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Track HubPages Earnings With AdSense Reports

Updated on July 2, 2010

Money Earned from HubPages AdSense Ads

Many HubPages users earn money from ads on the hubs that they publish through the Google AdSense program. After entering the Google AdSense publisher ID # in the Affiliate Settings section, HubPages will show ads from the Google AdWords program on a Hub that are split between HubPage's ads and the author of the hub's ads.

These ads on HubPages work just like Google Ads on other websites. Some ads pay when they are clicked on, and other ads pay based on how many times they are shown. If the only place you use Google Ads is on HubPages, then whatever appears on your Summary screen when logged into AdSense is the amount of money you earned from HubPages.

But, if you are a writer of multiple websites and use Google's ad program on several of them, there needs to be a way to track which earnings are coming from HubPages and which earnings are coming from other websites.

Set URL Channel to Track HubPage Earnings from AdSense

Setting Up Google AdSense Tracking for HubPages

Tracking ad revenue earned from your Hubs is easy once you know how. Unfortunately, it can be a bit tricky if you aren't and experienced AdSense user.

First, it is necessary to understand that Google tracks all of the clicks and impressions (displays) of each ad that is shown on any Hub or other webpage that the Google AdSense code is added to. However, it only breaks that information down, if you tell it to.

The principal way to seperate which ad revenue comes from which ads or which locations is via Channels. If you use AdSense on other websites, you may be aware that new Channels can be created as part of the process of creating an Ad. Also, ads may be assigned to existing channels during the same process. If you want to break out where you make money online, you need a HubPages Channel too.

However, on HubPages, you don't create the ads, you just have your ID number inserted into them. To create a Channel to track your HubPages's revenue, go into AdSense Setup, and then select Channels in the blue menu bar. By default this will open the AdSense for Content tab and the Custom Channels screen. To track what is coming from HubPages, it is easier to use a URL Channel.

Click URL Channel and then click on Add new URL channels. Type in "" as the URL.

Now, on all of the AdSense reports you will have a Channel that will report Impressions, Earnings, Clicks, CTR, and Estimated eCPM. To track a specific Hub, enter the full URL.

Once you know how to do it, it is really pretty easy. There is no reason you can't have 10, 50, 100 or even a 1,000 channels if you are willing to set them all up.

No matter how you configure your Channels, you'll always know where your AdSense income dollars are rolling in from.


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    • Leah Whitehorse profile image

      Leah Whitehorse 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for this. I knew there was a way to doo it but just couldn't remember how! Very useful, thanks

    • wintermutt profile image

      wintermutt 7 years ago

      "There are ways around that if you HAVE to"

      Hmmm... didn't know that. Did a quick search, you mean custom adservers? Maybe it's a good idea for your next hub.

    • Hub Llama profile image

      Hub Llama 7 years ago from Denver, CO

      There is a 200 limit for URL and custom channels. There are ways around that if you HAVE to, but you are correct. I was exaggerating for dramatic effect :) Maybe I should have said even a million!

    • wintermutt profile image

      wintermutt 7 years ago

      "or even a 1,000 channels if you are willing to set them all up"

      Mind that unfortunately there is actually a limit of 200 URL/custom channels you can setup. At the "Add Channel" screen, there is a message that goes like this:

      Total URL and Custom Channels remaining: xxx

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      Hub Llama 8 years ago from Denver, CO


      Glad you liked the article. BTW, love your Hubs! I became a fan. Swoon :)


      I agree. I don't disagree with the policy in anyway, in fact, I think it probably really helps keep out some of the more worthless junk, or at least it prevents its creators from gaining any benefit. I just wanted to help other writers who might not dig as deep into the world of HubPages help files understand what the deal is.

    • WebMag profile image

      WebMag 8 years ago

      I have just started writing hubs, I didn't know that there is nofollow on those links who don't meet certain author/post criteria. However, I think it is a great way to keep the spam out. Even has recently adopted rule to add nofollow to stories below certain threshold.

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      Tammy Frost 8 years ago from Oregon

      Wonderful article...I just did this the other day. I did have to mess around with it to understand it. I wish I would of read your hub first lol! Thanks for sharing a great article!