Should you leave Hubpages after losing Adsense account?

Since my adsense account was suspended without warning or reason given and being ignored by Google to find out why, I have found this to be a common occurrence on how Google serves its users.

I have viewed and listened to first hand testimonials on Youtube about people who have lost their adsense accounts. I have also read the many hubs people have wrote about losing their adsense accounts also. Ironically use Google itself to search for phrases such as “adsense” account suspended and see the countless results.

Should you give up writing on Hubpages? I thought yes until after many months I logged onto hubpages and found I had a small but steady stream of income from the Hubpage earnings program. I also made a small amount from Amazon. I got to thinking, imagine if I had continued writing new hubs during those many months when I had given up on Hubpages because of adsense.

I have read many success stories of people using adsense and I hoped to have been a success story using their program also. The money would be nice especially since I will soon be unemployed, though I like writing more for the pleasure I get out of writing then the money itself.



Legally, I guess Google doesn’t have to pull their ads from your work, morally I believe they do. Big business plays by different rules then most of us do. Google is a billion dollar big business that has it's own rules. Not accountable to me, you or anyone. At the very least that is the attitude they project to me.

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I have also found many people frustrated and scared that they may wake up one day and find their adsense account deactivated or suspended. I remember that is exactly what happened to one writer I read about. He felt sick that he didn't explore other avenues to make money on- line using other affiliate programs. His income came to a screeching halt.

I'm searching and will use other programs. To answer my question whether a person should give up on Hubpages due to a loss of your adsense account my answer is resolute no! I'm still sorting out the results people have had using the Hubpage earnings program in addition to the ebay program. Any info would be appreciated.

I'm wondering if it's worth it to use the eBay program in conjunction with the Amazon program and if it's even worth using the eBay program. I can say I'm very happy with the platform Hubpages has provided to writers such as myself. I do get very angry when I see Google ads plastered all over my pages, my work, that they are profiting from but I also understand that Hubpages must have some sort of agreement with Google. When I signed up with Hubpages there must have been something in the fine print about allowing adsense to intrude upon my hubs even though I can't use adsense.

Let me be clear, I'm not blaming Hubpages, they are a business and are here to make a profit. Google also is a business that wants to make a profit. The difference is Hubpages share the profits with the writers, which Google does to a degree , unless that is, they suspend your account and all bets are off. Google will then continue making profits off your work but will keep all the profits.

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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

If having a problem like this, contact them. If that does not work, contact team@hubpages.com and explain to them what has happened. The pathetic part is that unless we have a Google adsense account, or earnings will ONLY be from Amazon or Ebay.


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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

The only other option is to use sites where you get paid by views. So many sites require Adsense account. It is the little guy the Google Adsense goes after; they never attack the big boys or even article submission sites. You can always use HP to drive traffic to your blogs, and websites that you may have. Personally, I lost Adsense account, but go it back. They always claim to have sent an email to you, which is false. My remedy was to cancel Adsense on all of my blogs and web sites.


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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

My adsense account is connected to Hub Pages only.


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Kai0224liu 4 years ago from TX

useful information. kaikai


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana Author

I don't think contacting Hubpages will help, it's a Google adsense thing. I believe though that you can earn money through the Hubpage earnings program without an adsense account, at least it looks that way to me. I thought there were laws againt a monopoly which Google surely is. I need to do some research and get more input before I consider my next move. Im also worried about all the private info Google has against me. People are concerned about that also when they try and go against Google.


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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

Unless the rules have changed, in order to earn from HP earnings program you have to have an active Adsense account. Otherwise, earninings are soley on Amazon and Ebay sales you make as an affiliate. Team@hubpages.com will assist with problems with adsense.


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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

Redwhiskey: Go to your account and click on earnings. The first box has hub pages ad program and then ebay. Look to see if Hub pages ad program says active. If it does not save active, that means you will not earn from HP programs.


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana Author

Says its active but you may have been confusing a google adsense program with a google account. the hub earnings program is showing I'm earnings a few cents a day, the adsense dosn't


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LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

Your adsense account is in Earnings, external affiliate settings. Your account, earnings page shows what is active and what is not.


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aykianink 4 years ago

How often do you guys hear of stories where someone loses their AdSense account, but then they get it back? It seems that most people just throw their hands up in frustration when they lose their account.


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana Author

I have heard very few people that got their accounts back. I have been trying for almost two years to find out what happened to my account and google ignores all my messages.


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aykianink 4 years ago

That is another trend I've heard: when you ask 'why' no one really responds.


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana Author

Yes and it's been happening more lately


AliciaMarie28 4 years ago

This is the exact same thing that happened to me last year. It's sad that Google has their hands in every major website making it almost impossible to make money online. After they banned me (and I tried & tried & tried to get my account back) but they kept "insisting" I had fraudulent clicks ....anyway... I am trying my luck with chitka but it isn't nearly as well-paying as adsense and I have yet to find anything as good.


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana Author

Well as I have said, I think Google is a monopoly and when a company becomes a monopoly they don't have to give any customer service because their way of thinking, why should we? We control this type of market and we'll keep making money.

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