Read a great post by Mandy yesterday about google and I know one has to attract traffic and post keywords etc etc which I have done but still my google earnings are dropping. I have a friend, oi don't laugh I do have friends, ok just the one, happy now.
Anyways he used to be making way over $1,000 and now he's dropped to half that if he's lucky. I know some people are still steady but I think certain niches are being killed moneywise. All I do know is writing 4 hubs which is about 4 hours or mores work is deff not worth the payment of 1 cent. Ok I know I am a pirate but surely my wanted poster should carry more that a 1 cent bounty. Tis so humiliating, anyways enjoy yer day, just had to get that off my chest.
If you are earning just one cent, something is very wrong.
1. check where your traffic is coming from. Google geo-targets and displays local ads depending on the IP address of the visitor. Ads targetted at visitors from the USA and Europe pay better than ads targetted at visitors from India or China. Also traffic from search engines = good. Traffic from social bookmarking and other hubbers = useless money wise
2. You need to check what type of keywords you are targetting. All celeb related keywords pay really poorly, yet so many people write celeb hubs because they are fun (I've done it).
3. Are the ads suitable for your page? I had one page displaying totally inappropriate ads and only realised why when I ran the pay through a keyword density checker and found I'd inadvertantly used a word too frequently. If the ads don't match what the visitor is expecting, they won't click.
Finally try to get some Yahoo traffic. Every time I get Yahoo traffic I get clicks. No idea why - perhaps that segment is just more willing to click on ads than Google people. I've also heard that AOL traffic is really lucrative, but alas am struggling to attract them!
I dont know a lot about adsense. Well I know a little because hubbie is teaching me. He does very well in affiliate marketing and adsense. Is it dyeing? Hmm I dont know but I know the check that comes every month is fun to spend lol
My Adsense has never been better. Adsense continually evolves so does Googles algorithms for ranking sites in the search engines. I have a site bouncing from position 1 to position 8 at the moment - position 8 might as well be 888 - no traffic - position 1 good traffic!
Or maybe demand is seasonal or just died - fashions come and go and so does the traffic - why do you think the hubmob last week was earthquakes - something to do with the shakes in Ca I presume :-)Star Trek is probably hot now - wasn't last year - you need to be ahead of the game a bit on some of this stuff - or at least close to a teenager!
Niches pay as much as the advertisers are prepared to pay too - so I guess for example luxury goods aren't paying as well as they were last year!
Having one site making money is risky - the traffic will go up and down along with your income - I'd rather have 100 sites each making $10 than one making $1000 - diversification is safety in this game.
No Google is not dying, they doing very nicely because they offer great value to their advertisers - which is who the ads are for not just for providing writers with a few dollars a month! Everything I read is that newspaper advertising is dying and that in Australia online advertising is up 25% so far this year - because its cheaper and better targetted for the advertiser. Google isn't the only game in town but its an important one - and one you can get sites or hubs ranked for your keywords you have a number of monetization options not just adsense
Mine too. I am averaging $1-3/day with 26 hubs. I think that is pretty good.
I wouldn't say that. I took a peek at some of your hubs and noticed that you have photos and/or video in your first text capsule. I would keep the first text capsule, text only so the right-hand side adsense ads show up above the fold when the page first loads. Move the photos and videos down to the other capsules. This may increase your click-through rate. Just a thought.
Lissie, I really love your advice and insight. Your reply here could have been half a hub by itself. Lucky to be your Fan.
I ditto this. Mine is better and better each month. Quite pleased.
Damn tis my hubs need revamped then, oh well back to the drawing board, cheers !
Revamping deff works, I have doubled my earning to 2 cents
Double that again. And wait until you’re at least three months here. That’s when the real money will start flowing
I can't even make a cent! I'll take your two.
How come your hub score hits 91 when you have no hub and still expects adsense earnings? Just wondering, please share so i can learn the secret,too awesome!
He used to have a bunch but deleted them in a fit of rage, drunkenness, or whatever the heck was wrong with him. He will be (or already is) back under another name.
The username Flounce would be quite appropriate.
Hmm - learn something new every day. I had not heard of that term. I guess there's a whole new world of vocabulary now that there's the Internet. (Boy, of boy, does that definition ring a bell, though - not just on here, but on a lot of sites...)
