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I Miss the (728 x 90) ad in the Middle

  1. 2besure profile image83
    2besureposted 6 years ago

    I suggest we put back the (728 x 90) in the middle of the hubs.  Those who are not using the new Hub Ad program or turn it off, are missing an ad in a important place. Smack dab in the middle there is nothing!  Thanks for your consideration.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is still there - you do not see it when you are logged in.

      1. 2besure profile image83
        2besureposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, thank you Mark.  I thought that might have added to lower rev.

      2. 2besure profile image83
        2besureposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mark, I logged out and I still don't see it.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think this is still what they use - http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/03/ad-layout-changes/

      I miss that too in the middle, but I guess, they are maximizing ways to get the best layout for maximized earning potential.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

    They are still there:

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/hp-ads.JPG

    I guess they do not show all the time.

    1. 2besure profile image83
      2besureposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I am sorry Mark I was not talking about the one on top.  What size are used to be in the middle of our hub?

      1. Cagsil profile image58
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The ad placement that comes after the secondary text capsule and/or after the first full size photo in the second placement.

        Text - ad block
        Photo-
        Google Ad Placement
        Text/Photo..etc...

        Text - ad block
        Text - photo
        Google Ad Placement
        Text/Photo...etc..

        The Google Ad Placement in the above examples has been removed.

    2. 2besure profile image83
      2besureposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mark, what's with the French ads on the hub picture you captured?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I live in France so google assumes I want French ads.

        I hate google..........  sad

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I'm pretty sure those middle ones that appeared in between the third / fourth capsules (roughly) have now gone.  Whether you are in the HP program or out of it.

    I had about 80 hubs when it went that had been spaced at that point to fit round the ads in a reasonably attractive, and hopefully tempting way.

    Bit irritating.  Plus of course my Adsense has completely bombed.

    I've now turned off the HP thing to see if I get any clicks back.

    I'd rather have a dollar click every five days than 20 cents a day from HP - if that makes any sense. At least it's more exciting.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Like you, Mark, I miss the big days from Adsense.  Of course I don't miss the myriads of clicks paying a few pennies - that got pretty irritating.  Just as soon not get one at all as get one for $.03!

      Nevertheless, I will tentatively turn of the HPads in a few days - I'm just a few dollars away from payout there.  If I go right back to all those tiny clicks it comes right back on, though.

      HP did say we could expect more even days from the ad program, but I didn't expect to have to get excited when daily income rose a quarter.  I still want those big $10 days occasionally. (Big to me anyway smile )

      1. 2besure profile image83
        2besureposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am experimenting.  I disabled the comments capsule on about 50% of my hubs, yesterday I had a $12 Adsense day. 

        Today only $2.45, so I am not sure if it was the changes I made or if it would have happened anyway.  There is a nice juicy ad at the bottom of the hub that seems to be more viable when the comments capsule is gone.

        I will watch my earnings for the next week to see if removing comments is working.  I only disabled comment on articles that don't usually get many or any comments.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I've wondered about that as well.  I've a few hubs with a lengthy list of comments: I doubt that anyone ever reads to the bottom and actually finds that last ad block unless they are looking for the comment box to post a comment.

          As I rarely get organic comments (usually they are from fellow hubbers) the organic reader is unlikely to search for that comment box.  As fellow hubbers don't click, I don't care if they see the ad or not, but I would like organic visitors to find it!

          I hate to lose all the comments as I think they can add to a hub, though.  Perhaps the answer lies somewhere between; remove all but the last 5 or so comments.  That would not be a big deal to me as I answer then all anyway and could just go up and remove the top ones every time I answer a comment.

          1. Cagsil profile image58
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Wilderness you can limit the number of comments on a hub. There is a drop-down menu with pre-set options. wink

            @2besure- Mark Knowles is in Europe, France I think. wink

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Do you know if those options will simply keep future comments from appearing or will it delete the earliest ones while accepting new ones?

              I would hate to lose any seo from new content by not accepting new comments, plus I think they are reader friendly; by allowing the reading to participate in the hub it adds something to the experience I'm trying to provide.

              1. Cagsil profile image58
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hey Wilderness, I don't think it deletes comments. The options given for the "comment" capsule is to display comments- "all" or "at most 20", or "at most 50" or "at most 100" are the choices.

                It puts a clickable link to see more comments and tells you how many more comments there are, just above the white box to post a comment. smile

                1. wilderness profile image94
                  wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I think you're right.  I've never used it, but the key is probably "display" comments.  The option probably won't refuse more OR delete others - it just doesn't display them unless requested to do so.  Makes sense.

 
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