Hubbers Reveal Their Average HubPages AdSense Earnings

What Some Hubbers Say They Are Making at HubPages with AdSense

  • girly_girl09, with about 122 hubs, has had a month where $5.00 a day was a bit on the low side for her AdSense Earnings, and another where she has gone two weeks without breaking $5.00 a day; $0.0410/Hub/Day.
  • warchild75, with about 44 hubs, made about $9.45 on hiis best month, which breaks down to about $0.31 a day; $0.0070/Hub/Day.
  • luvintkandtj, with about 42 hubs, made about $32.00 in her first 8 months, which averages down to about $0.17 a day; $0.0040/Hub/Day.
  • curiozities, with about 19 hubs, says: "At the rate I'm going, I'll make my first million by the year 3258, give or take a decade or so". That breaks down to about $2.19 a day; $0.1153/Hub/Day.
  • dwilliamson, with about 403 hubs, made about $30.18 in two months, which equals approximately $0.50 a day; $0.0012/Hub/Day.
  • Marisa Wright, with about 74 hubs, made about $500.00 over a period of two years, which is $0.68 per day; $0.0093/Hub/Day.
  • badcompany99 (who has left hubpages), with about 46 hubs, made $16.00 over a period of two months, about $0.26 a day; $0.0058/Hub/Day

The average earnings per day per hub for the abobe 7 hubbers is $0.0262/Hub/Day. What does that mean in REAL money?

Let's assume you have 100 hubs, and it works out like this:

  • $2.62 per day;
  • $78.70 per month;
  • $957.55 per year;

Let's call it an even $1,000.00 per year for 100 hubs!

Do you want to make an "extra" $50,000 a year on HubPages? ...
... Write about 5,000 hubs!

If YOU Are a Hubber - Share Your Earnings Story

The more feedback we get from users, the more of an understanding we will all have of the potenial of HubPages. Please share your own story in the comments section below, whether you are new to HubPages or an old hand ...

We Don't All Make the Same Kind of Money

A Hubber with 20 hubs can make more money than a hubber with 100 hubs. There are many reasons for this, including but not limited to:

  • The amount of traffic, or hits, received by the hubs;
  • The "quality" of the traffic ... are they more or less likely to click on an ad or make a purchase?
  • Varying levels in the quality of writing ... are visitors compelled to continue reading or to follow through in a way that increases the chances of the hubber earning cash?
  • The "commercial value" of a hub. For example, are there high-paying AdSense ads available for the hub topic?
  • Effective use of the Amazon and eBay plugins, or of other affiliate links in the hubs;

Links to HubPages Members Pages About Their Earnings

AdSense Earnings Can Be "Seasonal"

Some hubbers notice that their Hubpages AdSense earnings "dip" quite dramatically at times. This can be due to a number of causes:

  • The number of people online varies from season to season and from day to day.
  • During the summer many people may be away from their computers, enjoying the good weather.
  • During holidays and other major events, they may also be away from their computers or, if they are at their computers, focussed on a topic of broad general interest, like an election or a catastrophe (or, God help us, a catastrophic election).

For more information visit Adsense Earnings Dip!! on the HubPages forum.

Slow and Steady Does It ...

One hubber (Marisa Wright) puts it best: "the income starts very slowly and improves over time, until eventually it snowballs". This seems to be a consensus among not only hubbers, but members of other communities, like Squidoo.

How Do YOUR Earnings Compare to the $1,000/Year for 100 Hubs Rule? 54 comments

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seamist 7 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Good hub, Jason! Thanks for taking the time to crunch the numbers. Yep, unless you know what you're doing, the earnings are pretty dismal until you start figuring things out. I hope it does snowball in the future like they say

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SEO Expert Kerala 7 years ago from KERALA

Nice hub,My earnings increase with some seasons .now am earning 1$ per day

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fayans 7 years ago from hubsphere

Good math! I'm averaging $10 a day from my hubs. Yes, you're right! We certainly don't make the same kind of money.

