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Second wave of HubPages Ad Program invites

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Hello everyone,

    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 - sad - 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

    1. Sunnyglitter profile image85
      Sunnyglitterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I got one!  Yay!!!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thankyou smile

        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.

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You should be very careful about how you enter the answers to the security questions.

          However, if you get stuck, you can email payments@hubpages. They will ask you some questions to verify your identity and then reset your security question answers.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
            Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ok ,well I thought I was being careful, nevermind I will give it 24hrs then email as you suggested.
            Thankyou for your prompt reply.

        2. Rimzim profile image58
          Rimzimposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I also face same problem in win XP (IE 7) but in win 7 (IE 8) no problem at all.

      2. shabarigirish profile image59
        shabarigirishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

      3. Eaglekiwi profile image76
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Jason,
        Cant get past  below page.

        Security Question Authentication page
        'Answer this question to confirm your identity'

        I know you guys must be super busy,but I sent an email too.

        Thankyou smile

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Did you email payments@hubpages? Marina will be able to help you out with that. I can't, unfortunately. sad

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
            Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yep I did ,maybe I will hear back tomorrow-Thanks.

      4. Dovay Lee profile image59
        Dovay Leeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just now, i click the link:https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/hpads, It is a pity that i am not eligible to the hubpage ad program. Why?

      5. Thriller profile image60
        Thrillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I got the invite. Didn't expect to receive it so early. thanks!

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        pathak leenaposted 5 years ago in reply to this
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          pathak leenaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hello i am leena pathak i am not eligeble forHubPages Ad Program,how do i?please let me know and how do ill started getting money through publish hub pages. thanx regards leena pathak

          1. skyfire profile image74
            skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            1. Write more hubs with original content.
            2. Get approval from google adsense.
            3. All the members of hubpages will join Ad program after june update. (This is just beta testing of program).

          2. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Leena, this forum post proves you cannot write English, yet your hubs are perfect? Copied content is not permitted on Hubpages.

      7. teamrn profile image79
        teamrnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Try as I may, I've not been able to find out what makes somebody eligible to participate in the  HubPages Ad Program. Mine is probably an easy question w/ an easier answer! Annie Nowlin

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's simple.. it seems that everyone is invited except those whose names rhyme with:

          a) beamrn

          or

          b) Freak Won

          1. Rosefall profile image78
            Rosefallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LOL,, or BoseTall

          2. Art Sebastian profile image60
            Art Sebastianposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            yes, show some love to the new comers ... ; )

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image76
          Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          http://hubpages.com/faq/#hpads-description


          Scroll down to section on 'Making Money On Hubpages' for info on Hubpages Ad Program.

          Incidently the choosing is random. Good luck smile

        3. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What?!?!!?

            I have a Hubscore over 90, I am always active...






            and I even had a page impression last October

            1. Jason Menayan profile image60
              Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              We exempted October page impressions from our calculations. wink

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol  There Greek One!  All you need is one more impression to qualify!  Get crackin'!  smile

              2. Greek One profile image79
                Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                you had to pick the one month last year when I got a visitor!!?

          2. Pcunix profile image91
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm a bit surprised to have been invited as it's hard to imagine my traffic is all that high, but maybe I'm judging too harshly.

            It says it is active, but signed in or out, I only see Google ads on my pages.  As the reports aren't working, I don't know if I SHOULD be seeing anything different or not.

            Edit - of course I just now signed out and checked again and now I DO see non-Google ads.

            Duh!

      8. gramarye profile image61
        gramaryeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes! I'm in too! Thanks Hubpages!

      9. Iamsam profile image67
        Iamsamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Dear Sir,

        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?

        Please confirm.

        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)

        Look forward to hereing from you.

        Thanks & Regards,

        1. englightenedsoul profile image60
          englightenedsoulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You can use the same paypal email address for all your account.  But you will get paid only when each account reaches it's payout threshold i.e. $50.

          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/71029?p … ost1547493

      10. pertibha321 profile image61
        pertibha321posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. pertibha321 profile image61
          pertibha321posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. waynet profile image47
            waynetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Give it time! earnings will eventually equal out soon enough! and maybe write more hubpages!?

