Hi HP Team:
Today I noticed Yahoo Ads on few of my Hubs. Here is 1 of the snaps:
This is against the Policies of Google Adsense since both are Contextual Ads. Ironically, I haven't placed any Yahoo Pub ID here on HP. How and Why do you show Yahoo Ads on my Hubs and where is the income going ????
You can see here, that it is not against Google's TOS to run ads from other networks on the same page as AdSense.
Lissie is right that we are running these ads only in our share of the impressions right now, just as we tested Kontera in our share of impressions before opening it up as an option to users in their own share. We are currently testing several different advertising options, in order to be able to offer users the most effective and profitable revenue sharing possible. Depending on the results of these tests, we may or may not offer one or more of these as new affiliate programs in the future.
If you offer a new affiliate program will you also provide those who sign up a bonus or share. I see the Kontera sign up had a $25.00 per referred publisher bonus to the one who signed the new publisher up.
Dearest Maddie : Thank you so much for all the explanation. Things are very clear to me now. I am very close to getting my first Payment from Kontera. Thanks to HP and we look forward to more Revenue Sources. Also thanks to other people who participated and commented here.
Well it cant be illegal cause hubpages is doing it and this is their busines LOL. The yahoo ads are only showing in the hubpages page view share and hopefully will only ever be an option because non-US based authors cant sign up for yahoo ads
Thank you Lissie for all the explanation. This makes clear that these Yahoo Ads are been displayed only on HP's 40% and NOT our 60%. Still I think this is against Adsense policies because both are contextual ads and according to Adsense you cannot have any other contextual ad on a page along with adsense.
To bring in some clarity - it used to be prohibited in Adsense TOS. But they changed this a year or so ago
Probably before they got done for anti-competitive behavour in the land of the free!
If the Google - Yahoo Advertising deal goes ahead anyway, then you might be seeing ads by Yahoo with 'Ads by Google' in the bottom corner anyway so It might not matter anyway!
Wow.. did Hubpages get a 25 dollar kickback for every person who joined Kontera who is a user here then?
I say crazy because it was presented as something done to help Hubbers earn more from their hubs, not something that we (Hubbers) were going to be earning a referral kickback for HP by registering through. I would still have signed up for it, don't get me wrong, but it would've been cool to know that one of the reasons it was added to the system and the changes made was that Hubpages was going to make thousands of dollars for it's users having signed up..
I'm not sure the rules of the kontera signups, but a lot of affiliates only actually pay out that signup bonus if the person who signs up gets to a certain point. Like a certain dollar amount. So, even in this case, HP may not get paid for half the people who signed up. Either way, that's usually how affiliates go. You get someone to sign up and you get a bonus. I just figured this was the case here.
Yahoo's the same way, I think, at least with their other affiliate programs. You get someone to sign up for the yahoo dating, and participate for so long, you get a bonus... Or something like that
It was a briliant move, either way, from an affiliate program standpoint. I don't remember there having been a referral id or affiliate code or anything, that's why I'm giving the golf clap over here. I work for a company that makes a great deal of it's money through affiliate programs (like 90% of the adult industry) so I'm fairly well versed in how that goes, but have -always- seen a referral id or other such code in any links diverted to the "parent company's" site.
If you forgot for a moment - Hubpages are still a business that is run for profit. I don't really see any problem in somebody giving them $25 for my signup to affiliate program, cause I know this money will keep them motivated to provide me with even better place to hang out.
Or did you just want a piece of this pie?
I did not forget, Misha.
Forgive me for speaking my curiosity.
I'd prefer it if HP gets $25 for each sign up, cos in the long run its money that keeps them ticking, and they do provide one of the best websites on the net for us to play on!
I never said I minded that they got a kickback. I'm glad they did, if they did. I'm just kicking myself for not seeing it as what it was (money for them, some for us) when I use the same type tactics at my job.
We do not get $25 for Kontera signups, but perhaps we should renegotiate our deal . However, we do make a reasonable income in our share of impressions from people that have Kontera enabled. It's also the case that Kontera, and indeed all other forms of advertising on Hubpages are made available entirely at your option (as long as your content isn't commercial). Money for you and money for us (or no money for you and no money for us) is pretty much how everything works on HubPages.
You sound like you are in a great depression. Not exactly my favorite state of mind. Can I do anything to help you get out of it?
I'm not depressed at all. I think my initial messages have been misunderstood, perhaps I shouldn't have posted without fully explaining myself but I didn't think I had to spell anything out.
I just discovered Yahoo Ads on my web pages. My question to everybody and HubPages how do we get our cut from this because they are showing up where Google ads used to be. Its my Opinion that we share page views and on are articles and hubpages can get all the money from all the other pages it has its advertising on.
Yahoo and other experimental ads are shown on Hubpages share of impressions.
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