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Anyone else earning more with straight AdSense than Hub ad program?

  1. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 6 months ago

    I noticed that CPMs are really low so I decided to just start a test where I would just be running AdSense ads only and it's only day one, only one data point, but so far I'm already out-earning my HubAds earnings.

    Anyone else running tests and seeing anything similar (or different results?)

    1. AloBeDa profile image86
      AloBeDaposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      I earn much better on Adsense that HubAds.
      I have experimented a few times, switching from one to the other, and found that to be so in my case.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 months ago

    I don't know if anyone has tried it for a while, but there have certainly been people who've earned more on Adsense than HP Ads in the past. It seems to depend what your subject matter is.

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      If I remember right, Melbel has switched over before and has found HP ads to be better. But now that the CPM is super low (relatively) I guess I should give it a try as well.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 months ago

    I stopped paying attention to my AdSense earnings ages ago - glaciers move faster. If I ever reach their mythical $100 minimum for a payout, I will be pleasantly surprised and accept it as a gift from a gracious nowhere, but if HP hadn't introduced their own Ad Program I probably would've given up on this site long ago. HP Ads for the win.

  4. sabrebIade profile image80
    sabrebIadeposted 6 months ago

    I also do much better with Adsense that HubAds
    Always have.

  5. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 months ago

    Yeah, I've run the test for longer and I seeing $5 and $8 days with AdSense instead of the $2 and $3 days I'm having with just straight hub ads.

  6. simplehappylife profile image82
    simplehappylifeposted 5 months ago

    This is good to know.  Thank You so much for experimenting and sharing your results smile

  7. NurseFlood profile image84
    NurseFloodposted 4 months ago

    Which niches seems to do well with adsense vs hubpages adprogram?  I have never run this experiment and am curious about your results.

  8. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 months ago

    I just switched over the adwords on my other account. I will let you know how that turns out.

  9. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 months ago

    I thought HP required people to be on the HP plan in order to be on the niche sites?

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      No, that's not true.

  10. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 4 months ago

    I earn about 50% more using just adsense and not the HPadds..

  11. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 months ago

    My experiment cut earnings in half, I'll stick with the HP ad program.

    1. ChristinS profile image92
      ChristinSposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        I switched mine yesterday to do an experiment since the HP earnings have tanked for me the past couple of months.  I'm hoping it works out better, but in the past I've always done better with HP ads.  I'll post my results in a day or two.

  12. Cynthianne profile image94
    Cynthianneposted 4 months ago

    For some reason, even though my Goodle AdSense says "active", I can't access my numbers because they say I am not active...so I guess I am running on just Hubads, which is doing pretty good for me.

  13. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 4 months ago

    I am totally disappointed with earnings at the moment. For some unknown reason even though the views are the same, I am back on daily earnings that I had about 5 years ago! so frustrating! and indeed makes not the slightest bit of common sense!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Mine are way down too.

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, CPM is nearly half of what it was in early December.

      2. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Disappointing to say the least.

  14. eugbug profile image94
    eugbugposted 4 months ago

    For me, CPM is the same as what it was this time last year. In 2016 CPM started to increase towards the end of March, for me anway. Presumably this has something to do with competition increasing as the gardening season takes off.

  15. ChristinS profile image92
    ChristinSposted 4 months ago

    So, I disabled the HP ad program for a few days last week and only used AdSense, and it would appear my earnings were significantly better for the few days that I had HP ads disabled. I switched back and the HP earnings the past few days are the lowest I've seen in years.

    That has never happened before.  I used to always do better running the HP Ad program, so needless to say I am going to keep a very close eye on it.  For now I am going to run with just Adsense for a bit longer and see what happens. 

    Perhaps all the massive earnings drops here are the result of the latest algorithm update that happened recently who knows?  My traffic is way up on many of my niche sites, but the earnings are not, they are either the same or dropping and it's very, very frustrating when earnings dip so dramatically with no warning. 

    Interested in other people's results with this as well.  I'll post again should anything change.

    1. NurseFlood profile image84
      NurseFloodposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      How do you change to Adsense? I think I want to try!

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I had two interesting days this week when Adsense paid more than HubPages even though I am on the HP earnings program. I guess that shows how low earnings have sunk to lately.  I would also like to know how to change over to Adsense please,

  16. ChristinS profile image92
    ChristinSposted 4 months ago

    If you want to run your own experiment go to the settings and then next to "configure" and turn off the HP Ad program.

    Keep in mind, I have had AdSense for a long time on several niche sites, so if you don't have AdSense in other places, your earnings will have to build up to 100 dollars on AdSense for payout.  If you only make a small amount, it may not be worth it to you. 

    Good luck everyone smile

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Christin S It is good to know now how to change the settings even if I am a little nervous to change them right now.  Might be tempted though if things continue they way they have been.  I do have Adsense earnings set up in a couple of other places and they seem to be doing OK.

  17. NurseFlood profile image84
    NurseFloodposted 4 months ago

    I have my own blog and plan to start a YouTube channel and vlogs, so hoping I will hit layout easier with my combination.  I still haven't hit payout in over a year on the ad program, so it can't hurt, right?

    My only fear is that I will never ever hit payout on the HP ad program and it just sits there forever!