Could negative assessment of article by reader effect cpm?

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  1. HoneyBB profile image96
    HoneyBBposted 13 months ago

    Somebody recently wrote a negative comment on one of my articles. My article didn't reflect the flaws claimed in the review so I denied it. However, my cpm's have dropped dramatically. Is there a correlation or have others noticed a dramatic drop in cpm's?

    1. ReViewMeMedia profile image90
      ReViewMeMediaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      CPM drops in January because it's "CPM blues" month where advertisers don't spend as much because they spent it all at Christmas in December, it has nothing to do with negative comments on your article, and yeah, I deleted a negative comement that attacked me for liking an anime and they didn't.

      1. HoneyBB profile image96
        HoneyBBposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, your answer helps me understand the process much better.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    No, the comment did not hurt you. The CPM drop is universal, … -take-dive

    1. HoneyBB profile image96
      HoneyBBposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I was worried that a negative comment might hurt even if it doesn't reflect the message in an article. I don't really know how advertisers base the amount they bid on an author or article so I wanted to be sure that wasn't part of their reason. It's good to know that it will pick up again.

    2. HoneyBB profile image96
      HoneyBBposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing this link with me. It helps to get a broader idea of how things work when it comes to what is happening with advertisers and us.

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 13 months ago

    Oh my gosh, I'm so glad that I found this post. My traffic is going up, up and my CPMs are going down, down. How frustrating!

  4. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 13 months ago

    But like Paul said in Paradigm's link, CPMs DO drop historically this time of year. I've been here over four years now and yes, January is always a low month. Advertisers are probably working out their new yearly budgets and recovering from the holidays. Good time to hunker down and write smile Some of my best earning hubs were written during this time of year!

    1. HoneyBB profile image96
      HoneyBBposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is frustrating but at least we have hope for the future! I never really paid much attention to when things went up or down before but this recent change sparked my interest in earnings so I was afraid we were going back down to where we were before the change. It does inspire me more to write when I see income rise. Glad you found this too. It helps to know you're not the only one.


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