When reading other people Hubs, Should I click their adds or will Google get mad and boot me?
No! You can't click ads on other people's hubs. Google won't ban you as it's not your own ads - but HubPages could ban you. It's against the rules as it could easily be abused. HubPages can't know if it's a genuine click because you're interested in the product or if it's people clicking each other's ads to increase their earnings. So it's NOT allowed (and easily checked).
What if you want that ads badly because it is exactly what you are looking for? WHat would you do then?
You would copy the URL and go there directly - not through a HubPages ad.
From the horse's mouth, aka Admin Paul Edmondson: "Clicking on other people's ads is a big no,no and will likely result in getting banned from AdSense and HubPages."
No, do not click other hubber's adds, as it is a violation on Hub Pages. In His Love, Faith Reaper
If the ad is truly and genuinely relevant to something you are interested in, you could click on the advertisement. However the dangers in doing so include appearing to Google as a disingenious click (since they will be able to tell you are another HubPages site user) aka click fraud, or if that person is a referral of yours you could actually wind up clicking your own codes (which is a major AdSense violation) as they will appear on the referred user's Hubs for a random 10% of the time.
Common wisdom is that if you are a registered user of the site who is also a Hub author making money from ads here that you just don't click on ads to be as safe as possible.
by Jon Hunt 6 years ago
Does HubPages pay me more if someone clicks the ads?Or is it strictly per impression. I'm just wondering.
by Tim Nichol 8 years ago
I have so far put up one hub page. Before I signed up for AdSense, there were already several ads on the page.After I had my AdSense thing set up and active, there were just as many ads as before. How do I know which ads I'm (potentially) earning money from?Do I have any control over...
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 3 years ago
I know we are all here to make some money, but having 10 ads on a page slows down loading time to such an extent that readers just don't have the patience to wait for a page to load. So they click away without reading our pages. To prove my point that the very high number of ads is to...
by TMinut 9 years ago
Some of my hubs have the wrong template apparently; there are no ads displayed. To change it, do I have to save my hub, unpublish it, then start a new one and paste the saved work into it? I haven't found a way to change it otherwise.
by Amanda S 6 years ago
I have seen mixed messages as to whether or not this is legal. Please help me sort this out. Thanks.
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
Is there a way to have the lists of adds on my Hubpages removed? Some don't even relate to my subjects.
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