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.
Recommended by Hubpages To Help Bulid & promote Hubs, Get More Traffic & Increase Earnings!
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
by Doctor J9 years ago
How long does it take to make money with hubpages? After 160 views on 10 hubs they tell me I have 0 clicks. Is something wrong?
by John Ray Cuevas4 weeks ago
My google adsense is "ACTIVE" already in my earnings settings but when I go to my google adsense account my application still looks pending.It's like what you see in the picture. Why is that?
by Theresa Kennedy5 years ago
Greetings fellow hubbers! My hub about chronic pain used to have a nice score in the 80's and since tweaking it a few weeks ago, the score is stuck in the 70's. I think it was over-tweaked and now I'm at a loss as to...
by Shasta Matova2 years ago
My hubs don't get enough traffic to be in the HubPro program, but I think they could use some help. This hub gets Pinterest traffic but it does not get much search engine traffic. Please tell me what I can do to...
by TaviWrites2 years ago
I've been working on another website for almost a year now and it is time to join Hubpages. My plan to achieve the 1000$/month mark is ambitious but I am new here. Do you have any advice for a noob hubber?
by GreenTime7 years ago
Hi,I have noticed that my analytics if showing good traffic to my hubs, but my adsense is not showing any clicks to my hubs ever since I started. I do not understand how I can have a decent amount of traffic and...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.