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How to Monetize On High Traffic Hubs with Low Earnings

  1. Blake Flannery profile image95
    Blake Flanneryposted 8 years ago

    Is it best to not quite answer your reader's questions so that they will click on ads.  In other words, if you give the reader everything they want, will they still click the adds.

    1. livewithrichard profile image85
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you have a high traffic hub then you have an audience that is looking for something.  If they're not clicking on ads then your're giving too much.  Look at your hub from a readers point of view and determine what product will earn with this material.  Possibly your own product that is completely related to the hub.

      I have a hub that is generating over 1500 page views per week but produced very poorly with adsense so I added an affiliate product that compliments the article and it is now an earner with the same traffic.

      1. Carmen Borthwick profile image77
        Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What does that mean? You added an affiliate product? I'm still learning and I don't speak hUBpaGe yet

        1. livewithrichard profile image85
          livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There are many places where you can become an affiliate marketer, where instead of promoting your own products you promote someone elses products for a commission.  Commission Junction and Clickbank are just a sample of where you can find affiliate products. 

          A little riskier approach would be to do a Google search for your niche with the words "affiliate program" in it, but only do this if you plan on doing a long series on the same niche.  Say you were writing on "dog grooming" then do a Google search for "dog grooming affiliate program."  You might find an affiliate program worth promoting.  Don't just take any program though, read through and make sure it's really something you want to promote because you're staking your reputation on it.

          Once you find an affiliate program you can then craft your hub around it, or use it to add value to your hubs.  This is great for high traffic but low performing Google keywords. 

          It means you can write about the stuff you like to write about and not just the stuff that pays well with Google.

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How do you know that the ads are the answers to the readers' questions? 

      I try to have my ads be complimentary or helpful to the readers process, and not be the answers, as I think many people would miss the answers that way.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But are your Hubs answering a question at all?  Many of your Hubs look like humour or comment - in which case the reader is coming to the Hub to be entertained, not to solve a problem or buy a product. That type of Hub is harder to monetize.

      Why not post one or two of your "problem" hubs in the Extreme Makeover section (it's the only place you can post links), and we can try to offer specific tips.

      1. anthony16 profile image56
        anthony16posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        that sure is one vital point

  2. advisor4qb profile image78
    advisor4qbposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes you can post a reply that directs them to actually buy something you have posted in your hub.

  3. Blake Flannery profile image95
    Blake Flanneryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, these are good responses.  I will do a little experimenting.

  4. Blake Flannery profile image95
    Blake Flanneryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the advice Marisa and Richard.