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Why am I still not even making a penny on hubpages ?

  1. lukeuk profile image70
    lukeukposted 6 years ago

    Why am I still not even making a penny on hubpages ?

    I just don't understand what is going wrong, Is it something wrong with Adsense or what ? I'm based in the UK, have 28 hubs that get reasonable traffic , but in a whole month I don't even earn a penny. The Hubpage ad program is enabled. Adsense registers impressions, but I NEVER even get one click or penny ?

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    How many other pages on the internet are on the same subjects and how many of those are ranking more highly than yours in search engine results?  What are you offering information-wise in your Hubs that people can't read anywhere else? 

    Twenty-eight Hubs isn't very many, and unless they are on topics that are of interest to a lot of other people and getting hundreds to thousands of pageviews per day (each) you're not going to be pulling down enough traffic to be earning very much if at all. 

    If you want to build a better Hub, there's a lot of free info here to help but it takes actual work, http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

  3. brittanytodd profile image94
    brittanytoddposted 6 years ago

    I think you need to fine-tune your hubs.  I often go back and edit mine and make sure they have relevant titles.  Some of your titles could be reworded to make them more present on Google and other search engines.

    You may be having a problem with AdSense if you have decent traffic, but no pay off.  Do you have Google Webmaster or Analytics?  Maybe people are viewing your hubs, but leaving before the view counts toward AdSense or HPads.  (You can check the "bounce rate" in Analytics, which will answer this question.)

    I suggest fine-tuning your hubs and creating more in order to boost your income.  Good luck, hope this helps and if you have any more questions, I am happy to help.

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    TopUniverseposted 6 years ago

    Target those keywords that people really wanted to read and don't forget to go after favorable keywords. I mean those keywords which have less competition in google search.

  5. Marie Gail profile image76
    Marie Gailposted 6 years ago

    After reading your question, I took a look at your profile, scrolled through your Hubs and read a few. Your topics are nearly all product reviews for narrow target audiences. In addition, not all of the reviews are positive enough for readers to be inspired to click on the Adsense generated ads.

    I don't make a lot of money here, but I make a few pennies every day. In watching where the income originates, I have found that broader Hubs about a topic of interest that can link to many different products are more likely to get the advertising clicks.

  6. Alexander Brenner profile image81
    Alexander Brennerposted 6 years ago

    I have been on hubpages for about a week now and have a few pennies. My traffic really went up when I started posting articles on facebook, even e-mailing them around. Have you tried social media?

  7. A1Critic profile image59
    A1Criticposted 6 years ago

    Why not read my article and it will explain to you why you're not making any money.

  8. Capedium profile image77
    Capediumposted 6 years ago

    How great is your Hub..
    And beside, good thing come to those that wait
    If this is any consolation
    Your cash will come in bulk

  9. GoldenBird profile image60
    GoldenBirdposted 6 years ago

    Well,  lukeuk, it's sad but the fact is that good and original writers can not make money online. Write trash, you will make money on internet.

  10. faria_lupin profile image70
    faria_lupinposted 6 years ago

    i am facing the same problem but i have only 16 hubs may be it can be a good reason for not making money i want an answer too

  11. terrektwo profile image82
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    If your getting traffic and view you should be making something, you should try contacting hubpages.

  12. girlgonestrong profile image61
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    Simply putting up content isn't enough to generate revenue.  You need traffic.  Specifically targeted "buyer" traffic from Google.  Social traffic is known to convert poorly so you can't really expect to get a lot of revenue from other hubbers.  You need people to show up from google looking for a product or an answer to a problem.  Search traffic rules the roost where revenue is concerned.

    That being said, you need to evaluate keyword niches before building anything.  Here's how to eval a niche:

    1) Visit Google Keyword Tool and Loging with Your Adwords Account - if you don't have one, get one.  It's free if you're not putting up ads.

    2) Change your search criteria in the left column to "Exact Match" and uncheck other boxes.  Exact match is the only statistic that matters.

    3) Plug your keyword into the search box and get your info

    4) Estimate Your Traffic.  Look at the number of "Local Searches" displayed for your keyword.  If you are #1 for that term then you can expect to get 50% of those monthly clicks...if you're #1 then you can only expect about 20%...if you're 3 or below...expect pretty much nothing.

    5) Estimate Your Revenue.  Take the estimated traffic figure from Step 4 and multiply it by .05 (or 5%) as this is the average Click-through-ratio on Adsense for well-placed ads.  This is the RAW monthly earnings estimate.  Take that figure and multiply is by .60 (60%) as Hubpages takes a 40% cut off the top.  This final value is the amount of money you can expect to earn PER MONTH if you  have the #1 spot in google for that keyword.

    Now use some tool like Market Samurai to figure out how tough the Top 10 In Google competition for that keyword is and figure out if you can rank higher than them and actually take the #1 spot.

    That's how you eval a keyword niche.

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    VeronicaInspiresposted 6 years ago

    Read this HubPages blog post ASAP: "Reaping the Benefits of Truly Stellar Hub!"

    The blog post talks about trying to incorporate the following characteristics in every single one of your Hubs:

    •A minimum of 1500 words of truly informative, well-written, useful content
    •A minimum of 5 relevant, high-resolution, properly-attributed photos (ideally your own)
    •1 video (ideally your own)
    •1 Map and/or Table Capsule
    •1 Poll and/or Quiz Capsule
    •10 relevant tags, including 2-3 common spelling variants, if any
    •A maximum 150-word succinct, naturally-worded description of the utility of your Hub in the Hub Summary
    •Excellent thematic and aesthetic organization

    To see the blog post in full, click here: 
    http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/01/truly- … ship-hubs/

  14. Tams R profile image83
    Tams Rposted 6 years ago

    I know you asked this question awhile back but I'm still going to throw my 2 cents in. (pun intended)
    Not only do you have to have a topic people are interested in reading and make use of keywords to some degree, but you need to be out there talking to others about your topic. It's simple! Search your topic in the search bar here at the top of the screen, then find something that interests you and read it. Then, make a valid and useful comment. 9 times out of 10 they will visit your page as well. If you have something worth reading, they too will comment most the time.
    You do this over and over and create a following.
    If all else fails, you may consider writing to hubpages respectfully and ask them if there is an issue with your setup.
    Best of luck and hopefully you have this figured out by now.