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Google AdSense Snag...

  1. Sottway profile image78
    Sottwayposted 4 years ago

    Just a quick question really,

    After 440 page impressions and just one click - I have earned 0.01...

    Is this normal or is it set up wrong (or at all...)


    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      More information please.

      Do you have HPAds turned on?  If so, you'll earn very little on Adsense because the HPAds are more numerous and visible.  The HPAds income should more than make up for that, though.

      Do you mean 440 impressions on one Hub, and over what period?  If it's new, many of those impressions are from Hubbers, who never click on ads - so you wouldn't expect to earn much. 

      Which Hub was it?  If it was on a subject that doesn't attract relevant ads, then readers would have no reason to click on ads, would they?

      I checked one of your Hubs, which is mainly images, and it looks like it's all in one capsule - which has forced the ads right down the bottom, where no one is likely to see them. 

      Always split your Hub over several capsules, to give ads an opportunity to appear.  Also, keep the top right hand corner clear so ads can appear there - it's the prime spot.  You may have to make your first capsule longer to allow space for an ad in that position.

      Your Hubs in general, are on the short side - this is not a blogging site, it's an article writing site, so aim for at least 400 words on every Hub, and preferably a lot more than that.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That might be a little low on a percentage basis, but not by much.  Factoring in the small sample size (440 impressions) it doesn't seem unusual.

      In addition, if you are running HPads as well, that will severely limit the number of clicks to your adsense account. 

      The earnings is low enough that I would suspect it was a public service ad (paying nothing) or an invalid click (paying nothing) and that the earnings was due to impressions, not clicks.

      You are also skirting the edge, and probably crossing it, by reporting impressions, clicks and earnings.  Google's TOS requires that you keep the click through rate and the CPC to yourself.  Publish earnings if you wish, but keep the other things quiet.

      1. Sottway profile image78
        Sottwayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you very much for the reply!