Yeah, he's got a real Irish temperament, doesn't he, Hubpolice?
lol Lita, if you're implying what I think you're implying, you're way off the mark.
Oh, so it was a flounce - complete with name-naming, whining, and claims of superiority! I didn't know that there was an actual term for the dramatics that were displayed. Thank you for enlightening me!
Mine also hasn't been better really. I am now making money every day, and at a higher rate, with the same number of hubs as I have had for a while.
I been telling this and I will repeat again.
1. Google Adsense is not what it used to be back in 06-07.
2. In order to make good money with adsense there are few things to consider.
When I say things that what I mean is, you must write on topics that are likely to bring more money to the advertiser who is running ads on your site.
For example, if you write Canon Camera reviews it is likely that you will be getting $2+ clicks because the advertiser will probably make 5000-10000 after a sale.
It is good initiative to do product review and that sort of stuff in order to get better clicks.
But then traffic is another aspect. For example you could easily get few hundred or thousand visitors by stumbling your hubpage but that traffic does not convert, so what you have to do is write articles that are useful and at the same time do not answer everything and leave the reader for more, that is how they will click..
I have been earning a steady $100 or 200 a day with my account for long time and this has been my strategy doing REVIEWS.
Thanks for the advice, am going to spend the next week or so going over my older hubs rather than writing.
Now now BC99 ...dont forget ...you haven't been here long enough to promote your Hubs around. Don't be so hard on yourself now
This is what I was saying yesterday Adsense money is well down like 95% down. This is why I think a donation link would now be advisable.
Im sorry why do you think the world owes you a living? figure out what is wrong with your adsense - and work to fix it
some one got out of bed on the wrong side this morning (-; The forum topic is "do you think adsense is dying" And I agree, over the past year, year and half I have noticed a dramatic drop in adsense earnings. I also own 11 websites and 10 of them use adsense. big drop in clicks within the last year, year and half. Views are well up by over 500% keywords attract the ads I want displayed by Google and SEO is a main factor when I write. I think people have just stopped clicking the Google ads, I know I never ever click google ads anymore, At first and for a good few years it worked well but then it got spammed to death with all sorts of rubbish and the majority of people just stopped clicking. Hope this helps you understand Lissie.
I am no expert on traffic, SEO, keywords or anything. I write what I write, do some promoting on social bookmarks and the like and that is about it.
And I have had the best month ever. 4x more made this month so far than any previous month.
Don't know why, don't really care. Just keep writing interesting (at least to you) stuff and get traffic. The clicks will follow.
Hey badcompany99, I've been here just two weeks less than you. My adsense earnings for hubpages are $4.75 so far. I think that is pretty good for me. I usually make my payout on google every three or four months. I think Hubpages is going to help me make more in less time, but only time will tell. Don't get discouraged.
Hey, BC. You know, I earned nothing during the first few months I was here, which is why I forgot about hubpages for a while and didn't write any more articles. Months later I received this letter from Google with some sort of PIN on it so I checked my adsense out of curiosity and was so excited to see it was up to about $14 without me doing anything. Now it's been two years and I have $96.12 in my account.
So I'm glad you've decided to give it another go. I'll be looking forward to seeing you around.
Susan cheers for that and you will deff be seeing me around. You have encouraged me and it's a shame a lot of others on here were not like you, you are without doubt a little diamond
*sniff* You're making me cry, BC! A half-naked man has never made me cry before! Ahahahahahaha! Sorry about that, couldn't resist. I'll be a good girl now.
hmmmm I just checked my eBay Affiliate Program stats and was shocked to find out I have made $7.36 with that, so in total almost $12 between adsense and ebay!
This post is such an eye opener, thanx for the insights, i have never earned a dolalr a day yet with 27 odd hubs. I really need to rethink my strategy if i have to make money.
Wow Lissie, you need to go over to webmaster world and post!
The going thing over there seems to be that Adsense is in really bad shape.
I think they could stand some good news.
Their topics over there are things like "AdSense Plus Downturn In Global Trade ", "When To Throw In The Towel" etc.
Even when someone posted a "Positive reports about AdSense performance" the positive reports were mainly downers.
