Why Don't I make more than pennies with Google Adsense?

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  1. drspaniel profile image87
    drspanielposted 11 years ago

    Why Don't I make more than pennies with Google Adsense?

    I've noticed recently that I am scraping in bare minimum earnings with my Hubs, and I was wondering what some other users here on HubPages were doing to compensate for low earnings...

  2. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 11 years ago

    If you use the Hubpages Ad program, it's because of the ad layout, which is best explained by the diagrams here,


    1. drspaniel profile image87
      drspanielposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh... So basically, my chances of making any real money with Adsense on HubPages are slim due to the Ad layout of each Hub. In that case I should probably just stick to earning as much as I can with the HubPages Ad Program.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 11 years ago

    I earn nothing from Adsense. I had earned less than a dollar, and got the good ole Adsense closed my account for invalid clicks I think, which we have no control over.  Invalid clicks seems to be their favorite.  I have a new adsense account,but it is only active here. I got rid of it on my personal blogs and websites. My earnings here are from the HP ad program only. I have a freelance writing job, so what I earn here is peanuts, cookie jar money, if I ever hit the payout.

  4. Kai0224liu profile image42
    Kai0224liuposted 11 years ago

    Do u promote your site? Or try to write more hubs as you can?

  5. Norman Stein profile image60
    Norman Steinposted 11 years ago

    The Ad layout explains it all.

    The readers eye moves from top left to right to bottom left to right.  The HP ads are exactly in that path, in fact to even see an adsense ad the reader glances over 7 HP ads units.

    There's really nothing you can do about this.

  6. k12rswow profile image59
    k12rswowposted 11 years ago

    You have to do SEO to each hub.  Look it up.  Then you have to write about things people are searching for.  Then if you write about interesting things, that are well thought out; and well researched. Then.... you make money.

  7. profile image0
    ghiblipgposted 11 years ago

    Personally I do not think focus on Adsense is a go way to go. Your Adsense account could be terminated by Google anytime. They simply have too many publisher and do not really have time to go through each of them.
    My HP Ad earning grow faster and more stable compare to Adsense. Take Adsense as a bonus and focus on provide more quality content instead.

    1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
      LindaSmith1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ghivlipg: I agree on that one.

    2. drspaniel profile image87
      drspanielposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer I will definitely keep this in mind! In fact I was considering closing my AdSense account down for HubPages, and going strictly off the HP AD earnings instead. Do you think I would earn more from my HP Ads if I removed the Adsense ads?

    3. profile image0
      ghiblipgposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If I understand correctly from the ad program faq page (hubpages.com/faq) - that blue and red boxes. With Adsense enabled (+ HP Ad program), there will be additional ads at your footer.
      Personally I think it is no harm to enable Adsense.

  8. smeyerz profile image60
    smeyerzposted 11 years ago

    If you used only Google Adsense, you would probably earn more from it. But as for the total you would make - compared to what you have right now, might be less.

  9. courtyB3 profile image61
    courtyB3posted 11 years ago

    I don't make ANY money on there and I am baffled as to what to do as well!

  10. drspaniel profile image87
    drspanielposted 11 years ago

    Write more content and make sure that all your Hubs are linked with the HubPages Ad Program.... Trust me you will not make anything with 11 Hubs! This isn't to attack you, but to simply put forward that this whole thing does take time. Some users have been here for 5 years!


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