I looked at two different ones and they were both very low quality (in my opinion, of course). I flagged one as such, but it is hard for me to believe that no one has ever done that before, so the admins must think that fluff is fine.
And that goes back to something I have complained about many times: I DO HubHop and I DO mark things I think are low quality. But if stuff like that is NOT low quality by HP's standards, then I need more input and explanation from them as to what is, because otherwise I am just wasting my time and theirs - my efforts are useless.
But isn't that the game that's being played? Basically rewriting the same thing over and over again with minor changes so that it looks like you're cornering a certain key word. I think it's boring but that's what happens when you're goal is SEO instead of writing. Someone, please correct me!
Also having the most hubs, as someone always says -- and i forget who, doesn't mean that people will click on the ad. So a lot of people might look at the hub but might not click. And I continue to think if you have low quality hubs that your conversion is low as well.
When it comes to AdSense, unfortunately, I would bet low quality actually leads to a higher conversion rate, which may explain why HP lets so much of the cr*p in here. Think about it...if you search for something and find an article that tells you everything you need to know in clear, concise language, why would you need to click any ad? If you come across an article that's poorly written or blathers on without saying something, chances are probably higher that the reader will click anything to get away from it and find the answer to their question.
I can't say I've never clicked an ad. If I'm having trouble finding info and I think it will lead me to what I want, then yes. Not as a general rule though. I probably would use ads more if I wasn't in this business.
+1 to this theory and it is true if you're following TKA's observation and i would like to add few points. You can have 300+ unique visitors per day to any single adsense page and only earning few cents with it, so ads positioning also matters a lot to get clicks. My personal opinion is that whether someone writes substandard content or high quality content doesn't matter when it comes to adsense clicks. It's all about position of your ads.
I agree too, I think any advantage low quality content would have from people looking for the answer they didn't get would be countered by the fact that if someone stays on a page longer (to read the whole article) they have more time to notice the ads.
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