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No Google AdSense in April. Anybody else?

  1. Ms Dee profile image86
    Ms Deeposted 5 years ago

    Although I continue to have traffic to my hubs and was earning a bit of AdSense dollars, suddenly when April came AdSense earnings stopped. Could it be the addition of HubPages ads?

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image81
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have anything either, not a cent and I took Hubpages off...so that's not it.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Grief Brie.  Nearly 200 decent hubs, been here for a while, and you are not coining it.  This is a tough time.

        1. Brie Hoffman profile image81
          Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just on Amazon, I'm doing ok on Adsense smile

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
            Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ah OK, sympathy replaced by jealousy.

            1. Brie Hoffman profile image81
              Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Well, I'm jealous of your talent so we are even smile

          2. Ms Dee profile image86
            Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm not big on Amazon income and have had nothing there either. Concerned that my AdSense account will look too inactive and be closed. Then can't have HubPages ads either, which requires an AdSense account.

      2. Ms Dee profile image86
        Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very helpful for me to hear, Brie. smile

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've had a horrible Adsense month, but I'm making more with the hubpages ad program than I ever did with Adsense.  I made .95 cents yesterday on Adsense, but April has been a very slow month.

    3. stuff4you profile image48
      stuff4youposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hardly ever make money off of adsense but I don't have that many hubs or much content for now.

      I tend to make a lot more money off of affiliate programs like ClickBank.

  2. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I think I will be lucky if I reach pay out since I introduced HP ads..everybody has seen a drop..it will be the first time I've missed it in 8 months. I have seen a rise in earnings during the evening and get the same traffic I did before.
    However I am not getting many clicks, I wonder if this is due to the new layout, I don't think the footer ad is getting any exposure because of the comments but I don't know how to disable them. I also have RSS feeds on all because they improve SEO. I am stuck with a dilema of what to choose, any advice?

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
      theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When you go into edit a hub you can just delete the comment capsule.  I turned the ad program off after about 48 hours, took the comment capsules off of my other two profiles to maximize that footer ad and I'm having a record month with Adsense.  I'm about halfway done taking the comment capsules off my hubs on this profile.  I'll leave a few that get a lot of interaction but I have seen a significant improvement since I did that.  I feel like we have to make the most of the ads that are there since the layout change.  I like that when readers get to the end of my content, there's a nice ad there waiting for them. smile

      1. Richieb799 profile image64
        Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I might just do that, what about rss feeds and news capsules?

        1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
          theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Honestly I've never added an RSS feed to any of my hubs so I have no answers on this one. smile

          1. Richieb799 profile image64
            Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Perhaps I can change them to show only 3 articles and this will leave the ad showing smile

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

        Great idea - why didn't I think of that lol?

        1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
          theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol..I thought about it for a long time.  I didn't want to take it away because I enjoy the comments but...it had to be done.  I did it on my other profiles and saw an improvement so I did it on this profile too...with the exception of about 10 hubs that get a lot of conversation.

          1. profile image0
            mommyloves2writeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you for that advice!  I only have thirty Hubs right now, so it will be easy to edit those.

            1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
              theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hope it works out well for you too! smile

              1. Richieb799 profile image64
                Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I implemented this method into most of my hubs now..traffic has gone down yesterday..I had one very popular hub that has lost its search ranking..but clicks have stayed the same, I'm earning a steady $5 a day lol..not many spikes hmm

      3. 2besure profile image83
        2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This has worked or me too!  I have disabled comment in hubs that don't get comments anyway.  I did that this month and have already made payout!  It makes the juicy bottom ad more visible, especially for outside people looking not planning to leave a message.

        1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
          theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It helps, right?!!  I know..I had a lot of hubs that had just a few comments from other hubbers but they see a lot of traffic so why not have that ad staring them in the face when they get to the bottom!  I miss that one horizontal ad in the hubs that used to be there so this one will have to make it up for it. smile  I'm glad you did it too!  smile

          1. 2besure profile image83
            2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I miss that horizontal ad too!  After reading your post, I went back and disabled some more hubs.  Making money every day.  One day I had a $17 day! big_smile

            1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
              theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Awesome!  Yeah...I think this is the only thing saving me right now!

        2. Ms Dee profile image86
          Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Is the "juicy bottom ad" a HubPages ad, and not AdSense? That's what I'm thinking. So, 2besure, that means you are keeping the HubPages Ads, right? If I am not getting any AdSense revenue anymore, I probably must disable the HubPages Ads right? Because if Google closes my AdSense account, then I can't have any HubPages ads either, like theherbivorehippi points out.

    2. france1982 profile image60
      france1982posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Richieb799, you said: ".it will be the first time I've missed it in 8 months. ."
      So, could you please tell me how much total $ you got in these last 8 month?
      thanks

      1. 2besure profile image83
        2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, he means it will be the first time he missed payout in 8 months!

  3. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    Generally I don't like to share my exact earnings around france1982 because people then plagiarize your work in an attempt to earn themselves

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Seems theres been alot of that going on....

  4. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 5 years ago

    In one week I made 38 cents.  Dismal.

  5. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    pennies...from heaven... hmm

  6. gracenotes profile image93
    gracenotesposted 5 years ago

    Ms. Dee,
    I have the HP Ad Program turned off at this time.  So far, for April, I'm getting clicks, but they're low-paying.

