Is it better to earn incrementaly, 40 cents a day, or turn off the HP ads and enter the Adsense lottery, where you might get a zero or a $5 click?
One is more sensible and the other more exciting, methinks! ;-)
I wondered this. After a month of roughly ten cents a day I'm nearly ready to give up on HP Ads. tbh with the traffic problems as well though - it all seems a bit pointless.
I'm almost afraid to implement the HP ad program as my Adsense earnings are steadily climbing each month with payout coming quicker and quicker. Now if my Amazon sales would pick up to where it has been for the last few months I would be happy.
I just have no faith in HP handling anymore of my time share than they already do without some sort of oversight on my end.
I know exactly what you mean! I turned HP Ads off in April to see whether my Adsense would recover (it did, but not enough to compensate). Now I have HP Ads back on, and I do miss watching the Adsense lottery!
Well, I am sticking with HP ads for the time being. I don't think that I'll get a better ECPM rate with Adsense for my hubs.
But I'm glad that I have got other websites with adsense, as I love signing in to check the click lottery on Adsense, even if I don't earn very much! lol
I haven't decided yet, but for now I have the HP ads on. Originally, I was getting in the area of $3-5 a day from HP ads. Even after Panda (and only factoring in HP), I had a couple/few $4/5 dollar days with Ad Sense (which was a small fraction of what I'd been getting before). I was pretty shocked to only see that $4/5 a day from Ad Sense, so I shut off the HP ads for a little while. Over time, the AS dropped (sometimes to just about nothing), and the HP dropped a little. I decided it was worth sacrificing the HP earnings in favor of getting AS back higher - but after I did that, the AS just got really wild (and often horrible), and never reached $5 a day again (at least for awhile).
I just got confused and fed up and put the HP ads back on; and in a further act of "just doing whatever I felt like doing", I got rid of most of my comment boxes on Hubs because I've always felt that Hubs look cleaner without them; and at that point was beyond worrying about what got more traffic and what didn't. ( ). That didn't seem to immediately affect the HP earnings, but over time they've dropped down to a couple of dollars or so a day (for the most part).
So, now, my latest thing is to leave both on and just see what happens. I've seen some $4/5 Ad Sense days with my "new arrangement", but now I'm also seeing some really horrible AS days too. For now, I'm doing whatever I "d-well" feel like doing, leaving the HP ads, seeing what happens with AS, and planning to decide about HP ads in another while. Before, with AS, I could always pretty much count on getting at least $15 or so a day, with the occasional holiday drop to $5, maybe. There were also days that were a whole lot higher, so a rock-bottom $5 wasn't bad.
For now, I'm looking at the completely erratic 20 cents a day to $5 a day from AS, but I'm waiting to see if, between any changes I make and any more tweaking Google or HP does, things level off enough. The HP earnings are no so low (in the area of $2/3 tops) a day, it's starting to look like trying the AS alone thing might be well worth the risk.
(Of course, now I'm kind of scared that this new "rel" code might brand me as big, giant, overall, loser and guarantee I won't get traffic anywhere. )
My traffic has returned from Google although I haven't seen Quadcast for a while..My earnings have improved much better since Panda, I'm working on my own sites at the moment. HP ads definitely weren't as exciting for me
I would suggest trying each for a good period, like a month, and choosing--rationally--the most profitable option.
I just saw the post (from a minute or so ago) from Paul Edmondson, that announces new things with the HP ad programs.
Yes, they've changed again. And I haven't managed to fix my shiny crystal ball that was broken on the Day Of The Panda. Guess I'll just continue what I'm doing, using both.
Paul E said on a forum thread that there was a new HP ad prog on the way this month, so I will have a look at the official announcement! :-)
I can't say I'm sorry yet some newchanges. Based on what's been going on with my own earnings, change would definitely, as they say, be good.
I was thinking about using Google Adsense next month, but my earnings would probably be really bad, even if I did get a high payed click.
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