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How much more do you earn from just Adsense?

  1. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 4 months ago

    Some people have said they've turned off HP Ads and just use Adsense and actually make more money from Adsense. I'm considering trying that out and was curious how much more some of you are making just through Adsense. Fifty percent more? Twice as much? Triple? Quadruple?

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
      Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      From what I've been gathering from people's experience in the forums, it' seems to almost entirely dependant on what you are writing about. For some earnings soar, for some it tanks. I tried it for like a day but got scared and turned it back lol.

      1. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I reckon you would need to give it a genuine trial. Adsense needs time to work out which ads work on a page and which do not. Having said that, HP ads have always worked best for me.

  2. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 4 months ago

    It  depends a lot on whether or not people click on your ads. I don't really understand what fraction of earnings is from impressions, but for me it's less than on the HubPages program.  If you get lots of clicks and the CPC is high, earnings can be at least 50% higher. If you get few clicks, it can be over 50% lower, so it's highly variable.
    Try it out and see what happens.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 months ago

    I turned off my HP ad program on the 27th of April. I am have committed to sticking with AdSense only until the end of May.

    It is very hard to say whether I would have earned more on the AdProgram. When I started this experiment, my #1 article, which is on HealDove, was still under the influence of "Fred." It has since bounced back. My views are meeting or exceeding what they were before.

    The thing about AdSense is, your earnings swing wildly from day to day. Some days I earn 10 times as much as other days in the same week, even when my views have not changed that much. I have never had that happen with the HP program, not when my views have not dropped.

    So, the highs are higher, but the lows are lower. As many views as I got today, I am certain I would have earned more with HP.

    Even a month is not enough to collect enough data to compare the two. But, if I had switched back after my first bad day, I would have learned nothing. I love the detailed reports AsSense gives about the RPM, CTR, clicks, views and impressions, and what sites they are coming from. It's really fascinating.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago

    I agree with Jesse--from what I've read, different people have different experiences.   

    I turned off HP Ads about a month ago and so far, I'd say it works out about the same--no better and no worse.   Which bewilders me, because people actually have to click on the ads to earn from Adsense, so I thought that would make the earnings lower.

  5. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    My earnings have remained consistently the same from before Fred hit, to now, after switching to Adsense only. During the past week, they have increased slightly along with HP traffic. Having said that, my Adsense includes earnings from my own site. I switched about six weeks ago.

  6. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 4 months ago

    Thanks for the info, everybody. Starting to look like 6 of 1 and half a dozen of another. I was seeing some improvement with my Adsense and thought maybe switching over to just Adsense might push it along even further; but I'm seeing a marked improvement with HP Ad Program now too, and I do alright with it generally, so it's becoming a toss up. I might give it a try, switching to Adsense, at the end of the month after all my HP Ad Program earnings are in.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
      Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      It has been recommended by HP to stay in their Ad program. Overall, people most likely will have better success according to them. I'm inclined to believe them, and I also don't want to take earnings hits experimenting. Just my.02

      1. NateB11 profile image95
        NateB11posted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I'm leaning towards sticking with HP Ads, I've done okay with it so far, not sure I need to change a good thing, so to speak.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
          Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I would probably be more inclined to try it if I were close to an actual Adsence payout then I would dabble.

  7. David Stone1 profile image64
    David Stone1posted 4 months ago

    Results will vary, depending on content. The easiest way to find out is try Adsense alone and see how it works. One reason HP offers both is because many people don't have or can't get Adsense accounts, and those of us who do innovate with them on our own sites to see what gets the best results. You can't do that here, which makes the option less beneficial. But on the other hand, when you think about it, HP has years of experience in figuring out what's going to draw the most revenue for you. Bottom line is, without a really good reason to change, HP is very likely to be your best bet because of their expertise.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
      Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Part of that is not accurate. You need Adsense prior to getting HP ad program.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      @David Stone1, you're not quite correct.   All members of HubPages MUST have a valid Adsense account in order to earn money.   If you don't have an Adsense account, you are not allowed to be part of the HP Ads program.

      HubPages themselves make it confusing, I know - because they allow you to sign up for the HP Earnings program even though you don't have Adsense.  But in fact, you don't actually start earning from HP Ads until you have an Adsense account.

  8. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 months ago

    I make more with Hubads.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
      Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      How long was your experiment?

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I started before hubads, used it when it came in, swapped it out for a month to check.

  9. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    I look at Adsense and see the earnings are about the same as HP. Then I have to remember that Adsense displays in £s which means it is higher than HP. So, for now, I'm sticking with Adsense. I may switch back if traffic continues to rise. I might even do alternate months just for fun big_smile

  10. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 4 months ago

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with HP Ads, just checked both of the accounts I use most and one is doing surprising well all around and the other is doing pretty good; I even compared how they were doing last year same time and it's a marked improvement.

    Still considering maybe switching to just Adsense for the account that's not doing as well as the other. Probably not though, HP Ads still seems like the best choice to me.

  11. makingamark profile image67
    makingamarkposted 4 months ago

    The thing that confuses me is I switched off the HubPages Ad Program (earnings were pitiful) to try AdSense.

    The thing is I can't see the adverts and I'm wondering whether I'm not doing something I should be.

    Bearing in mind I did remember to switch off my ad blockers before I tried to find the adverts! wink

    PS It would be helpful when people comment on their experiences if they said what date they relate to. IMO anything that isn't the last 3 months is irrelevant. That was then and this is now! smile

  12. paperfacets profile image92
    paperfacetsposted 4 months ago

    If you turn off Hub Page ads, are not you denying HubPages its earnings? HP lets you do that?

    1. NateB11 profile image95
      NateB11posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      They still get a piece of Adsense earnings.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image89
        Jesse Drzalposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Yea it must be a wash in the end..if HP lost money I doubt you would even be able to switch..

    2. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      The ads show your adsense # part of the time, and Hubpages # part of the time.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      No, HP doesn't lose out, their share works exactly the same as ours.  If you've got HP Ads on, they earn from HP Ads.  If you've got Adsense on, they earn from Adsense.

  13. makingamark profile image67
    makingamarkposted 4 months ago

    Anybody care to address the issue I raised earlier - about not being able to see ANY adverts?

 
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