I wasn't going to say anything, but it's been a full week now since it's started happening and it hasn't changed yet.
Does anyone know why suddenly for no apparent I am making about a third of what I have been consistently for months each day? I used to be making anywhere between $1.50 to $2.00 per day on here and for a week now I've been making $0.50 to $0.75 a day max. My traffic has not changed at all. It's stayed consistently at ~360 views per day.
Why do I feel like I am being cheated here?
I've noticed this at times and I think it might have to do with which Hub Ads are being placed on individual hubs. I'm not sure about this, but it is my guess. Don't worry, because mine has gone up again, then down again. Yours will probably rise again too.
I can only suggest that your hubs aren't matching well with the current group of advertisers. The more specialized your hubs, the more fluctuation there will be as the set of highly active advertisers changes over time (e.g. maybe beauty product one month, technology the next).
My average CPM rate used be around $5.00. Now it has come down to $3.50, though my page views have increased.
Mine gets down to 3 and up to 7, but on it's own schedule--that why I think match-to-advertiser may be the issue.
Of course other site wide issues also effect CPM.
I know of at least 2 or 3 other people who are experiencing the same thing. I have has a similar experience - I've had a large increase in views recently after deleting some poorly performing hubs, and yet my earnings have gone down and overall the CPM is much lower than it was.
My traffic has dropped recently but the earnings have risen. Although, I have had times when my usual traffic may have doubled for the day, the earnings were less than the days before with half the traffic. I think It can vary greatly by traffic source depending on if it was highly targeted or not.
Also different ads from advertisers which pay less (or more) than usual will also randomly be showed depending on visitor and the information in your article. Earnings will go up and down. I'm sure it happens to everyone, if not, they should feel lucky.
It would be nice to know exactly why, but I think it just varies too much on so many things it would be too difficult to pinpoint the exact reason earnings will rise and fall regularly. Every once in a while I change hubs around, titles, content, pictures, and ads. I see positive or negative results for traffic and CPM within about a week, maybe some changes you made are kicking in?
Sometimes the change is drastic and some hubbers post scary numbers, especially those with high earnings. At the end of the month it sorts itself to the average at least for me, but I don't write too much and have had the same amount of hubs for some time. So maybe my account is not the best to get information from. I enjoy reading here more than writing, too bad we don't earn for that huh. LOL.
Hey that's amazing. I get over 1000 views a day and there are days I struggle to make $2 or $3 a day.
My CPM has also fallen and continues to do so. I have no answers either as I haven't changed anything in my account. I've only written 2 new hubs in the time and neither are getting traffic because of the new Idle hub thing which means they aren't indexed yet so i doubt they are affecting it. My traffic has fallen lately, but that shouldn't really be affecting the CPM.
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