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Interesting issue. Need your thoughts.

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months ago

    I have two sites here at HP.  As of this moment, there is only one hub left on my second site because all of the others have been moved to niche sites.

    This site shows no earnings because none of the articles have Amazon products and I switched to Adsense, so page view income doesn't show either.

    Recently I learned that if the earnings balance does not change over a 6 month period, a site can be terminated. 

    I don't want to give up the Adsense because it is earning so well, and the types of articles I am writing there are not conducive to creating Amazon income.

    The obvious answer is to write some hubs that have ads on them, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that due to the nature of my writing.

    I could briefly go back to the HP ad program, but doing that will cost me money.

    What do you think I should do?

    1. EricDockett profile image92
      EricDockettposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I don't think that's accurate about an account getting terminated if the balance doesn't change. I've never heard that before, and I just logged into an old account of mine to check it out. There is no content on it, and it hasn't earned a penny in years. But it's still there. I can publish a Hub on it tonight if I want to.

      What is true is you forfeit your earnings if there is no change to your balance on the account for six months. That shouldn't impact your current earning strategy, though, since you are being paid by Google.

      I'm going by memory and a brief glance at the TOU. I'd check with HP staff for some clarity if you are concerned. smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        It's a good point and Eric is absolutely right.  Yes, you will forfeit your earnings but if there's nothing there, that's not a worry, is it? 

        However, to be on the safe side - could you take a good look at those Hubs and see if there's a way to add just one Amazon product link to two or three of the best performing Hubs?  You only need to earn a few cents to be safe.

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

          That's a good idea, but I would have to add them to hubs that already are sitting on niche sites, which means they might be removed!

          I probably will just have to add a few hubs that have Amazon ads, but what I write about mostly is not conducive to doing that.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            If you're able to identify a really good product, and you add a link rather than a capsule, there's also a chance they will be allowed. What have you got to lose by trying?

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

              You're right.

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

        I already checked with them and the answer I got seems to indicate I am correct.  I do have some earnings sitting on that account that I wouldn't want to lose, though. Would sure like some clarification on this.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          I think you've got your clarification. If you don't earn anything on that account, you'll forfeit the earnings (and it's an account by the way, not a site.  You don't have a site on HubPages).

          The fact that Eric has just tested his dormant account proves that the account won't get closed down, if you had any doubt about that.

    2. CatherineGiordano profile image90
      CatherineGiordanoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      II am a little confused by AdSense. I get paid for views on HubPages, but I have noticed a few cents every day in my AdSense account (more if someone clicked on an ad). Why am I being paid by both HP and Ad Sense?.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You earn a few cents from Adsense because there is always one Adsense ad, right down at the very end of your Hub.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
          CatherineGiordanoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          thanks

  2. Jesse Drzal profile image87
    Jesse Drzalposted 2 months ago

    Maybe just take the one over to your other page and delete the other account? Probably just easier to run on the one page no? Especially if you don't think it's viable to write on it.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Probably not a good idea, because if those Hubs have been published for some time they will already have a Google ranking, which they'll lose completely if she moves them.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
        Jesse Drzalposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Good point.

  3. pen promulgates profile image79
    pen promulgatesposted 2 months ago

    Does the Adsense pay you only if your article was read through Google search or even if someone reads your article through hubpages or other social apps (like a link in what's app etc etc)

 
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