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My CPM has doubled!

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 3 years ago

    Like many of you, I had several days of low CPM, which I found extremely frustrating. For the past two days, however, my CPM has doubled. I hope this continues!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Things do indeed seem to have perked up.

    2. dwachira profile image82
      dwachiraposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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?

      1. dwachira profile image82
        dwachiraposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        *I could not determine the cause of decrease.

    3. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Much to my surprise, the same has happened to me...nice to see 5+ CPM instead of 2-.

    4. wordscribe43 profile image92
      wordscribe43posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have heard the less you smoke, the higher your CPM.  Heck, it makes about as much sense as anything else, right?  wink  Congrats on quitting, Habee.

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I take it all back...everything got readjusted and my CPMs are back in the toilet again!  Even my one day spike got cut back by almost 30%.  This really sucks!

  2. Waldo Numbly profile image60
    Waldo Numblyposted 3 years ago

    Excuse my ignorance but, what is CPM?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      By hubpages definition: your payment rate per 1000 hits.

    2. Jamie Brock profile image97
      Jamie Brockposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Waldo Numbly profile image60
        Waldo Numblyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You mean I can make money doing this?  I better read something.

        1. Waldo Numbly profile image60
          Waldo Numblyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So all I have to do is create a hub with a catchy title and lots of people will view it and I will make money?   I need to pay closer attention to life.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            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.

  3. Gypsy Willow profile image80
    Gypsy Willowposted 3 years ago

    Mine has plummeted and continues to fall

  4. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 3 years ago

    I'm not going to trust them until those stars disappear! big_smile

  5. faythef profile image73
    faythefposted 3 years ago

    I hope it continues too...I hope mine does too...LOL..But I haven't been watching the CPM....I hadn't thought to do that.....Thanks to this post I will be watching...

  6. Rosie2010 profile image82
    Rosie2010posted 3 years ago

    Very low weekend traffic, but the higher CPM improved my mood this morning.

    Happy days are here again...............?  big_smile

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think so, Rosie. Just another temporary rise in the continuing roller coaster. Content sites like this are far from being stable.

  7. healthylife2 profile image94
    healthylife2posted 3 years ago

    Where do you find what your CPM is? I realize I should know after being here for 7 months:) Thanks!

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this
      1. healthylife2 profile image94
        healthylife2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!!

  8. SoundNFury profile image83
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    Mine hasn't quite doubled but it is up as well as traffic.  Don't want to jinx it, but.... smile

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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!

  9. timorous profile image92
    timorousposted 3 years ago

    Keep in mind as well, the CPM paid by advertisers affects Hubpages bottom line as well as our earnings, so it's in their best interest to get as high a rate as they can. We all benefit.

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1 I think this statement could be applied to all HP do - they are not out to damage readers, they are trying to improve things for their bottom line and ultimately ours!!!

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        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!

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry for the typo...it should have been here not "her".  This is what happens when I become emotional and type faster than I can think!

 
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