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Has Google Adsense been worth it for hubbers?

  1. Farawaytree profile image89
    Farawaytreeposted 18 months ago

    After many hubbers tried so hard to sign up with Google Adsense, has it made any difference for them in traffic, etc, once they finally got it?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Having Adsense will make NO difference to your traffic, why should it?

      However, if you do not have an Adsense account, then you will be very lucky to earn even one cent from your Hubs.  ALL the HubPages' Earnings Programs require you to have an Adsense account as a prerequisite.

    2. Misfit Chick profile image94
      Misfit Chickposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      AdSense can really bump up the earnings on an evergreen article that gets a lot of hits, already - although I have never noticed that it helps with traffic. For instance, my article on Warnings about Memory Foam Mattresses makes okay money (some months) off of Amazon topper sales.

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    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 18 months ago

    At the moment I do not have Adsense. I have been trying to decide if I will apply for it through my b*****r account and then use it here, or get my ten quality articles on HP and then apply. I know a lot of people who write elsewhere that have a lot of trouble with Adsense.

  3. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 18 months ago

    Adsense is not something that helps get you traffic... It is for advertising so that you earn money from the traffic that you do get.

    Many people now struggle to get an account as you will need a reasonable amount of quality content (10 - 30 hubs) and in some countries you will have had to have that content up for 6 months before approval.

    Without adsense you cannot become part of the hubpages earning program either..

    Once you have it however it can provide you with a nice income if you have sufficient pages that attract traffic. But don't expect to get rich overnight...

    1. alexbarrocas profile image58
      alexbarrocasposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      So it seems that AdSense is a necessity. But is there another recommended income source?

  4. WryLilt profile image85
    WryLiltposted 18 months ago

    Adsense is the only way to really switch on earnings for Hubpages and is one of the most well known ways to monetise. However once you start writing on your own websites, there are a lot more targeted options available.

  5. Dale Hyde profile image86
    Dale Hydeposted 18 months ago

    It works for me, however that being said, on my blog, the payout is equal to HP payout.

    1. Vagabond Laborer profile image86
      Vagabond Laborerposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Mr. Hyde,  Congratulations on your success on hubpages.  It seems that you have done a lot of soul-searching before adhering to your current belief system; I admire that.

      I currently have 10 featured hubs, 2 of which received Editor's Choice awards, but I still get this message from Google Ads:

      "Insufficient content: To be approved for AdSense and show relevant ads on your site, your pages need to have enough text on them for our specialists to review and for our crawler to be able to determine what your pages are about."

      Do you have any suggestions as to what else I could do to get Google Ads to approve me?  Do I simply need to keep writing hubs for a while?

      Thanks,

      Vagabond Laborer

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        The advice on how to get approved for Adsense is a bit outdated.  Adsense keeps on raising the bar!  Nowadays you need at least 20 Hubs.

        1. Vagabond Laborer profile image86
          Vagabond Laborerposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks Mysterious Marisa . . . : )

        2. Adam Harkus profile image61
          Adam Harkusposted 17 months ago in reply to this

          I got approved after only 6 weeks with 6 hubs. Maybe it's down to the length/content of the hub, or the traffic they generate.

      2. Dale Hyde profile image86
        Dale Hydeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        I see that Marissa clarified this. smile

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    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 18 months ago

    Hi LeanMan... at the moment I just use my amazon associates account on HP. I am here for my writing at the moment.

    Any money will build up down the track. I know a lot of newbies come here thinking that they are going to make their fortune in their first week.

    Fortunately, Australia is a Google friendly country smile

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 18 months ago

    Glaciers move faster than my AdSense totals. I do better with the HP ads program.

    1. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I think I have made 80c (last time I checked) from AdSense in the time I have had three payouts from the HP Ad program, but you need to sign up for AdSense to enable the other.

    2. kenyaentrepreneur profile image84
      kenyaentrepreneurposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Agreed. Having an AdSense account is very useful for other endeavors, though. I slap those ads on everything I do to keep those pennies trickling in.

  8. Farawaytree profile image89
    Farawaytreeposted 18 months ago

    Okay, thanks guys, I feel like my questions has been answered to my satisfaction. Thanks for your time in responding.

  9. emge profile image84
    emgeposted 18 months ago

    I have a google AdSense account and I will say its a pain. I never earned a cent from it.

  10. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 18 months ago

    Adsense does not cause traffic, it turns traffic into money.  In my case low four figures from Adsense and Hubads (which requires an Adsense account) combined.  So yes, worth it.

  11. DebraHargrove profile image80
    DebraHargroveposted 17 months ago

    I have tried for over a week to set up an account for AdSense.  I filled out the application completely but keep getting a message in red lettering stating Cannot connect to the server. Please check your Internet connection and try again.  I really would like to turn on the earning programs but will need to have the Adsense active.  I have an internet connection with all of my other google accounts.  Not able to submit my application to AdSense. 
    Please Advise. Thank You

    1. Farawaytree profile image89
      Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure about the server message, but I see you have 12 hubs... it took me till I had 15 for everything to come together. I'm stumped on the server error part....

    2. SheilaMilne profile image89
      SheilaMilneposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      See this thread at the top of the page:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/133419

      1. DebraHargrove profile image80
        DebraHargroveposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        SheliaMilne
        Thank you so much for your help.  I have been having a hard time trying to figure out what was going on.  You are so kind for providing me the link.  Now I can stop going stir-crazy.

  12. carolynkaye profile image95
    carolynkayeposted 17 months ago

    I have Adsense and the HP program, so I make very little from Adsense and more from the HP program. I get an occasional click on Adsense here that pays okay, but it's rare. I've found Adsense to be more worthwhile from my blog than on Hubpages.

  13. DebraHargrove profile image80
    DebraHargroveposted 17 months ago

    Thanks Farawaytree
    I will add more Hubs to see if this will clear up my application to Adsense.  I also sent a message to Adsense waiting to hear something from them.

    1. Farawaytree profile image89
      Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Okay, yes I know it's very frustrating! Hang in there smile

      1. DebraHargrove profile image80
        DebraHargroveposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        I got this link from SheilaMilne.
        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/133419
        Now I can calm down but I will add more Hubs in the mean time just to be sure to get approved.  Thank you

        1. Farawaytree profile image89
          Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

          big_smile Looks like you have some great hubs!

          1. DebraHargrove profile image80
            DebraHargroveposted 17 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks, you do too.

  14. Adam Harkus profile image61
    Adam Harkusposted 17 months ago

    Well, after 6 weeks the money has started to trickle in. Only time will tell, but if I can keep the traffic rate increasing it all bodes well for the future.

    1. Farawaytree profile image89
      Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      That's great! Here too but very tiny... smile

  15. suraj punjabi profile image87
    suraj punjabiposted 17 months ago

    I do not think that they sign up to AdSense for traffic. Do they? I personally signed up to "activate" the earning part of Hubpages. Sorry I do not understand the lingo. I do not find any increase of decrease in traffic. If you want to improve traffic the best way is to contribute to hubpages and its members by reading their hubs, leaving thoughtful comments, and actively participate in forums, etc. Depending on Google for traffic is not really reliable as it used to be since their algorithm unexpectedly changes, and I heard the latest update hit traffic quite hard on Hubpages and Squidoo.

    1. Farawaytree profile image89
      Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you smile

    2. WryLilt profile image85
      WryLiltposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Adwords is where you pay for traffic (ie, to be featured in the ads).

      Adsense is where you show the ads (ie, advertise those who pay).

 
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