    I posed the following question on another thread, but no one took it seriously.  The Adsense TOC says that Google has a right to disable your Adsense account if you don't "generate sufficient clicks over a 2-month period."  I wasn't getting any Adsense clicks with the HP program turned on, so I turned it off.  Better safe than sorry.

    Interesting thing about getting rid of comment capsules.  I think I'll try this for some hubs which don't provoke a lot of interaction from readers.

    1. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Helpful for my decision to know that with HP Ads turned off, you are just getting low-paying clicks.  Hmm, that's true that if for 2-months enough clicks are not generated, Google has the right to disable my Adsense. Thanks for pointing that out!

  7. Garrett Mickley profile image82
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    I've made $1.50 this month but none of it from Hubpages.

  8. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    I'm doing well this month. I had the HubPages ad program and my earnings dropped a ton so I disabled it. Hope that helps.

    1. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks melbel! So does this mean your AdSense earnings have now gone back up?

  9. Ritsos profile image64
    Ritsosposted 5 years ago

    seems like there's no general consensus about what is happening .. some say turn hubpage ads on, others say turn them off . . . . I'm earning next to zilch here now .. trying other options

  10. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    hmm, does anyone know what 'sufficient' clicks  means?

  11. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    I made 12 cents.....lol

  12. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I've made a little over $6.00...a king's ransom!  But I've yet to reach any pay-out, so maybe in about 2013...

  13. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 5 years ago

    Amazon is my saving grace right now.  truly ready to throw in the towel....

  14. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Have never enabled the HP ads.  On course to make Adsense payout as usual and Amazon sales are doing okay too!  smile

  15. mcimicata profile image59
    mcimicataposted 5 years ago

    it seems like April is a horrible month all round. I also write for Infobarrel and I have been having some horrible CTR days there as well

  16. Brie Hoffman profile image81
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    Very interesting about taking the comment capsule off, I might give that a try.

    1. WoodsmensPost profile image68
      WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      2besure mentioned this in another thread. So silently I looked at my hubs that would not benefit from a comment or were getting spammy comments and clicked the box do not show this capsule. Yes there is juice at the bottom of every hub. I did pick up some revenue and increased traffic but with all the changes it's really kind of hard to see what's what. Any how if the hub won't benefit from a comment then that capsule is history for me. Thanks 2besure !!!!! I do follow words of wisdom that make $ense lol

      Oh and as for HP ads... No invite so I'm good ATM

  17. gracenotes profile image93
    gracenotesposted 5 years ago

    Well, despite Panda happening, March was an "OK" month, with some revenue decline, but not too alarming.

    April, on the other hand, is shaping up to be pathetic, with both Adsense and Amazon, at least for me.  The hubs which did not lose much SERP position, still are not making very much money.

  18. Mikeydoes profile image78
    Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago

    All of my revenue has been coming through the hubpages ad system.

  19. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    adsense reduced as is Hp with the panda roll out in the rest of the world. However adsense is enough for a cup of coffee and a sticky bun so not too bad! Last month it was enough for a meal out!
    I have disabled the comments box on a few that are getting clicks to see what happens. However they are seasonal hubs so when the season is over the clicks will stop

  20. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 5 years ago

    Hmmm...I really hate the idea of completely disabling comments on anything since a lot of my hubs have had some really great information added by comments, and I've had a lot of people ask me questions and so inspire additional hubs that have done well -- but I hadn't thought about the footer ad. Now I'm off to experiment with some different layouts to see if I can get better visibility without just taking away the comments.

    1. gracenotes profile image93
      gracenotesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wychic,

      I did not hesitate to remove the comments capsule on some of my hubs.  If you really don't like the results, you can always put it back later for new, fresh comments.

  21. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Ohmegawd! I thought I was the only one having a bad Adsense month. So relieved to read here that I'm not the only one.  Most of my hubs that were on page 1 or 2 in Google before had disappeared, so low traffic = low Adsense earnings, just a few cents daily and had zero one day.. so far.  I'll try removing the comment capsule and see if I can increase my Adsense earnings.  My HPads earnings are not that great either although consistent, but low traffic = low impressions.  Thanks for sharing everyone.

  22. goprisca profile image60
    gopriscaposted 5 years ago

    Yes this is due to Panda, the new search allogram change by google.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can you please explain that new "allogram"?

  23. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 5 years ago

    I just added on the HP Ad program and for the hubs that didn't have any comments I deleted that option. Now, time to see how this plays out.

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am having issues adding the Ad Program.

      1. profile image0
        lynnechandlerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I thought I saw something about that in another thread. Something about the adsense I believe, could be wrong, but mine was already configured for me all I had to do was add the tax info and my paypal info and badda boom badda bing it went through. You might want to contact the hubteam.

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oK, yea i sent them an email. I put in my tax info and paypal but my adsense will not go through, it keeps saying unable to connect to host.

  24. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I looked at my hubs and there is a big ad BELOW the comments box.  Do you mean there will be a bigger one if I disable the comment box?

  25. thefundu profile image60
    thefunduposted 5 years ago

    I do get checks regularly from adsense. These earnings are not from hubpages but are from my personal blog which i had developed a year ago. The Google ads get affected by other links or ads on the same pages as their CPM value decreases. Check the links on your hubs, they should not be vulnerable.

 
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