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Is your income from your subdomain or HP?

  1. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    The new adsense page is showing something I never paid much attention to before; a "top sites" section that shows earnings per site.  Our subdomain is separated out from HP.com in it.

    I am seeing more income from HP than I am from my subdomain; has to be from the editors choice.  Prior to this, there was such a mix of high and low traffic hubs that I could only guess at income results, but this is pretty plain.  I'm earning more (not much but some) from editors choice hubs than from non-choice hubs.  At least with the pennies I earn from adsense impression type ads, and I would expect to see the same on HPads.

    Anyone else?

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Money?

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yes!  I have crossed a quarter today - so very proud! smile

        But of course, impression pennies are pretty directly tied to traffic, so the EC hubs are, in general, getting more traffic than non-EC.  Add in that slightly under half my hubs are EC and the difference is even greater.  HP has pulled the high traffic hubs as EC, whether by intent or from a side effect.

    2. Ericdierker profile image80
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wilderness I think you are spot on.
      There is a miss here. Negativity allows speculation of malfeasance as numbers do not "crunch". Perhaps HP is just really lousy in this area. But that does not seem right. These metrics are troublesome when a fine fellow like you sees the break in logic of metrics.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        ??  In theory, traffic should flow more towards the "better" hubs, whatever that might mean.  An EC should be a "better" hub, and should therefore get more traffic.

        Which is exactly what I'm seeing - I just could not be positive before without taking a lot of time to add up all the numbers.  Too lazy to do so, I could only guess.

        1. Ericdierker profile image80
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Wilderness I just think that if we go by our goals that our hubs will be better and then the rest falls into place.
          My "non-featured" seem just fine -- the are alternative.
          I do hope that those of ya'll getting accolade type stuff on your writing do better. As it should be.

    3. Hikapo profile image84
      Hikapoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      How do you check the difference in earnings from the sub-domain and editor hubs you have?

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It shows up on the adsense site, for adsense earnings only.  There is no way of knowing which hub is earning what on HPads.

        1. Ericdierker profile image80
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Bad and bad.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    LOL, I never check AdSense because I don't make anything but pennies.  I tried the new page just to see what you're talking about.  My subdomain is making .01 cent more than HP, plus I have a few referrals listed who have made nothing also. 

    I clicked on site health with the five blue dots, and it had this suggestion: Page speed performance
    We’ve analyzed the performance of your pages with the highest number of ad requests. Improving the performance of your site can lead to an improved experience for your users and increased traffic.


    Did you see that on yours also?

    It also had 3 suggestions for revenue optimization.

    And it suggests adding Google+ button.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - same messages.  I do note that the "site health" has gone up to 5 dots; it used to be only 4.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Before AdSense got folded into the HubPages Earnings program, you used to be told exactly what each individual Hub earned.

    I miss those stats.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too, relache.  I really wish HP could tell us what hub earned what.  It is mostly about impressions, not clicks, but the CPM varies widely by page.  I'd like to know what pages are doing better in that regard.

    2. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      When was that reporting changed!

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Before HPads the only advertising was through adsense.  Where you could (and still can) find which hub produced which click and which $.  The first income I show from HPads was Mar. 3, 2011.

  4. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Most of my hubs that got the EC nod a few months ago quickly increased their traffic and noticeably pulled away from my non-EC hubs. Now the non-EC ones have caught up.

    I reckon Google has decided to stop choking my sub.

    The EC designation remains a useful insurance against Panda, though.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean that the EC took all the crap out of your subdomain then? smile

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        There are other possibilities. Like Google recognizing its former errors. HP did take a couple of less than stellar video hubs, though (a mystery).

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The Big G?  Recognizing it's errors? 

          Surely you jest! big_smile

  5. electronician profile image93
    electronicianposted 3 years ago

    I never even thought of this - I have hubpages.com set up as a url channel in adsense but not my subdomain - thanks!

    To answer your question, I'm no expert, but perhaps there are advertisers buying ads specifically on hubpages (I think they can target domains) or Google is showing more ads from some big advertisers because hp is a trusted site. This would mean there would be more high paying ads on hp and you'd get a higher cpm from the hubpages domain that from your own subdomain.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hadn't thought of that, but if you are correct (and I believe you are) then it makes a very good explanation of why EC hubs would earn more.

  6. lovebuglena profile image92
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    I checked stats from Sept till now and for me the subdomain has more income than my HP domain...

    1. lovebuglena profile image92
      lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      And I've got 11 EC hubs...So, wonder why for me it is not the other way around.

 
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