I took a shot at applying to Adsense with the less than 10 recommended hubs. I have four hubs, but they are rich in content. They did have a lot of images, but they were all 1,500 to 2,500 words. I removed some of the images, and will do some more hubs before I try again. Just wondering if having *too many* images can work negatively even if your article has sufficient text? I am trying to keep it between 3 and 5 photos depending on length.
I think that really, even with your quality hubs, you're probably going to have to up your hubs to at least 10. Keep at it, I'm sure you'll be accepted soon : D
The only way having too many images can work against you is if the images are so large that it impedes page load times. To counter this, use the thumbnail option when uploading many images.
So long as you have sufficient text, the amount of images shouldn't work against you. But we do recommend waiting to apply until you have about 20 Featured Hubs. You can learn more in our Learning Center entry on signing up for AdSense.
I took a look at a couple of your hubs, and I don't feel that you have too many images in there. How you do them is more or less how I do them, though I tend to just have some more text than you between pictures (for the most part).
The guideline readout that's up in the right hand corner when you're writing a hub is more for the "minimum" that you should do if you want to have a good hub, not a maximum. I say that if the pictures are complementing what you have written and you aren't swimming through pictures/videos to try and get to some text, then you'll be fine with more than 3-5 photos.
Good luck with your AdSense attempt. It took me about 15 hubs and over a month on Hubpages before I was able to be accepted for AdSense, so you may get turned down at first. If that happens, then my best advice would just be to keep on publishing more hubs and reapply every now and then.
I think your hubs are fantastic. I would take out a few of the Amazon capsules though. You have such great photos that they are taking away from them. I rarely sell stuff on Amazon myself and I think you'd be better off catering to Google to make it high in the searches. Google doesn't like a lot of ads.
Keep up the good work and you'll have your Adsense in no time.
Carolyn - Don't fret. Just concentrate on producing good content like Barbara Kay recommends. Also, stay active in the community, as there is a great support and information network here. That is what I did. I made sure my hubs met all of the stellar hub "goals" and by the time I wrote maybe 15 or so I was approved. Good luck to you!
I think your hubs are awesome. As was stated maybe stick to 2 or less amazon capsules. I will follow you!
When it comes to adsense, google likes to be the only kid on the block if you know what I mean. I think less amazon would work for you and a few more hubs. I was lucky to already have an adsense account on my websites, so I just integrated that....
By the way if you are able to start a blog, just a small one, with 5 or 6 posts, that will get you approved for AdSense and you can use the same account for Hub
Thanks, Tim! I do have a blog but it hasn't been active in about two or three months. I will look into that too. Thanks and I'll follow you also :-)
I think that would be the quickest way to get an adsense account , do some blogging (google love blogs too, indexes pages quickly.) Did you apply for an ebay account? I just did today, I was declined twice before (on my blogs), I don't know if it's easier through hubpages. I am waiting for approval.
Hubpages tells me I need to be approved for AdSense before I can apply for Ebay... :-/
the only thing I do not like about adsense with hubpages is that I don't see a way to track campaigns. For example, I can set different tracking codes in adsense for my blogs. In hubpages , I just put in my account number. So I really can not tell how many adsense clicks im getting in my hubs. They need to add that feature -- link tracking.. For all I know, they may not even using my adsense code .. I don't see it in the source
I am doing ok, not enough to live off of, I still gotta do my full time work .. which is internet related. My blogs are side stuff. My record blog is literally 5 days old .. I like hubpages to gain exposure to my web sites. Most of my revenue comes off my baseball card blog which is over 2 years old. Honestly I can not tell what im making from hubpages adsense because there is no field to track a campaign.
