CPM plummeting. :(

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  1. Winterfate profile image97
    Winterfateposted 5 years ago

    It's exactly as the subject title states. Yesterday, I got roughly 100 more credited impressions but made roughly the same amount of money thanks to the CPM being lower.

    Is anyone else in the same boat as me? sad

    1. xionnguyen profile image58
      xionnguyenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure its only been my 2nd week on hub and I only $0.01. LOL

      1. Rain Defence profile image92
        Rain Defenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        So why comment?

        OP I found my cpm drops as my views increase too. It sort of makes you feel like you're taking 2 steps forward and 2 steps back.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can't possibly learning anything by looking at one day, particularly with only a 100 impression difference.

      Even one good click could make the difference you're seeing.

      1. Winterfate profile image97
        Winterfateposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, don't get me wrong, wilderness, I understand that fact. However, I've also noticed what Rain Defence posted as well (the tendency for CPM to drop as views increase).

        Yesterday is just the latest day that I've noticed this happening.

        Of course, shame on me for not noting that in the opening post. yikes

    3. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Winterfate, Yes, I am in the same boat as you. sad

    4. Car CharityDonate profile image57
      Car CharityDonateposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      After the Christmas rush, there is definitely a drop in CPM as advertisers are not competing to get your holiday spending money anymore. However, I have always felt that, in general, as my impressions go up my CPM goes down. As far as how much we get for CPM on average, that's definitely based on your topics and possibly your screen name.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    The run up to Xmas is always a boom time for advertising (which is where the CPM money comes from).  Then it slumps, unfortunately.  I have the same problem as other hubbers, but I did anticipate it happening. 

    The tendency for the CPM to increase and decrease at a rate that is not directly proportional to traffic, I can only speculate on, as HP doesn't give much detailed, inside info on their deals and income from advertisers.  I suspect that the earnings money is paid from a pool of advertising revenue, which is essentially fairly fixed from month to month.  If HP as a whole experiences a surge in traffic, that means that most people are doing well in terms of traffic, but there is still pretty much the same amount of money to share around, so increases in CPM/income aren't as big as might be expected.  I may well be wrong on this particular point, it is just speculation, as I said.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I just dipped under $4CPM which is pretty low for me.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's been happening to me, also, despite the fact that my views are up.  I have had CPMs as high as $13...so $4 or less is hard to swallow.

  4. Winterfate profile image97
    Winterfateposted 5 years ago

    $13? What's the secret? sad

    I think I broke $4 once. My current CPM fluctuates between $2.50 and $3.50 or so.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know that there's a "secret"...except to understand that it's just business.  If you write an article about a topic that advertisers are willing to pay more for to get their ads seen, the CPM's are higher.  I also think time of year matters.  I can't even tell you which hubs of mine make more money because I never learned how to analyze all of that...although I know there's a way to do so.  I normally average between 6 and 8 dollars but often those numbers are all over the place.  I basically write about RVing, health, finance products and relationships and have been on HP for one year.  I don't make much, but apparently make more than many and the CPMs seem to make the difference.

      1. Winterfate profile image97
        Winterfateposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I see.That's a pretty substantial CPM Timetraveler2. smile

        Hmm, this would make an interesting hub topic. Of course it would have to be written by someone who actually has the know-how. In other words, I can't do it. hmm

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Winterfate:  Well, neither can I!  I'm surprised you don't do better because I took a look at your hubs which mostly are on games and I always thought those were pretty popular...but maybe that's the problem?  Maybe the area you're writing about has been too saturated so advertisers don't have to bid high OR maybe the games you're writing about aren't popular enough to make advertisers want to spend their money on your hubs?  Try writing about a different game or a different topic just to see what happens.

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Mine usually floats between 5 and 7


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