Questions about Page Views VS Impressions

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image93
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    Why do I show 0 page views at Google Adsense, but 200 and some impressions. This doesn't make sense to me. Google Adsense never shows the same page views or impressions that I show elsewhere. Can anyone help me understand this?

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are not alone !  The same thing is happening to my adsense account, and I often wonder 'how can you have impressions showing up without page views' ?  smile
      I would love to know the answer?

    2. Maina Ndungu profile image95
      Maina Ndunguposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've asked this question twice on this platform and even HP staff don't seem to have the answer. Google has further nowadays complicated it by showing impressions and page views. And yes, sometimes you get a click with no impressions. As one contributor has said, seems like there's no point checking your Adsense stats if you don't have another website linked to the same. It's pretty depressing.

  2. Vic Dillinger profile image61
    Vic Dillingerposted 2 years ago

    Do you apply your personal AdSense account to HP when you signed up?  If you are going through HP for revenue share for G those impressions will show on HP's AdSense account, not yours.  Which would adequately explain why you see views on your piece but not on your own AdSense account.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image93
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I show 0 pageviews for Hubpages at Google Adsense on a regular basis and still earn money there, however very little compared to my website. Yes I did apply my personal AdSense account when I signed up for Hubpages, but this started about a year ago and I've been here 5 years.

      1. Vic Dillinger profile image61
        Vic Dillingerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        OK. That's really weird. You could try to contact G about it. Hope you can get an answer soon.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image93
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          OK Thanks. I wondered if it wasn't a Hubpage's problem.

      2. SheilaMilne profile image94
        SheilaMilneposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Shouldn't you be looking at google Analytics rather than Adsense for page view and impressions information?

        1. Vic Dillinger profile image61
          Vic Dillingerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          AdSense should also be reflective of traffic, that was the question. Yeah, Analytics can help but AdSense is what counts since that's the measure by which one gets paid.

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

        Barbara, do you have the HP Earnings Program turned on?   

        If you do, then there is only ONE Adsense ad on each Hub, right at the end of the Hub - and many visitors won't scroll down far enough to see it.   So it's normal for earnings to be much lower than on your websites where I'm guessing you have Adsense ads in more prominent places.

  3. Barbara Kay profile image93
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    What I am really worried about is if I am earning as much as I should be at Adsense. When it says 0 views and I received many more it makes me wonder.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I stopped checking my AdSense numbers ages ago. Glaciers move faster than they do. I was getting depressed.

  5. Karishma Tolani profile image79
    Karishma Tolaniposted 2 years ago

    Page Views are one someone views your page and Impressions is when someone is talking about it. Suppose someone saw it a while ago and is talking about it now....thus, increasing your impressions.

  6. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    Page views are when someone views a PAGE (i.e. a Hub).   Impressions are when someone views an AD.   

    Sometimes, Adsense won't be able to find an appropriate ad to display on a Hub, for that particular person in that particular location - in that case, you'll get a page view but not an impression.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image93
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Marisa, But it is the page views that are showing 0 when the impressions are showing a large number. That is what doesn't make sense.

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

        Then I'm mystified too!   I earn so little on Adsense these days that I never bother looking.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image93
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I do well with my website, but earn pennies from Hubpages at Adsense. That is why I am wondering about it.

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

            Like I said, if you have the HubPages Earnings Program activated then it's something of a miracle if you earn ANY pennies on Adsense here at all, since the only Adsense ad on a whole Hub is always right at the very bottom of the Hub.  The fact that you ARE earning pennies is a compliment to your writing - it means a decent number of readers are reading all the way through!

            1. Barbara Kay profile image93
              Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for your comments.

        2. Stacie L profile image86
          Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          ++ me too!

 
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