Mine fell to a low of <TOS violating info snipped> but am glad it is going up again. I tried to check the value of campaigns and the value of keywords to see if there was a change but i could determine the cause of decrease over the last few days, did you determine probable cause/causes?
It is the cost that advertisers pay per 1000 views (of ads on your hubs).... So higher CPM means higher earnings. I think I am correct but someone please do correct me if I'm wrong. That is the way I understood it anyway.
Waldo Numbly: It's a bit more complicated than that, my friend. You need to sit down and read what's in the learning center before you continue writing on HP. It takes years, sometimes, to perfect your skills and earn decent money here.
Mine has doubled the past two days as well, which brings it back to the low end of where it used to be. I suspect this has something to do with Google's advertising algorithm that maybe, finally, has kicked in? No matter...I'm very happy to see this happening!
Depressed as I am about the low CPMs lately, I really think in the long run things will straighten out. Right now I believe Google is not ranking us well because of all the low level articles we have on this site. If each of us would make it a point to flag those hubs we feel are substandard, and if the staff will follow through on those flags, in time our ratings will rise. Quality control is the answer to making HP the wonderful and successful site it once was. I would add her that we all should police our own hubs and dump the under performers, blogs and rants. HP would also do well to remove those categories that don't bring in views such as poetry, humor and book series. Although these may be well written, this is not the place for those types of articles. I have gotten rid of ALL my articles of this type and while it hurt to do it, I feel it helped my numbers as well as the HP community. We need to put our money where are mouths are folks!
I'm a dimwit when it comes to knowledge of CPM but thought I'd do a little more research into this murky subject just to satisfy my curiousity. Seems the month of January is always an "after the Lord Mayor's Show...
I am using Hubpages Ads program on my hubs and my current hubs traffic is from Pakistan, and India.That is why I am getting very low CPM ( approx. $0.90 ). Now I wanted to target USA, UK traffic. I know the CPM will be...