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Hubpages Ads vs. Google Adsense

  1. Charity Squid profile image79
    Charity Squidposted 5 years ago

    Is it true if you turn off you hubpages ads that you earn a lot more with the google adsense?  I have both turned on and am only getting pennies on the hubpage ads and I'm considering turning it off to generate more of google adsense.

    Would like some feedback please.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
      EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The only way to find out is to try it for youself - maybe by switching them on for one month, switching them off for another month, switching them on... you get the picture.

      The reason I say this is because earnings on HP ads seem to vary so much from person to person - I think HP ads are dependent largely on page views/impressions, whereas Adsense is almost entirely click-based (OK, so the more views the more clicks, but what I'm saying is that the two programs work differently AFAIK).

      I am about four days into an "off" month and my Adsense hasn't improved at all - far from it.  Mind you, that does coincide with an appalling drop in traffic.  My cats' litter tray is receiving more traffic than my hubs at the moment lol 

      The fluctuation in traffic is the reason why you really need to average things out over a longer period (say, a month like I said) in order to get a realistic idea.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you will earn more on Adsense if you turn off HPAds.  It makes sense when you think about it - without the HP Ads, you'll have more Adsense ads displayed on your Hubs, and therefore it's almost inevitable you'll get more clicks.

      But of course, while you gain on Adsense, you'll lose all chance of earning income from HP Ads. So your total earnings may not be any better.  And anyway, the HP Ads are not the reason you're not earning money.  You're too new!

      It's normal for a new Hubber to earn mere pennies in their first two or three months.  It takes time for your Hubs to attract enough visitors to start earning serious money.  The best way to look at it, is to accept that writing on HubPages, and on most rev-sharing sites, is a long-term project - what you write today will earn money in 12 months' time.

      To give you an idea, one of my Hubs earned about $15 in its first six months but has since earned me over $300.

      Also be realistic about earning potential.  Unless you are knowledgeable about internet marketing, keyword research, self-promotion etc. etc, your Hubs will earn you $1 or $2 a month.  That may not sound like much, but they're just articles, remember - in two or three years they'll have earned far more than if you'd sold them for an upfront fee, so it is worthwhile.  But you'll need a lot more than 4 Hubs.

      1. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wish mine did! I'm earning less than 10 cents a day for all 20 hubs with HPAds.

  2. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    In my personal experience, the HP ad program is better because it relies more on page impressions, and the page eCPM is higher for me than adsense ever was.

    With adsense, you might get a lot of traffic, but if the CTR & PPC is low, then you might not make as much as you potentially might have.

    However, adsense can have great spikes in income, such as a click being worth 5 dollars or something!

    It seems that the HubPages ad program is more consistent, but you might not have record setting days like you might with Google adsense. On the contrary, you will likely not have days where your income is super low for the amount of given traffic when using HP ad program

    If I could get my traffic levels as high as they were before Panda, I would theoretically be making $200-500 a month.

    I think HubPages has a ton of potential with this program if it could get the ranking in the search engines that it once held. I can only hope that HubPages becomes what it once was.

  3. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    since HP ad program relies mostly on search results from Google,I decided to leave my HP ad program active...it makes more than adsense now anyway

  4. Charity Squid profile image79
    Charity Squidposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the info.  I wasn't expecting to make much money right away, but was wondering if HP ads only paid pennies all the time.  It's nice to know that within a year or so with a lot more hubs I might see some payouts.