We've begun to invite the second wave of invites to the HubPages Ad Program, this time to about 1,000 invites.
I was able to send about 500 of the invites before I hit a Gmail daily sending limit - - so the other 500 or so will be sent tomorrow. However, the HubPages Ad Program has been enabled for all 1,000 already, so if you haven't yet received an invitation email but would like to see if you're eligible in this wave, you can check here: https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/hpads
I seemed to have messed up my registeration. ie security questions for log in ( think its for the tax part) anyway obviously I didnt type it exactly as I initially had it, and the security questions kept repeating and repeating... It has locked me out for security purposes,but can you tell me what I did wrong so I dont repeat it.
Thanks HP. I have got the invitation this time. Now traffic also returning back slowly after google algo changes, hope my adsense earnings will increase and also HP ads program will bring a decent income.
It's by invitation only. We've extended it in this wave to those with the highest traffic that meet certain criteria (recent activity on the site, minimum HubScore), because those with the highest traffic would presumably see the biggest impact to their total earnings by participating.
With about 1,500 invitations extended, less than 1% of our user base has gotten an invitation, so don't feel left out. More than 99% haven't received an invitation yet. That's just the way betas go - they work with a small subset of the users first to make sure the system is bulletproof, before extending to all users.
But sit tight! We'll be rolling out the Program to everyone by June at the latest.
I have 3 HubPages accounts. 3 of the accounts have same google adsense ID. Now the question is that shall I use same paypal email ID for the all three HubPages account? or should I use separate paypal account for seperate HubPages account?
Also If I can provide the same email ID for all 3 HubPages Account, when will I get paid? i. e. Should I wait for minimum payout limit for each of theree accounts to reach $50 or will I get paid when the combined earnings of 3 accounts reach the minimum payout liminit of $50. (My suggestion is that we should get paid when the combined earnings reach the minimum payout limit of all three accounts)
In google adsense I used to get paid when the combined earnings reach $100 (3 hubpage account + Blogs + website)
Hey i just signed up for hubpages good program .i were happy to get invitation but that happiness has gone when i saw one of my good hub who has had hubscore more then 80 regularly has been made unpublished saying sub standard. But hope to get some profit from hubpages ad program thanks to invite me.
I think am the only person who is not liking hubpages's ad program.I just joined two days ago and my income is down nearly 90%.I think it just pays for impressions and hubpages keeps the money which come from adsense or other ads due to clicks.
Yes, I was waiting for that old cliche, lyndre. I could ignore my principles or go back on my word, that would be the easy thing to do, but no thanks! My nose will remain intact, even though it could stand to be a little shorter! And there's still not a speck of brown on it either!
Sheesh RG.. don't wait for people like me mate! With $49.00 to go before my 1st payment here in 22 months and all my constant, justifiable Troll bashing - I'm at the bottom of the heap! Amazing earning rate huh? I earned the same amount in a week on another site with only 5 articles! So clearly my writing here is Crap! - - Hence the 61% Drop in traffic.. and my PR4 gone.. Wow! (For Original Content!) So mate don't wait around for those of us who also won't dip our beaks or write creatively about plastic clothes pins! But Hey... At least I wasn't Banned again leading up to this one!
It's nice to know where one should stand in a Lolly Scramble though
Nah, I don't mind waiting, PD! Actually this is a good month for me compared to some who have posted here. But I do understand your frustration with things as they are now. But this is the real world of business in the US now, sad but true.
I know what you mean about the banning thing. Sometimes it seems really worth being banned to put one's two cents worth in! And actually, you and I both know it really is.
Congratulations to everyone who is in and others no need to worry, as HP will send invites to more people as soon as possible.
I started using HP ad program since March 4th, 2011 and the earnings are shown latest till March 19th, 2011. Sometimes there is a little delay in seeing your earnings but don't worry and have patience as you will see better earnings than adsense program with the HP Ad program.
