Number of Ads on Hubs?

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  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone know the maximum number of ads that are supposed to be on our hubs?  I just did a specific search for one of my hubs, and I clicked on the resulting link (I've been wondering if it was unindexed - it had been copied, and the traffic dropped down to zero).  There were 11 ads, including a garish banner across the top, at least two other ads before the hub itself started, an ad on the far right, ads under the main photo and another series of ads at the bottom.

    Somewhere, I thought I read we would have maybe 4-6 ads on a hub?  This is overkill, it's embarrassing, and it's no wonder the traffic on it has plummeted. Aside from it being copied, it's being sabotaged by being overloaded with ads.

    Are any others finding this? Is it normal, and maybe I'm misinformed?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are right. 11 ads is waaay over the line!

    2. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm having the opposite problem.  I'm not seeing ads on anyone's hubs.  I was wondering if it's my computer.

      1. Paul Maplesden profile image80
        Paul Maplesdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do you have an adblocker installed?

        1. bravewarrior profile image93
          bravewarriorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I have a pop-up blocker, but I told it to allow pop-ups on HP.  :-(

          1. psycheskinner profile image85
            psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hubpages does not allow popups.  If you see any it is either malware or a mistake that should ne reported.

    3. tirelesstraveler profile image60
      tirelesstravelerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Standard is 3 google ads above the page line and 2 HP ad sense  at the bottom.  I would look for a virus.

      1. LCDWriter profile image93
        LCDWriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Have you looked at any featured hubs you have when you are *not* logged into hubpages?  What I see is consistent with what Marcy sees.  What we see in hubpages looks different from what a non hubpages reader sees.  I don't think it is a virus if we are all seeing it.

  2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    FYI - when I click on the same hub from within the site, only 4-5 ads show up. Both are HubPages URLs. This happened within just a few minutes of time.

  3. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 8 years ago

    I noticed this the other day when I did a search for one of mine.  The public view looks different from what we see here.

    1. BlossomSB profile image92
      BlossomSBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea. I've never thought of doing that as I thought it would look just the same. I must try it.

  4. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 8 years ago

    Adding: Even with the ads we see here, there are more in the non-hubber view of the articles.

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Check it out.  The search I entered had an exact clip from my hub, and I'd cleared my search results in the browser, so it didn't 'recognize' me.  Try any of your own hubs - see what you get?

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    I'd like an explanation from HP. Are we getting the same 60/40 ratio from the public view as what we are told we get here? Why do our pages look different here than from an outside search?

  7. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 8 years ago

    You can also use "private browsing" from Firefox and view your hubs this way.  I'm going to look at my other ones now too and see if it is consistent.

  8. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 8 years ago

    Marcy,  I went to the learning center and looked at this post.  The layout they show here: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/mone … n-partners
    is consistent with what a non-hubber sees.   I'm wondering what the rationale is for not giving us that view in hubpages?  There's a lot in the top but it is consistent with what they tell you at the learning center.  Interesting.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm curious, too - I remember this being brought up before, and somehow not pursued.  I've gone back and forth a few times this evening & seen the same contrast, each time.

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that the "ad units" can contain more than one ad, such as the one at the bottom that shows 3 or 4 adsense ads.

      Why not see them?  Could be a matter of bandwidth, or it could be that you're not paid for your own ads.  Or it could be something entirely different.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The ones I'm seeing are not Amazon, etc., and the banner at the top is not explainable.  I accessed it from the same device, same IP, etc., all within minutes - so bandwidth should not be an issue. It appears one way when I'm logged on, and another when I access from the 'public' door.

        1. LCDWriter profile image93
          LCDWriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I wonder if wilderness means bandwidth on the internal HP servers?

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes.  They have commented that they are running low - it was one of the reasons for not showing a G+ button.  I'm certainly no programmer, but if they can't show a button they would certainly be having trouble showing big ads as well.  If those ads aren't valuable (and they aren't, to the hubber) then it would seem to make sense to delete them from our view.

    3. Faith A Mullen profile image89
      Faith A Mullenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. I hadn't ever looked at my hubs from an "outsiders view" before. LCDWriter is right that the ads look how the Learning Center explains, but I didn't realize how ad filled (and ugly) this actually looks in a hub until I logged out of HubPages and viewed one.

      I have been using my hubs to show potential employers examples of my work, so I think I will just turn the HubPages Ad Program off for now to limit the number of ads in my hubs and improve their appearance.

 
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