Question - Ad Program

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  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Can anyone help answer this? 

    After comparing 2014 to 2013, I am experimenting by turning off the HP ad program for a while. This isn't a criticism of it; it's just a way for me to compare the two options after some history here on the site.  The current HP Program was implemented sometime after I signed up here, and although I was in it, I can't recall the details of it just now. So I have a few questions, if anyone is around to answer:

    Amazon:  I noticed my Amazon setting was turned off, so after turning off the HP Ad Program, I turned it back on. Does anyone know if this was done when the HP ad program incorporated my account, or if it could have been an oversight on my part?

    If the HP program is turned off, will we still see daily revenue stats on our accounts page?

    Does anyone have thoughts to share about the pros & cons of opting in or out of the HP Ad Program?

    Many thanks for any clarification you can offer!  And Happy New Year!

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image93
    Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years ago

    Were you on the HubPages Amazon program?  I think that you need to be a part of HubPages Ad Program to take part in HubPages Amazon program. You will need to put your own ID for the Amazon program.

    No, you won't see revenue stats here then.  You will see it directly from Amazon and Adsense when you go to their websites.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Millionaire Tips - the setting showed Amazon was turned off (my personal Amazon account), and I believe that meant any sales from my hubs were filtered through the HP Amazon program.

      After I opted out, I turned it on, and it shows it's on now.

      Do you know if we see daily AdSense revenue if we are not on the HP Ad Program?  I honestly can't recall how it was before that.  I believe we got the information, but I am not sure.

  3. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    From my experience, Amazon sales via the HP ad program generate a lot more income than they did previously via my own  Amazon a/c. You get over 8% with HP and only 4% through your own account.

    I would never opt out of the HP Ad program.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is really helpful to know, Sue - you have a lot of experience here, so I appreciate your thoughts on that! 

      BTW - are you still in Andalucia?

      1. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I sure am Marcy, and very happy here in the hot sunshine in mid-winter, with daytime temperatures of over 24 degrees C.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I lived in Sevilla for about 1-1/2 years (with the military) and I loved it.  I'd move to Spain in a heartbeat. Where are you in Andalucia?

      2. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If it is any help, I have a blog with Adsense and am using HP Ad program here.  Both have similar pageviews on a daily basis. The HP Program earns 3 times the Adsense earnings for the same number of views.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 8 years ago

    I was running a blog before I came here and in the blog I had AdSense which did not make much, so I thought it was my blog.
    Here I had to sign up for AdSense first and I still did not make much with it, so I finally signed up for HP. I made more with HP than with AdSense. Since I opened an Amazon account I have made nothing with Amazon.
    So far HP seems to be my best ad account.

    1. aesta1 profile image94
      aesta1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am happy to hear that I am not the only one who does not earn from Amazon from owned sites. I do earn from Amazon here in HP and am really happy about it. In Adsense, HP earnings are better for me than my own sites.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
        The Examiner-1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Perhaps I missed something but I did not understand the part about Amazon. In the first sentence you said the you did not earn from Amazon, but in the second sentence you said that you did earn.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          For some reason, my Amazon setting was turned off - I did not do that myself. I'm wondering if my personal Amazon setting was turned off when I joined the HP Ad Program (back when it first started).

          Today, when I opted out of the HP program, I turned it back on.  So both are true.  Sorry for being confusing!

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
            The Examiner-1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hmm, interesting. Perhaps I will check mine too.

            Where is that located Marcy? I cannot find it.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 8 years ago

    I turned off HP Ads in a fit of pique a few weeks back.  It was interesting to see how little Adsense made.  I have now turned HP Ads back on.

  6. Barbara Kay profile image75
    Barbara Kayposted 8 years ago

    I am able to earn  more than 4 times more with the Hubpage ad program than I earned with Google Adsense

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone else have comparisons on Amazon earnings?

    Regarding views, etc. - if I understand this correctly, we will see revenue for views on our stats (account) page, and AdSense is seen directly through Google AdSense?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you turn off the HP Ads program, you don't earn anything directly from HubPages, for ads or views - it's all direct from either Adsense or Amazon, so all your revenue stats are on either Adsense or Amazon.

      I also find the HP programs pay much better, but I have seen some people posting that they do better on Adsense, so it's a sensible experiment to carry out  for a month - especially as it's so easy to switch everything back on.

    2. Solaras profile image95
      Solarasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Marcy it may depend on what you are selling.  Clothing items on HP were earning 10% before Christmas which you will never attain on your own.  Electronics are capped and pay less than 8% commission; I can't recall the percentage it was either 6% or 4%. 

      My earnings on Amazon sales on HP are equal to or greater than my HP Ad Program income.  On my blog the Amazon sales earn 25% more at a 6.5% commission rate than on HP Amazon sales with the same average number of page views (I have never sold 121 items or more in either account to get to my personal commission rate up to 7%).

      To summarize: HP earns me the most with the combination of HP Ad and HP Amazon.  Adsense is so miserable it it negates the greater income of my own Amazon account.  However, I have a greater percentage "sales reviews" articles on my blog, which may account for greater Amazon earnings there.

  8. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Examiner - go to Account & then Earnings - it should list "Settings," and that will tell you what's turned on, etc.  I read further in the Learning Center & apparently, if you're in the HP Ad program, you cannot also have an independent Amazon account activated - I guess Amazon is rolled up into the HP program.

    Hope that helps (also hope I got that right - I'm still rereading info on the program, settings, etc.).

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 8 years ago

    Marcy:  If you are with Amazon HP program, HP puts your code in the earnings, settings for Amazon. 

    You can use your own Amazon affiliate ID if you are with the HP Amazon program, but in this case it has to be a text link and you are only allowed 2 text links for same domain.

    If you don't want to use HP Amazon program, you then put your affiate code in the correct spot for Account, earnings, Amazon. Cick configure button and then follow instructions.

  10. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Linda - That's what I had begun realizing (that HP had my Amazon code in with the site's).  Once I opted out, I was able to activate it in my own name. After reading up on this (on the site), I realized Amazon was deactivated under my own name when I was enrolled in the HP program.  I will see how this works over the next month or so.

    So glad I can call on folks here to help clarify things!


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