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Wondering if there's a problem with AdSense on my Hubs

  1. Brent Hale profile image60
    Brent Haleposted 5 years ago

    A while back I posted that I had only earned a few cents. Upon further investigation, I realized those few cents were from elsewhere, which means I haven't made anything from HubPages. So, I'm wondering if something is wrong. Currently, I have over 200 visits from Google. Is it not weird that I haven't had a single click so far?

    Normally I would be patient, but from experience writing on other sites similar to hubpages I have at least been able to make a few cents and on those occasions it was with a lot less hits.

    If I had earned a single penny, I would not be asking this, because I would know, without a doubt, that my content or length of time on the site was the problem. Without earning anything, it leaves open the possibility that something on HubPages or AdSense is wrong.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      These are tough times with the Panda/Content Farm business.

      When I started here on HP, I earned a whopping $1.69 from AdSense in the first two months.

      Those were the good old days.

      You've only been here for two months, and a lot has changed thanks to Google. If I had started when you did, I don't think I would have seen a cent after two months.

      Could be that patience is in order.

    2. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      GIven the amount of time you've been on the site, the highly-competitive nature of most of your Hub topics (weight loss) and the extremely small amount of traffic you get from Google... no, it's not weird.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    The sample is rather too small. Even though you have had 200 visits from Google, remember that you will only get 60% of the page impressions. Disclosing click-through ratios is against AdSense TOS. But if your AdSense account records the views, it will also record any clicks. I assume that you have logged into AdSense to verify that views are being recorded.

    1. Brent Hale profile image60
      Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I may be reading this wrong. I have three different sources linked to my adsense account, including hubpages, and of the three only hubpages is linked to my analytics account. In my analytics account it shows that none of my hubpages have made anything. However, I have made some money on my AdSense account so I am assuming they have to be from the other two sources.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    You can try to set up AdSense channels for some of your individual hubs. If AdSense records the visits, in my opinion any clicks will be recorded as well.

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Not to mention there are a lessor amount of Adsense ads on the page now, since the change in the layout/format. wink

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not so sure that's true, Cags. There's a bidding thing going on here, and if Google's ads rise to the top in bids, then they will be shown on a Hub. Other Hubbers wiser than I have written about this...can't link you to a forum thread right now...gotta go make dinner.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Sally,


        The link above is the changes Hubpages has made to the AD layout of the hubs.

        If you think that the ad placements hasn't changed, then I suggest you view that thread.

        There are NO ads at the very top of the hubs and there are also NO ad in the middle of the hub, in between capsules.

        So, yes, ad layout has been changed and Google Adsense ad placements have been reduced.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What I was referring to is here in Ryan's thread:


          Unless I've interpreted this wrongly, if AdSense ads "out perform" HP Ad Program Ads, then they will fill a location allocated to HP Ad Program Ads under the new layout.

  5. Eve Foss profile image82
    Eve Fossposted 5 years ago

    I don't have a ton of hubs, but I was getting clicks here and there. Now it is just dead in the water, even though my traffic is up quite a bit over the last few weeks. Is it just because the new layout converts less?