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If the HP Ad Program CPM suddenly improves...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 19 months ago

    ...would someone please drop a note?

    Meanwhile, I'm going to try to claw and scratch my way across the Straight AdSense payout finish line this month. Probably the last one of those I'm ever going to see as well.

    [A reminder to not post specific numbers, that is still a TOU no-no.]

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      What kind of note would you like dropped? LOL! As far as payout, mine was every month for a couple of years until the last two months when the bottom dropped out. Not sure what happened. Any ideas?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I have not a clue, but I'm beginning to think the disaster is permanent.

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
          Victoria Lynnposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Ugh. I hope not. Is anyone else talking about this?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            There's been lots of sporadic/periodic rants. For me, November was when the decline started. Then come January, everything really went to hell.

            1. SheilaMilne profile image90
              SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              For me, exactly the same, and to make things worse, the decline in traffic has been accompanied by CPM being around a third of what it used to be. A double whammy.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I don't know about sudden improvement, but my numbers have been steadily increasing for the past few weeks both with regards to views and CPM.  Since my hubs are mostly seasonal, this is the time of year when things start going well, but the point is that I'm doing OK and actually have done better already this year than last year by about 8,000 views.

  2. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 19 months ago

    I had a major improvement late last year, followed by a somewhat drastic drop and then a rise to close to normal (for me). Friday was really bad traffic-wise, therefore money-wise but now has gone back to close to normal. The time I really got decimated was back when the Squidoo acquisition happened, think I lost 2/3 of traffic and earnings. I've never climbed back up to what I was before that disaster.

    So what I'm saying is that my situation is close to the way things got post-Squidoo acquisition. Which is not the best but maybe not the worst; a truly wishy-washy position.

  3. no body profile image92
    no bodyposted 18 months ago

    I have been writing for many years now on Hubpages for 6 years and I never have had a payout from my adsense. I have a statement of total earnings of over $300 and then a page that looks like I have only $63 toward a payout. I know my articles are not heavy money makers with ads but I have to wonder if the $63 amount is correct after 6 years or the one for $330.82 is correct. I am so dim when it comes to things like this.

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      If you have total earnings  of over $300 with Adsense, then you should have gotten paid by them by now. The threshold is $100. It should have been deposited into your bank account. Not sure if they still do paper checks, but that would have been the other possible way to get paid, don't know what your setup is.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      My heavens!

      First, click Performance Reports at top. Then click All Time at right and see what that has to say.

      Then click on the little Gear at top right, then Payment Settings at left. Check or enter a Payment Method. Check or enter a Payment Threshold.

      Good luck!!!

      1. gmwilliams profile image82
        gmwilliamsposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        I received payout every month until November 2015.  In February 2016, it plummeted.....Seems like the issue of decreased, abysmal payments is going to be quite a permanent condition around here.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          And another weekend looms... Still iffy as to whether I'll finally wiggle across the AdSense payout finish line by the end of the month.

  4. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 18 months ago

    Not to sound insensitive to decreasing earnings, but since the move to Pethelpful my pageviews are up 30% - 40% and earnings are up as well.  This is net of the lack of Pinterest traffic and those pet hubs left behind on HP, which now sleep with the fishes.  They never got much traffic anyway, so they can rest on the floor of the sea, scattered about the remains of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    I think once they find the mole at Pinterest engineering, we can expect the niche sites to improve our prospects.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

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      Actually, positive news is encouraged here; particularly as to increased HP Ads CPM so I'll know to switch back.

    2. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      That's good news. Sounds like moving to niche sites is a good move, which is what I was thinking and hoping.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago

    Well, I compared my last 5 days of February using HP Ads to my first 5 days of March using straight AdSense. My March earnings were over 50% higher. What with the number of unknown variables involved, your results may vary.

    Until such time as I am advised of a higher HP Ads CPM, looks like I'm sticking with straight AdSense for awhile.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image86
      Jesse Drzalposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Wow. Do you think using straight adsence gives the articles a little more Google juice i.e more search engine favor because you are using their ad platform? Just spitballing here.

      1. sallybea profile image99
        sallybeaposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        I have never had the courage to switch to Google AdSense on it's own but am really wondering if now is the time to try it.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image86
          Jesse Drzalposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          I would..50% higher is quite significant.

          1. sallybea profile image99
            sallybeaposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            What happens to the e-Bay and Amazon programs if you switch.  Sales from both of those are at an all time high?  Where exactly do you make the switch?

      2. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Nah, my traffic is still terrible.

        My conclusion is the advertisers who pay for impressions have turned into a bunch of deadbeats, while the advertisers who pay for clicks have not.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago
 
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