IMPLEMENTED CHANGE: Added ad at end of forum threads

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (22 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    I just noticed that there are advertisements underneath the threads in the forums.   Is that normal?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is by design.
      We recently changed the ad layout for the forums.

      1. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.
        Yeah, I didn't necessarily see it as a negative thing;   I was just curious about it.

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Okay, it is beginning to smell a little bit like desperation.

    But in this case it is at the bottom and not in the way or on our hubs, so whatever.

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    I just noticed this. And was just about to post a thread. I don't really see the point - hubbers are much more likely to click them than random Google visitors. Or is that the idea?

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking the same thing... but ads on HP pages do not have the rotating script so there is no jeopardy of hubbers losing their account for false clicks.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I am 99% sure that around a year ago I suggested HP put ads in the forums. I am glad to see they finally got around to reading my post. big_smile

  5. EricDockett profile image98
    EricDockettposted 5 years ago

    It seems like there are a lot of members here at HP who join just to mix it up in the topics forums.  These people have no adsense accounts, no desire to write anything and no vested interest in HP succeeding or failing, except that they'd have to find somewhere else to argue about religion.  Who knows how many there are, and it's hard to tell those folks from people who just have secondary accounts for arguing.  But if HP has determined there are a large number of people who come here simply to use the forums why not stick ads in front of them? That's not desperate; that's smart.  Especially now that the forums are separated. 

    But why the ads would be on the HP section too makes no sense, really, unless they're thinking people might trickle over here. Or maybe it makes sense from a programming perspective, somehow.

    All I know for sure is I aint clickin on no ads.

  6. profile image69
    Writer Chuckposted 5 years ago

    Hi Brenda,

    I haven't noticed the adds before either? I wonder who's getting paid for their display?

    Chuck

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Who knows?
      Oh well.

      Hi Chuck!  smile

    2. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't see any mystery.  This is hubpages, hubpages is getting paid.

    3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think there is little doubt (actually none) that HP are the ones earning from these new forum adverts. To be honest I am not overly worried if they want to put adverts on the forums, but what I still loathe are the horrible 'Related Search' Ads (the income from which also goes straight to HP) in the floating box on hubs that distracts from the adverts the hubbers actually make money from. Really amazed this has not been dropped based on the strong negative reaction from Hubbers when it was first commented on in the forums.

      1. janderson99 profile image52
        janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this
        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the link John, have read and voted smile

  7. Greekgeek profile image93
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    If you think about it, payment for the MTurks has to come from somewhere.

    I don't mind ads in the forums.

    The Related Searches failing to share revenue with my hubs that have drawn the traffic to HP is a separate issue.

  8. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

    Why not remove the deceptive Related Search ads from our domains now that HP is "by design" generating more non-shared income through the forums?

    Vote about it here http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Related-Searches

    1. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I for one will not  look at the  ads at the bottom. I don't care for slutty looking women and half dressed porno stars advertising dating sites !

      1. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        good point.   agreed.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I saw an ad for $3 worth of coupons earlier. I wanted to go for it, but wasn't sure. And it was for food, not for a "date". big_smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You probably would want to avoid those $3 dates.

  10. profile image0
    DigbyAdamsposted 5 years ago

    Pretty soon they'll be adding skimlinks  or viglinks to monetize our thoughts.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Squidoo was doing inline text ads when they got Google stomped. And they still are. And they're now doing pop-ups, but for other lenses instead of outright ads; don't know how long they've been doing that.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)