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Deactivating HubPages Ad Program

  1. Susan Ng profile image88
    Susan Ngposted 5 years ago

    I'd like to try temporarily deactivating HubPages Ad Program on my account for a week to see if Adsense earnings goes up again. If I decide to reactivate the HubPages Ad Program later, will it just continue where it left off?

    I already have some earnings in the HubPages Ad Program and I don't want to lose that. Thanks.

    1. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Susan, I noticed nobody has yet answered this, and I'm probably not the best one to answer; but I thought I'd post what I do know:

      I had the HP ads active in March and some of April, but the other day I temporarily disabled them to see how that would impact my AS earnings.  The ads have been off for a couple of days.  The earnings (for HP AP) I had before turning off the ads are showing as "balance" on my account.  I'm not sure, of course, but I'm assuming whatever is earned is earned.  (It didn't even occur to me that I might lose what I'd earned  hmm, so I just shut the HP ads off.   I sure hope I'm right about not having that balance wiped out because I shut off the ads hmm - but it doesn't look like that's the case.  smile

      1. Susan Ng profile image88
        Susan Ngposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Lisa. Anyways, I decided to just leave the HubPages Ad Program on. I'm sure things will be fine. smile

    2. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/72023 this thread has it all ...check it out smile

  2. Peggy W profile image90
    Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

    Good questions!  Hope to see an answer from HP staff.  Am curious.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    I switched them off for a couple of days to see if it improved my Adsense.  It didn't.  I switched them back on again and everything carried on.

    Yesterday I had my best Adsense day even with the HP Ads switched on.  Which kind of settled me a bit, because for a while I was thinking maybe the HP ads disabled Adsense.

    This is not very scientific but it all apears to be working as expected.

    1. Susan Ng profile image88
      Susan Ngposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Mark. smile

  4. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    I was lucky enough to get in the second HP ads picks in the middle of March.  I'm not sure if it affected my Adsense earnings in March as March was my highest earnings on Adsense.  I thought April would give me a better indication how HP ads affected my Adsense earnings.  So far my Adsense earnings are much lower compared to March, but it's not because of HP ads although it might be one of the reasons.. the main reason is very low traffic from Google.  All of my hubs that were on pages 1 and 2 of Google had disappeared and are nowhere to be found.. it's so frustrating.  At first I thought I was the only one, but reading forum threads shows that most everyone's in the same boat. Right now my HP ads earnings are more than double that of my Adsense earnings.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Paul did say you had to have earned over $50 before you deactivated it or you wouldn't get paid.

    1. Aficionada profile image93
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      UW, would you please provide a link about that?  I thought that statement was referring to permanent deactivation, not to a temporary one that was intended as a way of checking the program's effectiveness.  I mean by that, if someone later reactivates the HubAds program, their previous balance would be carried over, but there would not be any payout - period - until the $50 threshold is reached. Is that correct?

    2. shogan profile image88
      shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd like to see the link,  if possible.  I think that's a very poor policy.

    3. Susan Ng profile image88
      Susan Ngposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean the minimum payment threshold for the HubPages Ad Program is $50? I assumed it would be $100...

      Could somebody please lead me to the HubPages Ad Program payment policies page? I can't seem to find it. Thanks. smile

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    When I switched it off I had a couple of dollars in the HP balance.  When I switched it back on the couple of dollars were still there, and being added to.

    I think Paul means that you have to make fifty dollars before you could expect to be paid.  ie. If you want to leave the HP program and you haven't earned enough then you won't ever get that balance.

    But popping out does not clear your balance to zero.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for clearing that up, I misunderstood.

      Sorry to cause concern smile

    2. Rosie2010 profile image84
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Mark.  That clarifies it for me too.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm just going for the "useful on forums although a bit annoying" accolade.

        I hope I'm right about the thing.

  7. Susan Ng profile image88
    Susan Ngposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your answers, everyone. You've helped clarify things for me. smile

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago
  9. Susan Ng profile image88
    Susan Ngposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Uninvited Writer. smile

 
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