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.
Oh yes! I have crossed a quarter today - so very proud!
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.
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.
?? 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.
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.
How do you check the difference in earnings from the sub-domain and editor hubs you have?
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.
Before AdSense got folded into the HubPages Earnings program, you used to be told exactly what each individual Hub earned.
I miss those stats.
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.
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.
Does that mean that the EC took all the crap out of your subdomain then?
There are other possibilities. Like Google recognizing its former errors. HP did take a couple of less than stellar video hubs, though (a mystery).
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.
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