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This Is How I Increase My Adsense Earnings On Stale Hubs

  1. sunstreeks profile image83
    sunstreeksposted 5 years ago

    When I want to increase my Adsense on hubs that are not making much I open up a browser tab with in my list of hubs and open up my Adsense account in another browser tab.

    This will work right now if you have already been tracking your hubs using url channels in Adsense, if you aren't already do so, start now. Tutorial: (http://hubpages.com/hub/Track-Individua … ep-By-Step)

    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!

    1. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Appreciate your taking the time to share this, sunstreeks. This is a great tip! smile

    2. ChuckHuckaby profile image60
      ChuckHuckabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Do you make a url channel in Adsense for each of your hubs?

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Obviously not, ,as she has too many hubs.

        Analytics is the tool to use once you get a few hubs.

        1. ChuckHuckaby profile image60
          ChuckHuckabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't think so but I wanted to make sure I understood her suggestion...

          1. Misha profile image74
            Mishaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I heard you can ask them to increase the limit either to 500 or by 500, don't remember. Never tried it myself though. smile

            1. ChuckHuckaby profile image60
              ChuckHuckabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes Misha you would need to do that. And as I reread her post using individual URL channels was what she suggested at least for some hubs if not all....

              1. sunstreeks profile image83
                sunstreeksposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yep,  this is what I meant. It takes time to add them all at once if you have haven't already been doing it as you go but it's worth it down the road for tracking purposes.

                1. ChuckHuckaby profile image60
                  ChuckHuckabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  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.

                2. ChuckHuckaby profile image60
                  ChuckHuckabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Another question... does the new Adsense interface allow more than 200 or did you have to get an expanded capacity for your URL channels?

    3. shabarigirish profile image59
      shabarigirishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for taking time to share this great tips.

    4. carljsp profile image60
      carljspposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      i am here for about 7 months but was unfamiliar with this thing thanks for sharing...

    5. Virtual Treasures profile image91
      Virtual Treasuresposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great tips for a newbie like me!

  2. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Great tips and ideas, sunstreeks.  Thanks for sharing with everyone.


  3. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 5 years ago

    That's a great idea for rejuvenating stale hubs.  Thanks sunstreeks.

  4. Loren's Gem profile image87
    Loren's Gemposted 5 years ago

    This is very helpful. Thanks for the great share! :-)

  5. jrcemail profile image75
    jrcemailposted 5 years ago

    very very cool tip, I've got to refer back to this when I look at the click through rates.

  6. brimancandy profile image84
    brimancandyposted 5 years ago

    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.

  7. Wendy Krick profile image47
    Wendy Krickposted 5 years ago

    These are great tips! Thank you.

  8. Mousumi Paul profile image60
    Mousumi Paulposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the post..I'll apply this in my hubs.

  9. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    thank you for the post- am going to have a go at it, now

  10. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 5 years ago

    Great post Sunstreeks! smile

    And glad to see you back on forums smile

    1. sunstreeks profile image83
      sunstreeksposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Misha. Has been quite a while since I've checked in here. smile

      To everyone it helps.. Your welcome smile

  11. Rosie2010 profile image82
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    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.

  12. JD Barlow profile image59
    JD Barlowposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your advice. I will have to apply it to my stale hubs.

  13. Brie Hoffman profile image81
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    I tried this and have seen an uptick in some of my more dormant hubs, thanks!

  14. travelespresso profile image83
    travelespressoposted 5 years ago

    Excellent tips.  Thanks for sharing.

  15. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Wow that is awesome.

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    TopUniverseposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing some great tips.

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    javabuddyposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing information man


  18. Ellarose92 profile image60
    Ellarose92posted 5 years ago

    This was very helpful!!

  19. MyMastiffPuppies profile image74
    MyMastiffPuppiesposted 5 years ago

    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!

  20. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    So much to learn, so much stuff I didn't know!  i'm going to check all my hubs right now!

  21. Dale Nelson profile image29
    Dale Nelsonposted 5 years ago

    Great tips.Thanks for sharing.

    1. cpvr profile image61
      cpvrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great tips indeed. It's all about the content. smile

  22. Peggy W profile image91
    Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

    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...  hmm

  23. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 5 years ago

    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.

    Is there a way to get around this? Thanks!

    1. Singular Investor profile image78
      Singular Investorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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

      1. prairieprincess profile image95
        prairieprincessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, thanks, SI. I will try that!

  24. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 5 years ago

    Interesting thanks.