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Adsense earnings on HubPages: a problem

  1. leocbrito profile image54
    leocbritoposted 8 years ago

    Hello everyone!
    I'm having a little problem with my earnings here. I did everything right, following all the steps in the instructions about how to integrate my adsense account with the HubPages.

    Sometimes, in my earning's report, I see the hubpages appearing as it had a click, but it don't show it, nor the earning...


    Imaginary values about a day report about "hubpages.com/hub/windows-7-performance-test":

    Page impressions: 20
    Clicks: 0
    eCPM: US$0,55
    Earnings: US$0,00

    How it's possible? How can I have any click and at the same time have an eCPM value? It's a bit strange.. Looks like I'm having clicks, but the earnings aren't being generated, it's normal?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It says 0 so it means you're having no clicks.

      eCPM is "effective cost per mille"

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What? You have a 0 next to clicks, you have answered your own question... you have had no clicks. An impression is not a click, sometimes you get paid for impressions, but generally not.

  2. Laura du Toit profile image86
    Laura du Toitposted 8 years ago

    Hi leocbrito

    I'm very new to Hubpages and don't know much about Adsense but what I would read from that report is that 20 people visited the page but no-one clicked on any adsense ads. That would explain why your earnings are zero - the clicks are zero.

  3. arthriticknee profile image75
    arthritickneeposted 8 years ago

    It gets more complicated than that:

    Your figures show 20 page impressions which resulted in no clicks. This is normal. A good average conversion rate is around 2%.

    eCPM is the estimated earnings per 1000 page impressions. This is a guide only and has nothing to do with acutal earnings. Every time you get a click this figure will change.

    Also, not every click will earn. Google is very vigilant against click fraud (clicking on your own ads to earn money). Any click deemed 'suspicious' will not be paid (or charged to the advertiser). This will occur regularly without you going anywhere near your own adds and is annoying but a fact of life.

    1. LiamBean profile image89
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ya. They are vigilant. One of my hubs had some questionable adsense ads in it so I clicked on a few to see what they were all about. The next day I got an email from Google warning me not to do that.

      They basically said that they monitor activity and protect their advertiser base. It implied that if I did it again I might end up with a negative click value when they refunded their advertiser for fraudulent clicks. Sheesh!

      1. relache profile image89
        relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're lucky they didn't close your AdSense account.  And you shouldn't be surprised, they say not to click on your own ads in the user agreement.

  4. leocbrito profile image54
    leocbritoposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all for the answers, but.. the eCPM value only appears when I have at least one click. With 0 clicks, the eCPM must be US$0,00, no?

    I'm saying this based in my site earnings.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Clicks will have nothing to do with it. As evidenced in your screenshot. 0 clicks and an eCPM is showing.

      If you had 0 page impressions you'd have $0 eCPM, because there is no data available to measure the approximate cost per thousand views.

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    Wow. You mean Google Adsense actually makes sense????? I mean, I've heard rumors of this, but I am confident that no matter how long or how hard I try to understand the Great Google Goddess I never will, so I don't try.

    I know this much: Her ways are not our ways.

    And don't cross her. smile

  6. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Its not that weird, I got between 1-10 cents before with no clicks and no eCPM lol. Go figure.


  7. leocbrito profile image54
    leocbritoposted 8 years ago

    Oh, so I really was wrong. I saw some more people in the internet saying about this too (have an eCPM with any click).

    So... After 5 months here, and more than 2 thousand views in my hubs, I had just 1 click so far XD

  8. ace1584 profile image61
    ace1584posted 8 years ago

    if a 2% ratio is pretty standard should I be suspicious that I've had 7.2% ratio for the last week?

    1. lrohner profile image82
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, you should not be worried. As in any type of statistics, a very low sample size -- in this case impressions -- can greatly skew results.

  9. bgpappa profile image83
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    No Ace, But google might be.  2 is average, from what I hear they are suspicious when it is over 5.  BUt if you did nothing wrong, which I assume, you have nothing to worry about.

  10. angeleyes3106 profile image60
    angeleyes3106posted 8 years ago

    Just thought I'd add something to shed the light on CPM~Cost Per 1000 impressions~ So you actually get paid so much per 1000 impressions~ HTH : )

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes you can. If the Adwords Advertiser opts for such a campaign.

      Though PPC is the way most of them lean.

  11. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Google does pay a very small amount for impressions, not enough to make a living off though!

  12. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Actually speaking amount is distributed between three, the publisher, the hubpages and Google itself.

    Advertisers pay much more than the publishers receive.
    Jyoti Kothari