I noticed that the square block of ad usually seen at the top of the hub (when you don't use a photo or any capsule aligned to the right) is now gone. I haven't touched my hubs for quite a long time and I'm wondering if this is a recent change. I actually like the change because the less ads, the better reading experience for visitors. What bothers me a little is how this could affect our earnings (maybe advertisers would pay less?).
I just want to confirm if you have also seen this and what are your thoughts about it.
There has been quite a lot more experimentation regarding ad positions/types/sizes on HP over the last year or so as HP try to get the balance of ads to content right, in terms of revenue, pleasing visitors and appeasing google. It's an ongoing thing so expect to see more ad layout changes!
As I mentioned above, the ads are part of the Google Display Network. This is part of Google's ad program, just like AdSense is, but it's a different program. The Google Display Network and AdSense are two different programs and the only ads which are showing now are not AdSense ads.
Like I said, something has happened to the AdSense account. Do you not understand that there are no AdSense ads being shown right now and that is a big change on the HP platform? It's never happened before. This site was founded as a MFA site.
Weren't those related search links Google AdSense ads? I haven't had a click on a Google AdSense ad in while, and it's probably because there are a lot less of them appearing on Hubs these days. I read that HubPages now has their own ads on Hubs (the skyscraper ads along the right) that bypass Google AdSense. While it may be more visually appealing and appealing for other reasons (not so spammy looking), it also means that HubPages is running ads that they aren't sharing any revenues with Hubbers, and the chances of Google AdSense ad clicks is diminished.
No, we do get our share of the ads that are on the page. It is only the related search links that didn't get shared, since they weren't technically ads.
(I don't know if they are HP ads or Adsense ads, but since I participate in both, I'm not concerned with that. I wouldn't think they would put HP ads on hubs that participated in Adsense only, at least while it is the Hubber's share but I don't know.)
The "Related Searches" ads were from AdSense. In checking a few of my Hubs now, they only show one banner ad at the top and one display ad on the right. Both of these ads are from Google’s Display Network, which is a Google ad program. If this is a permanent change, it looks to me like we won't have a 60% share of AdSense ads since there aren't any. Maybe someone from the staff will explain what is happening. Or, maybe they won't.
When I click ad choice it took me to criteo with an explanation as to what view of a website (and resulting cookie) was causing me to be served that ad. Where it goes probably depends on what cookies you have.
"As an AdSense publisher you’re already part of the Google Display Network. We’re not making any changes to how AdSense works, so no action is required on your part. If you use AdSense for search, your AdSense for search ad space won't be part of the Google Display Network. Advertisers will continue to be able to purchase ads on your search results pages in the same way they always have."
The display ads are showing on my Hubs: banner at the top, one on the right side bar, and two underneath the comments. Some of my Hubs will only show one ad at the bottom and some do not have the top banner ad, but they all have the one on the sidebar.
Try looking at your Hubs with a different browser when you are not logged in.
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