My CPM has been very high compared to when I was writing on Hubpages back in 2011 when I had record breaking views on another account. My CPM is twice as high now; and more recently, 4x higher! It's kind of hard for me to believe.
Unfortunately, even with higher views and higher CPM, I am barely making money in Google Adsense because I use the Hubpages earning program. I wish the payout limit was lower on adsense. I feel like I'd have to make 5000 dollars in 30 days just to make 100 in adsense. Perhaps that's a hyperbole.
For those who have been on HubPages for years (whether taking breaks for months or not), is your CPM higher than it was compared to years ago? I'm aware HP has changed over the past 5 years, but I don't know all the small details.
Last Spring I switched from the HP earnings program to Adsense and I have almost doubled my earnings as a result. For some reason, page views don't seem to matter because even when they are relatively low I still do better than I ever did on the HP program.
I switch back for a day or so just to compare, but so far have seen no comparison. Others have not had the same experience as I have, so you need to experiment. I'd give it a week or two. Mine jumped up very quickly and have stayed high for the most part.
Be interested to hear your results.
Wow, you do better without HP program? I cannot say for certain, but I think I'd do worse. A part of me wants to try it, but a part of me does not cause I don't want to risk losing out on a lot.
I felt the same way, but I took a chance and am glad I did. When Adsense had a glitch a month or so ago, I switched back for a few days. No comparison. However, this is not the way it goes for everybody. My best guess as to what makes the difference is to have advertiser friendly topics.
When you've got the HP Ads program turned on, your Hubs are showing only ONE Adsense ad, right at the very bottom of the Hub, where the average reader will never see it. So it's unrealistic to expect to earn anything from Adsense, really.
While you're on the HP Ads program, you need to think of Adsense as merely the prerequisite to using HubPages, not an earnings opportunity, because that's virtually all it is - you'll only earn pennies.
If your CPM is high, why not try switching off the HP Ads program for a month and see how well Adsense performs instead of HP Ads? Some people find it's better, some don't. You won't know until you try.
I did not know adsense was at the very bottom. That explains it. I'd have to make a significant amount on HP program to even earn 50 on adsense in a month.
Perhaps I could switch to adsense for a while just so it's easier to reach payout (over half way). I have not messed around with settings in a while, though.
Kain can I just say that a million views with 70 articles is fantastic! I've got double the amount of articles with half the amount of views. That is awesome.
Thanks, I hit 1 million about a month ago. But I took a 2-3 year hiatus from HubPages. I used to write on another account from years ago (09-12) & hit a few million with 200+ hubs during that period. I was hit hard by Google Algorithms back then, though --- after I seen moderate success.
I have no idea whether I'm on Adsense or HP ads, but my CPM has been really high the past few months as well. Let's just hope it lasts!
This is the second time I have heard about switching to Google Adsense just to see if there is more of a payout, interesting.
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