Is Hubpages Ad Program killing Adsense Earnings?

- Is Hubpages Ad Program killing Adsense Earnings? -
- Is Hubpages Ad Program killing Adsense Earnings? -

Most of you must have heard of the new Hubpages Ad Program by now. The Hubpages Ad Program was created by Hubpages to give us hubbers an opportunity to earn more money, on top of Adsense, Amazon and eBay. It had been tested since January 2011 and is now open for everyone to join.

The main difference between Google Adsense and Hubpages Ad Program, is this:

  • with Adsense, your earnings depend on the number of clicks on the Google ads on your hubs; whereas
  • with the Hubpages Ad Program, you earn by impressions on your hubs, meaning no clicks involved, just views.

Many hubbers who have signed up with the Hubpages Ad Program have reported that their combined Adsense and Hubpages Ads earnings have doubled their earnings on Adsense alone. Some have reported their Hubpages Ad Program earnings have been higher than their Adsense earnings.

However, there are some who had reported that Hubpages Ad Program is killing Adsense earnings.

You will find some threads in the forums where some hubbers are saying they had turned off the Hubpages Ads in their hubs as their Adsense earnings had been spiraling down, mainly because of the Google Panda, but they believe the Hubpages Ad Program was contributing to the demise of their Adsense earnings. However, a few had reported back saying that even after they had turned off the Hubpages Ads, their Adsense earnings remained in coma, if not dead.

Maybe April was just a slow month.. we hope so.

Maybe May would be better.. we all wish.

Let's put the Hubpages Ad Program to the test

As the Hubpages Ad Program is new, and I am fairly new here on Hubpages (six months), I might be a good guinea pig to put the Hubpages Ads Program to the test. My experience might be of no consequence for the established hubbers who have been here in Hubpages for years and have been earning hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars monthly on Adsense. Yes, there are very successful hubbers earning a good living writing here on Hubpages.

However, my experience might benefit new hubbers like myself, who are just starting to earn a few dollars on Adsense. Will the Hubpages Ad Program kill your Adsense earnings?

I was one of the second wave of hubbers who got picked in late March 2011 to sign up with the Hubpages Ad Program. I had been hearing from the first wave of hubbers and from those who had had the Hubpages Ads since January 2011, reporting faster and better earnings on the Hubpages Ad Program than Adsense. However, they were also reporting that their Adsense earnings were down, but the combined earnings from both Hubpages Ads and Adsense, were still higher compared to their earnings before Hubpages Ads.

March Earnings

I joined Hubpages in November 2010, and didn't have Adsense account until late that month. When most hubbers were seeing their Adsense earnings soared in November and December, I had zero earnings in November, but was ecstatic to see $3.99 earnings for December. My Adsense earnings had been on an upward trend since then, and I was having a good March Adsense earnings when I signed up for the Hubpages Ad program on March 23, 2011.

So, did the Hubpages Ad program kill my Adsense earnings from March 23 to March 31st? The answer is No. My Adsense earnings in March were even higher than my Adsense earnings in February, although not that much higher.

  • Adsense Earnings in Feb 2011 - $18.16
  • Adsense Earnings in Mar 2011 - $20.36

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Adsense Earnings - February 2011 and March 2011

From March 23rd to March 31st, my Adsense earnings were even a little higher than my Hubpages Ads earnings, just a few cents higher but still higher.

  • March 23 to March 31 Adsense earnings - $7.03
  • March 23 to March 31 Hubpages Ads earnings - $6.50

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Adsense and Hubpages Ads earnings - March 23, 2011 to March 31, 2011

Adsense earnings - March 23, 2011 to March 31, 2011
Adsense earnings - March 23, 2011 to March 31, 2011
Hubpages Ads earnings - March 23, 2011 to March 31, 2011
Hubpages Ads earnings - March 23, 2011 to March 31, 2011

It could be argued that I could have earned more on Adsense in March had it not been for the Hubpages Ads. Maybe, maybe not. But I was thrilled to see my Adsense earnings reached $20 in March, even with Hubpages Ads on the last nine days of the month. And with the extra earnings from Hubpages Ads ($6.50), my combined earnings for March was $26.86 ($20.36 + $6.50). This might seem minuscule for some, but for me, it was awesome.

