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Traffic and CPM Yak

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Check it out. https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

    88 is not bad.

    The good news, my traffic is right along with it.

    The bad news, CPM suddenly not as wished.

    What say you? How is it going?

    Do not mention specific CPM numbers; that is a no-no.

    Time/Date Stamp: 9:50 AM, HP time, 10/17/2013.

  2. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    My CPM is moderately good right now.  Not like it was at the peak, but at least over 50% of that number.

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

      I'm thinking about giving AdSense another shot.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Pro or cons on that?

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    The non-response is resounding. Serious?

    1. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I tested it way back, see no reason to think adsense has rebounded since then.  My adsense CPM on my other websites only performs well for superniche sites.

  5. Rik Ravado profile image90
    Rik Ravadoposted 3 years ago

    My Hubpages traffic is continuing to improve and I had an unusually high CPM today.  I'm still not writing new Hubs at present but will give it a go again when I can find the time smile

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Is there some reason why we can't post/discuss CPM amounts?  (My traffic is way up and my CPM is way down.)

      1. psycheskinner profile image79
        psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Terms of service do not allow giving specifics of earnings or CPMs.

  6. Hezekiah profile image87
    Hezekiahposted 3 years ago

    Adsense has not been doing very well for me recently though.

  7. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    I am currently also considering using Adsense... will switch over at the end of the month and see what happens during November..

  8. Cardisa profile image93
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    Nobody clicks ads on my Hubpages...well maybe once every six months. All my adsense earnings are from my blogs and websites.

    1. LeanMan profile image82
      LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      On HP you are probably using their ad program which means that the remaining block of adsense is hidden away where it is unlikely to be clicked and the HP ads have the prime position..
      We are then paid by impressions rather than clicks through the HP ad program. If you disable the HP ad program and revert to all adsense then you MAY find that your account will generate more income through adsense rather than the HP ads, of course the reverse may be true.

      People have discussed this several times in the past with different people finding different performance depending on their content etc..

      1. Cardisa profile image93
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If I disable the ad program does that means I won't get paid by HP? I have no idea how this works.

        1. LeanMan profile image82
          LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You have the choice to use the HP ad program and get paid direct by HP through paypal - or to use adsense only and get paid by Google.

          1. Cardisa profile image93
            Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It sounds like a risk at this point to give up a sure income for an unsure one from Google. I am kinda scared to try it...lol

            Maybe I should have a second account and try the google way with it.

            1. Barbara Kay profile image87
              Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I never earned as much money with Google as I did the Hubpages ad program. The main reason I think is because the Google ads didn't match what my Hubpage was about at all.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Switching back and forth is a no-no. Still considering doing an experiment.

  10. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Sorry, King. Hungover. Everything looks like I should be watching cartoons.

  11. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 3 years ago

    Wow.... My Clicks Per Month only amounted 2 1 4 September  sad

  12. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Experiment cancelled.

  13. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    We are doing some yield testing and have found a few things that seem to be nice increases.  Hope to expand the test next week.  The gains are from using a new ad type from Google that isn't widely available.  Our hope is to test them more on the desktop next week and expand to mobile shortly.  My gut is it will be significant.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago
    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Traffic went down 30% yesterday since the graph you referenced.  To keep things in perspective, look at the six-month traffic report:
      https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=GLOBAL
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8448891_f248.jpg

  15. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Gonna bump this sucker to doomsday.

  16. ologsinquito profile image93
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    So the overall picture is encouraging? It looks that way if you look six months into the past.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've been on a rollercoaster ride for awhile now.  Sometimes my CPMs are really high, other times, they suck.  Views, however, are simply random.  I have given up worrying about it now that my main income comes from Bubblews.  I take what I can get from HP and that's about it.

 
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