Try to get some good organic traffic lady! I can see your hubs are not optimized for search engines. Some are written on topics that 3-4 people will search in whole month. One hub of yours I found on very high competition keywords. Just make sure you get traffic from search engines. That traffic will gain you clicks and thus the income.
lol ... You must read about SEO if you want to make money online and people do make a living here online so why not you? On another thread Mark Knowles mentioned he has earned 140K last year by working online, and others too make this much. Just read about SEO and write good stuff and you will be earning some good money. There are people who earn much more than MArk online. So you can also do it.
I hate to say this but it's the truth. 100 impressions really isn't much when it comes to Adsense. I am lucky to get 1-3 clicks per 100 impressions so 0 isn't all that unusual.
as far as what you can do to get more, on hubpages there isn't much. I mean on website of your own you can work with ad placement and color schemes, but on hubpages it seems that most of that is done for you.
if you want to make more from adsense than you could work on keywords.
find keywords that don't have a high level of competition, but pay $2.00 + so that you will receive more organic traffic and when you do get clicks they will actually pay out well.
Hi ,oh I did that last week ,and I went from say 50c to nothing ...depressing...maybe I should just go back to before I started all the tweeking titles and keywords...Im dreaming about the damn words now Interesting posts there cLs! I get a few clicks but still nothing even though the keywords are sposed to be good,if not great...I think maybe its the adverts, so maybe if I change the categories??
Patience! It takes more than a few days before a hub starts yielding. From my personal experience it takes about 9 days to 2 weeks before I start getting clicks on a hub. In the meanwhile just write some more hubs.
Regarding clicks that have zero value, this usually happens when the traffic is not targetted (i.e. it's from Reddit or Digg) or if the person who clicks is a habitual clicker but never buys anything. You need to aim for search traffic that came to your hub because they were looking for the material you were writing about.
I doubt it on Hubpages, but I know of another instance where a little band got together and did just that. Like madmen they clicked, and all but three were disabled. Luck of the Draw I guess, but hey they can tell, interaction between common computers. !!!!!!
If you really want to get clicks and make money You have to rethink about what you're writing and whether it will attract people who will want to buy something.
I just read your hub "Olean Ny home of the many squirrels." It is very well written and interesting. But you're assuming that people who find that are going to want to buy squirrel things. I don't think that that's a good assumption.
If you want to sell squirrel stuff then you need to write a headline such as Buy Great Gifts for Squirrel Lovers and Collectors. Then write your hub about that. Of course you can include a paragraph or two about Olean NY. But that should be a sidelight that reinforces your keywords, provides unique material.
If you put the word buy first it will rank highly in google and you'll attract people pre-disposed to buy something. It's boring but that's what your after. Order is a good word too.
Put some of your squirrel stuff above the fold. If they're there to buy something then be sure to let them know you've got the products.
Describe specific products and why they are great with squirrel lovers. Be sure to explain why people who love squirrels will want to buy these.
You want them to click on ads or buy products. So feature that as the main focus of your hub. Everything you write should focus on that and lead to a sale.
There's really no point in optimizing a hub for the search engines, if it's going to attract the wrong reader.
If you want to sell, and just not entertain, you've got to think about what you want to sell or what type of ads you want people to click on, first. Then write a draft of your hub to sell. Then optimize.
Kmackey if you want to get clicks. Start a new hub. Pick an Amazon product that you're really familiar with. The write a hub like you're talking to someone and tell them why it's great and tell them to buy it.
Your hub should have about 500 words. Just get in the habit of selling don't worry about seo or keywords.
Squirrels just don't have that much to sell. That's fine if you want to write about them, but you probably should not expect more than an occasional click.
Just glancing over your hubs, I would spend more time on Kratom instead of squirrels. It solves a problem or is something that people will want to buy. Optimize your hub for search engines, and join a Kratom affiliate program that you can link to and get a commission.
Gotcha, no hard feelings, no appeasement necessary. The loss of income strikes a very large cord with me. This isn't a hobby for me, this is how I make a living. So when someone suggests clicking it is a very frightening thing.
Great List Silver Rose. I'm glad you made the distinction between targeting words for selling products or adsense clicks. I think that's something that people forget a lot of the time. The marketing copy changes alot.
I'm trying to focus some hubs on adsense and I'm having trouble re-arranging my brain!
It's the opposite for me. I'm really struggling to get to grips with Amazon and writing for Amazon. I really want to crack it though. I read a brilliant blog post (actually it was a video) on why you should target Amazon for high traffic sites. Here it is for the curious:
Silver Rose, I just checked out the video post. Enjoyed it a lot. Yes Amazon is definitely worth the effort. I just worry about investing in them too much because of their response to states that enact internet taxes.
Kmackey32, welcome back. I hope our posts are helping you!
I have taken your advice and been busy with keywords Nellie, although I still need to check out the contents again , maybe edit a few things ,not exactly sure.
My biggest enemy lately has been procastination,but imagine my surprise to log on and see 6 red arrows ...I hate getting all excited over an arrow ,but it sure helps huh...
One thing that puzzles me though, is page impressions are really low ,I thought the good trafffic would mean page impressions(93) would be better somehow,or am I getting confused between views and impressions?
Will get back to it tomorrow when Im not so tired ,but popped in to thankyou for the reddies
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