Do we get credit for the visits to a new hub while the pending arrow is still going round? Cause I always get a ton of hits at first, then the hub is featured, the hits slow way down and then it is accepted. My spinney arrow has been at it quite some time this time.
I think in the QAP interface the raters use the ads are automatically removed (whether the hub is new or old), along with identifying information about the author and other things that could pose a distraction. So I don't think ads are removed for that purpose.
Oh. Maybe HP figured they'd lose too much revenue if they took the ads off of everything that was going through QAP -- old hubs are a safer bet since if they've lasted this long, they must not be too bad (on average, it's not too hard to find glaring exceptions.) But they feel they can't risk it with new hubs anymore.
Still it would be nice if "trusted authors" with a high feature rate could have ads while their hubs are pending. Some of mine also get a burst of traffic right after publication.
Either way, it makes no difference in the grand scheme of things... It's not likely anyone is going to break the bank in 24 hrs on a new hub. Ads being disabled have no effect on the hub getting indexed.
I don't share anything until the hub goes through the process of being approved. Then when it is, I share it with my friends etc. You don't earn money from fellow hubbers anyways, so it doesn't really matter.
Of course if fellow hubbers share it on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook before it is approved, you lost some income
You mean you don't earn from Hubbers while the hub is pending, right? But can you confirm that after it's featured, you earn from Hubbers' visits if you're in the HP ad program? Obviously that's for impressions - not clicks, which are a no no. The reason I think that hubbers' views earn money is because my recent 'Hub of the day' earned me a tidy sum (relatively speaking of course). I had record views and record daily earnings that lasted a couple of days. All of those increased views were from Hubbers.
Not for the Hubpage Ad Program anyways. Hubbers are discouraged from clicking on the Google Ads of others too. The reason being that Hubpages gets 40% of the ad time. If all people from Hubpages click on Google Ads, it could get the company in trouble, possibly the rest of us too.
Well hey, that kinda sucks. I don't get a lot of traffic, I don't post on FB. I usually get close to 50 hits within the first 24 hours. Thats a lot for me. Then it's back to reality. Wouldn't it be nice if I could actually be earning whilst published.
@Beth37 We must be in the same boat. I generally get a lot less than 50 each day, and at this moment, Tuesday 10:30am I have 18 visits. Don't know why. Everyone say's they think my hubs are good, but apparently not good enough.
Ghaelach, I thought you were talking about money when you said 50 and was wondering whether you were referring to US$50 a day or 50 cents a day until I found out that you were talking about number of visits!!!
My hub, Words... the Greatest Aphrodisiac, is still pending... I think it has been 3 days now? Not sure, but there have been 60+ hits. (That is like 1.5 million in Mark Ewbie terms.) I would so enjoy collecting revenue from this hub considering the moment it publishes, views will drop off to 3 per week. When will the spinney arrow stop spinning?
There was an issue with processing the QAP queues and it was fixed yesterday. It looks like you edited your Hub while the QAP was broken which is why it's been pending for so long. It should go through within 24 hours, but hopefully sooner. Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.
Right, I get that... it just seems it's taking quite a while. (and it appears I wrote it on the 18th, so I guess it's only been two days, but Im used to seeing it decided on within a much shorter time.)
That does seem like it's a bit long for it to be in pending. Have you checked your email? Last time this happened to me it ended up one of my photos was watermarked (it wasn't but they though it was) so it stuck in pending until I fixed it.
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