So I check adsense and I have 96 page impressions but a big fat 0 for clicks. What should I do to get clicks?
Try to get some good organic traffic lady!
I can see your hubs are not optimized for search engines. Some are written on topics that 3-4 people will search in whole month. One hub of yours I found on very high competition keywords. Just make sure you get traffic from search engines. That traffic will gain you clicks and thus the income.
You had like to read this: How to Get Traffic From Search Engines
honestly I was just writting. I havnt done any homework. What is that hub about so I leave it alone???
lol ... You must read about SEO if you want to make money online and people do make a living here online so why not you?
On another thread Mark Knowles mentioned he has earned 140K last year by working online, and others too make this much.
Just read about SEO and write good stuff and you will be earning some good money. There are people who earn much more than MArk online. So you can also do it.
Sorry if that was just to kmackey ,but Im grateful for the inspiration and instruction.
I hate to say this but it's the truth. 100 impressions really isn't much when it comes to Adsense. I am lucky to get 1-3 clicks per 100 impressions so 0 isn't all that unusual.
as far as what you can do to get more, on hubpages there isn't much. I mean on website of your own you can work with ad placement and color schemes, but on hubpages it seems that most of that is done for you.
if you want to make more from adsense than you could work on keywords.
find keywords that don't have a high level of competition, but pay $2.00 + so that you will receive more organic traffic and when you do get clicks they will actually pay out well.
Hi ,oh I did that last week ,and I went from say 50c to nothing ...depressing...maybe I should just go back to before I started all the tweeking titles and keywords...Im dreaming about the damn words now
Interesting posts there cLs!
I get a few clicks but still nothing even though the keywords are sposed to be good,if not great...I think maybe its the adverts, so maybe if I change the categories??
Patience! It takes more than a few days before a hub starts yielding. From my personal experience it takes about 9 days to 2 weeks before I start getting clicks on a hub. In the meanwhile just write some more hubs.
Regarding clicks that have zero value, this usually happens when the traffic is not targetted (i.e. it's from Reddit or Digg) or if the person who clicks is a habitual clicker but never buys anything. You need to aim for search traffic that came to your hub because they were looking for the material you were writing about.
Ok ill give this a try. I mean it cant hurt.
It also matters where the traffic comes from. If your traffic is all hubbers, they won't be clicking...
I was thinking about this the other day... why don't we make a rule to click on each others ads? Would that work?
dear god, no, that would get us all thrown out of the adsense program. Have you read their TOS?
If not thrown out it would get our hubs smart priced. If you have a lot of clicks and no purchases the value of your clicks is greatly reduced.
Google isn't stupid.
If your plan was that hubpages is blacklisted and we're all banned, then yes, it would work.
I doubt it on Hubpages, but I know of another instance where a little band got together and did just that. Like madmen they clicked, and all but three were disabled. Luck of the Draw I guess, but hey they can tell, interaction between common computers. !!!!!!
If you really want to get clicks and make money You have to rethink about what you're writing and whether it will attract people who will want to buy something.
I just read your hub "Olean Ny home of the many squirrels." It is very well written and interesting. But you're assuming that people who find that are going to want to buy squirrel things. I don't think that that's a good assumption.
If you want to sell squirrel stuff then you need to write a headline such as Buy Great Gifts for Squirrel Lovers and Collectors. Then write your hub about that. Of course you can include a paragraph or two about Olean NY. But that should be a sidelight that reinforces your keywords, provides unique material.
If you put the word buy first it will rank highly in google and you'll attract people pre-disposed to buy something. It's boring but that's what your after. Order is a good word too.
Put some of your squirrel stuff above the fold. If they're there to buy something then be sure to let them know you've got the products.
Describe specific products and why they are great with squirrel lovers. Be sure to explain why people who love squirrels will want to buy these.
You want them to click on ads or buy products. So feature that as the main focus of your hub. Everything you write should focus on that and lead to a sale.
Wow thanks Nellie ,are you an ex teacher by any chance ,if youre not ya shoulda been..
Guess I need to get back to the books ..an outta the playground.
Ok. is there something different I should listed through amazon to buy on that hub? I wonder if they have squirrel food. something like that?
Yes, spot on, Discovery Words really work.
For the OP, here's a list of Discovery words:
How to get rid of...
How to remove..
I use "how to" a lot, mainly because I'm targetting Adsense. Those like Nelle who are targetting Amazon and Ebay use "Buy". You need to choose something from the list that suits you.