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hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

as per Google Adsense rules - is it ok to share your adsense earnings info in public?

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Jason Seale 7 years ago from Stratford, Ontario, Canada Author

There are a lot of very successful AdSense earners who will show screen shots of their AdSense earnings, with the day to day details blacked out, but the totals and the time period visible. It seems safe enough to talk about averages.

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NaomiR 7 years ago from New York

Interesting hub! Thanks for sharing. I'm still really new here, so I'm just starting to see the "snowball" effect. At this point, I can buy myself a cup of coffee with my earnings -- but it's a start.

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Kudlit 7 years ago from Laguna

Nice computation. I had 39 hubs last August and made $55.76 from adsense.

It looks to me that if you outsource hub creation, you can profit from hubpages. Let's say you hire someone to create a hub for you @ $3 to $5.

5000 hubs @ $3 each would only be $15,000. If you have the money to invest, hiring someone else to write hubs for you can be profitable.

You just have to know where to outsource and what topics to create hubs for.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

Really interesting and great hub Jason. You must be glad to know that I found your hubpage via google with keywords hubpages adsense. Best of luck for more interesting hubs.

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ruperi 7 years ago from India

Excellent yaar, fundu hub.

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mailxpress 7 years ago from New York

Hello Jason,

I truly appreciate your breakdown and I also thank all of the honest people here commenting on your Hub.

I've been fixated learning how I can earn money with Adsense. It's not easy but each and every week my revenue increases.

The initial setup takes so much time and I have taken the time to increase my earnings each week.

A few months ago I simply got feed up trying to earn some real money with Adsense. A few months ago I was earning about a $1.00 per day. I continued to write Hubs, Blogs and create websites for free. Last month I saw a rise in my daily earnings. Now for the past month or so I have been earning $5.00+ per day. One day last month I almost hit $20. I was in static. So I continued to write and focus on learning Ad Placement of Adsense Ads AND learned a wonderful trick to find the highest paying keyword and the most searched for keywords. I'll tell ya, changing all of my Tags then submitting my URLs to Search Engines Skyrocketed my earnings.

My focus here at Hubpages is to continue to write and continue to grow. Take the time to view my profile and I feel you will find many helpful tips which I have learned from Hub members.

My lastest Hub is

Enjoy everyone who wants to learn how to earn some real money.

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Paulipopo 7 years ago from Abuja, Nigeria

wonderful jason, i was wondering where i could find a hub that is dedicated to how much hubbers make with adsense Nice of you to express yourself

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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen

My adsense earning are not stable ,In Sep I earned 40 $ and in Oct only 25$

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online4income 7 years ago from Online, in search of income

Thanks for collecting and sharing this information. I am not very active at hubpages and therefore earning money is not one of my priorities here. I am just using my spare time and it seems to be working.

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Angelique Loux 7 years ago from Ohio

I've just started 8 days ago. I'm up to .01

search engine guide 7 years ago

Thanks for posting there are many different things to learn on this subject, im happy to have come across your information

intellifax 6 years ago

Very interesting...Sadly its very true,

If you want to increase your adsense'll

need to choose high paying keywords to write on.

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CDenayRuss 6 years ago

Thank you so much for this hub.....I have had 3 hubs on here for awhile now and was wondering if my adsense earnings were average or not. They are not as high as reported here but I see the error of my ways thanks to you and all the hubbers who shared......I need more hubs! Thanks for the wonderful content, I am now an educated follower!

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Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

I just started writing for HubPages, but I'll keep you updated!

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Teresa Schultz 6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

It's my 18th day on HubPages. 21 hubs. R98.09 from Adsense on my hubs (about $13). My first week was way better than my second week, for some reason, but I'm just going to keep working at it. I wish I had the time to submit 20 quality hubs each and every day!

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Mark Knowles 6 years ago

Interesting way of thinking about it.