          2. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You've pulled all your hubs?

            1. pertibha321 profile image61
              pertibha321posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              no not me hubpages team did that as they think they are of substandard lets sea if i can improve them.It may take time.

      11. Poetic Muse profile image60
        Poetic Museposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for keeping us posted.  I'm in under my main account, but not under my poetry account.

    2. pedrog profile image14
      pedrogposted 5 years ago

      Just got the email, thank you very much, i was anxious to try this out, lets see if i have an improve in my humble earnings, hehe.

    3. tritrain profile image78
      tritrainposted 5 years ago

      Wahoo!!

      I'm in!  big_smile

    4. geargirl113 profile image60
      geargirl113posted 5 years ago

      Yea! This is great news. I just signed up too.

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        akycrawlerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just got in also....Cant wait to see how the program works and if I may start to earn a little extra. Still have to figure out how the statistics page works.

    5. sid_candid profile image60
      sid_candidposted 5 years ago

      Wow I am in too but need help to submit tax info. I am a non-US citizen and don't know how to fill the tax details.

      1. pedrog profile image14
        pedrogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just use the wizard, you only have to submit your address, and say you don't have any business in USA, pretty simple.

      2. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        sid, just follow the instructions. It is very easy to fill non-us citizen tax forms. I did it in 2 minutes. Let me know where you are having the problem.

    6. sid_candid profile image60
      sid_candidposted 5 years ago

      What do I put in the Box which says:
      Your Signature and/or signature of Your duly authorized representative:

      1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just type your real name. I'm in too and have just filled in the same form as you. Looking forward to being a part of this. Thanks Hub Pages! smile

        1. sid_candid profile image60
          sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Gordon, Its done now. Hubpages ad program, have heard a lot of good things about it and happy to join it.

      2. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just right real name. That works like digital signature. I doubt that you are enrolled in the adsense program or not, as both these steps come when setting up adsense for the first time.

        1. sid_candid profile image60
          sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have an adsense account for over an year but may be I forgot the steps lol. anyway all is done and up and running now.

          1. soni2006 profile image46
            soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Best of luck for increased earnings. By the way, are your personal finance blogs showing increased traffic or not.

            1. sid_candid profile image60
              sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I only have one blog on IPL and no blog on Finance. Am I missing something here, can you be a little more specific.

    7. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

      That should make a few people happy!

    8. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 5 years ago

      Darn, passed up again... sad

      Hope the next round comes soon! smile

      1. Aficionada profile image92
        Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Same here.... sad  sad  sad ..........

        1. Karanda profile image84
          Karandaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Me too. sad

    9. LennyP profile image89
      LennyPposted 5 years ago

      I was wondering why I was just able to set this up without getting an invite. Thanks for including me in this program. It seems like the best batch to be invited has been having great success with it.

    10. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 5 years ago

      Well, Jason, I sure hope you invited Randy Godwin this round!!! smile

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Meeeee toooooooo!  wink

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You guys just don't get it, do you?  smile  Yes, I am now eligible, but won't activate the account until others are invited.

          1. lyndre profile image81
            lyndreposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Randy just think on the old saying.(don,t cut off your nose to spite your face).
            You are worthy of your invite. So enjoy the earnings potential.

            We will all be in eventually.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              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!  smile  And there's still not a speck of brown on it either!  lol

              1. Pearldiver profile image87
                Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                big_smile 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! smile
                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! - roll
                - 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! hmm

                It's nice to know where one should stand in a Lolly Scramble though hmm big_smile

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  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. smile

                  I know what you mean about the banning thing.  Sometimes it seems really worth being banned to put one's two cents worth in! lol  And actually, you and I both know it really is. smile

                2. Karanda profile image84
                  Karandaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Perhaps they're saving the best till last? Gulp, my one last shred of dignity...it's okay Pearldiver, I didn't get picked for this round either. sad

          2. KCC Big Country profile image85
            KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I don't reckon anyone has ever accused you of being bull-headed have they, Randy?   smile

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Only if principles are involved, KCC.  Call me crazy, but that's just me!  smile

              1. KCC Big Country profile image85
                KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago in reply to this