Ok, maybe March is not a good example to show any adverse effect of Hubpages Ads on Adsense earnings. So, let's see how April looks.

April Earnings

April turned out to be a slow month for everyone because the new Google algorithm rolled out internationally in April. Traffic almost died for a few days. April started slow for both my Adsense and Hubpages Ads earnings. No traffic means no impressions and no clicks. But by the middle of April, things started to pick up, and by the end of the month, my combined earnings on Adsense and Hubpages Ads almost doubled my earnings in March ($20.36).

  • April 2011 Adsense Earnings - $18.82
  • April 2011 Hubpages Ads Earnings - $21.42
  • Combined earnings: $18.82 + $21.42 = $40.24

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Adsense Earnings - April 2011

Hubpages Ads Earnings - April 2011

So, did Hubpages Ad program kill my Adsense earnings in April? Again, the answer is No. My Adsense earnings held it's own against the Hubpages Ad program.

After having Adsense for almost six months, my Adsense earnings to date is $86.47. It might take me another month or two to reach the $100 Adsense payout threshold. It seems that the average time to reach Adsense payout is 6 to 9 months. There are exceptions to the rule, of course. I have heard of a few people who had reached Adsense threshold payout after a month or two. It could happen. It didn't happen to me, but it could happen to you. But likewise, there are some who had taken longer than a year to get their first Adsense paycheck.

On the other hand, I would like to show you my Hubpages Ads earnings from March 23, 2011 to May 8, 2011. In 47 days, I have earned $36.03, which gives me an average earnings of 76 cents a day. This might not be much, but it is consistent. With Adsense, it's drastic ups and downs. Some days are euphoric, but some days might give you a heart attack when you see $0.00 earnings. It happens. Plus Hubpages Ad Program payment threshold is only $50. So you will see your first paycheck on Hubpages Ad Program much faster.

Hubpages Ads Earnings - March 23, 2011 to May 8, 2011

The Hubpages Ad program might not be for everyone. But Hubpages is giving us an opportunity to earn more money in addition to that of Adsense, Amazon and eBay. You can sign up with the Hubpages Ad program, and if you don't like it, you have the option of turning it off. But, what's not to like?

To learn more about the Hubpages Ad Program and how to sign up, go here.

So, is Hubpages Ad program killing Adsense earnings? So far, the answer is No.

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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Dataload, sorry for the late reply. Thank you for reading my hub about Hubpages Ad Program. That hub needs to be updated as Hubpages changed the ads layout and only allowed one Google ad and placed it at the bottom of the hub, and that, my dear, killed Adsense earnings for me and most hubbers.

Have a wonderful day,

Rosie


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DATALOAD 3 years ago from Michigan

This hub has been really helpful. Thank you for the information.


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ttocs 3 years ago

My Adsense revenue goes way up if i disable Hubpages Ads. I think it just depends on if your audience clicks on the ads a lot or not.


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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

@moizk - I'm glad you found my hub on Adsense and Ad Program informative. But please note, that the latest changes in the Hubpages layout, putting the one-and-only Google ad at the bottom of the hub, really killed Adsense earnings for most of us. From reaching Adsense payout ($100) every two months, now it takes more than six months (if we're lucky!) to get a paycheck from Adsense.

Check out The Hubpages Ad Program here - http://hubpages.com/faq/

Welcome to Hubpages, and I wish you all the best. Cheers!

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I sincerely apologize for not replying to your kind comments sooner. Thank all so much for reading my hub and leaving me a comment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Have a nice day y'all,

Rosie


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moizk 3 years ago from Pakistan

I'm new to hubpages and this helped me a lot to understand the hubpages ad program and how it affects (or doesnt) google adsense. Thanks a lot!


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