We lost the keyword feature but now a list of HP chosen keywords appears as "Related Searches" in the side bar & at the bottom of Hubs. I believe that these so called "related searches" are actually links to Adsense & HP ads. I daren't click on them on my own pages to see. Is it not misleading to send readers to advertising as related searches?
3 mins later...
I clicked on one of those sidebar links in someone else's Hub and got to a whole page full of links to other more or less related websites.
So it appears that HP is not only an articles farm, but also a link farm.
We're still experimenting with different tweaks with ads, Sue! I'm sorry if you don't like this configuration- I'm not in on the project, but as I undertand, this is a work in progress and our goal is to ultimately increase earnings for all Hubbers (just as our goal re: the QAP tweaks and changes is to help Hubbers ultimately get more traffic).
TL:DR: We don't plan on settling with anything that isn't in your best interest re: long term earnings / traffic.
There has already been a thread on this. I agree that it looks sleazy and deceptive. Hubstaff position is that it is standard practice. It also seems we (hubbers) get no earnings from people who go to that page.
So. I'm not impressed.
Are you sure we don't get a share of that income psycheskinner? That wouldn't be fair since we supply the content.
The last thread went back and forth a bit, but I think it established that ads on that page pay out to Hubpages only.
That's what I got from it, too. I don't recall ever seeing a straight up "yes" or "no", but that was the impression I got - HP does not share that income.
Well if that's the case I would like an opt out option so I can get rid of them.
If they are not making me any money I dont want them on my Hub.
Why not just use AdSense's buttons?
They look kinda like that.
The previous thread:
has only 4 entries and nothing is said about us not getting a share of that income.
Unless you have another thread in mind?
It would be good to know from staff whether the "Related Search" income is shared or not.
Are you there Simone?
There is another other thread. It went for 3-4 pages. At one point one of the hubstaff said there was no way they could show other affiliate IDs on the related search ad page.
Thank you Simone, but you haven't answered the question:
Do we get a share of the income from "related search" adds?
How does it add to hubber's income when it turns a visitor into money that goes 100% to hubpages? (Srill no really clear confirmation of that... because?). And possibly annoys the visitor at the same time?
I think hubber distaste for this approach is for pretty straightforward reasons.
I repeat a question asked 3 weeks ago:
Do authors get their 60% share from "related search" ads?
A simple yes or no will do Simone.
Or you could just keep bumping this one until someone notices....LOL
We are onto our 4th or 5th thread in this subject. I suspect that answer will be a long time coming.
Well, let us be hopeful. Here is the new thread:
Related Search Ads
by Bestedex3 years ago
by Dr. John Anderson3 years ago
Today, via an email from staff, HP has revealed that"The revenue from the Related Searches ads is not shared"These groups of RSS style adense ads appear down the right side, and the bottom of all hubs,...
by Juliette Kando3 years ago
Following a long comment thread leading no-where, I repeat a question asked 3 weeks ago:Do authors get their 60% share from revenue on Related Search ads?A simple yes or no will do.Thank you,SUE ADAMS
by God is in kitchn23 years ago
Well, many know, that I have been wrestling with this "related searches" ads thingy for quite a few days now. I took me some effort to figure it out what it actually is, but I got the answer. I'm finished with...
by Marina14 months ago
by Dr. John Anderson17 months ago
Wow! the related search block of ads that used to appear at the bottom of the page above the comments is gone! These ads were hated by many, were deceptive and the revenue was not shared with authors. Great News!!!
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