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A question on asking questions?

  1. sallybea profile image96
    sallybeaposted 23 months ago

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    In the learning center, it states that 'The Answers section is a place where Hubbers can ask Questions and receive revenue from 60% of the impressions for that page'.  Is this information current and up-to-date?

    1. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Yes.
      The ad revenue goes to the person who asks the question, not to the people who answer.

      1. brakel2 profile image87
        brakel2posted 23 months ago in reply to this

        In the beginning, the money was from clicking on ads from Adsense. Now it sounds like it comes from impressions from HP ads. I cannot find an answer that is definitive. Do you know? I am disappointed that people still ask so many questions that belong in forum. The questions go on webpages, and I am sure the public does not care about some of these questions and answers. I wish this issue could be clarified, but I know it is spelled out already by staff. A lot of errors come from newer hubbers who are not tuned in to all the rules yet.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Sally,

      It looks like a few others have provided the correct answer, but I just wanted to chime in and confirm that the person asking a Question does earn 60% of impressions on Questions just like on Hubs.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Christy
        That is good to know as I thought I had read somewhere that the importance of asking questions had been reduced somewhat, in relation to what, I cannot remember!

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          The reality is that it's much harder to earn from Q&A than it is from Hubs because articles are more likely to show up in searches, but if you ask a question that a lot of people are wondering about and that isn't answered well elsewhere online, it's still possible.

  2. sallybea profile image96
    sallybeaposted 23 months ago

    Writer Fox
    Thank you, I wish I could remember where I read it, but I thought I read somewhere here that questions no longer play much of a role in income!

    1. lbrummer profile image90
      lbrummerposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      That explains why there are some folks that have lots of questions, or forum conversation starters, even if they sometimes make no sense.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        It took me two and more years to discover that but somewhere there is a little doubt in my mind that that info I read may not still be current.

        1. Writer Fox profile image75
          Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Forum threads don't make money for Hubbers, only for HP.

    2. tillsontitan profile image91
      tillsontitanposted 23 months ago

      Well I'll be darned!  I never knew that.  After four years I'm still learning.  Thanks Sally!

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        tillsontitan
        I notice that a question has some effect on one's average hub score, not individual hub scores but the average score. Now there is something to ponder.

        1. brakel2 profile image87
          brakel2posted 23 months ago in reply to this

          That is encouraging, as we are diligently trying to get our scores better and hopefully increase our traffic.

    3. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 23 months ago

      My sentiments exactly, thanks for commenting.

    4. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 23 months ago

      Hi Christy,
      That is interesting and good to know, thank you.
      Sally

     
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