I noticed a huge spike in my earnings, and it prompted me to take a look at my account for the first time in ages. (embarrassed to say that I got complacent and stopped actively hubbing once I started getting about $1 per day)
Turns out I'd gotten Editor's Choice on one of my hubs. My CPM this month (since the change) is waaaayyyy up on average from last month. That's the only thing that's changed on my account. My EC article was already near the top of Google for its major search term, it's just not something people often look for. So my traffic to that hub hasn't increased by enough for me to think it's affecting the CPM like this. It is possible, but that hub would have to have a ridiculously high CPM.
I wonder if my account got "brownie points" just for having an editor's choice hub?
I think the jury is still out on that, no one seems to know yet if it has any effect. About 15% of mine are EC-- some have higher traffic, some lower, a few have none-- same as my non EC hubs. Overall my traffic is up quite a bit from two months ago-- but I think that is a common trend for most of us right now.
The Editor's Choice status of a Hub has no impact on CPM. It can have an effect on traffic, often positive but sometimes negative.
Editor's Choice is like getting a sticker from your teacher. It doesn't have any direct effect on anything other than your psyche.
More likely the fact that we are transitioning into the busiest online time of the year when companies tend to put the most advertising dollars out there has something to do with it.
I saw on TV recently someone say that advertising spending goes up around 15% over Christmas, which isn't as much as I would have thought. But you are right to say that any increase in cPM could well be down to this.
I have 19 "stickers". Agreed with relache. They don't mean anything, or change anything, except my childish ego! LOL!
Although I did read somewhere that having an Editors Choice on Hubpages main domain meant the crap was filtered out and therefore you are supposed to expect a higher CPM in general....
My CPM has increased a lot recently and I gather via staff posts (Paul Edmondson) they have made a recent change to the advertising that was designed to produce a better CPM.
CPM is just up on a lot of accounts, no connection to EC.
by Robin Edmondson3 years ago
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by fcmosher3 years ago
Really cool to see that my hub, <link snipped>, was just picked as Editor's Choice. Can anyone tell me what it means, and maybe how to capitalize on or leverage this bump?Thanks!
by Katie Hamre3 years ago
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