I have been running a news site (with articles in multiple languages) for years and have around 100,000 views per month. The site used to generate around 10-40 USD / day via Adsense but that was way back in 2009-2011. Due to some business model changes then, I decided to remove the Adsense from our articles.
I have decided to try out Adsense again but now the site is only generating 0.4-1 USD / day (been testing it for 3 weeks or so). Reading a few articles about Adsense, it seems Google in the meantime decided to make all their ads personalized instead of contextual. Previously, the ads were highly relevant to the content of my news articles, and perhaps that generated more clicks and then more ad revenue.
Is there a way to tell Google to only show contextual ads? Or perhaps another ad broker that could work?