Again, to make myself very clear, I'm trying to say this: As a writer, I happen to think on the side of the brain that doesn't notice details. (My husband, the software engineer, notices EVERY detail and is constantly trying new things. We have cookies in our house named "Whoo Hoo" or something that I would NEVER have tried.) Never noticing details, I therefore NEVER click on ANY ads. I'm assuming other writers are like me! All I'm saying is that when reading another person's hub, we might benefit each other by NOTICING the ads. Then, IF and only IF, the product is something we might be interested in, take 2 seconds to click and explore. Last night, I noticed an air freshner ad on a fellow hubbers' page. I clicked and found those reeds that absorb oil that I couldn't find ANYWHERE except Pier 1. Now I know where to get them. So today, after reading Christin S's comment on my question, I went to one of HER hubs on MINT fragrance. There was an ebay ad there, so I clicked and found the most WONDERFUL oils and purchased a "Buy 3, Get one Free" offer. Now I have frankincese, rosemary, pachouli, and wood cedar coming in the mail, all because of the ad on a fellow hubbers page. SURELY that can't be against the hubpages TOS. Was I supposed to log OUT of hubpages, go to ebay and search for that ad? That is not the spirit of TOS as I interpret it. Maybe I'm wrong and if so, we can ignore the suggestion that we start noticing other people's ads. I just don't think we're prohibited from clicking on ads of other hubbers hubs if we truly are interested in the product. I've had commercial websites since 1995 and I run google adsense, amazon, and other ads there. I get google income on ads even if no one clicks! However, if they do click or purchase something on Amazon, etc. I get a tiny percentage. I NEVER click on ads on my own website nor on my own ads on hubpages. I just think we can benefit from noticing each others' ads here and clicking if we see something we like.