What optimizations do i need? I have been around with hubpages for almost a year now and still my CTR is low. I tried DIGGIT and other stuff to attract visitors, but i don't seem to attract the clicks. What should i do? Please help.
I would suggest you change the topics you are writing about.
I had a quick look through your hubs and most of them, although interesting, are not the sort of subjects that will bring visitors looking to spend money and click on ads.
If you want some ideas, the hubmob topics are usually geared to this, and any flagship hub topics are also usually based around predicted search terms and money making.
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This is no bad CTR. I don't feel obsessed with any terms if they bring me some profit. If you make nice payable click-thoughs, you're OK.
By default traffic from SE's is more rewarding that that from social networks, but of course a lot depends on the volume.
Well I believe that hub pages takes 40% of your clicks. I referred over 150 people to hub pages and the made 100s of hubs. My adsense account and ebay account combined make on a good month 25.00 max. Some will make $$ here but most will not.
Yes I get more traffic to my websites etc. But in my one year of hubbing you will see more people
complaining about the $$, than people saying that they are making money.
Hubpages is a great place, But even I can make more consistent $$ other places online.
Don't be confusing CTR with eCPM or with the number of ad views. Those are three different things.
The number of adviews correlates directly to the amount of traffic you're driving to your hub pages. If you get them to your page, your ads get viewed - it's as simple as that. Only problem is you're not getting paid per view.
The CTR is the click-through ratio, which is how many people actually bother to click on your ads. This is usually influenced by three things:
1. How targeted your traffic is - i.e. if you manage to attract traffic for keyphrase A but your page and ads are actually on keyphrase B, then people aren't likely to click on the ads (nor are they likely to buy any product offered in those ads).
2. The nature of your traffic. The more "web savvy" traffic is less inclined to click on ads or to buy from them. I'm not sure about social network traffic, but I bet it has characteristics as well. Possibly your source of traffic is not good enough.
3. The position, layout and ad colors.
The number of adviews along with CTR determines how many clicks you're getting for your page.
eCPM stands for "Effective Cost per M". M being the Roman letter for 1000, this is essentially how much you end up getting paid per 1000 adviews. This figure depends on two things:
1. Your CTR (or the number of clicks for each 1000 adviews)
2. How much advertisers are willing to pay per click.
A good topic where advertisers are bidding high figures (for example, loans or insurance), along with good traffic and good CTR will get you high adsense revenue.
Low revenue can be the result of any of these reasons: low traffic overall, type of traffic (people who don't tend to click), un-targeted traffic or low payment per click.
Maybe I should do a hub on this
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