Hi Carter 06,
I am really glad you brought this issue to people's attention in the Questions.
There are over 15 forum threads on the dreaded floating ads, misleadingly headed "Related Search". You can find all the forum threads here:
Most hubbers who know the truth about these floating ads oppose them. Why?
1. Find someone else's Hub and click on a floating ad. You will be taken to entire pages of irrelevant advertising.
2. We do NOT get our 60% share from these ads on our domains. HP's excuse for this is that they are not really ads in themselves, they are links do ads on one of their own pages (even though they are using our pages to link to them).
3.Because they are so irrelevant to the hub titles and so spammy, many of us believe that these floating ads have contributed towards the steady decline in traffic on HP since their implementation in March 2013.
4. Many of us have gone on strike until the Related Search ads are removed from our domains.
Feeling that all hubbers should be made aware of the bitter truth behind the floating Related Search ads, we agreed in the forum that SimeyC should write a hub about the issue, collating the main points of why we so strongly object to them. here is his Hub:
Related Searches by SimeyC
However, despite all our efforts, we are banging our heads against a brick wall on this issue with HP staff.
Now it's your turn, will you start another forum thread? Will you join the strike?
What can be done?