$0.274 per hub, per day average - all affiliates.

I have several accounts. :)

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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

I appreciate the mention! I'm now curious where you got the figure from, because I'd love to know when I quoted it. I've been on HP for a month short of three years now, and my HubPages tally is now over $2,500. Which just goes to prove what I said about income snowballing.

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loka93210 6 years ago

Very nice theory, I am starting to hub, Will post my story after a couple of months.

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timonweller 6 years ago

Another way of saying snowball, would be to say a massive increase in overall traffic.. Traffic equals more money really and of course the right keyword focus. :)

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JCBS 6 years ago

As a new hubpages author, this is the kind of hub i am currently interested in. It's a gauge as to the current average earnings an N number of hubs will generate.

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aneesharyan 6 years ago

Great Hub and cool info.


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pisethz 6 years ago

very informative info for hubbers earning. thanks for sharing

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odihost 6 years ago from

Great statistic. After 18 hubs in 2 weeks, I earn ZERO. It does not look good. Jason you should ask people what niche are they in. I would like to know about their traffic per hub per month / day. Also how old is the hub

nazir 5 years ago

This si some really great information presentred so clearly we cannot help but benefit if we will only read and heed. Thanks for your willingness to pass along your knowledge

najiasalman1 5 years ago

interesting post.and cool content.


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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

Hey, I'm new here and am wondering how do I actually check how much I am making? - and is it worth signing up to all the different affiliates?

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compu-smart 5 years ago from London UK

You mentioned that hubbers should write....

"Write about 5,000 hubs!"


I had over 500 hubs but due to hubpages ever increasing and always changing rules and regulations, it was easier to delete them all instead of having to re-edit and re-send to hubpages and await THEIR approval which I am still continuing to do!! (That is to delete hubs with those contionus warnings!) CAN YOU IMAGINE HAVING TO DEAL WITH 5000 HUBS!!??

I have over 623 people who have signed up via my referall link with their 1220 hubs and yesterday my earnings totalled 30 pence and the day before that 26 pence...

It would take years and years and years before I would ever be compensated for this work! Compensation means being payed for the amount of hours I have invested here even if I was being payed at the lowest hourly rate!!

My advice is to write your own stuff on your own website or blog and YOU do what YOU want to do with Big Brother breathing down your neck changing terms and conditions-rules and regulations every month! Or get a real job which I do now which gaurantees me to be able to pay the bills and live!!

PS,,You have 2 comments boxes in this hub!

PPS,,I will not be commenting any further here as I have far more important things to do with my time which is the most precious thing in the world that can NEVER be replaced!!

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wendi_w 5 years ago from Midwest

Thank you for the information there is still so many things about the earning I don't understand.

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mpoche4 5 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

Interesting read- I agree that some hubs are better than others- i have just started on hubpages, but i already see some of my strengths and weaknesses- hopefully it will just continue to improve and make some $$$$$$ :-)

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My SciFi Life 5 years ago from London, UK

Any details on which is better - ie. AdSense vs the Hubpages ad program? I'm making some money monthly now, but I'm curious whether I'd be making more on one program or another.

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jiro 4 years ago from India

Thank you for the information

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kjrzeek1 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

I have 26 Hubs, and I am averaging about .28 per day. Slowly but surely is my motto. Trying my best to keep writing, but I have a full time job and two wonderful children that keep me busy! Thanks for the info.

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

I love how you did this break down for us! I tend not to think it terms of the pennies I am making. That is until, I started making some, then, what? Ok, time now to pay attention. Thank you so much for this. I have been writing for years. Writing as my job, my income? Still such a newbie, the internet has so changed over the years. Yipee!

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

Interesting hub. The averages vary, as not only the amount of hubs, but their age also affects earnings. It seems to take 2-6 months for hubs to settle and get decent steady traffic. However, this is then searched and targeted traffic that should result in more clicks.