                I don't think you're crazy.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  No problem, KCC.  smile

            2. Eaglekiwi profile image76
              Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Aww for what its worth I got where you were  comin from  Randy..wink

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks EK!  I figured you Kiwi's would understand principles.  People here in the US don't seem to put much stock in them anymore.  smile

          3. Haunty profile image83
            Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Oh no, so who is better than the rest now, Randy? Too bad you are the only man of principle around here. wink

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I don't know Haunty,  there may be women with principles here too!  Only the single ones of course, though!  lol

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
                Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Of course youre not the only one, youre just the bravest lol


                But hey Randy if it makes ya feel any better -I got the invite ,but some glitch wont let me register lol



                Heres a little cliche to keep ya spirits up, lol

                Do you see the glass as being half full ,or half empty?

                I say -just drink the darn thing wink

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Ah, that would make you "reluctantly principled" Eaglekiwi!  Similar to the way I felt when I married the first time!  lol

      2. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Your concern is touching, your Eliteness!  lol  I'd really keep an eye on my goat if I were you!  smile

    11. Brie Hoffman profile image81
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

      Yippie!

      So what will I see that looks different on my hubs?

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/03/ad-layout-changes/


        This explains a lot about the layout changes.

    12. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Very pleased to be among the second wave. All set-up and excited to be moving in a HubPages forward direction! Whoot! Whoot! Thanks for all of your hard work Jason.

    13. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 5 years ago

      I'm very glad about the invite.  Thanks!

    14. Beth100 profile image84
      Beth100posted 5 years ago

      This is fantabulous!

      Thank you for the invite and Ièm (oh, French keyboard again...) I'm excited to be a part of the program!!! smile

      Thanks HubTeam for all the great work that you produce in addition to this program. 

      smile

    15. moorebored profile image82
      mooreboredposted 5 years ago

      Hope someday I get in. But for now, I'm happy where I am.

    16. Christene profile image82
      Christeneposted 5 years ago

      Oh nifty, haven't gotten the email but I'm in. smile

    17. SandyMcCollum profile image83
      SandyMcCollumposted 5 years ago

      I didn't get the email. sad

    18. soni2006 profile image46
      soni2006posted 5 years ago

      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.

      Thanks a lot hubpages for bringing this up.

    19. BlissfulWriter profile image85
      BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

      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.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It works on an account basis, so it's possible for one of your accounts to be in the Program, and the other not to be (yet).

        1. BlissfulWriter profile image85
          BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          But would there be any problems, if I later enable both accounts with the new ads?  Such that both accounts are enabled with the same tax id and paypal id?

          You might want to pass that question up to your software developers so they get a heads-up on this possible scenario.

          Thanks.

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There shouldn't be a problem. But, as I said in the earlier post, each account accrues towards payout separately, so you will receive payout from each of your accounts individually.

    20. 0
      Multimanposted 5 years ago

      Thanks for the invite, I had stopped Kontera last week it was such a bust.  Looking forward to more on this program.  HP onward and upward!

    21. 0
      Multimanposted 5 years ago

      All signed up about 10 minutes ago, signed out of hubpages and went to one of my hubs, how long does it take before the ads show up since only google and amazon are there right now.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe there's a bit of a delay.

        If you still don't see non-AdSense ads (or, only 3 AdSense ads) by tomorrow, let me know and I can check.

        (Be sure to check your reporting, too, to see if any ad impressions/revenue flowed in through the Program on Tuesday)

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          Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As of 11 AM mountain time today only google ads show when signed out of hubpages.

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Do you see any (pending) impressions/earnings from yesterday or does it say $0.00?

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              Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It says for March 20th-22 there is processing elays  pending and everything is 0.  I joined yesterday the 22d, but as of today 17 hours later, my hub sites do not show any HP ads only google.

            2. 0
              Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The google ads are five all labled google, no HP.

    22. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for my invite. smile YAY! Much appreciated. smile

    23. TahoeDoc profile image95
      TahoeDocposted 5 years ago

      Congrats to all....smile for you

      sad for me.

      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 smile smile I wish you all much success!!

      1. Ign Andy profile image60
        Ign Andyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think you will get the invitation soon smile.

