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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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