Shared with follower, up and interesting.

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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

I did a couple hubs back in Sept. of last year, started again in January of this year. I also started writing for other sources, too. I'm in the Apprenticeship Program right now (month 1 of 6).

To answer about HP program vs. Adsense: According to our mentors in the program, the HP program actually tends to be more profitable because of their own contract with Google Adsense allowing more links than we can use ourselves. By having the HP and Adsense, we have only one Adsense link on our pages. In other words, our Adsense clicks are credited to HP and passed along to us at a bit higher rate than if we used Adsense alone.

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very informative hub! At the moment I am just concentrating on writing, don't check my earnings too much. Still new here..... Like you said quality, not so much on quantity.

Thanks for sharing..

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Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

This is a valuable hub! I jumped over to the fayans profile for a few minutes to study what kind of hubs one writes to average $10 a day. Right in line with what I'd read somewhere else that the secret was to do hubs on product reviews. Makes sense. Anyway, I write here because I enjoy reading what others write much more than doing my own hubs.

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noenhulk 4 years ago

I was able to check my google earning first week of this month, May, I got $2 plus. It was the biggest in a week in my hubpages experience of 4 years, not so active anyway. haha! I guess you really need more quality hubs published like 200 hundred or more. It is not necessary to think of busting the 5000 or 1000 mark if there really is.

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onlinecashdigest 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

As to the $1,000/year on 100 hub rule..I am still not about to earn that with the quality of my hubs...more like only about $300 dollars if I average about $1 per day on my 70 even if I have 100 hubs with that rate I am not going to hit $1,000 in a year.

My hub quality has to improve for me to be able to achieve a more respectable income. But I am getting there.

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Jason Seale 4 years ago from Stratford, Ontario, Canada Author

For another bit of info ... my actual yearly average on YouTube video earnings (not HubPages connection) is about $1.60 a vidoe, and they average less than 5 minutes each. That is $1,600 per 1,000 videos.

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luvintkandtj 4 years ago from USA

Just an update. I stopped writing hubs for over a year. I have recently returned but only write a hub in my free time. During my absence, I was still able to generate an income. With only 70 hubs I average a $100 pay out every two to three months. I have been a member for 3 years. If only I would have devoted a few hours a day everyday to write a hub. At this point I would have had over 1000 hubs. Luckily I have found my niche and I enjoy using hubpages when I can.

Vitali Alenkuts 4 years ago

Quite interesting post) I'm a freshman here and have just registered on hubpages... but i suppose this web site can htlp you to earn extra money if you have your own personal blog which generate traffic for u...

Creation of hubs is not enough, cause you MUST promote them... all the time.. all the time via different sources + SMM and SEO of course!

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compu-smart 3 years ago from London UK

Latest update..

I wrote many hubs over 6 years ago which hubpages has just today unpublished. They said they were not compliant for hubpages.

I don't have the time to update/correct/improve or what ever they want so I have to remove them and post on my blog.

Also, Every hub I have written in lower case has suddenly turned into bolded capital letters and as far as hubpages are concerned, it's because I was using Opera browser which hubpages does not support and is my problem to fix.

It looks like all the time and effort I invested over the years is being rewarded with having to keep updating hubs and increasingly lower earnings and if things continue, I will be earning cents per day and not dollars.!

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mcwillis 3 years ago from Cambridge, UK

Hi Jason

This is a really interesting article. It's nice to see some real facts about HubPages. I haven't had a lot of success with HubPages so far and I'm going bring your average of $0.0262/Hub/Day down I'm afraid! My average is $0.00214/Hub/Day.

This is calculated as follows:

Total Earnings $2.97

Days 347

Earnings/Day $0.0086

Hubs 4

Earnings/Hub/Day $0.00214

1st (Managing An Outsourced Team) 75 score

2nd (Fixing Google AdSense Problems) (Duplicate) 72 score

3rd (Is Immortality Possible?) 68 score

4th (Being a Buy-To-Let Landlord) 58 score

The article about solving AdSense problems was my own original work, but HubPages have slapped a "Duplicate" notice next to it (Grrrh).

