I have 90 articles on 3 accounts. I went from earning $7-$10 per day last month to just pennies per day since the start of this month. I'm hoping its due to the holiday weekend, but wow what a drop off. Has this happened to anyone else? Was there another update or something?
Has this come through losing hp ads revenue? adsense? or amazon?
Has you $PM changed?
Is it good?
If not, maybe tried Hubads.
I've had issues recently with my adsense too
Despite knowingly getting ad clicks (friends have told me they clicked on the ads) i'm not seeing clicks on my adsense reports
It is not a good idea for friends to click on your ads unless they are genuinely interested in making a purchase- google can detect click patterns which could lead to you losing your google adsense account. Once lost it never returns.
I have to admit I've only had clicks as a few friends have looked at articles I've put on my facebook and they've looked at ad links from there- for instance I posted a hub on the English Peak District cycling and the 'friend' subsequently clicked on google ads for Peak District accomodation offers
It's definitely not something i've personally encouraged
This does bring up a concern - Google want us to socially share sites to get decent ranking - however, the people we socially share with are our friends - so we could end up losing Google Adsense accounts simply because we did what Google want us to do!
Many people (and hubpages) go on about the use of social media to increase viewers however what CASE1WORKER and Mark Ewbie have said goes against this
I can see logic in what has been said on both counts unfortunately
As I write mainly on cycling and sports I use my facebook as I am fortunate enough to have a number of very high people in the cycling world on there- including athletes currently participating in the Tour De France so I like the idea of using facebook as a means of getting to and gaining opinion from the people I am specifically targeting and surely the google ads on the pages should entice the viewer to click on them if correlated well.
Is it therefore worthwhile to stop using facebook, twitter and social bookmarking sites where you have 'friends'?
By 'friends' I meant real world friends - work colleagues - physical people that you know. I don't have much of a view on Facebook friends. The problem comes if someone thinks they are helping you by clicking your ads for no other reason than to click them. If their pattern of interest is reasonable then I shouldn't think there is a problem.
We are not allowed to discuss CTR I think, but that which can't be discussed, should stay in line with the norm.
Bascially if somebody clicks on your ad, hits the back button, clicks on the second ad, hits the back button, etc... trying to do you a favour Google is going to flip.
If your friend clicks on an ad and buys a product Google will love your friend because the advertiser will keep advertising.
Thanks for the feedback on that Mark and Goingonline
I do agree that Facebook Friends are somewhat different to real world friends.
No one has anything to gain by ad click- back button- ad click- back button shannigans
There is nothing at all wrong with promoting the page. You just have to avoid promoting clicking on the ads per se.
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