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Referral Stats

  1. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Hi Paul why don't we do away with the earnings estimate in the referral stats page? It in no way is even a remotely approximate estimate! smile For example, my page shows nearly 500$ ! (It certainly would have helped if it is even one hundredth of it on my adsense account!)
    Best Regards

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    When I look at my earnings estimation, I don't find them to be all that inaccurate.

    If you're getting estimates that high and actual click-thrus that are nowhere near that, you might want to consider rethinking your content strategy a bit.  I'm going to guess you get a lot of page views but not a lot of Hub interaction. (for newer Hub authors who might not know this, you don't get earnings from AdSense by just showing ads, you make money when people actually click on them.)

    Here are questions I ask myself when working on my Hubs:
    Is the content "useful?" (would I like or use it myself?)
    Does the content encourage the visitor to just look at the page and move on, or hang around and explore it?
    What sort of ads is Google serving to the page, and if I wasn't the author, would I find them useful and click on them?

    Looking at the stats that Google gives me about my Hubs, I've edited and updated the ones which showed that people were just "looking and leaving" and slowly I'm getting folks to stick around more and click on stuff.

    1. SunSeven profile image62
      SunSevenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How do you track your referral earnings with Adsense? If only there is a way to do it I can be sure. I hope you know how to do it.

  3. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    There isn't a way to do it right now.  You can get a reasonable idea if you have URL trackers set up for all your hubs plus for hubpages.com.   Just total up all the earnings from the individual hubs and then subtract that from the total for hubpages.com.  It won't be perfect since you earn non-tracker related money from pages other than hubs, and some of the "traffic" money you make will be from your own hubs.  But it should be fairly close ...

    Someday we'll get it setup so you can track it accurately -- but don't hold your breath.  It's a fair amount of work and would only benefit a small number of our users (even though they are some of favorite users).

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's how I do it.

  4. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Paul. I hope to see this feature implemented smile