I actually make a very good passive income from being a buy to let landlord but this seems to be the least interesting from my scores which puzzles me.

If anyone can explain why I'm so bad at writing HubPages I'd welcome your feedback!

But thanks again for this interesting article and I wish you every success!


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lorddraven2000 3 years ago from Wheelwright KY

I was making 3 bucks a day but after panda I am down to a few cents a day. Really would love if it picked back up.

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fzfaizal 3 years ago

What?! Some of you started earning from your 4th hub onwards? Urgh! I feel damn lousy. Wonder what's wrong.

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bodyathletics 3 years ago from Kenosha

I have published about 15 or so hubs making about 35-48 dollars a month. It's all about that keyword research!! Niche stuff. Being creative with that is the hardest part.

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onlinecashdigest 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Good for you! That's a good result for just 15 hubs.

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Gypsy Scribe 2 years ago from Tennessee

Last month I was a few cents shy of making $3. Here it is the 9th (of the following month) and I've already reached a solid dollar! Nothing special, but I'm happy about it. I have 6 hubs; one of which receives over 30 views a day. I'm currently working on posting my 7th. The one hub that is getting so many views has only been up since December '13, I think. Considering writing a related article to go with it. I'm looking forward to that first $50 and then $100 payout! I have fun watching the view counters and see what hub is doing what. The money is nice, too, of course. ;)

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    janiek13 6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

    Good to know how I compare with others, thanks!

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    kia31 5 years ago from Los Angles

    I have about 67 hubs at moment and made over 4000 dollars last year from Adsense, 815 dollars from CJ. So far this year I have made 548 in January and 460 this February from Adsense. CJ I made 191 in January and 249 in February. I made about $100 last year from Kontera and $25 from Amazon. I used to make good money from eBay but the dropped me from their affiliate program because they said my traffic was poor. I also make some money from Credit Card affiliates this year, have not got paid from them but show 122 dollars in commissions from

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    Nick82 5 years ago from Northern Minnesota

    You gave me hope , hope in one day making more then five dollars thats my goal for this year. My earning are about 4 cents a day at best it gonna be close. Thank you all. Keep writing.

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    sabrani44 5 years ago

    Great hub! You gave me hope...

    cr00059n 5 years ago

    This article should give me lots of insight into my path ahead here on HubPages. I've made 11 Cents for two articles, which were published 2 days ago. Thanks for sharing.

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    internetgeek 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

    This is really interesting and informative Hub on Hubpages earnings. You have listed out some good points that should be considered, specially the section where you discussed "We Don't All Make the Same Kind of Money". And yes Adsense earnings varies and depends on many factors including Seasonal earnings" as listed above. Thanks for sharing!

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    noenhulk 4 years ago

    I am hoping I could too. One more thing beside being having great, informative, useful or interesting hubs is how much effort you spend sharing and promoting all your hubs. This hub is one insightful. Thumbs up!

    The_Idea_Gal 4 years ago

    I haven't done much with Hubpages lately, but I'm thinking of publishing more, because I find some pretty cool articles and writers here. I live in one of those US states that cannot be an Amazon associate, so I make more money over at Squidoo, but this year, will be branching out to Hubpages and see what happens. Great Hub!

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    compu-smart 3 years ago from London UK

    As above in your first comments box!!

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    RaksTheBlogger 3 years ago from Greetings From India!

    Great hub!Never thought that hubpages earnings could be so low!

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    maheshpatwal 3 years ago from MUMBAI

    Jason those complex calculations made me to rethink on the time which i spend online and rather than spend on some more productive things (off course in terms of monetary)

    mikeydcarroll67 17 months ago

    Don't forget that you can influence your earnings via marketing!

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