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  1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    I read someone elses forum post about them not making any money with adsense.
    Well my problem is almost the same as hers. I am geting lots of visitors and comments now and still after 7 months it has stuck at $19.??.  No matter how many veiws I have it has stuck on that number for the last 3 months.  It is obvious that I have no idea how to set up adsense correctly and I don't understand about setting up specific ads for certain hubs.  So in light of that I have updatd most of the Amazon Ads on my hubs.  What can I do to get that number to move up?

    1. Trsmd profile image60
      Trsmdposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You can try this once..

      Go to the Affiliate Settings.. Modify your Google Adsense.

      and again enter your same publishers id...

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If you were earning nothing, then I'd say check your number but if you are getting a few pennies a day, then it's obviously working - so why fix what ain't broke?

        I agree with Mark - you have to remember Adsense and Amazon and eBay don't pay on the number of people who read your Hubs, they pay on the number of people who click on your ads. 

        Say I write a Hub about dandruff.  The people who read that Hub are there because they want a cure for dandruff.  Because the content of my Hub is all about dandruff, the ads will be all about dandruff.  Result - there's a good chance one of the ads will be just what they're looking for, so they'll click on it and make me some money.

        Now say I write a Hub about hairstyling through the ages.  The ads on the Hub will be all about hair, but the people who read that Hub may be there because they're interested in historical costumes, or researching to go to a fancy dress ball, not hairstyles at all.  Result - no ad clicks and no revenue, even though a lot of people may have read and liked the Hub.

        Does that make it clearer?

        1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
          Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I have done that, I think.  When I publish a hub isn't google supposed to match the ads with the content of the hub-or is there a way, (and what is that--step by step) to do that on my google adsense site?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, Google matches the ads. It takes a little while for them to work it out at first, but eventually they'll be relevant to the keywords in your Hub.

            1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
              Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              No i haven't but I have noticed that there is alot of the 1.9 cents calls to India and it has nothing to do with my hubs at all.

              I am not looking for something that I can live of of but just something more then $20.00 for 7 months.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I should also have said, when Google can't find any advertisers relevant to your Hub, they'll put something random in there.  If you are seeing 1.9 cent calls to India on Hubs that have been up more than a couple of weeks, it means one of two things:

                - your Hub doesn't mention your topic (keywords) often enough for Google's robots to work out what it's about, or

                - your Hub is on a subject that there genuinely are no advertizers for.

                I know you have a lot of Hubs, but I think your only option is to check each one to make sure the ads are relevant.  If they're not, revise your content to make sure you mention your key words enough. A good trick is to check the tags that HubPages automatically generates - if they don't reflect what your Hub is about, you're not mentioning your topic enough.

                You could also take a look at the ads and see if you can slant your title and content to match the ads even better.

                If that doesn't make a difference to the relevance of your ads over the next week or so, then you may just have to accept that your Hub topics aren't commercial enough - no one has anything to sell that's relevant to your subject matter.

    2. pylos26 profile image76
      pylos26posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Have you tried getting a job?...Just kidding LG...i couldn't resist...

      1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
        Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            tongue

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    I don't think the problem is anything other than the subject matter of your hubs smile

    If you want to make money with adsense or amazon - you need to write on subjects that are going to attract visitors that will either click on ads or buy things.

    The things you write about may appeal to readers, but they are unlikely to buy anything. Except salvation. How much is that again?

    1. BDazzler profile image79
      BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Again we agree - (yikes)!

      My hub pages are not designed to make money (I have other pages to do that with) I track with URLs and know I'm getting a lot of impressions but few click troughs.

      Again, I'm not surprised, because that's not my goal. (I think I've made $2 or so.)

      I've studied Mark's hubs extensively from a mechanical point of view. He's writing in both an informative and persuasive voice that encourages explorations of his ads.

      If anybody wants to make money on hub pages a, I recommend that they study Mark's hubs extensively.  He picks topics that are likely to have high keyword values, and writes in such a way as to both inform and persuade.

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahahaha Mark!  Salvation costs too much!  I have other hubs that aren't relatyed to religion and some of them are again getting cicks but no one is looking at my ads.  I can't just say in the beginning of my hubs to click on my ads because I need to make a paycheck!  I wish that I could but that would get the opposite!  I did get soemone to purchase something from my laundry and sewing hub!

  3. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Oops, tried to edit my post but you'd already answered.

    What I'm trying to say is, there's a difference between being relevant to the keywords in your Hub and being relevant to your readers. 

    In my second examples (hairstyles), the ads will be relevant to the Hub topic (hair) but won't appeal to readers.  You've written a lot of Hubs on religious subjects - what brings readers to those Hubs?  What are they looking for? Do the ads that appear on those Hubs offer your readers what they're looking for?  If not, those Hubs will make no money.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I understood your first post.

 
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