Anyone else getting less earnings for the same views?

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  1. Thomas Swan profile image96
    Thomas Swanposted 9 years ago

    My traffic this week is about 5-10% lower, but my earnings are about 30% lower. Is this just because fewer people are buying things at this time of year?  Is anyone else seeing the same sort of trend? Perhaps I should write some holiday hubs...

    1. oz-vitez profile image63
      oz-vitezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My views have been way up over the last two months. [redacted due to violation of terms of use]. Impressions will most likely be higher in July when compared to June.

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image58
        Brie Hoffmanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Where do you find your CPM?

        1. oz-vitez profile image63
          oz-vitezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Earnings > Ad Program Reports (blue link 1/3 down the page) > top box labeled "Ad Program Summary"

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image58
            Brie Hoffmanposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. moonlake profile image81
      moonlakeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My views and money down from last month.

    3. Buildreps profile image84
      Buildrepsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Thomas, I also saw the relation in the past between traffic and earnings, my traffic went up last three months with 400%, but my earnings didn't went up equally, I think just with 200-250%. How this mechanism works behind the screens - I have no idea. I think our American colleagues may have a clue when they wake up:)

      1. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The big difference here and that B site is that here when they tell you $50 it means $50. On B, they may tell you $50 but sometimes it means $0.

  2. AngelaRM profile image81
    AngelaRMposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I am too, I don't know what is going on. My views are up but my earnings are down. It doesn't make sense because what I earned in google vs hubpages one day, it didn't reflect on another day when I got more money in google and then less in hubpages. I don't know if you understand that, but I definitely think that earnings are less than they should be. Something is not adding up.

  3. incomeguru profile image94
    incomeguruposted 9 years ago

    The same thing here, traffic down, earnings down as well. I think we should concentrate more on back to school stuff. Happy hubbing!

  4. Barbara Kay profile image74
    Barbara Kayposted 9 years ago

    I'm happy to see it isn't just me. I think it depends on what advertisers are willing to pay. The time of year it is probably influences it.

  5. Brie Hoffman profile image58
    Brie Hoffmanposted 9 years ago

    My views and my traffic are way up..I'm just hoping they stay that way.

  6. e-five profile image93
    e-fiveposted 9 years ago

    Mysteriously, sometime in early-mid May, my traffiic dropped 40-60% across the board.  I'm down to where my traffic was a year and a half ago, when I had 10-15 fewer hubs.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    August is going to be as grim as July.

    Meanwhile, I was on straight AdSense for the month of July. I did the math and I'll be switching back to the HP program later this week.

    1. janshares profile image92
      jansharesposted 9 years ago

      Yes, Thomas, I noticed this for July. As a result, I'll likely miss payout next month by a few dollars. Bummer. I do think it's the time of the year, less people searching and clicking, and no one's buying online as much.

    2. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 9 years ago

      Thanks for the replies. It's good to know I'm not the only one. I had no idea Hubpages provided CPM data, so thanks oz for showing where that can be found.


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