longer see the stats (earning and traffic) for our articles.
- Not all our articles appear in our content page anymore. We have to look at our profile to see all our articles – meaning we have to see ourselves as a third person.
By not being able to see our articles in our content page, there is a side effect, we are not able to edit or delete articles that do not show in that page. I had a problem last night submitting an article. I tried a few times and each time I encountered a failure message. Little did I know that the submission was successful. In my frustration, I submitted the article to Triond. This morning I found that I had indeed submitted six copies of the same article. To all my readers, I apologize. Unfortunately, I am unable to remove those duplicates since non of the copies appear in my content page.
From the Site Blog, I can see that the Site is currently also under a lot of pressure and I hope that they are able to address the teething problems of change. Coming from an IT background, I understand the amount of pressure that comes with this kind of problem. Hopefully this will be a temporary challenge that will be conquered.
It looks like the contents are now visible again but in the wrong sequence, old articles first. I am now able to go remove the duplicates mentioned above. So looks like the admins are working hard to get things right. I solute the effort, glad to get the support and listening to our feedbacki!!!