Should I Shut Off HP Ad Program?

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  1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
    JulieJohnson3posted 3 years ago

    I need advice. I have both the HP Ad Program and my own Google Adsense ads on my one Hub. I haven't earned a thing from the HP Ad Program, but I'm earning on Adsense daily. I'm wondering if I should get rid of the HP Ad Program ads completely so more Adsense ads will show. Is this a good plan? If so, how do I turn off HP Ad Program ads?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Are you sure you've got the HP Ads program correctly activated, because that's really unusual.

      The HP Ads program pays per view, so it would be impossible to earn from Adsense without earning something on HP Ads (after all, a visitor has to view your Hub before they can click on an Adsense ad!). 

      Also, when the HP Ads program is working, your Hubs will show only ONE direct Adsense ad, and that's right at the bottom of your Hubs, so it seems unlikely you'd be getting lots of clicks.

      So, I'd be checking that you're correctly set up for the HP Earnings Program first. 

      If you are, and you want to disable it, you can do that easily as Relache has pointed out.  You can turn it on and off as often as you like.

      1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
        JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I did have to go in and activate it. Adsense earnings haven't been stellar, but I've been earning consistently. Now I guess I'll see what happens.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Your affiliate settings are all controlled from here,

    https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/

  3. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
    JulieJohnson3posted 3 years ago

    Since I've activated HP ads, a couple of the ads on my Hub have nothing to do with my Hub. They are way off. I might deactivate it. At least the Adsense ads from my own Adsense account were on target for my Hub content.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Adsense is contextual by default, so it is based in the users history more than the page.

      1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
        JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm...ok. I don't go around searching or visiting sites on that Hub's topic. Are they more on target for me because I have viewed that Hub? I'm so confused.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ads are not displayed based on the content of your Hub.  They are based on the reader's browsing history.   Adsense also displays ads on that basis because they've found people are more likely to click on those. 

      So other people don't see the ads you see, even with Adsense.

      1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
        JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I have the interest based ads shut off on my account.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Where on your account?

          1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
            JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            On my own Adsense account they are turned off. I think that's why the ads were specific to my Hub content with Adsense and they're not with the HP Ad Program.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image97
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              No. Even when you're showing Adsense only, HubPages' Adsense code is used some of the time, and your code is used the rest of the time.  That's how the split in earnings is achieved.  So when your code is being used, your Adsense preferences will be used.  When HubPages' code is being used, their preferences will be used.

              1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
                JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Ok. Gotcha. I think I like the ads better when my Adsense settings are used. Lol

                1. Marisa Wright profile image97
                  Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Not much you can do about it!   The main thing is, it won't make any difference whether you use HP Ads or Adsense - when HP is displaying their code, you can't control the content, so you may as well stop worrying about it.

                  1. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
                    JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I'm not worried about it. I still can't decide, though, which one to use. Right now I'm using the HP Ad Program, but so far, I'm not impressed with the earnings. But I've also noticed that my traffic has kind of stagnated.

                  2. JulieJohnson3 profile image59
                    JulieJohnson3posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I think I'm going to leave the HP Ad Program ads on. Each Adsense click was a good chunk of change, but clicks were sporadic. While the HP Ad Program seems to update in pennies, it's more consistent, so it looks like I'm on track to earn more with it than Adsense. Thanks for the help.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          HP displays ads on your Hub some of the time.  They don't have interest-based ads turned off.

  4. Cari Kay 11 profile image92
    Cari Kay 11posted 3 years ago

    Yes, the ads you see are not the ads the reader will see.  Keep in mind, when you first activate Adsense, the ads will be all types of things for a bit before it settles down into a 'theme' at least that has been my experience in the past.

  5. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    Keep the HP ads program. That is where most of our revenue comes from.

 
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