    24. Pr0metheus profile image61
      Pr0metheusposted 5 years ago

      I didn't get the e-mail... but I was able to sign up for the program by clicking the link in my settings.  Was this intentional?  Did I just miss my invite e-mail?

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We were only able to send out about half of the invites today - Google prevented us from sending out the second half (daily sending limits...)

    25. bigmikeh profile image80
      bigmikehposted 5 years ago

      Wish I undertood the selection process!

      Frustrating to see newer hubbers with lower scores, less hubs and less followers getting invites, but I wish them every success.

      Next time perhaps...

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        With about 1,500 total beta invites so far, that's less than 1% of the total population of published Hubbers.

        We're just taking baby steps at this point - you'll be in sooner than you know it! smile

        1. bigmikeh profile image80
          bigmikehposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Jason

    26. Pr0metheus profile image61
      Pr0metheusposted 5 years ago

      If I had to guess, I'd say it has more to do with generated revenue (in terms of Ads) than length of membership, hubscore, number of hubs and followers.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
        EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure you're right - there's got to be something in it for HP as well!

        I'm in too - my invite was waiting in my inbox this morning.  Very pleased smile

    27. Laura Marie profile image9
      Laura Marieposted 5 years ago

      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?

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's possible but we have no current plans to enable that. However, you can toggle the Program on and off from your account across all of your Hubs.

    28. Trish_M profile image87
      Trish_Mposted 5 years ago

      Hi + Thanks!

      I received my e-mail and signed up straight away.

      Now I'll have to see what happens next.

      Exciting!

    29. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago

      I hadn't even received an email yet, I just cleck on the Ad Program thingamagig from time to time and it was ready to go!

    30. Azure11 profile image90
      Azure11posted 5 years ago

      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.

      Good luck to those who got in!

    31. Ritsos profile image64
      Ritsosposted 5 years ago

      :-( .. Oh well .. next time eh

    32. MM Del Rosario profile image84
      MM Del Rosarioposted 5 years ago

      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 ?

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe it was trapped in your Junk Mail folder? If you've had access to the Program for more than a couple of days, you were included in the first wave and should have been sent an email.

    33. hassam profile image82
      hassamposted 5 years ago

      I got the email smile Thanks for the invite. Really excited about this new program. But on the other hand worried about my adsense earning because it has decreased about 40% this month. sad

    34. cre8tive profile image81
      cre8tiveposted 5 years ago

      I'm in - and am bouncing off the walls with excitement ~ though that could also be the 4 cups of coffee I've already had today.

      Seriously though - am really looking forward to trying this out

    35. skyfire profile image74
      skyfireposted 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot hubpages. smile

      I'm sure there will be many threads on how to fill the tax form for non-us residents. In order to fix that, is there any learning center article in queue ?

      1. Sue Adams profile image93
        Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a non US resident and had no problem filling in he Tax questions.

      2. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We are preparing materials on this for the Learning Center.

        If you are stuck with the tax section, though, you can email payments@hubpages and someone can help you out.

    36. Ign Andy profile image60
      Ign Andyposted 5 years ago

      I didn't get the email, but I'm in.
      Thank you Hubpages.

    37. revmjm profile image84
      revmjmposted 5 years ago

      Received my invitation yesterday. Activated the program; so I'm all set to go. Thanks!

      1. FaithDream profile image85
        FaithDreamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats Rev.. That is awesome!

    38. Sue Adams profile image93
      Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

      Thanks for inviting me. I'm all set-up now towards that promised 60% extra.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We never promised that. We can't.

        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.

    39. My Digest profile image83
      My Digestposted 5 years ago

      Activated just now! big_smile Thanks HP!

    40. Trsmd profile image61
      Trsmdposted 5 years ago

      Looks nice.. finally Hubpages invited and got succesfully regisitered..

    41. Ritsos profile image64
      Ritsosposted 5 years ago

      Do we know how long before the next batch Jason and how big it is likely to be ?

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, I don't know. I do know, however, that everyone should have access by June at the latest.

