Today for the first time I turned of Hubpage Ads. I have been running them since they became available and if I'm honest I have been fairly happy with them. But I have always wondered if I had done the right thing as obviously my Adsense income took a big hit. So this month I have decided to turn them off and see how my Adsense does on it's own.
One of the reason I have done this though is because of the exchange rate. I'm in the UK, Adsense pays me in pound stirling whereas Hubpages pays me in Dollars. At the moment changing those dollars into pounds is really not very profitable. With the exchange rate being so low I am getting about £10 per payout less than I would have been around a year ago. So I thought this was another good reason to turn hub ads off. Anyone else had similar feelings?
I am wsiting to get my first payment this month to see what exchange rate will apply!
YOU make a good point about the exchange rate, I too am in the UK. I turned HPads off once they hit payout and am finding adsense has recovered to pre-panda levels and a little bit more (newer hubs I imagine). I don't think I will be going back to HPads because its just not economical. My amazon has been the best this month ever, so I am happy enough on that score
I think it depends how much money is involved and for what it is needed. I'm only getting miniscule amounts and will need a year or so to reach payout with HP Ads. However, since I only get about one Adsense click every 1-2 weeks, I'm not sure it is worth going for that alone.
When I get small dollar amounts coming into my Paypal account, I just keep them in there and use them for online purchases from companies trading in dollars.
On the other hand, I do play the currency market with my freelance work. I am either more or less available for work at any moment, depending on whether payment is going to come in sterling, euros or dollars and depending on the relative positions of these currencies.
My hubs ads climb up in several days and my adsense back to normal. If this your choice I hope this is the best thing for you. Just keep on writing. Success for you.
When I enabled HubAds I took too huge of an AdSense cut, so I turned off HubAds. Sometimes I wonder if I've made the right decision and I think it will be one of those things you just wonder. I figured I would test things out in the future when things are more stable with my traffic.
I think it would be a bad idea for me to be making switches as there are too many strong variables coming into play with the huge changes in traffic... it would be doable, but it would be a mess to figure out the results. (Nothing for a benchmark.)
Let me know how disabling HubAds does for you... especially if you're seeing an increase in traffic right now. I'll have to stick with just plain old AdSense for now.
Be sure and watch your cpm before and after the change. It's really the only way to make a good comparison as obviously traffic levels will affect the amount earned.
I've thought about disabling HPads, but the CPM on it is far greater than I've ever seen from Adsense. Plus, of course, I still get a little from Adsense. It looks like I'd take a huge hit in income - big enough that I don't even want to try it.
My CPM has always been pretty low on Hubpages, last week at one stage it was below $1 which is pretty shocking. This is due to the nature of the stuff I write about, so maybe Adsense will be better for me. Only way to find out is to give it a month and see what happens.
The last time I turned HP ads off on this account, my page views were about half what they were pre-Panda and I found that I was worse off by not having HP ads on.
However, now my views on this account are higher than they've ever been so I've just switched HP ads off again, in the hope that my Adsense will go back to pre-Panda levels. If it does, I will probably leave the HP ads off.
Yes, I didn't like getting paid in $, Plus I think I make more with Adsense than with HP.
When I saw my first HPads earnings in my Paypal account, I thought Paypal had deducted charges because it was showing less the amount that I was supposed to have earned. Then I checked my default setting and it was in Canadian dollars. So, I switched to USdollars and there it was.. the full amount in USdollars. Because of the sudden increase in traffic from the big G, my HPads earnings for August was my highest earnings so far, and my Adsense earnings have not been affected.. so far, so good. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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