Step 1: in Adsense, go to Performance Reports - url channels - set the date for last 90 days.
Step 2: Browse through your hubs and identify the ones that have low CTR. Ignore the ones that you wrote that are doing awesome with Amazon. Don't mess with a good thing.
Step 3: Open your hubs you want to update. Your first paragraph should have the large Adsense box next to it. If it doesn't, increase the word count in the first paragraph and move any capsules already next to it down to a lower one. Save and view to see if the big Adsense box is there now. If it is go to step 4, if not increase word count some more.
Step 4: Look at the Adsense ads on your hub. How targeted are they? If your CTR is low it's a good bet that the targeting is way off or non-existent. Identify which words are in your first capsule that may be triggering the unwanted - unrelated ads.
Step 5: Open a new browser tab to Google. Enter in your main keywords For your hub and look at what types of Google ads are popping up. Use these to identify which words you could include in your first paragraph to increase odds of generating similar related Google ads. If there is a trend with a similar keyword coming up with multiple Google ad results, incorporate this into your first paragraph. Also add one or two times in the rest of your hub.
Example: If you have a hub about nails you hit with a hammer but your getting results for nail salons it's a safe bet your CTR is low because Google got confused. I'd recommend including or increasing the keywords carpenter, carpentry, construction, hammer, screws etc. Which you use will depend on what your hub is about. Google's Wonder Wheel can help find similar keywords..
So instead of:
"If your nails are bending to easily and not meeting your expectations or you want to avoid smashed fingers when putting your projects together these nails may prove to be a better choice."
"If your construction or carpenter nails are bending to easily and not meeting your expectations when putting your work shop projects together these wire nails may prove to be a better hit with your hammer"
Get it. In example 1, Google didn't know what you were talking about and the mention of fingers confused the results. In example 2, Google knew you were talking about construction, carpentry, hammers, building, workshops. Google is going to know this hub is probably more building something then needing a $20 manicure.
After your first text box is corrected, browse through the rest of your hub that may be triggering the wrong type of ads and try to edit with words that make more sense.
Rinse and Repeat. Give it a few weeks. You should see an increase not only in your Adsense earnings, but your Google Serps too!
Thanks for your reply. I had already added a hubpages.com url channel to monitor overall volume but not individual urls. I'll have to consider that. I still have under 30 right now. I look forward to reading articles on your blog too. That looked interesting.
One of my hubs isn't showing any ads at all. It is an obvious subject, so I can't figure out why nothing shows up. It's weird because sometimes there is an ad, and on another day they are gone. The typical ad is Netflix, or some kind of dating site.
It kind of bugs me, because this hub is my most popular one with over 500 views in 30 days. So, I could be losing adsense revenue. Is it possible that my hub is confusing the adserver? Like maybe it has too many words?
It might be nice if it would stay the same for just one day.
sunstreek, this is awesome. Thanks so much. Almost all my hubs are stale and they are pretty new. lol I'm not generating traffic so I can earn more if that is the case. I will follow your advice. thanks again.
Great info! I had started tracking my hubs individually a few months ago but I have about reached my limit. I had heard you could request more but I am not sure exactly how. It really does help to keep track of your Adsense performance. Thanks for the tips!
I just recently got signed up with Analytics and really need to study what all of that means. This is helpful. Adding each individual URL would take a lot of time. From what I am reading in the comments here, there must be a limit on individual URL's? If so, should we only use ones we THINK are going to do well? Or, can we go back and delete the URL's for good performing ones and add others? Just wondering...
I have a question on this topic. What I find is that when I go into a lot of my hubs, ads are coming up for my local area, that are almost completely unrelated to the hub. They also seem to be related to my interests (i.e. teaching) even when the hubs isn't related. Therefore, I conclude that Google is giving me hubs, for me, as a user, and that there would be different ads for someone else.
PP - you could try logging out of your adsense account before logging in to HP, - you could try deleting all temporary files - or go to hidemyass[.]com first and have a look at your pages from there to see if it makes any difference - you can also try scroogle[.]org to search for your hubs instead of google
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