    42. theherbivorehippi profile image82
      theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago

      Hi Jason,

      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! smile

      1. lyndre profile image81
        lyndreposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. theherbivorehippi profile image82
          theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for that!  Much appreciated. smile

      2. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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. smile

        1. theherbivorehippi profile image82
          theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the reply Jason!  I activated it and will monitor the results.  Thanks again for the invite! smile

    43. FaithDream profile image85
      FaithDreamposted 5 years ago

      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..

      Congrats and good luck to all those included. smile

      1. revmjm profile image84
        revmjmposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        FatithDream, even though you did not get an invitation, did you check it anyway? There was a problem with sending out all the e-mails, so Jason said to see if you are eligible anyway.

        I was included in this wave, but nothing seems to be happening yet..

        I'm sending you a personal e-mail to encourage you.

      2. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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. smile

        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.

        1. FaithDream profile image85
          FaithDreamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks  Jason.. That is encouraging..
          I appreciate your comments.

          1. teamrn profile image79
            teamrnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the words of encouragement, whether they be meant for ANYONE or one in particular. There have been flippant remarks, but yours are genuine and again, thanks!

            Annie Nowlin
            teamrn

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
              Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Did you find the link helpful -Cool

              1. teamrn profile image79
                teamrnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I found the link to be very helpful. I'm new to the HubPages, even though I registered 3 months ago, I've only Hubbed since lat January, so thanks for your link!

      3. kimbrewaa profile image78
        kimbrewaaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        <snipped - do not post links in the forums>

    44. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      @HP

      You need to invite Greek One before he burns out HP’s servers!!! smile

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/71103#top

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks Paradigm...

        but I don't have access to a computer and have never been on the internet

        Is there a fax version of this program??

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You always make me laugh, Greek One. smile

          And while we don't have a fax version available, we are rolling out a stone tablet version next week.

          1. TahoeDoc profile image95
            TahoeDocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Can I at least get in on THAT one? LOL.

          2. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            can I at least get a nice light blue background to my forum posts like you have?

            1. Jason Menayan profile image60
              Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I see a faint bluish glow to all of your forum posts. Do you mean you don't see it?

            2. Greek One profile image79
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              i thought i made it clear i don't have the internet.. i can't see anything (but I take your word for it and I thank you)

    45. ns1209 profile image33
      ns1209posted 5 years ago

      Thanks for the invite and glad to be able to try out the new program! smile

    46. beth811 profile image69
      beth811posted 5 years ago

      Didn't receive email but I'm in. Sad to say I don't have Paypal account yet. I'm just relying on Western Union as a form of payment. I hope that they will include Western Union.

      BTW, I don't know how to have Paypal account. I have only one debit card (no credit card) and I'm confused how to register in it.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        PayPal will be the only form of payment for the time being.

        You can create a PayPal account for free by visiting www.paypal.com and clicking the "Sign Up" link.

      2. skyfire profile image74
        skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sign up for paypal and complete the email verification process. Once you log into the dashboard there is an option to add -bank account, credit/debit card to your paypal account.

        1. beth811 profile image69
          beth811posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ok, thank you so much skyfire:)

        2. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have Paypal and a bank account on stand bye should the need arise to use either for the depositing of funds

    47. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

      I'm in - smile thank you hubpages, just checked my spam folder and saw the e mail, so for those still waiting keep your eye on your spam folder your invite may go there.

    48. Spacey Gracey profile image74
      Spacey Graceyposted 5 years ago

      Yey - thanks for the invite and the process to sign up was really easy, even for a non-US resident. Thanks.

    49. brakel2 profile image87
      brakel2posted 5 years ago

      I got passed by but hope it happens soon. I am happy for all the people in this group.

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        that's odd you feel that way... i have nothing but extreme hatred and envy for all of the little !%!%@%!%

        smile

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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!

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            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 !$%!#%%

        2. brakel2 profile image87
          brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I love it. You really made me laugh.

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      lynnechandlerposted 5 years ago

      Still waiting!

      1. Karanda profile image84
        Karandaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Now, I feel better. You have three times the amount of Hubs and have been here twice as long as me. I'll go back to my corner and wait for the illusive invite. lol lol lol

        There is obviously no rhyme or reason as to who is being chosen.

     
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