By the way I'm showing only 293 hub impressions today and I have 14 clicks. So you don't need a lot of impressions to get clicks.
Wow thats good!!!! I guess I should change most of my hubs to put the word buy in them. Is that what your saying?
No, you need to rewrite the entire hub. Read my comments then go read your squirrel hub and think how that would make your reader want to buy squirrel stuff.
Why would someone read your hub and then want to buy a stuffed squirrel?
but my clicks show varying percentages,what does that mean?
Thank you for the compliment EagleKiwi. I'm not an ex teacher, but I have a degree in marketing and sales. I've spent the last 30 years selling stuff.
There's really no point in optimizing a hub for the search engines, if it's going to attract the wrong reader.
If you want to sell, and just not entertain, you've got to think about what you want to sell or what type of ads you want people to click on, first. Then write a draft of your hub to sell. Then optimize.
I hear a lot of people say optimize. I just do not understand how too!!
kmackey let's stay with your squirrel hub, it's actually a good learning exercise. Pick 5 amazon products that you want to feature and write about them. And work in your squirrel stories.
Or did you just write your hub and stick in an amazon hub and keyword squirrel?
I'm getting very confused here.
Kmackey if you want to get clicks. Start a new hub. Pick an Amazon product that you're really familiar with. The write a hub like you're talking to someone and tell them why it's great and tell them to buy it.
Your hub should have about 500 words. Just get in the habit of selling don't worry about seo or keywords.
Just keep it simple.
Ok I gotcha... I wanted to write about these squirrels though but wasnt sure what to put in for amazon.
Squirrels just don't have that much to sell. That's fine if you want to write about them, but you probably should not expect more than an occasional click.
Just glancing over your hubs, I would spend more time on Kratom instead of squirrels. It solves a problem or is something that people will want to buy. Optimize your hub for search engines, and join a Kratom affiliate program that you can link to and get a commission.
OK I actually order that stuff all the time online.
If you order it all the time online, then probably others do also...That's something to focus on...something you know and something that has some demand...
I had never heard of it, but the keyword tools say at least 400 searches per day...the clicks don't pay great, so you should look at a separate affiliate program too...
Okay then go to Amazon and find some neat squirrel stuff. Describe the products and work in your new york squirrel story. It's very doable. I think it could be a very good hub.
You just have to change the focus to selling not entertaining. Have the squirrel story support buying not just entertaining.
I wrote a hub on epilators. http://hubpages.com/hub/ladies-epilator
This might explain what I mean. Hope no one minds that I posted a link.
do you know what hub of mine has high competition keywords?
It's 1 am here too. good night kmackey32 and everyone else.
Hey...sorry if I struck a nerve! I was kidding!
And no, I don't plan for all of us to be banned - doubt if I have the power to do that - in fact I am enjoying it here so long live, hubpages!
There are a lot of newbies here who might think that that was a good idea. So maybe not something to joke about or in any way encourage.
I take note of your comment, Nellie. And apart from saying sorry and that it was kidding, I don't know much what I can do to appease you.
I am a newbie, too, and I know for a fact that newbies look up to more experienced people for guidance. Cheers!
Great List Silver Rose. I'm glad you made the distinction between targeting words for selling products or adsense clicks. I think that's something that people forget a lot of the time. The marketing copy changes alot.
I'm trying to focus some hubs on adsense and I'm having trouble re-arranging my brain!
It's the opposite for me. I'm really struggling to get to grips with Amazon and writing for Amazon. I really want to crack it though. I read a brilliant blog post (actually it was a video) on why you should target Amazon for high traffic sites. Here it is for the curious:
http://bloggerillustrated.net/back-end- … nd-amazon/
Silver Rose, I just checked out the video post. Enjoyed it a lot. Yes Amazon is definitely worth the effort. I just worry about investing in them too much because of their response to states that enact internet taxes.
Kmackey32, welcome back. I hope our posts are helping you!
Our Adsense account gets over 1000 impressions a week, but only a click or two and a few pennies, I think it takes a bit to get anything good.
I have taken your advice and been busy with keywords Nellie, although I still need to check out the contents again , maybe edit a few things ,not exactly sure.
My biggest enemy lately has been procastination,but imagine my surprise to log on and see 6 red arrows ...I hate getting all excited over an arrow ,but it sure helps huh...
One thing that puzzles me though, is page impressions are really low ,I thought the good trafffic would mean page impressions(93) would be better somehow,or am I getting confused between views and impressions?
Will get back to it tomorrow when Im not so tired ,but popped in to thankyou for the reddies
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