I got an invite for my older account. But not for my newer account. Hubpages allows a Hubber to have multiple accounts. But I'm not sure if the Ad System will associate with only one account or not. If just one, then I will wait for the invite for my newer account. Because I'm try to phase out my older account.
Not sure if I should write more and hope for the best, or keep holding off writing until I figure out if it will ever be worth the time. Gotta admit, I'm deflated about the whole thing. I was just starting to have Amazon sales and steady (although not huge) Adsense income. The hubs I'd written were sort of a 'test go' to see if there was potential. There was, but doesn't seem so since the big ole' google slap.
BUT, big picture...
I'm lucky since I do not have to rely on my internet income.
So, you know what, I'm ok with waiting another round. Thanks for letting me work through that. I feel better now and am happy for you lucky people who get to try this out now I wish you all much success!!
Thanks Jason. Didnt get the email but had noticed some differences to my affiliate settings. When I visited thos forum I then realised that the reason I was being asked for security questions was to do with the ad program. I have now signed up!!
Is there any chance in the future that we will be able to disable for certain hubs?
Had a browse at some of the people who got in and it does seem like they are established hubbers with reasonably long service and quite a few hubs so good for them, I still feel like I am in a stage where I am working up to more hubs and analysing the results so am happy to wait a bit longer and see what others have to say about the program.
My Hubpages Affiliate program have been activated for over a week now and it is earning but i never have an email invite... did i miss it in the first wave? but it has been pending for a few days now? Just wondering what is happening ?
Some Hubbers have been reporting they make more from AdSense alone, so we've enabled you to shut the Program off and run your own testing if you like, and if that's the case for you, you can keep it shut off.
Thanks for the invite...it is appreciated. I do have a question though....I have reviewed the new layout in the announcements but my concern is....I'm having an exceptional week with Adsense, one of my top ones in fact (please no one throw anything at me for saying this) so I'm scared that the program will decrease my earnings with them? I'm really just looking for reassurance that this isn't the case. Thanks!
Your AdSense earnings probably will decrease. More competing ads on the same page almost always cannibalizes your AdSense earnings. What most have seen is that the HubPages Ad Program earnings more than offsets what they lose in AdSense.
But the Program is 100% optional so if you'd rather not risk it, feel free to deactivate the Program from your account. Consider it an alternative revenue source, one that you don't necessarily have to make use of.
OK, I didn't get the invite this round. I'm still wondering if I should continue here on Hubpages. My Amazon was removed since the residents in IL can no longer earn through Amazon. The google snap took away some of my traffic. Although the past week I have seen a bit of climb in outside traffic..
I'm just wondering if I should wait it out and see if things improve for me. It's only been 2 months on here so I'm questioning my time and efforts. Well, thanks for letting me get that out..
We've rolled the Program out to less than 1% of our users, so don't feel left out. As you can see, even with that relative small number of users, plenty of questions and issues come up. If we had rolled the Program out to everyone at once, we would get quickly overwhelmed.
You're doing a fantastic job for a Hubber who has only been here a couple of months. You'll see in our success stories section that it does take time for search traffic -- and earnings -- to accrue.
But didn't you hate most of us before this anyway?
I clearly remember our conversation about the influence of Greek pottery on Medieval French cooking ending very badly and that was long before this program, wasn't it? I truly cannot forgive you for your opinion (and comments!) on Etruscan decorative talents, by the way. Don't think that I have forgotten!
You are a Ceramic Nazi. Your opinions are dated and stale... much like Brittney Spears' !%#%^^^. I have tried to show you that the Etruscans were just Roman wannabees without the meatballs to carry it off.. but you won't listen
As far as agriculture is concerned... I have given you point by point proof that modern day organic agriculture owes it roots back to the stuff that first began growing between Herman Goering's unwashed toes.... but you won't listen.
Did you even once acknowledge the role played by whale-fat lubricants in the mating rituals of 18th century Sumo wrestlers? No.. no you didn't
It's like talking to a piece of dead wood... much like Hugh Hefner's !$%!#%%