For example, I put an adsense ad unit on my vinyl record blog, and call it 'middlead' ( this is a campaign name). Google generates me a code to use. This way I can look up 'middlead' in adsense stats and see if the ad is working or not. The problem with hubpages is it just lets me put in my adsense account with no campaign name, so I can not tell ... Know what I mean? I'm such an internet geek, I can talk about this all day
I now earn pennies per day on Adsense because I use the HP Ad Program. This means only one Ad is paid directly by Adsense to your Adsense account. Whilst this might make anyone initially concerned that they are not earning much from Adsense here, this is usually because they earn far more by using the HP Ad Program than they do from using Adsense alone. On this basis I would not worry about low earnings from Adsense, and for now would concentrate on what I earned overall (for most much more on HP Ads). Personally I earn a good 3 figure sum every month from HP Ads and Adsense combined, but doubt I would if I was relying on Adsense alone.
Good Luck and hope this helps
thanks Misty, but I guess I'm confused because when I looked at the HP ad program it said I must be enrolled with Adsense to contribute. I guess as a noob, I'm just trying to figure this all out.
I don't remember that, been awhile. I am enrolled in both, so I guess hubpages combines the two and then gives you the percentage? So when I see my revenue, that is combined HP and AdSense?
When you see your revenue from HP (paid by Paypal) this is all generated from the HP earnings program. Your Adsense income is separate and paid directly by Adsense. All of the Adsense income you get if you are on the HP Ad program is generated from the advert on the bottom right of your Hubs. You will see other Adsense adverts on your Hubs too, but these are hosted by HP, so they form part of the HP earnings. HP insist on writers having an Adsense account to be eligible for the HP Ad Program for good reasons, 1) They know Adsense won't just hand out Adsense Accounts like lollipops and insist on certain standards being met (this saves HP a lot of time having to make the same checks for their HP Ad Program applicants, 2) As each Hub is going to show one Adsense advert the writer needs to have an Adsense account.
This link explains how the royalties work: http://hubpages.com/faq/#royalties
This link shows where the various ads appear depending on if you are on the HP Ad Program or Adsense alone: http://hubpages.com/faq/#hpads-appearance
You are correct, you do need a valid Adsense account to be able to get into the HP Ad Program. Whilst you are waiting for approval though you can still use Amazon ads which is better than no income at all.
do a blog Carolyn, and drive traffic to it from your hubpages, exchange links ..Look at my hubs and you will see how I link. I only think you can have a max of 3 outgoing links though
but misty, how can you tell how your adsense is doing if you can not track it with a campaign. I can not differentiate from my adsense I make off my blogs from hubpages
When you go into your Adsense account click on the tab called 'Performance Reports' at the top of the page. Then click on the option 'Sites' on the left hand list. this will show you the sites where you have earned money from. You can adjust the date range you want to check on the top right of the screen. Don't worry if some of the sites listed look unfamiliar to you, it happens in certain situations such as when someone has visited another writer's Hub through your referral tracker and has clicked on an advert, or when a writer who joined HP under your referral tracker as an author generates a click and you are entitled to the income during that time of the day.
If you want to tell which Hub is earning you what amount of money I suspect you will find Google Analytics more useful as you can set it up so you can see individual articles and what they have earned etc, however, from what I recall you can only set it up so you can view 10 at a time, which is restrictive if you have several hundred articles and want to know which are earning the most. I haven't tried this method in a while so someone else can probably explain better how you go about it.
Misty, do you use ebay as well, if so, how does that work for you?
Yes I do use Ebay as well, but to be honest I do better from Amazon. On Ebay I maybe make a couple of dollars a week, but I have just under 300 hubs, a good chunk of which have Ebay ads on them, so this is not a great deal of money if you put things in perspective (I also get well into three figures in terms of views per day overall).
I have 20 featured hubs and they declined me. Anyone have any suggestions as to why they would not accept me?
What are you serious someone said he had eight and he got in
Yea unfortunately that's true hopefully they will approve me soon as I am trying my best to write quality articles.
I was accepted with like three semi-decent Hubs.
Standards must have been ridiculously low last year. D:
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