Please remove the HubLove contest advertisement that is currently sitting in pride of place on the top right hand corner of all my hubs - At least from my impressions.
As you are no doubt aware, I defend hubpages, promote you aggressively, and think it's a great site. But I get nothing from this and am not able to enter the contest..
Unless I get a referral fee for anyone that clicks on this ad and signs up, I don't want them there. I don't see why this should cost me money.
First, if you are the one referring in traffic directly using your referral tracker, that will carry through and be tracked to you. If the referrer was a search engine, then there is no referral bonus. You don't "own" the search engine visits directed to your Hubs; the reason search engines send you so many visits has everything to do with the fact that you're not the only person publishing here.
Second, the contest promo will be there for one month. It is, in part, a gesture of gratitude for Mashable's sponsorship of the contest. It also helps give the contest the biggest boost possible, by getting a small fraction of entrances into the site to join HubPages and participate in the contest by creating Hubs.
Third, the contest is one of many things we do to keep links coming into the site, which benefits everyone who has published on the site. It helps to have a longer-term view (beyond the 30 days of the contest) to understand its benefit to everyone who publishes on HubPages, irrespective of their participation in the HubLove contest.
I'm sorry Jason - perhaps I wasn't clear?
I wasn't looking for you to tell me why you put it there.
I was asking for you to remove it.
I am well aware that I do not "own" 60% of the search engine visits and do not get referral fees if someone joins up through those visits or heads off to hubpages other pages and then signs up there (or clicks on an ad). I understand that the only referral fees I get are if they come in on one of my trackers.
And the reason search engines send me so many visits does not have "everything" to do with the fact that I'm not the only person publishing here - it has everything to do with how well written, tagged and promoted my hubs are - But if you want to tell me that makes no difference, I am all ears.
You keep telling me that traffic that comes to my hubs through hubpages has no direct value as an income generator and I agree with you.
I have to say that hubpages exhorting people to enter the contest when they are unable to enter or win is getting on my nerves. I think this is ill thought out and will benefit hubpages more than it does me or the other hubbers.
I am also with relache - what's the point of having non-US residents compete, give away the answers and then the first US-based hubber to see the answer get the point?
If you had made the competition fun rather than sponsoring Mashable and involving money, I would have been all over it - but this way, I am just not happy.
If you have $5,000 to give away, you and Mashable must feel you will make more than that out of it ? But it's fair to say that that represents about 2 years income from hubpages for me.
And I don't appreciate being given a lecture. I understand the reasons why you put it there. - If you can't remove it or would like to ask me to drop this and leave it there, please say so, don't lecture me as though I was a child.
I'll second that one Mark! If HP know we lilve overseas they should be able to remove the ad
I generate +/- 40,000 visits a month - 80% of them from search engines and most of them new - If someone clicks on this ad, which is very prominent - what do I get out of it? - nothing - and they won't be clicking on a google ad, so it costs me money.
60% of the impressions are mine. I haven't been asked if it's OK to advertise something that I get nothing from.
I have a really crappy memory, so I could be wrong here---but didn't that spot just originally contain our hubauthor photo/stats box anyway? It looks like all they did was move that box down to make room for the HubLove ad, so we're not really losing money on it being there.
In general, it just seems like one of the trade-offs we make for posting our work here rather than a personal site or blog. On the upside, we get a lot more traffic than we would otherwise. On the downside, design decisions are not ours to make.
No. 60% of the page impressions are mine. Can I put an ad for my site in the hubpage impressions? No.
That space is my space - not hubpages space to use. And - I promote myself here - My photo - my details - my name - why should that get bumped down in favor of something that is of no benefit to me ?
I think that we should get referral credit if someone clicks on those ads and then signs up for the contest. That seems like the fairest way to do it, if they want to keep the banner up.
I think the ad for the contest is taking the place of the "sign up here" post-it.
Yes it is - but this is much more prominent - and offers them the chance to win $5,000
I agree that it takes the space of the sign up banner. I didn't think you got credit for sign ups that come from search engines. If that's true, it shouldn't affect your earnings because it wouldn't have an effect on your referrals, and since it was a sign-up link there wasn't a google ad there for people to click, which again shouldn't affect your earnings.
I just don't like the look of it, personally. I doesn't blend well.
I like getting referrals for sign-ups from the banner.
That's a good question. I must say, I assumed that if someone clicked on the post-it in one of my Hubs, I would get the referral because it was my Hub - but that's a big assumption.
Thanks for clearing that up, Mark. I suspect I'm not the only one who made the wrong assumption. In that case yes, it does seem a bit rough!
Personally, I have no problem with it being there. And, that's not simply because I am eligible to "win" the contest.
I completely agree. I doubt very much if I'll win, simply because of my time constraints and the huge number of very talented hubbers here. But I think the contest will benefit us all. There will only be one winner in how many? Plus, the ad is one of a number on each Hub, even if it is prominent. I believe that many who see it will not necessarily sign up, particularly given the restrictions and contest rules. So, they should still click on other ads, if they were apt to anyway.
by x 6 years ago
Do you have an idea for a new subdomain name that Google would immediately become ecstatic over? Needless to say, don't mention one that you, yourself, would want to use.Serious, humor, and word association are encouraged here. Never know just what might lead to a true insight for someoneBoth broad...
by jim10 12 years ago
I recently joined StumbleUpon and by Stumbling my sites they seem to get a lot more views. I was hoping to find friends on StumbleUpon. So if anyone wants to be friends so we can stumble each others sites I am Jim10. http://www.stumbleupon.com/Thanks,Jim10
by Jo_Goldsmith11 7 years ago
I have at least 5 referral trackers for those who wish to sign up.I have a total of 25 sign ups. This is good. However, those who have signed up are not blogging, or there is no traffic. Are these people ghosts?What is the sense of having these trackers, and someone signs up and doesn't participate...
by free4india 10 years ago
# The Traffic Referrals is guaranteed to be yours for 120 minutes.If someone clicks on your link to a specific Hub, you are entitled to the traffic referral impressions for 120 minutes. We set this limit because there may be multiple Hubbers referring people to a particular Hub. No other tracker...
by Dorsi Diaz 12 years ago
I've had a few people sign up under my trackers when I send out emails of my hubs, but I was wondering what some of the rest of you have done as far as setting up a more unique way to have friends and family sign up here at hubpages? For some strange reason I don't think my profile link for sign...
by jamiew12310 9 years ago
I joined up around 10 months ago and made a couple of hubs, but i've only recently started making more. I have just under 600 views in total, and 150 of those are today, yet my total earning are just $0.38 and this months... $0.00. Any ideas why? I have 8 hubs, and the one with the most has 200...
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|