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Big Adsense Drop?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks ago

    So far this month my Adsense income has dropped almost in half.  Is this happening to anybody else?  Don't know why this would happen.  Although it's a secondary income source, it was doing really well until now.  Can't figure out what the problem might be.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Plenty of AdSense clicks, but they're paying very little for this time of year. Down about 50% from this time last year.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        yes, but mine are down 50% from last month!

        1. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I think comparing to last year is a better way to look at things. CPC or CPM and not total values.

        2. Eurofile profile image86
          Eurofileposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure if it'll make you feel any better, but, as a new hubber, my earnings are zero.  It looks like they'll be this way for quite a while.  I would be grateful for any tips on how to improve this situation.

          1. Robie Benve profile image99
            Robie Benveposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Eurofile, the only way to earn money is to write several stellar quality articles. Some will start getting lots of views, others will always be kind of dormant, depending on content and competition - it's hard to predict.
            Keep up the good work and things will happen for you. smile

            1. Eurofile profile image86
              Eurofileposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the encouragement.  I won't be giving up the day job just yet!  Hopefully, I'll get there in the end with the writing.

          2. lobobrandon profile image91
            lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Well researched articles. Pick any topic you want, just make it the most detailed and helpful article on the internet for that topic. That's it.

            1. Eurofile profile image86
              Eurofileposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the tips.  Hoping that I'll get some time soon to give it a go.

    2. liesl5858 profile image88
      liesl5858posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Same here Timetraveler2.

    3. tvnbollywood profile image61
      tvnbollywoodposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

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      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        If you read the comments about this post you'll see that a good number of people are saying this is not the case.  What bothers me, if this IS the case, is why Google would slit it's own financial throat by doing something like this.

        1. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          "So if you see your AdSense earnings drop due to ads not showing up, you can probably associate the issue to this." This is not us.

          Also, they are doing this to make sure that ads only show on the right pages. Because if I were to write a page on terror on my website ads would show for a while, until the crawlers came and realized this. I would not want my business ads next to a page talking about terror.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            OK...however your point about Adsense Ad placement makes sense.  I'd like to see them change that.  I've had over 700 questions so far, so the more I get the lower down the page the AD goes.

  2. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 4 weeks ago

    It's not a considerable amount I make on Adsense as I use the HP Ad program, but this month has been really good in terms of income. I have not checked the average CPC or stuff like that. The income is already 90% of last months final amount.

    EDIT: Do not forget that this is a new quarter and slight drops are expected as someone pointed out in another thread related to HP CPMs.

  3. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 4 weeks ago

    Just noticed this was updated last November. It shows detailed layout of placement of ads on different platforms and for either Adsense or Hubpages ad programs.

    https://hubpageshelp.com/money/Learning … am-and-ads

  4. Savio Dawson profile image86
    Savio Dawsonposted 4 weeks ago

    My income is showing a solid uptick in fact. Just the opposite.

  5. Marketing Merit profile image95
    Marketing Meritposted 4 weeks ago

    My Adsense earnings are up in comparison with last month and last year.
    However, I am on the HP ad program here, so my Adsense income from HP sites only represents a fraction of my total earnings there.
    It may be a niche specific issue possibly? As Brandon has already suggested, you really need to evaluate the CPC and CPM figures to begin with.

  6. Savio Dawson profile image86
    Savio Dawsonposted 4 weeks ago

    Since we are anyways talking articles, the other day I was editing few of my older articles and there was a poll at the end on one of them. I changed a word in the poll without changing the meaning, there was a pop-up which warned me that all the poll results will be lost. I did not get it, so I went ahead anyway. Guess what? All the poll result of readers who had voted over so many years was wiped-off... Ahhhh, the pain... Did anyone witness this before or was it me the only dumb- fella? ....

    1. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I think most people here see that warning and realise what it means. But sometimes it's better to word things better. I deleted old polls a few times.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      This is common across the board for everybody.  If you change wording at all in a poll, and they warn you about this, you lose the whole thing.  Warnings are there for a reason!!

  7. nomadspirit profile image97
    nomadspiritposted 4 weeks ago

    I have noticed quite the opposite. Maybe niche has something to do with it. I write almost exclusively on travel - trip ideas, activities etc- and have noticed that my cpms have been much higher for the past few months  and this month is no exception!
    Hope it rises again soon for you.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      This has nothing to do with CPMs...I'm talking about Adsense here, which does not use CPMs as a basis for paying earnings.  I also, as you probably know, write about travel, etc.  Last month was the best month I've ever had on HP, and this month, while very good also, still has shown a major drop in Adsense income, which has surprised me.  I might not even make payout this time!

      1. lobobrandon profile image91
        lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Adsense does pay with CPMs and CPC, not just CPC. Take a look at this image from my Adsense dashboard for last month. I get a little more than 50% of my Adsense earnings from CPM ads.

        https://i.imgur.com/sly6Dbp.png

        View larger: https://i.imgur.com/sly6Dbp.png

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I really was unaware of that. If that's the case, then I don't understand the drop because my views are doing well although CPMs have dropped about 30%.

          1. lobobrandon profile image91
            lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            I'm not sure why. Do you have questions? Maybe people are not reaching that one ad that is Adsense now because of that.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              I don't quite understand your statement...what do you mean by "Do you have questions"

              1. lobobrandon profile image91
                lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                The new QnA feature. From what I know, when we have the HP program active, the only Adsesne ad is below the comments. If you have QnA it is possible that people are not going through the comments as much as before. Hence the less views in case of CPM ads and less clicks too.

                1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
                  TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                  If this is true, then everybody should be seeing lower Adsense income, yet some are reporting that it is still holding or going higher.  Nonetheless, if this is true, then those ads need to be moved!

                  1. lobobrandon profile image91
                    lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                    But not everyone has a lot of QnA.

      2. nomadspirit profile image97
        nomadspiritposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yes. I see now that you were indeed talking asking about AdSense. I don't know enough about that to even venture to have an opinion. I sincerely hope it all gets on the up and up soon!

  8. brittpinkie profile image98
    brittpinkieposted 4 weeks ago

    I hate to say it, but mine have increased the past few months.  I made my highest amount ever last month, this month is on track to match it.  I tend to do best on weekends as well.

 
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