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Question about the HubPages Ad impressions

  1. Bendo13 profile image84
    Bendo13posted 5 years ago

    Why if I have 5,000+ hits to my hubs over the past 7 days do I only have 2,198 impressions for my HubPages Ads?!

    Are they not always running? 
    Are they not shown to other hubbers? 
    Am I really getting a 60/40 split? 

    It's just been a bit discouraging with the income from that steady on the decline then I notice that.

    5,138 hits in the past 7 days
    2,198 impressions for the past 7 days

    43%.... looks like the 60/40 split isn't in my favor?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      As I understand it, HPads are only put on your hubs when HP feels that they have outbid adsense for the privilege.  This means that they not always be shown.

      Of course, as you point out there is also the 60/40 split as well.

      1. Bendo13 profile image84
        Bendo13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm...
        But when you're in the HP Ads program you only get that one Google Adsense ad for yourself... the rest are HPs

        So are you saying that there are times where there are no HP Ads on a hub, but instead all the ads are Google Adsense ads and we're only getting paid for the one?

        That'd be some kind of crappy if that's the case...

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, a 60-40 split sounds pretty good at first glance, but there are probably things you are not considering.  Just because you are getting a 60% time share doesn't mean your share is during the peak times of the day. 

      And I think HP has a hand in choosing the ads to place on your hubs during their time share.  I can usually tell when their codes are displayed on my hubs by merely looking at the ads. 

      During my time the first ad block in the upper right will consist of 1 photo ad, whereas HP's time will fill the same spot with 4 blue text ads.  And don't get me started on Amazon sales!

      These are but two factors in the 60-40 split.  I'm sure there are others, but the bottom line is you can bet the earnings are not even close to a 60-40 split.  They can see our earnings but we can't see theirs  smile

    3. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm. I think you are analyzing (comparing) 'unlike' terms!   
      Our share of HP is not 'impressions' it is 'time' eg. Our (the Hubbers) adsense code is put into the page code 60% of the 'time'.  HP have us at a disadvantage in this regard that they can remove our code whenever there is a 'high density' time !

    4. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      After digging through the FAQs you might like to read the information at this link:
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#hpads-paid-impressions
      It might help all of our confusion smile

  2. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Thank you, Wilderness. Now I finally understand! This has been bothering me for a long time. I must say it is a situation that is highly open to manipulation, since obviously we have no clue about what is being shown when.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The bottom line is that you have no clue about any traffic.  You may be getting a million views a day but HP takes credit for all but 200 of them.  It seems unlikely to me - eventually either some internet geek or some dissatisfied employee will spill the beans and Hp would be in a world of hurt.

      If you can't live with whatever HP says is yours, then you can leave and go elsewhere.  Of course, (at least prior to Panda) there were not many places that one could earn as well as HP.

      1. Bendo13 profile image84
        Bendo13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Snipsly gives you 80%... I posted an article there but I'm not going to leave HubPages just yet.

        Too big of a following on here and I'm use to the layout.  If I ever left it'd be to post all this information on my own site... the heck with a 'share'.

 
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