CPMs are getting so low it's almost not worth writing hubs anymore.

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I just made a whopping 35 cents on 112 impressions!  Anybody else starving like me?

    1. SoundNFury profile image81
      SoundNFuryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yep, and it blows.

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

      Yeah, me too.  It has dropped some all month (as expected with Xmas over) and yesterday was pathetic, although it does have the asterisk and I'm hoping it rises some when complete.

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yep. It sux when traffic rises and earnings drop.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image79
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I've often wondered if that isn't a planned strategy.

    3. Pop Culture World profile image83
      Pop Culture Worldposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dude, this must be why it's called being a starving artist.

      Guess I am really going to have to go out and sing for my supper.

      Let's hope those number increase.

  2. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    Mine have crashed by more than 150%!! Happened last year too, so I'm not bothered.

    1. A Driveby Quipper profile image60
      A Driveby Quipperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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    2. Pop Culture World profile image83
      Pop Culture Worldposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is 150% possible? That would put you in the negative yikes

      At what time of the year did you see the CPMs rise again?

      Thanx Man

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

        Last year, around August-September.  Pleasant thought, no?

        Hoping for better this year, though, without a certain penguin to "help" things along.

  3. Paul Maplesden profile image68
    Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years ago

    Over the last seven days I've achieved between $2.20 and $3.30 CPM - I really hope it improves!

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

      Glad to see I'm not alone here.  Page views keep rising, money keeps falling.  I wondered if it was just me or if it was a trend!  Thanks for the input.  I guess misery loves company lol!

  4. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 5 years ago

    Some of the reasons why i stick with Adsense. If its HPads, i find its earnings are so dismal.
    But i have one of  my HP accounts with HPads on, just as an experiment and the experiment is still on.
    Its earnings are not even a quarter as good as adsense.

  5. SimeyC profile image95
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    My CPM is so low I actually owe Hubpages money this month big_smile

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

      I"ve got 3 cents I can lend you!!

  6. janderson99 profile image56
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    Perhaps HP staff can provide feedback on why CPM has fallen so dramatically.

  7. ivanmarginal profile image61
    ivanmarginalposted 5 years ago

    Well guys, I got companies..
    My good traffic is useless now thanks to the decreasing CPM. I just didn't know what to do as it went drastically from $5 to $4 and now to $2.8! Arrrgh I think I need to commit suicide.

  8. Stove And Home profile image91
    Stove And Homeposted 5 years ago

    I read last year that Google earned less money from their advertisers than in previous years. Maybe this compounded with the fact that it is post-holidays, is why the HP Ad Program isn't paying good CPMs right now/

  9. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for this thread, Timetraveller.  I'm in the same boat.

    CPM right now on HPAds is lowest since the program started.  Earnings suck big time.  This morning I actually burst out laughing on how pathetic my HPAds earning was.  I am now contemplating on turning it off, and gamble on adsense clicks instead. 

    If CPM stays this low for the rest of the month, I'll turn it off in February and see what happens.

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

      Rosie2010:  Come back and tell me the results if you do that, OK?  Something definitely is going on here, and it would be nice to find out what it is.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am considering doing the same thing bearing in mind my last two days earnings took a huge dive even though the traffic was only a relatively small amount down.

  10. dilipchandra12 profile image75
    dilipchandra12posted 5 years ago

    My traffic is good, in fact very good. Totally recovered from December holiday season. However, the CPM is absolutely low. Perhaps i should turn HP Ads off and see how things were going on with Adsense. May be i will try the same from Feb.

 
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