I have been writing for hubpages for 10 months now and never seemed to be betting many ad clicks. As soon as I would write a hub I would blog about it and advertise it on other forums I belong to. I realized that after I published a hub the ads would be for things like tatoos and playstation, not anything to do with what I was writing on. So of course I was advertising my hubs right away and why would anyone click on an ad for tatoos when I wrote an article of spaghetti sauce?
After I asked and found out that it takes a couple of days for the ads to be appropriate, I started not advertising any of the hubs I write until about 2 days after I write them. Just since I have done this my ad clicks have tripled. I wanted to mention this, because if I had known this when I started, I would have gotten a lot more ad clicks over the past months and I would have made more money AND hubpages would have made more money. I don't know if it is something that Hubpages can let new writers know about or not, but it would be a good idea.
Just wanted to share.
this sounds like an interesting theory and could be a possibility although as I understand Google when you first publish a hub the ads placed on your page are temporary and are in effect public service ads until Google has checked your page and updated it with relevant ads to your content, which means that the ads for tattoo's and other unrelated content are free and you get no recompense when they are clicked.
there has been another big surge in traffic to Hubpages in recent weeks which could explain the extra ad clicks that you recieve ,the more visitors you recieve the more people click on your ads. no matter the reason though it is fantastic that you are getting some clicks and earning some cash, i love your hubs and you are worth every red cent of what you earn.....jimmy
Ads for tattoos would not be public service ads. If they are clicked then you would get money for them. The likelihood of them being clicked though is very slim.
The reason behind such ads is that there are a lot of hubs on the subject getting a lot of traffic. So Adsense is defaulting to that, at least temporarily.
Thanks for sharing I think your method is pretty sound. Whatever the delay is, by the second day ads are already relevant, and at that moment you bring in a wave of direct traffic from forums. And now you show them relevant ads, and they click more. Perfectly logical.
Advertising on other forums after the ads have settled seems like a great idea. I have to try it and then get back to you with the results =]
Dammit - I probably lost at least 27 cents not doing this
Haha way to burst the guy's bubble! But seriously, that's probably only what its worth - 27c. I read something about the lower your click-through rate, the lower your earnings when someone actually does click?
Another thing I have noticed is that for some time after a hub is published, it is the adsense ads for HP that gets displayed. It takes about half an hour for your ads to start displaying. So when someone clicks on an ad the revenue goes to HP.
That's quite clever on HP's part. They need to make money somehow, I guess.
Yes good ideas thrown in here. Unless you dont have a website of your own you have to share so less money (next to nothing really). Good thing about hubpages is that individual hubs are indexed quickly and even if you dont do anything to it there will be visitors sepcially from google.
I haven't had any visitors from Google yet. Routhly, I think it takes about a week to get indexed - which is good considering the ad relativity.
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