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RESOLVED: Ad impressions not jiving with stats

  1. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 20 months ago

    Why are my ad impressions only half of what HubPages shows for traffic for each day? I know they receive a 40% cut (which is demotivating for me, I'd rather it be 70/30 or even 80/20, that would be way more motivating), but it seems even with the 40%, my impressions are low.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image79
      LuisEGonzalezposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      What you see are your impressions on the time that your ads show (60%) the rest (40%) are those that go to Hubpages.

    2. Writer Fox profile image74
      Writer Foxposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Mine are way off, too, and I mentioned that here:
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/131891#post2750329
      That was posted on the Technical Problems forum, which the staff supposedly monitors.

      So now it's Tuesday, and still no word from the staff.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      There was a delay over the weekend and stats and earnings were updated yesterday.

    4. CatherineGiordano profile image88
      CatherineGiordanoposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I just noticed that my total views are lower than they were yesterday. They are about where they were on Sunday. I write the views down every time I see an update and I've lost about 300 views from the "Ever" column.
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      1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
        Matthew Meyerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        There was an adjustment for accuracy that resulted in a decrease of the total views.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 20 months ago

    So why don't you move your content to your own site and get 100% of the impressions?

  3. makingamark profile image72
    makingamarkposted 20 months ago

    I may be wrong but I think what the OP is saying is why is the money from ad impressions way down compared to what she's received in the past for the traffic that the site is getting. (i.e. the percentage share issue is irrelevant since that is a given)

    In other words why is ad income much reduced?

    I'm also experiencing the same problem. I'd also add in that I am perplexed by the fact Amazon seems to have also dried up completely - relative to the traffic numbers - which is very odd.

    So does HubPages have a difficulty in recording and reporting data re. income - but hasn't said anything?

    How about the option that Relache suggests - and we look seriously at the alternative 100% option in relation to traffic, stats and income?

    I do know sites which purport to share income with content providers according to a set formula tend to only be credible for as long as they can provide reliable statistics on a consistent basis.  If they lose credibility they also tend to lose content....

  4. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 20 months ago

    Not resolved. Over time, it appears that my ad earnings are at 50% instead of 60%.

    My ad impressions are half of my traffic.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      We created a new FAQ to explain this issue in more detail.
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#impression-percentage

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