Page views versus ad-clicks at Hubpages and elsewhere

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  1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 10 years ago

    I have been a member in HP for quite some time, but active in the past 6 months.I have posted 17 hubs so far.

    I notice from my Adsense account that my no. of ad clicks to page views is 1 per 57 which seems to be very low. My earnings from HP is next to nothing.

    I don't bother much about SEO, hot subjects, back links or promotions. But that's the case with my writing in other sites too.

    But in another site where I have been writing for almost 21 months, I am getting 1 click to 30 page views. I have not added any new articles in the other site for several months now; I am now writing more here, with the hope that I will pick up more traffic and more income. But so far no success. There is also a huge difference in page views I get there and here. (Too low here).

    Any ideas and opinions? How do you people fare in the ratio of ad clicks to page views?


    1. 1974 profile image68
      1974posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There in lies the problem, especially back links.  You appear to be a member of numerous sites to publish your content.  Spend the time and link them together and try to get some of your stuff on the first page of Google. 

      Take HubPages for example, if your Hub has a score of 75 or higher, all the links become "do follow".  As long as you aren't overly promotional with your links in your Hub(only 2 allowed per domain you link to), it can be a great tool to promote your other stuff.

      1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
        C.V.Rajanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I do some interlinking of articles from one site to other; but perhaps not too meticulously.

        By the way, can you explain more about "do follow"? I don't know of it and its significance.


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    ryankettposted 10 years ago

    There are many hubs written about this subject which will help. Search for hubs on 'Keywords', 'SEO' and 'Adsense' and many of those are tailored towards hubpages specifically.

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    ryankettposted 10 years ago

    Where else have you been writing may I ask?

  4. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 10 years ago

    I write in (Adsense revenue share 50%)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      CV, could this be your choice of topic at Howtodothings?  I assume they require you to write about how to do things!  "How to" articles tend to do well with Adsense, because they are, by nature, more commercially oriented. 

      Have you written any "how to" Hubs?  Are their earnings comparable?

      1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
        C.V.Rajanposted 10 years agoin reply to this


        You said:

        ==== "How to" articles tend to do well with Adsense, because they are, by nature, more commercially oriented. 

        Have you written any "how to" Hubs?  Are their earnings comparable? ====

        One or two of my hubs can be fitted to "How to" catagory. But my daily average traffic is yet to cross even 35 visits on all articles put together(shame on me!) here. And more than half of this is internal traffic!

        One thing.

        Like Helium, I have also started enjoying Hubpages. (You remember, it's you who brought me here). I believe the future could be bright at Hubpages, because it seems to be 1 step ahead in Technology when compared to Helium, AC or Suite101. But as of now, I am not yet convinced of my earning capacity here.

        At Howtodothings, with 29 articles, I am regularly making about $25+ a month nowadays, with virtually no new additions.

        But as you said, the "How to" tag seems to have lots of weightage. Some of my "how to"s in that site have been written taking lots of time and effort. I am getting fantastic page view counts there (1,45,000 page views in 23 months).

        The only problem is I am not able to come out with new and good "how to"s on a continuous basis.

        Those who can do it, I would definitely recommend that site. The site has little to no interaction with members, but it generates money!

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I think you've just proved my point, CV.  Your articles at Howto are doing well, not because of the site, but because they are answering a need.  Readers want to know "how to" do things.

          If most of your Hubs are not answering a need, then they will certainly not earn as well as your "how to" articles, wherever they are.

          Do you have your Hubs set up as channels on Adsense, so you can see which ones are earning?

  5. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 10 years ago


    My question is not really about SEO or other optimizing techniques.

    I want to know how others fare in terms of adclicks in hubpages. (Of course SEO etc play a role, I don't deny). But what I mean is I don't bother too much on such things; but I am faring much better in that site.

    One of my suspicion is that internal traffic for my articles is more here than the other site. That could perhaps be one reason.

  6. profile image49
    BadCoposted 10 years ago

    1 per 57 is not a kick away from 2 per cent which is good.

  7. Rik Ravado profile image89
    Rik Ravadoposted 10 years ago

    I agree with BadCo.  2% isn't bad.  Some of my Hubs are more like 10% but they are very specifically targeted to key words and have relatively low traffic.  Generally I find high traffic hubs tend to get less than 1%.

  8. mymagicview profile image68
    mymagicviewposted 10 years ago

    Yes! 2% to 2.50% is common. And supposed to be very good. I have the same.

  9. pageantgirl31413 profile image76
    pageantgirl31413posted 10 years ago

    I'm not too sure about the ratio but with around 100 page views a day, I will get 2 cents to over a dollar a day. It all just depends.


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