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  1. DJ Funktual profile image78
    DJ Funktualposted 14 years ago

    Over 400,000 views and still haven't earned a penny.  WOO HOOO!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hey...I've missed you on here...

    2. Mark Knowles profile image58
      Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      Tell you what - I will monetize them for you and we split the 15cents 50/50 - sound good?

      Still in NY?

    3. darkside profile image67
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You've got to ask yourself, who is your audience? What are they there for?

      Adsense can be used on ones own websites, and in other forums I see a lot of discussion with people asking why they don't earn much or why they don't see a lot of clicks.

      I see it a lot with people who have online games sites. You know those flash games? Some of those flash games are a lot of fun. They're great time wasters. But who's using them?

      Young people, who aren't particularly attracted to clicking on an ad. People playing them in the office during their lunch break (or in fact during work) who are there simply to blow off some steam and enjoy themselves, they're not going to be interested in clicking on ads either.

      So that sort of site doesn't lend itself to being much of a revenue raiser.

      Your hubs are about music. You rely heavily on video capsules. People are there to watch and listen. Their eyes aren't running over lines and lines of text with the chance that they'll see a contextual ad that makes them go 'hey, what's that?' something that's in relation to the topic and requires a person to click through to find out more. So they click.

      I'd take what I've said here, and what Relache has said, and realise that expecting money from the type of hubs you specialise in, is fruitless.

      That isn't to say you shouldn't make them. You have plenty of good reasons to make them, but making money from Adsense has to be removed from that list.

  2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 14 years ago

    400,000 views and you haven't earned a thing?  Dude, you definitely doing something wrong, have you entered your Adsense ID?

  3. Journey * profile image72
    Journey *posted 14 years ago

    Hey DJ, the 400,000 views is great news. Congrats.

    Are you not earning because you didn't start using adsense yet?.. Or are you joking because you don't think the earnings are coming fast enough;-) Many of us are in a similar boat. Good luck. The earnings will come.

  4. profile image50
    badcompany99posted 14 years ago

    You deff must not have adsense as that is impossible if you do !

  5. Journey * profile image72
    Journey *posted 14 years ago

    Yeah DJ, I just checked one of your hubs and that might be the ticket- there were no google ads on that page.

  6. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    Great! Jolly well done DJ.

    And yahboo to google. Obviously DJ doesn't need or want your money.

    He's probably locked and loaded big_smile

  7. JamaGenee profile image79
    JamaGeneeposted 14 years ago

    I'm guessing the idea is no Adsense = no ads = no $$ for Hubpages for your work, right?  Thanks for contributing to the overhead here, DJ. Not.

  8. Aya Katz profile image80
    Aya Katzposted 14 years ago

    I've had 84,000 page views and zero revenue. I assume this is pretty much the norm? I do have ads posted on most of my hubs, and I've got Kontera, too. So far, I haven't received a single check.

  9. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    Aya, with Google it does seem that you should at least double-check to make sure you entered your ad sense code on HubPages "affiliate settings".  Of course, if by "no revenue" you just mean you haven't built up enough to collect it yet - that's sounds like the norm.  Based on my experience with Kontera, it has taken quite a while to build up little in Kontera.  I don't think I'll be seeing any deposit for a long time, and I signed up last February.  (Still, make sure your codes are entered.)

    1. Aya Katz profile image80
      Aya Katzposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, yes, I guess I do have revenue in the sense that I've supposedly earned about $24.00. But at this rate it will take about four years before I receive an actual check.

  10. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    Entertainment is one of the worst topics to write about if trying to earn on the internet.  It draws traffic, but not a lot of clicks, as the content tends to satisfy the visitor's wants just by looking at it.

    And the clicks it draws are among the lowest paying.

  11. darkside profile image67
    darksideposted 14 years ago


    ...because most of your textual content is album track listings I don't think Adsense knows what ads to serve. I'm seeing "buy used camera gear", "Auto Insurance", "Health Insurance"...

    Can you transcribe part of what you actually say and add it in a text capsule? That'll give the Google Adsense crawler something to feed on and the Adsense algorithm something to digest.

    It will also give the Search Engines more to index.

  12. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 14 years ago

    Have you done your Google AdSense Pin Verification yet?  That was the problem before, and I imagine it still is.  Requesting a replacement pin is pretty easy, and I think you'd be making at least $25-30/month once complete.  If you don't verify, Google will stop serving ads after a couple of months (as they did for you almost a year ago).

    1. DJ Funktual profile image78
      DJ Funktualposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I requested a new pin and never received it.  la-di-dah!

    2. DJ Funktual profile image78
      DJ Funktualposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, apparently they sent the last PIn but I had already left for NY.  My old address in Florida was still in the system.  Thanks

  13. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Do we all have to do this pin verification thing? I'm showing earnings, am I all set? I have been paid by G in the past. But hadn't used my account in a while.

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If you've been paid, either your account is very old or you've probably already done the verification.  For most markets they send you a pin number in the mail at your registered address, but I think they also use a text message based cellphone verification process sometimes.

      1. BristolBoy profile image65
        BristolBoyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Or in the UK both!

  14. illminatus profile image69
    illminatusposted 14 years ago

    I always assumed the DJ wasn't in it for the money. Only groupies that come along with being YouTube's favorite DJ.

  15. aniketgore profile image60
    aniketgoreposted 14 years ago


  16. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Paul, I've been with adsense since 2003, so I've probably done everything. Just haven't used adsense in a few years.

  17. blogdigz profile image57
    blogdigzposted 14 years ago

    Good advices here!

  18. Ladybird33 profile image69
    Ladybird33posted 14 years ago

    Wow, that's a lot of clicks!  Be happy and figure out what you are doing wrong, you should have made some money by now smile


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