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HubPages Should Share ALL Google AdSense Revenue

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    legendarygraduateposted 3 years ago

    HubPages only shows our Google AdSense units 60% of the time, and the rest of the time it goes to HubPages Inc. Many inexperienced Hubbers complain about not making enough money on their Hubs, and I can see why. I propose that HubPages Inc. start sharing ALL Google AdSense revenue that shows on our individual Hubs, rather than only showing our units at random times.

    We work hard on our Hubs and we have to write several of them before we can even earn a penny! It's inexcusable. I am not asking to make millions of dollars, I am only asking that we get what we have earned, to share the revenue, rather than being like "Gee, I hope that my Ad Unit shows"!

    I am very happy to be here, and that the community is friendly, and if we all shared, then it would be an even happier experience for both Hubbers and HubPages.

    Thank you.

    ~Joseph D. Smith

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Except for 'Related Searches' and ads on the Forum, HP really does share about 100% of the revenue with Hubbers (minus expenses for salaries of 15 staff members, payment to corporate investors and venture capital obligations, operating cash reserves, office space, equipment, hosting, Mechanical Turks QAP freelancers, and etc.).

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        legendarygraduateposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I've read the facts, and each individual Hubber only has their ads shown on their Hubs 60% of the time. I mean, I would be happy with just 20% of my ad revenue, rather than worrying if I am ever gonna have my ads shown! I know that HP has a very small staff, and that they have expenses. But what about the Hubbers?

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
          MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Those hubbers who wouldn't have a platform to write on if HP gave them all the money? You could always start your own site, pay for hosting and domain work, do all the coding, do all of the design and user functionality, pay for the bandwidth and still make enough to pay yourself for all the hard-work you put into it.

        2. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Having your own website costs money and Hubpages is free. You've got to expect them to keep money to pay the bills for servers etc and to get paid back for the original investment. This setup it fair to me.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      HubPages is a small business running a big website.  If they showed your Adsense units 100% of the time, then they'd have to charge each of us a fee for server space, design, support etc etc. - because without the share of ad revenue, they would have no other income. Would you prefer that?   Are you sure the fee wouldn't be more than you're earning?

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Let's try to keep it civil and on topic, please.
      http://hubpages.com/help/forum_rules

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I am having trouble following this.  I am pretty sure 20% of revenue would be less than 60% of time.  But I agree, we can;t know for sure.

    I would prefer a split of revenue but that would involve giving Hubpages 100% trust and using only their publisher ID. Then they would need to create some very complex system for dividing up the revenue.  I imagine it would be a nightmare.

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      legendarygraduateposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It would indeed be a nightmare, but all anyone can do is try.

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    legendarygraduateposted 3 years ago

    You know, an idea just hit me! What if HubPages places their ads on one part of the page, and they put the Hubbers' ads on another part of the page? Maybe that way we can share without giving a percentage of the revenue.

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You cannot have 2 adsense ID's on the same page at the same time.

      The existing system works just fine anyway! I don't think you really understand how it works.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Just still a percentage of revenue that way, just an even less transparent exact percentage.

  5. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 3 years ago

    Legendarygraduate no longer exists.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this
  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Actually, in addition to 100% of the AdSense revenue, HP should also:

    A. Credit our accounts with an extra $20 a month for ISP costs.
    B. Credit our accounts with an extra $10 a month for computer depreciation costs.
    C. Credit our accounts with an extra $5 a month for electricity costs.

    After all, fair is fair.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Could they pay us a retainer for our writing services too?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Wished I'd thought of that. Yes, each new user should immediately get a $100 credit.

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