Baffled by low figures

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (10 posts)
  1. carlajbehr profile image91
    carlajbehrposted 3 years ago

    I have a hub that was hit 10,000 this week - almost 30,000 all toll, but each day, I don't even realize $1.00 in earning.  My ads are set up and I can see them on the page.  I have checked all my ads settings.  I am baffled because this is my most successful hub.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It appears there may have been a Google update over the weekend, although Google is not acknowledging it as an update at this time.

  2. carlajbehr profile image91
    carlajbehrposted 3 years ago

    So what does that mean for us?

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is hard to tell what will happen after a Google update. Sometimes there is an initial loss of traffic followed later by a recovery and sometimes even an increase in traffic. The bad news is sometimes there's no recovery. I'm afraid a Google algorithm update has to be waited out. Then followed by relief or, possibly, working on articles to make them google-friendly. Or whatever it takes to recover.

  3. carlajbehr profile image91
    carlajbehrposted 3 years ago

    The problem is not being hit or having a google-friendly hub, I'm being hit like crazy - the earnings don't reflect it.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, shoot, I misread your question. The only thing I can guess is that those are not human visitors or visitors from somewhere where advertisers will not pay much for. Or the CPM is really low. Somehow the ads are not paying as much per view/click. Or a glitch.

      Edit: In other words, it has to do with traffic quality, possibly, or nature/cost of ads.

    2. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So you're saying you have lots of page views, but not the earnings you'd expect.

      Are you using the HP earning program or AdSense on its own?

      Remember that 40% of ad impressions go to hubpages. So if you got 10,000 views, approximately 4,000 of those you won't earn anything from. The normal range of earnings per 1000 views is $1 - $5, so for 6000 views you could expect to earn anywhere between $6 - $30.

  4. carlajbehr profile image91
    carlajbehrposted 3 years ago

    The hits are coming from people - there are comments daily - 55 all toll.  I have both earnings programs.  I haven't even seen $1 a day.

  5. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Traffic does not necessarily mean money, especially if it's not a high-CPM topic.  Also, if the majority of visitors leave quickly after arriving.

  6. carlajbehr profile image91
    carlajbehrposted 3 years ago

    Based on the last time, this hub was hit - the results are inconsistent.  I do thank everyone for their response, however, I think this may explain it:  "Processing Delays - HubPages Ad Program
    We recently partnered with a few new ad networks that have inconsistent report update times. Because of this, Ad Program earnings will arrive later than usual going forward. We will do our best to have the data updated as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!."


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)