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I reached Payout with New HP Ad Program!

  1. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    It's been a little over 2 weeks for me on the new HP Ad Program and I've reached payout. I'm really glad to see this because my Google revenue has taken a major nosedive.

    Thanks HP!!

    Hang in there hubbers!!

    1. nightwork4 profile image61
      nightwork4posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      heck, i haven't even gotten an invite. kind of makes me wonder what is considered worthy on hubpages. not to be rude but personally i think it's insulting that only a select few are invited but such is life.

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        ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is still in BETA stage, everybody will be in by June, chill.

    2. Bob Ewing profile image61
      Bob Ewingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is very good news.

    3. Mike's Corner profile image88
      Mike's Cornerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats, Dorsi! Nice to know there is still some money being made on HP!

  2. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago


  3. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Dorsi! smile


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    lynnechandlerposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! This is encouraging to those of us that are waiting for the program.

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Congrats!  I doubt that I will make it this month (of course I don't have your collect of hubs either! smile ), but should make it next month quite easily.

    I also think that my combination of ad program and adsense is greater than adsense alone would be.

  6. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi!

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    ryankettposted 5 years ago

    Congrats smile

    I am doing pretty damn well myself, biggest day so far yesterday.

  8. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    I'm $7 away. I must say it's good - now I think I can get a guaranteed payout EACH month - Adsense is averaging every second month still.

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi!

  10. KeithTax profile image81
    KeithTaxposted 5 years ago

    I made the payout threshold, too, but Google takes a beating when the program is running. When I turn HP ads off for several hours Google performs well, when it is on Google collapses. I am undecided if HP cannibalizes Google more than it earns. It also seems to affect the value of Google clicks.

    A nice feature would be to allow HP ads on select hubs.

    1. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Although I haven't tried turning HP off, I have kinda suspected the same thing.  But HP ads are still in Beta, and who knows what to call the status of Google/AdSense?  I think HP's goal is that with their program plus AdSense, we'll be better off than with AdSense alone.  More waiting it out...

    2. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good to know Keith!  Thanks for your honest input.

    3. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is great feedback; thank you for sharing it. It might very well be the case that AdSense alone works better for you than combined AdSense and the HubPages Ad Program. For most so far, it seems the latter is the case, but it's not necessarily everyone.

      The Program revenue is also hugely influenced by periodic campaigns by our ad partners, so the eCPM can go up for a while, and then drop as campaigns begin and end.

      We currently only have a global (i.e. across all of your Hubs) toggle for the HubPages Ad Program, but maybe we'll work on allowing a toggle on a Hub-by-Hub basis.

  11. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Excellent smile

    I just checked...I'm just over halfway to payout.

  13. Ign Andy profile image61
    Ign Andyposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi.
    2 weeks for additional $50 is good by any standard.

  14. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 5 years ago

    Very Good Work Dorsi you are the greatest!

  15. melpor profile image89
    melporposted 5 years ago

    Congratulation Dorsi. Keep up the good work.

  16. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I love hearing good news like this - it keeps me motivated!

  17. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Well done!  I must confess I'm a little jealous!  :-)

  18. Ritsos profile image67
    Ritsosposted 5 years ago

    sign me up scotty :-)

  19. Janet21 profile image78
    Janet21posted 5 years ago

    That's awesome!  What is the payout $50?

    I honestly can't believe how great the ad program is working for me.  Which is nice since my adsense is taking a dive.  It seems like what I am losing in adsense, I am gaining with the ad program.  Almost evens out or I may be a tad bit ahead.

    I am @$160 with the ads!  Holy moly! smile

  20. gifty1 profile image60
    gifty1posted 5 years ago

    How did you get into the HP ad progarm?

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They are inviting in waves, with the aim being that everybody is in by June.

  21. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    That's good to hear cause my earnings have basically dropped 50% and perhaps more....Hopefully the ad program will compensate the loss of earnings since Google Alg change.

    A few months back I though I would make a few hundred dollars a month in passive income, but the goal was utterly destroyed when the google alg started. sad

    I can not say I am neither optimistic or pessismistic at the moment. Perhaps I am neutralistic.

  22. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I happy for you!

  23. europewalker profile image78
    europewalkerposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! that is good news.

  24. viking305 profile image91
    viking305posted 5 years ago

    Yes congratulations to all those who have been lucky enough to be invited to the new Ad Program. 

    It sounds like it will be of an advantage to all of us once we finally get the invite too

  25. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Well done Dorsi, that is good news for those of us who are looking forward to being included. smile

  26. Lily Rose profile image85
    Lily Roseposted 5 years ago

    I want in!! big_smile When's the next wave of invites??

    Don't tell me to chill, Ryan - that's easy for you to say! wink

  27. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone. I do have to say that my adsense income has done a complete nosedive. I have always reached payout x 2 every month for the last year plus. This month I may not even make adsense payout so it's looking like I may "break even" with the HP ad program, which I'm glad for because the google algo change did hit me hard, although my traffic is slowly recovering.

    And for those waiting to be in the HP ad program, hang in there because it's still in beta stage. I'm sure HP is waiting to make sure the program is working how they want it to before including everyone.

    Just think of me as a successful guinea pig right now!