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I Just Got An E-Mail From AdSense About By Hub Pages.....

  1. sabrebIade profile image83
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    I just got this message from AdSense saying...

    "You have 195 250x250 ad units on sabrebiade.hubpages.com, which are delivering an eCPM of $0.14. Upgrading these ad units to the 300x250 format could substantially increase your overall revenue.
    Upgrade your ad units!     
    Advertisers prefer wider ad units for their premium inventory, resulting in higher bids for your ad placements. Though all sites are different, publishers typically see $0.81 eCPMs when using the wider ad size.
    Start now by changing the small 250x250 ad units on sabrebiade.hubpages.com/hub/xxxxxxxxxxx to the larger 300x250."

    Well I would if I could...LOL
    How do I go about telling HP about this?
    Or will they see the forum post here?

    PS: That should say "My" Hub Pages...sheesh!

    1. sanathara profile image59
      sanatharaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The best thing you contact Hubpages staff. They will guide you properly. Best of luck.

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Hopefully the HubPages staff is listening and heeds this. cool

  3. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    Sounds like a mass email Google might have sent out, perhaps HP got one too.

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Since it mentions my url listing by name and says how many ads are running 250x250, I think it's kinda personalized, not a mass mail.

  4. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

    Or you could email them at team@hubpages.com or email Jason, Paul, Simone or Maddie directly.

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did that after I posted here.
      I did the post and thought "Just send them the message idiot!"
      LOL

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It all worked out.   smile

  5. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    HubPages has a unique ad layout that might be confusing the AdSense automated system for detecting these type of things because of the HubPages ad program. 

    The 250X250 is the second best performing ad slot on the page to the 728X90 top banner.  The 300X250 above the fold slot performs under these two. 

    We test new ad layouts to see if we can improve them, but generally, the 250X250 is pretty strong on HubPages.

    Also, for folks in the HubPages Ad program, there are often more than three adsense ads on a page.

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I dunno.
      I have always heard that 300x250 was better than 250x250.
      I use 336x280 on my blogs, never 250x250 because of that.
      But HP is a different animal than blogs, so it may be the other way around here.

      If you look around the Web, the 336x280 Large Rectangle, the 300x250 Medium Rectangle, and the 160x600 Wide Skyscraper are hammered home time and time again.

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

    Interesting, I wonder if that is true or not. I checked my email, and did not see one - unless I deleted by accident.

    I would love to have a higher CPM though.

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was on my AdSense interface page as an "Important Message".
      Usually I get those in my G-Mail too, but so far not this time.

  7. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 5 years ago

    I got one too. They said I had empty ad units. But I thought that Google frowned on too many ads?

  8. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 5 years ago

    Oh, and my email did not say the same thing. They linked to one of my hubs, suggesting ad placement. And the numbers were different.

  9. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I just got an email that informed me that I could run up to three ad units per page but was not doing so on 195 of my 200 Hubs.  I've forwarded it to Admin. 

    The email included the following:


    I'm a tad disappointed to learn HubPages is not optimizing our AdSense performance as much as it could be.  A Potential 200% increase in earnings is something I take seriously given how badly my Hub earnings were dropped by the introduction of HubPages' own program.

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You seem to be running HP ads. They may be taking your ad slots.

    2. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Odd that both your message and my message mention "195 Hubs" isn't it?

      And for reference, I'm not running HP Ads, I'm running straight AdSense

  10. sabrebIade profile image83
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Wow...they must be serious about this.
    I just got another e-mail from them.
    That's two in less than 24 hours...

    "Hi,
    We've noticed that you have a lot of small ad units such as the 250x250 ad unit on sabrebiade.hubpages.com. Here's our recommendation: Change your smaller ad units to the better-performing 300x250 ad units and monitor the results!
    Upgrade your ad units now!    
    Not convinced yet?
    Currently you have 195 250x250 units on your site that are earning an average eCPM of $0.14. Increasing the size of these ad units to 300x250 could substantially increase your eCPM and overall revenue. Publishers typically make $0.81 eCPM with the bigger format and you could see similar results too!
    If you'd like to learn more, check out our case study on how CareerPlanner.com increased their revenue by 165% by making similar changes.
    Click here to update your ad units and start earning more!
    Sincerely,
    The Google AdSense team"

  11. sabrebIade profile image83
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    So three of us got the notification (me twice).
    Anybody else?

  12. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    HubPages has a non standard agreement with AdSense.  We've always taken optimizing revenue very seriously.  I suspect the confusion from the AdSense messages comes from using the AdSense API and the HP Ads program.

    For those people in the HP Ads program we often put more than three AdSense ads on a page (because we have this capability).  Some ads are through us and some ads are tied to your individual AdSense account. Adsense sees these as different accounts.  That's why you can see earnings in your AdSense account and additional earnings in your HubPages Ad Account. https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/hpads

    So in regards to HubPages, and the HP Ads Program you have more than three adsense ads on most Hub views, but AdSense can't tell. 

    I'll see if we can get AdSense to clear this up.

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      But I'm not in the HP Ads program.

      1. Clandestine profile image81
        Clandestineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sabre - curious to know why you aren't in the HP Ads program?  Will it allow for all ad placement to be Google Adsense instead?  Does that pay you more?

        1. sabrebIade profile image83
          sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I ran HP Ads for a month and only had a 5 dollar difference in running straight AdSense.

      2. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me neither, and i got the message too, for both of my accounts.

  13. sabrebIade profile image83
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Evidently AdSense is still monitoring my Hubs because I got yet another e-mail from them today...

    "We've noticed that you have a lot of small ad units such as the 250x250 ad unit on sabrebiade.hubpages.com. Here's our recommendation: Change your smaller ad units to the better-performing 300x250 ad units and monitor the results!"

    They seem really adamant about this.

  14. sabrebIade profile image83
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Oddly enough though, I checked and my CTR is over double on HP what it is on my blogs.
    So evidently, the size HP is using is doing pretty well.

 
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