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Time to see if Adsense picks up while deactivating HP Ads

  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    April was one of the worst months since I first started. It is time for a change. So, I am turning off the HP Ads for May (at least) to see if things get better.
    4 clicks on Adsense for April? The Ads just are not anywhere close to the Hubs and it makes sense readers Not click Ads they are not interested in. The Ads need to match the content of hub.

    I will let you know if there is any progress in my own test.

    1. gracenotes profile image90
      gracenotesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, Michael, April was a bad month, as compared to March, but I did run Adsense only for April.  Twenty per cent of my Adsense income for April was earned on April 29-30.  Freaky stuff.

      I have tested, and do believe I earn a little better just with Adsense.  An FYI.

      Did not make one Amazon sale during April -- which is about what I expected.

  2. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    I noticed the same thing..the Google ads have nothing to do with my hub subject...

  3. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    My earnings have dropped so much...that it may be worth the effort just to build a simple web or blog that would rank higher and move everything there.
    Can't be that much worse.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Please do keep us all informed.  I tried this but went back to HPads after just a few days.  My adsense clicks immediately went up, but the typical payment was under 10 cents and it did not come even close to what HPads was producing.

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I see the Ads presented as the #1 issue. Unless you are female, why would you even think about tampon ads or Queen Latifah Make-up Ads???
        I see most of my traffic as being from male audience.

        Who looks at tampons or make-up on a football hub? I see these on my NFL hubs.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, I would have pointed out that ads are often searcher - based rather than hub information based, but unless you have been searching for tampons or make up I don't know where they would have come from.  Somehow you just don't seem the type...

          That's not a problem I've seen.  Just very low paying clicks.  Even my CTR is reasonable (although number of clicks is down from loss of traffic) when HPads is suspended - the clicks just don't earn anything. sad

          HP (Jason?) has suggested the best way to compare is by using ECPM with and without HPads enabled.  It makes sense to me as it removes much of the variable from Panda.  Total income divided by page views.

          1. Michael Willis profile image78
            Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol, No I don't look at Tampon Ads.  I have no clue how those popped up. Plus I use Adblocker, but allow Ads on HP so I can see what Ads appear on my hubs.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I dunno, Michael.  Are  your keywords used often enough and obvious enough to pick up?  Is this only since Panda? If so I would assume the writing is reasonable for the ad software.

              I have wondered if HP is not valued so low that no advertiser willing to pay anything will spend on hubs - it seems as good an explanation as any to me.  In your case the advertisers interested in football articles won't advertise, leaving only the dregs that will put pennies into anything that are willing to spend on our stuff.

              1. Michael Willis profile image78
                Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It is after the Panda. The NFL hubs were my money makers until Panda. The Ads use to fit the category, but not since the Google change.
                That is why I think the Google Impact is more than the ranking ion SE, but also with their Ad program against what they call content farms.

                1. wilderness profile image95
                  wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You could be right.  I tend to think it is pretty much an automatic result of poor ranking, but it could be that adsense has slapped us as well.  Adsense is supposed to separate from the google SE, but who really knows how much they communicate and/or cooperate?

                  My own money makers (if anything deserves that term after Panda) are low competition niches - advertisers won't have too much option to use someone else and that may be helping me some.  Not much, but some.

                  1. Michael Willis profile image78
                    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I have a Hub that I started a few weeks back that is still not finished here and I am pondering whether to finish it here or take it down and save for a Web page.
                    It is a subject I have wanted to write about for decades, but never did. It is a subject that I would want to Ads to be 100% on target with the hub. IF, that cannot happen on HubPages, then I just can't see me posting it here.

  4. Rebecca E. profile image86
    Rebecca E.posted 6 years ago

    keep us informed.  It should be interesting to learn your results.

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I recently shut off HP Ads after giving it a three week trial. I instantly saw an increase in Adsense. I was not impressed with HP Ads, as much as I was expecting to be.

    So, for May I am going to be running just Adsense and see if my return goes further higher for the entire month on a whole.

    I'm also going to be writing articles on HP, other sites and I'll also be re-vamping my blogs. wink

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hopefully I will see some kind of increase in Adsense. I hope the nature of the Ads are more fitted to the Hubs as well.

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I have fine tuned the ads, by leaving some advertisers out of the mix. So as to target the ads better. Adsense recently added a section that you can target your ads, based on specific categories. So, I am testing it out. I just started that only a few days ago, so please don't ask about results, because data is still being collected. smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea. Hopefully you will gain some info in time that could help all of us. I may even look into that. The worst Ads I am seeing though are the HP Ads.

 
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