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Earnings Disappeared

  1. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
    Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago

    This month I have steadily seen an increase in my earnings. By lunch time today, it had reached a certain amount, but by tonight it had dropped by almost $5. Why would that be? Is there a precedence for something like this?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Strange things are happening - all the estimated earnings have changed to 0 from the last four days - - from Sunday on.  Not to worry - they will have it fixed by the time payout rolls around.

    2. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You just beat me to it! I just saw that since this morning, my earnings dropped nearly 20%. On my daily breakdown of the last 7 days, I see that the last four days have been wiped out. ??? I'm hoping there is some glitch and this will be restored/corrected ASAP.

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Clarification *** My earnings that I ALREADY earned dropped 20% since this morning. Meaning, 20% had been taken away from my total for the month to date...not a drop in daily earnings.

    3. Marina Lazarevic profile image81
      Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi all, we had technical issues with processing the data we received from ad networks. The fix is being worked on and we expect to have Ad Program earnings for March 13-16 updated and finalized by tomorrow morning. We apologize for the inconvenience and lack of warning (there is an announcement up in My Account now). Please check back tomorrow. Thanks!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Figured as much. My pulse rate didn't even quicken when I saw this thread. Give yourselves an extra box of donuts this Thursday. big_smile

      2. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Every time something like this happens when the numbers return they are far less than before. Just an observation..... smile

        1. DrMark1961 profile image92
          DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So if my numbers are better should I send an email to HP staff and complain?

          1. Cardisa profile image92
            Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That's your prerogative sir, I never suggested anything of the sort.

        2. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
          Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I hope not, but let's wait and see.

      3. KenDeanAgudo profile image69
        KenDeanAgudoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my, mine had dropped too. I hope everything will be polished soon.

    4. Au fait profile image95
      Au faitposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If you go to your account page and click on your earnings listed, as you know it will take you to the page that lists your daily earnings, etc.  At the top of that page is an announcement; Processing Delays, etc.  They're saying they expect this issue to be resolved by tomorrow morning. 

      I have lost about $15, so I hope it comes back the same or better than before.

    5. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
      Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I am seeing some return of earnings. Is the total less than before as Cardisa suggested it might be? Yes! Not by a lot, but it is less which means at least a day's worth of earnings are not accounted for so far. Not happy.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Every time there is a glitch with the payment system the earnings drop. For me it's not computing because of my daily average earning based on my traffic. Sunday was my best traffic day which was reflected in my earnings yesterday. Now the adjustments has reduced my earnings by almost a day, yet Monday's earnings are included. It's making no sense to me.

        1. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
          Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps a Hubpages staffer can again weigh in on this issue too. How about it Marina? Is there an explanation for this?

        2. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
          Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Ooooh, wait, it just went up again...

          1. Cardisa profile image92
            Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Mine hasn't changed hmm

        3. janshares profile image89
          jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Same for me, too, Cardisa. I had a really good Sunday for traffic and earnings. The amount is now lower than initially reported. This has happen before as you indicated earlier, very disappointing when you think you made a certain amount. (sigh)

          1. Cardisa profile image92
            Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It's hard for me to accept the figures and these are some of the reasons why people don;t stick around. Earnings are not transparent and they should be. People should not be wondering what happened. A clear explanation should be offered and something plausible at that.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              What would you consider "transparent"?  You are given traffic figures, impression figures and CPM already.  We were told that "we had technical issues with processing the data we received from ad networks." - would you like the programming details of what happened to be published for the world to see (and would it do you any good to know them)?

              Do you wish HP to make public what it is being paid for specific ads, ruining any competitive advantage we get from using yeild build or the prices HP negotiates? 

              I think HP does a pretty good job of mixing information given/kept secret.  They give us what they can without destroying their competitive stance in software and negotiations, IMO.  What else would you like to see before considering earnings to be "transparent"?

              1. Cardisa profile image92
                Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And maybe I don't see this as clearly as you do. Thanks for scolding me. smile

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Actually wasn't scolding.  I see this request a lot, but have never understood just what the various posters are asking for.

    6. Marina Lazarevic profile image81
      Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ad Program earnings are updated now!

