What checks does HubPages perform before paying out to someone?

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  1. rohanfelix profile image91
    rohanfelixposted 4 years ago

    Like, do they check our traffic sources, and how many followers we have? I ask because another well-known site refused to pay me despite me having followed all the rules to the best of my knowledge, citing I had indulged in 'theft of intellectual property', and this after keeping me waiting for 3 months!

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes HP does that. Each daily earnings is certified. If you check your earning and see a star beside your daily amount that means it's being checked. When the star disappears that means it's certified or cleared. HP does this daily to avoid having to do this at the end of the month when thousands of payment have to go out.

      1. rohanfelix profile image91
        rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's good news! After all, who'd want to be denied a payment after months of hard work!

  2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
    Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years ago

    A couple of years ago, I was signed up for the AdSense system with Google and the money gradually built up over the months until I reached the "payout" time for the UK which was £30.
    Then for no reason at all, Google decided that I had infringed some rule or other and withheld the money from me. Believe me, I was innocent of all charges...although it was never explained to me what rules I had broken.
    HubPages, when approached, were "unable to help" and Google refused to answer any messages I sent, apart from to tell me that I would be "forever banned" from having an AdSense account with them.
    Be careful of HubPages, they don't have any idea of how to help, to monitor, or to run a site.  But, having been with them for long enough, you have most probably discovered that already.
    Analysis:  Google is corrupt.  HubPages is inefficient.

    1. rohanfelix profile image91
      rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry about your experience... Does that mean you don't get paid from HubPages?

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It sounds like you made the mistake of posting on Bubblews. There are a lot of complaints on that site from people not being paid. I was one of them.
        I have been on this site almost 2 years, and receive payments every month, with no problems.Despite that comment from twilight lawns, in my experience HP is not inefficient.

        1. rohanfelix profile image91
          rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Well, everyone seems to know about the big bubble around here! I'm glad you have no problems with getting paid from HP. My experience so far on HP has been promising.

        2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
          Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          DrMark1961, maybe we are talking about another HP.
          I've been writing for HP since God was a boy, and I haven't received a penny for my toils.
          Well, when I say toils, I use the term most loosely.
          Perhaps I should have said, "Scribbling".

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Cracked me up. Am going to use it. lol

      2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
        Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        rohanfelix, my friend, I get absolutely nothing from HubPages.
        I just  do it for the love of it... and as my love for it is wearing a little thin, I hardly do anything anymore, except look in every now and then to watch my "popularity" plummeting.
        Ha ha!

        1. rohanfelix profile image91
          rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sorry  to hear that. I hope you're making bucket loads of money elsewhere!

    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If someone's Adsense account has been compromised, there is no way Hubpages can help with that; that's a Google problem NOT Hubpages'. Hp does not track clicks, Google does. However, Hp does track traffic sources.

      1. rohanfelix profile image91
        rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I understand that.

      2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
        Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Cardisa, I am beginning to think you must be one of the HP team.  I have never seen you write anything  in the Questions and/or Forums pages without  coming out so strongly in favour of that crowd.
        And your assumption was incorrect; I didn't click.  I feel my crime was more heinous than even  that!
        (Is there any crime more heinous than clicking?)
        Shudder.

        1. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          What in my statement implies that I am on HP's side Twilight Lawns? I too have my issues with HP and always voice my opinions. I am just stating a fact. I am sorry for using the word click when you never mentioned that but I am correct in that when it comes to matters with Adsense accounts HP can do nothing. they have no control over what Adsense does or alleged violations which may occur there. I know Adsense can be unreasonable and brutal. I have seen them close countless accounts right here on HP with no good reason, but the fact remains that HP can do nothing about that.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/vrTQV539V8CNQP5XWU2wqJ88KPGIlAGTc-M72r-fIjT8NM3AibtlMrC44CSBnDDbO3ELUMD1RGxefcw9BwQteBOCxqt-DfTRxL2CWC5odhcGq4Mr6sI9HdFi8w

    1. rohanfelix profile image91
      rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol! Give this dog a cookie!

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Lol

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Hub Pages is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

    I have been here 3 years, and in that time, I've made payout threshold only about quarterly, and that is only since signing up for Hub Pages' ad program.

    Prior to that, with the Google AdSense alone, my daily "earnings" were so paltry that I doubted I'd even live long enough to see their much higher payout threshold.

    That said, I didn't even sign up for either AdSense or the HP ad program until after I'd been here almost 2 years.
    Since then, my earnings, while small, have continued to tick upwards by small increments.  I have yet to reach a point at which I get paid every month, but, I do get paid, with no problems and no hang-ups.

    And no, I'm not on HP staff.  I've had my share of quibbles and complaints with them and their policies from time to time....

    If you had a notification from Google, you need to pursue the issue with them.  While Hub Pages allows Google to place ads on its site: a mutually beneficial business agreement, they are separate entities, one having nothing to do with the other's policies.

    1. rohanfelix profile image91
      rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for providing a lot of clarity on the issue! I am loads of time before getting paid, but thought it was good to know.

    2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
      Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      DzyMsLizzy, I have a feeling that you, Cardisa, rohanfelix, DrMark1961 et al will want to take me away and smack  my  ignorant bottom.
      The reason?  I had the idea that Adsense was the only way of making any money by using this site, but from what you have been saying, (and doing it so politely) is that  there is also an HP ad programme.  If this is true, how can I get onto it, and what is more, HOW CAN I EVER ASK YOUR FORGIVENESS FOR BEING SO STUPID.
      I want to be RICH!  Please help me,
      Ian

      1. rohanfelix profile image91
        rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Twilight, aren't we all aware that an Adsense account is a prerequisite for using the HubPages ad program? And is there any other site that's providing you an income from writing?

      2. Sue Adams profile image96
        Sue Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        To join the Hp Ad program which generates far more revenue than Adsense only, just go to
        My Acccount
        Earnings
        HP ad Program
        Configure

        Good luck

        1. rohanfelix profile image91
          rohanfelixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's good information, thank you! Although, personally, I am already in the Ad Program, and it has definitely increased my earnings.

        2. Twilight Lawns profile image80
          Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Sue Adams, thank you.
          Mwah.

        3. Twilight Lawns profile image80
          Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hi, Sue Adams, I did as you suggested and found that I am already signed up for the HP ad programme...  Strange, I'm not getting anything from them and I am back at square one.
          Thanks anyway, it is nice to know that there are people like you out there who try to help.
          Thanks once again.
          Ian

 
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