Maybe you could give them some help over there.
BTW for anyone who thinks you can't make real money from Hubpages http://thekeywordacademy.com/make-money … -2-update/
That post brought me luck, by the time I'd come back from reading it my Adsense from Hubpages had quadrupled.
Lissie that is a GREAT site!
Thank you so much for posting that link!
Your keywordacademy link:
http://thekeywordacademy.com/make-money … -2-update/
and the related Hubpages posts were excellent. I agree with you - I'm seeing a steady growth in earning whether I publish new Hubs or not. Earning with AdSense takes a bit of work but I think its worth it!
I haven't published anything for the last 10 days and have made around $35 without lifting a finger. I wanted to wait before publishing more hubs (and part of me just couldn't focus! lol) to see if you truly could just sit back and relax. So once you have a bunch in place that do earn from good keyword selection, you can just sit back and watch the money add up.
I'm going to try to write about 10 hubs this weekend (I have 20 in the works that need to be finished) and then sit back for another week or so and watch them earn. This way, it sort of proves to me (times two) that this will be a project that will continue to yield results in the months to come when I won't have the time to put anymore work in. (I'm skeptical that way!) As of now, I'm really pleased though with what hubpages can do!
I'm still sort of in shock that I found something legitimate online that can truly create a small recurring income for me without any additional work. It's pretty exciting!
Just look into researching good keywords and the money will come, I promise!
Well, 99% of people here have no idea what keyword research is, and don't want to know either
OK, Misha, I know we are mortal enemies and all... (and girl-girl, too, if you are around), but I've done like, real paid freelance jobs for SEO for companies--so I know a little about littering articles with a few key words...
But--I don't make that kind of cash, period on here (ie, $65 in 10 days). So, what else might you all be talking about?
Titles. For example, a hub called "Pizza" is not going to get any search engine traffic. A hub called "Best Pizza Recipes - Quick & Easy Pizza!" WILL get search engine traffic.
Carefully choosing a title is very beneficial on here. I attribute that to most of my success.
Also, all my hubs are based upon information that people search for. Almost all of my hubs (at least my last 40 or so) are carefully targeted around topics that will have relevant ads that will entice my readers and provide them with info that they are looking for.
Yeah, I did a little of that--I discovered Yahoo users were really flocking to my Christmas hubs--but now... Well, that could explain it.
For real, though, $65 on informative articles in 10 days, huh? And do you use the Google--whatever that is where you can see the search volume for title search phrases?
Well, I'm impressed, really! (...part of my thing is I have a full time writing job, actually...hard to find time to want to write more copy.)
Not sure where the $65 is from? I said $35...I wish $65! hehe
I do use the google keyword tool.
$100 a day would be incredible! I'm sure it can be done, but it'd definitely take 2 years or so to build up that many hubs.
I think it's more than possible, but someone would have to know the right kind of Hubs to write. I've seen that earnings aren't about the number of Hubs. Of my 200 and whatever Hubs, a very few account for most of any earnings. Then a "chunk" of them add up to comprise another several percent of the earnings. 10 really popular Hubs on the right type of topic could easily potentially earn someone that $100/day average. The trick is to know what "just the right" is.
Since it was never alive for me, its a tough question to answer.
I've always heard it, but it has been used as in "a flouncy skirt" or "the little girls were flouncing around in their fancy dresses". I've never heard it as defined in the link.
I had never heard the term as described in this context, but it is a great word. Seems every forum I've ever been a part of, has it's share of these moments.
BTW, my adsense earnings are quite good this month, they don't seem to be dying at all!
I liked the "flounce" article...now, does 'flouncing' require a lot of premeditation...or does one just flounce on the spur of the moment? I must now, in case I find myself in the position where I must flounce...
Wow, that word sounds much less annoying than the actual practice of 'flouncing' doesn't it?
My opinion on the "Adsense Death"
Well, more people gaining Adsense accounts on a daily basis means more competition - more competition means people have to be flexible about methods used with Adsense accounts, their content, etc...or else they stop earning good sums, right?
At first I thought this was rocket science but I think it's just plain old common sense, isn't it?
Why am I asking so many questions? Oh...I think I will go flounce now!
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