  2. dailytop10 profile image88
    dailytop10posted 3 years ago

    I share the experience. Maybe it's just a glitch in their system. Don't be alarmed, this happens often but will be back to normal in a few days.

  3. healthylife2 profile image95
    healthylife2posted 3 years ago

    I just posted the same question and lost about $5.00 also. I have never seen this happen but must be a problem with the system. Hopefully they will be able to fix it soon.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/humor/doom.jpg

  5. Jonathan Wylie profile image94
    Jonathan Wylieposted 3 years ago

    Ok. Glad to know we are in the same boat, but it would be nice to have an official statement from a hubpages staff member on this. Just to put our minds at rest and all smile

  6. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Oh Lord, I'm seeing the same. What's going on? Actually, this needs to be posted under Technical Problems so Matt can look at it. Jonathan, will you repost?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There is no money because all the impressions were actually zero.  HP had no traffic on those days. big_smile

      1. DrMark1961 profile image92
        DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for clearing that up for us.
        Zero traffic?
        Oh well, guess I need to do some editing and improve my hubs.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Me, too.  I went from about 1,000 impressions to zero.

          I trust they'll be found when the gnomes and fairies again tire of playing with numbers.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image92
            DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I was wondering what happened to all of my lawn gnomes. I guess they caught a plane to SF so they could play a little mischief with the numbers.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You got it!  They get bored with all the grass, I think, and want to pretend they are mathematicians.  So off to HP they go and the poor programmers have a devil of a time tracking them down through all the hard drives.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image92
                DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                It must have something to do with the holiday.
                IsntĀ“t there a story about St. Patrick losing his earnings to lawn gnomes?

  7. JayFS profile image82
    JayFSposted 3 years ago

    My earnings just disappeared too. I had earned my first $0.10 and then it dropped down to $0.00. Sad! hmm

    1. snakeslane profile image80
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Awww, I lost a penny.

  8. mariexotoni profile image90
    mariexotoniposted 3 years ago

    Oh god.... I hope the numbers aren't less. I was so proud..

  9. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Now this is why I mentioned the donuts. Higher blood sugar, more money.

  10. tehgyb profile image83
    tehgybposted 3 years ago

    Agreed, I've just hit the same issue. Everything from the last 3 days is gone.

    I'm confident it will be fixed though. Little hiccups from time to time are not unexpected.

  11. srsddn profile image89
    srsddnposted 3 years ago

    We were getting a star on the earnings for the past four days. It means these were yet to be verified. So the verification is being done now. Wait and watch.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image92
      DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Is that what those stars mean? I thought HP was putting that on there when you did a good job. My kindergarten teacher used to do that.

  12. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 3 years ago

    I just noticed that mine has disappeared too! I was so pleased with it as well! I just hope it comes back as good as it went! lol!

  13. Venessa1 profile image67
    Venessa1posted 3 years ago

    mine went down also

  14. Hackslap profile image81
    Hackslapposted 3 years ago

    My daily earnings for the past 4 days dropped to zilch for some reason .. think there's a glitch .. hopefully they'll sort it soon

  15. Kathleen Odenthal profile image93
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    Thank goodness for this thread! I almost had a heart attack! I just finished a hub, clicked published, and thought I lost all my earnings! Hope this gets fixed soon!

  16. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 3 years ago

    I went down about $25. Ouch!

  17. georgescifo profile image52
    georgescifoposted 3 years ago

    Mine also went down when I checked this morning, but now it seems to be fixed and my earnings have returned to normal.

  18. Mark Johann profile image73
    Mark Johannposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for the reply Admins of Hubpages. I always think that few things could change our revenue but only temporary. I always expect this circumstances.

    But I am more glad that HP staff attends our needs. I love hubpages.

  19. Damanee Bailey profile image59
    Damanee Baileyposted 3 years ago

    Hey am a new person on the block am wondering if it happens all the time.  In terms of money glitches.

    1. chasmac profile image98
      chasmacposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No - There are occasional earnings stats glitches, but they soon get fixed, usually within a day or two.

 
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