We rolled out a few small changes to the site today --
1. The ask a question form now has the same new design as create a hub. We've also added a second field for clarifying your question. Our recommendation is to keep the question relatively short (like something you might search for in a search engine), and then add details below.
2. My account - unpublished hubs are once again red, sorry about that.
3. Google AdSense -- Previously in the author's share of impressions we ran up to the standard maximum number of ads that Google allows (3 regular ads, plus 2 link units). Google recently gave us permission to display more regular ads, so we are testing that out. So, you may now see more full size ads on your hubs.
Many Hubbers have reported higher earnings since we rolled out the redesign last month. We're hoping this change pushes things up another notch.
As always, if you notice anything strange or broken please let us know.
My heart nearly stopped when I started reading this one. I thought you were going to say that you cut our percentage of impressions! Oh my gosh! LOL
Thanks, Paul! I don't think that the text units were working out very well. The ads aren't relevant.
I'm also very curious to see how the changes to Adsense are going to affect us. I'm getting very irrelevant ads on my hubs!
Thumb Up. How short should the short answer be? 50 words?
I also prefer the red.
Also good news about Adsense. This may explain why when I am in the Adsense page all my Page Impressions are a multiple of 2 today - thsi increased number of ads isn't an Adsense standard and so it is counted as twice as many page impressions. Or maybe it's just coincidence!
I believe that's a side effect of the way google implements it. Every other ad network but AdSense reports are based on ad unit impressions rather than page impressions. I'd recommend looking at that metric instead.
Thanks for the reply Paul. I figured that it must be something like that!
I am wondering if an advertiser is willing to pay the same per click on a hub with 3 regular ads + 2 link units and another hub with 6 regular ads + 4 link units?
Thank you Paul for the added ads (no pun intended) It is great to be in the 21st century.
Glad to see the red back. I nearly panicked yesterday thinking I'd accidently published a bunch of hubs that were not finished. The red really helps.
I like the new Q & A format.
Finally some good changes... Adsense account has 4 cents lol after my whole time... still writing good articles..
Red works for me. And I think more ads (relevant of course) should increase hubbers' and hubpages' earnings.
That's great news about Google letting you have more adsense ads. This is another great reason to publish on hubpages.
And I also thank you for putting unpublished hubs back in red.
I really don't know how some people can NOT like being part of HubPages world thank you Paul. I just feel so HubLoved
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