I am disclosing mine on my hub; I would like to know how well others are doing so as to measure my progress. Total earnings only as it is against google TOS to disclose eCPM.
I would love to disclose this info if I had any to disclose..I cannot seem to figure anything out and I am not getting anything as far a I can tell after 2 months and 14 hubs. I have tried adding ads to it, so far I see none, I have inserted meta tags in the proper places. still zilch, I am beginning to thing it is all a joke. and a wast of my time. Adwords was just draining my bank account instead of adding to it..so I cancelled that too. I can't seem to get a mismade analytic account removed either. sorry if I rambled. But I put a lot time and effort into these hubs and for nothing.
Seems the only ones making money are the people selling things, I have nothing to sell but my knowledge on certain topics.
Which is fine but you have to figure out what your audience wants to find not so much you want to write about - you wrote a delightful hub about your shelties but there seems to be very few ads (the same ad showed 3 out of 4 times when I viewed your hub) which strongly suggests theres not a market for the words you used - I suspect sheltie is too obscure a breed. Think about what someone who wants to buy something would search on - maybe how to choose a puppie, what sort of puppie for my kids, how to care for an older dog - that sort of thing. An easy way to check out what is doing well for traffic (again not necessarily cash) on HP is to look at the top hubs (100 or near to score) - you're soon understand the commercial topics but you don' t have to necessarily be writing about topless celebs to make $! I would also write stuff which is timeless - that won't go out of date quickly because then it can make you money for years!
Adwords is a sophisticated approach which I have tried and failed on too - I think you need to understand about keywords, long tail, write well and have some patience - you don't need to pay for traffic it will come Check your statistics - where are your visitors coming from - hubpages visitors won't buy anything you need people from the search engines and related forums. Do you know any animal forums? Add your link to your sig when you comment appropriately in those forums.
That all said I am having fun but not making a living from it: My earnings report for Dec is here: http://www.continuingadventures.com/200 … ember-2007 that's not just from hubpages but also from that blog and 2 other sites which I mention in the sidebar of the blog.
Hope this helps!
I have visited your hub it's great. Now I don't know this niche but it could be very competitive. Also it takes time for search engine to rank your articles.
Also some people say the number of hubs doesn't matter I don't agree it does matter because of probability game: the more hubs and different topics you have the more chance you have to get traffic, clicks and high paying keywords.
It means all keywords don't earn you the same:
http://www.rumler.com/google/adsense/to … ywords.php
Of course very high paying keywords are too competitive to be targeted by newbies like you and me but if your niche keywords are low you can't expect to earn much except with huge traffics like the one Sunseven achieves.
Yep, Lissie is spot on.
One thing that you could do to increase your Ebay and Amazon earnings is to not just putting the capsules down at the bottom of your page with the default keywords. Add a capsule for Amazon closer to the top of your page. Feature one book and write a small text capsule about the book alongside it.
I tend to sprinkle the Ebay and Amazon capsules throughout a hub instead of just placing them at the bottom and while I've never made a whole lot of money from the Amazon ones (stingy cookie!), I do pretty well with Ebay. And when I do make Amazon sales, they are frequently for the exact book I'm showcasing. So while Adsense may not pay off for your particular topics, you will almost always find something reasonably relevant for the other two.
My Adsense earnings for December was $183.80. That is mostly from Hubpages as I rarely bother to run Adsense on my other sites. I prefer pushing Ebay. Ebay for December, just from Hubpages, was about $32 and I think my Amazon was about $14. The Ebay is actually a bit low, but I make most of my money with Ebay on my Ebay-only sites.
I've never sold anything from a hub, but make decent lunch money in google ads.
I do agree with lissie and embitca..
Carefuly place of amazon and ebay capsules are the key for selling stuff from what I hear. Plus it depends on your topic. More popular and unique topics tend to get more views and sales.
I try to add affilitate capsules within the hub as well as at the end, depending on the amount of info I have to say and the topic at hand.
here are my google adsense earnings for the last year, as you can see there's no money in poetry, there is obviously a correlation between hits and revenue, I have never been able to get approved by ebay, they declined my application at the very beginning and then again 6 months later so I thought f**k them... via Amazon I sold one book all year, yeah disappointing...
