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Tips on HubPages # 3: Always review your GoogleAdSense Monthly Performance Report

Updated on September 15, 2014

Google AdSense, the monetization giant

As we write text-rich articles on HubPages, Google AdSense is the leading affiliate that will scrutinize your hubs for the monetization process.

There are factors that you'll consider helpful in weighing your strength and weaknesses when it comes to hubbing. Fellow hubbers and readers may help a thing or two in order for your hub to score higher but the big slice of the 'money cake' will always depend on Google Adsense's performance report monthly.

So, after publishing your first hub, there will always be a reminder to write more hubs then activate your affiliate for monetization.

You'll affix your email address as it is important when the affiliate will give its approval or deny you because of low-scoring and inferior hubs you've published. The Google AdSense staff will require you to rehash, remake, edit, add more text or words your published hubs, then you can re-apply again. It will take two days to two weeks before you receive the second verdict on your hubbing life, whether they'll welcome you as one of their clients or not.

Part of travel man's Performance Report on Google AdSense for the period of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2011

Page Views
Page CTR
Page RPM
Estimated Earnings
1. United States
2. Philippines
3. United Kingdom
4. Greece
5. India
6. Australia
7. Canada
8. Malaysia
Top 8 Countries who are contributing on my Google AdSense earnings.(Google AdSense Performance Report for the period of Sept. 25 - Oct.1, 2011)

To date (Oct. 3, 2011), there are 99 countries who viewed, read and surfed my articles on HubPages, including the top 8 countries that contributed for my weekly earnings this last quarter of the year.

You'll notice that the equivalent of views, clicks and earnings vary from country to country. Proximity on the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) database of a particular country really helps in attaining a higher yield in monetization. It is also because of the users who are getting access with a particular account on HubPages and aided the hubber in getting the approximate results regarding his/her monthly performance on the site.

To understand more...

  1. Page Views - are the number of total views of the hubber's acticles, including his/her views or visits on a particular hub while commenting, editing and the like.
  2. Clicks - Users are aided by the mouse to click the ads published on a particular page on Hubpages.
  3. Page CTR (Click through Rate) - The page click through rate (CTR) is the number of ad clicks divided by the number of page views. (Page CTR = Clicks / Page views) For example, if you received 2 clicks for 250 page views, your ad unit CTR would be .8%. (2/250=.8%)
  4. CPC (Cost per Click) - or we usually call PPC (Pay per Click) is an internet advertising model where the advertiser will pay the publisher (or internet user or website owner) when the ad is clicked by other users or readers online. The rate will depend on the PPC providers like the Google AdWords, Yahoo!Search Marketing, Microsoft ad Center. It is often abused with fraud by corrupt web developers. Google and other legitimate internet companies have already implemented automated systems in order to secure a particular site.
  5. Page RPM - otherwise known as Page revenue per thousand impressions (RPM) is calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of page views you received, then multiplying by 1000. (Page RPM = (Estimated earnings / Number of page views) * 1000). For example, if you earned an estimated $0.15 from 25 page views, then your page RPM would equal ($0.15 / 25) * 1000, or $6.00.

Sources: Wikipedia & AdSense Help

The only technique or piece of advise from HubPages staff in order for us to earn more from Google AdSense is to write a lengthy, timely, original and text-rich hub , every now and then.

That I intend to do for the rest of my hubbing life.

How to Make Money With Google AdSense c/o lisa3876


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Dressage Husband: Not really, since the ads rate varies from country to country. That's my initial notion, but I am trying to be noteworthy on this site. It's about writing meaty or text-enrich hubs. That's my goal in this online writing community.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      It is worth noting that Hubpages is optimized solely for the US market. Looks like that is the case and thank you for taking the time to illustrate the difference that this can and does make in practice. Good Hub voted up.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Brinafr3sh: I must overlook this, not by purpose. Thanks for dropping anyway and for following me.

    • Brinafr3sh profile image


      7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Travel_man,

      Useful and interesting information, thanks. I'm following.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Arian Rey: This expose will help others realize that there's always hope to earn more on HubPages.

      They're so friendly with us (CEO P. Edmondson and staff) and we should also give back more than a 100 per cent of our worth as hubber/writers.

      It's not only for the payout but on how productive we are on this site.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Things might not be so bright for you with Google AdSense. There are still HubPages affiliates that you can earn your worth on this site. Keep on hubbing

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor: You're welcome. It's been a fruitful year of hubbing for me. Patience is a virture when doing such thing on HubPages.

    • Arian Rey profile image

      Arian Rey 

      7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      This is a first-rate tip. Thanks for exposing it to us.

    • earthbound1974 profile image


      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Good for you, travel man. I don't know how will I revive my affiliation with Google AdSense since the verdict was that "I was banned forever."

      I don't know if I'll continue writing or just continue commenting.

    • thesailor profile image


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      Thanks for opening my eyes regarding Google AdSense. This hub is very helpful. Rated it up!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @d-richie93: Thank you for your trust. Yes, readers from the USA should be our major target because Google AdSense issued a more higher rate for CPC (cost per click).

      Best of luck to you. Keep on hubbing. :D

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @just passing by: WHy? Is it bad to make part of my performance report (released by Google AdSense) as an example.

      I am trying to share an authentic report from this monetization giant, so that other users will know what really is happening inside each other's account.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @MsDora: You're welcome, MsDora. I was just like you before. My goal is to write more hubs, not minding whether it's relevant to the readers or not. Now, I am cautious in writing articles. My target now is to catch the attention of readers, as they learn a thing or two from me.

      Thanks for the hub-visit. :D

    • d-richie93 profile image


      7 years ago

      this is truly a great article. you seem to make the most from the US and that is very significant thing now my is to try to target people from the us.

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      just passing by 

      7 years ago

      Don't show the cpc, ctr and....

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      This is very helpful travel_man. I haven't been paying much attention to the report. Thanks for showing me what to look for.


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