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.
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.
I noticed the same thing..the Google ads have nothing to do with my hub subject...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It doesn't sound like a real money maker - have you considered disabling the ads? Although I'm not sure if that would disable them on HP's 40% or not.
I believe the hub could be a very good money maker if the Ads are not tampons, make-up or Bad Idea T-shirts. lol
Internet information on the subject is very limited and since I have lived it, I have more information.
It is a skin disease that a lot of people do not know a lot about. Many false assumptions and myths about it.
Did an interview with a website owner a few weeks ago about the subject that will be on his website very soon.
Have you ever heard of Pityriasis Versiscolcor? Also known as Tinea Versicolor? I have mentioned it a time or two on HP.
keep us informed. It should be interesting to learn your results.
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.
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.
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