....IF... you want to make money from this then you need to pick a topic that generates significant hits,poetry is not one of these, things for dumb people seems to work, depressingly my no. 1 is How to Calculate Standard Deviation and no. 2 is Quarts in a Gallon... these were from the Ideas Bank, who would ever believe that thousands of sad people would search for these from Google... I'm SO tempted to delete them... *laughs*
I'm open to all suggestions on how to improve these earnings since it would be nice to use this cash to buy poetry books...this reminds me of the European scholar Erasmus who said something like;- 'when there is money I buy books if any is left I buy food..."
I fully agree with Misha. Your Hits are really impressive for a Poetry site: do you promote it somewhere ? I don't even have your hits! and I won't disclose them as it is normally forbidden by adsense TOS to disclose both earnings and impressions.
So if I make much better earnings with lower hits you guess my adsense keywords value are much higher than yours.
I don't think your problem is number of hits. Your numbers are impressive in that part. I bet your problem is cheap and untargeted ads. Your earnings compared to your hits are way lower than they should be. I think you need to learn what keyword research is and how to use it. On-page optimization for Adsense will not hurt either. With the number of hits you are getting, you should be in a range of hundreds of dollars per month...
I remember I saw a google's adsense keywords and how much they pay but I could not find the link....does anyone know the link ?
I have added the daily average for the running month on my hub which is today 3.8$ ( http://hubpages.com/hub/Adsense-Earnings-day-by-day ) . If one extrapolate for the month it would mean 3.8*30=114$ ! That would be a steady growth for my earnings again (since I made 59$ last month) and I can't believe it as I'm very conservative guy: at the moment I think it's due to luck and that this average is not sustainable, I would be happy if I were wrong
I guess it my turn to be the dummy, i was confusing tags with keywords, where do you insert keywords??? I am over 50...I have an excuse.
I was as confused as you at the beginning and I'm well under 50
You don't insert keywords per se: keywords refer to what advertizers pay when people type these keywords in search engine and may show your articles. So it is in the content of your articles that these keywords reside and also in the tags.
For more on basics there is a free ebook here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Search_Engine_O … or_Dummies
The other issue i have is when i try to place a banner on my page i place the html or meta tag where they tell me to put it and it never shows up. I am pretty computer illiterate. Thank you for the help by the way.
You can't run banners on hubpages, you need your own site for that...
ok when i pick an advertisement i want on my page it asks me what size banner, link or whatever, why do they ask if you can't do it. I have been trying to put an ad on for an item on Amazon and it never shows..are you saying that cant be done? I have seen ads on other pages. thanks.
You can't pick or control the ads on your Hubs. That only works when you run your own website.
But if you wish to get money from the ads that run on your Hubs, you do need to sign up with Google's AdSense and enter the appropriate code in your account on this end.
Trakker, I don't follow.
When you sign up for Adsense, I seem to recall there is somewhere you can choose what you want your banners etc. to look like, because I did it when I set up my blog. But it's irrelevant for HubPages - you don't get to choose where the Adsense ads go, and you can't pick what adverts you want. They just happen, if you've put your code in the Affiliate section of your account. You don't put anything on the HubPage itself. Adsense is working as it should, because I can see the ads on your Hubs.
As for Amazon, I can see that you have put a capsule up, but you may have it set for Keywords instead of ASIN.
If you choose ASIN, then you can cut and paste the ASIN numbers from Amazon for specific books. However if you just put in the ASIN numbers while the capsule is set to Keywords, it won't work.
I have done that, and not sure what it does, you can't see anything different...I have nothing in my index..(not sure what that is, but there is no amount there.everything is zeros no matter if its ebay, amazon or analytic or google
I wonder what I am doing wrong... i hear about keywords, but dont know what they are exactly. and how do I enter them in my page?
How do you put the large pictures of items from Amazon or Ebay on your page all I can do is insert an url or have those small ads at the bottom of the page.
OK I think I understand the ad thing I will go see if I can make some adjustments, thank you so much, all of you.
Trakker, you still sound a little confused.
One - with Adsense ads, you can't make any adjustments. They make all the decisions. They decide what the ads are, what they look like and where they appear.
For Amazon, whose Hubs have you seen the big pictures in? I thought there was only one size, which is the one you've got.
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