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
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?
It says 0 so it means you're having no clicks.
eCPM is "effective cost per mille"
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Its not that weird, I got between 1-10 cents before with no clicks and no eCPM lol. Go figure.
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
if a 2% ratio is pretty standard should I be suspicious that I've had 7.2% ratio for the last week?
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.
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 : )
Google does pay a very small amount for impressions, not enough to make a living off though!
Actually speaking amount is distributed between three, the publisher, the hubpages and Google itself.
Advertisers pay much more than the publishers receive.
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