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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Part of that is not accurate. You need Adsense prior to getting HP ad program.
@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.
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
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.
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!
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!
If you turn off Hub Page ads, are not you denying HubPages its earnings? HP lets you do that?
They still get a piece of Adsense earnings.
The ads show your adsense # part of the time, and Hubpages # part of the time.
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.
Anybody care to address the issue I raised earlier - about not being able to see ANY adverts?
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