I can see big-big capsules of Ads displayed, in my most popular articles. If they appear at the bottom (underneath) of my article, I don’t mind. But they appear in between, almost after every capsule. And this I believe distracts the readers. I have even been told so, by some of my readers, not from the HP community.
Can something be done about it? I understand that the ads will be displayed. But can we opt for the place, where they all appear?
Thanks for any helpful answer or clarifications!
No, you can't choose ad placement. However, you can choose to switch ads off, meaning that the article won't earn.
I use to be totally distracted by big ads placed in the middle of the article, like, "Hey... I'm reading here!" But, now I notice that just about every article I read on the internet is filled with big ads. I am not as annoyed about it anymore. I suppose I have been desensitized to it all because now I just accept that if I read anything on the internet there will be ads. And, to answer your question, no, we do not get to decide where the ads go. The marketing people who know what it's all about get to decide. They know more than me, so I just let them do their thing.
I have always said that the placement of ads is distracting to readers -- but that's why Google does it. It's like this on just about everything we read online now. But what Google doesn't get, I think, is that people are now used to them and just scroll past or gloss over the ads; the initial impression may or may not be there and for sure, they don't click on them. We are becoming immune by necessity because of the onslaught. Pop-ups are immediately ignored and exed out. I don't like the placement -- especially because the ads are rarely related to the content of the article (and what's the point of that!). But, like most people now, I've learned to ignore them as an inconvenience and part of the online-article reading experience.
Thank You TeriSilver, for responding and I completely agree with your opinion. If someone is really interested in reading an article, they will ignore the ads altogether. I don’t think many people click on the ads, unless they are browsing and searching for some specific product.
Thank you once again!
Is there an easy to answer to:
1.how earnings are calculated
2.Is it just about the amount of traffic?
3. Do writers need the ads to actually sell an item (via these ads) in order to create earnings?
1. No, but 60% of the time anything earned is yours. The other 40% of the time it is HP's. But how much is a different story - HP sells ad spots to google and others, but prices vary daily (or more often).
2. No. Prices for ads vary widely by topic, day of the week, time of year, etc.
3. No. Most of the ads need only be seen by a reader to earn a small amount. Small being the key - typical payments are around $5 or less, per thousand views. Some ads pay for every time they are clicked, though, whether anything is actually purchased or not. Amazon ads you place yourself is an exception; they earn only when something is purchased.
Regarding Earnings, I think you will get all your answers in the HP learning centre.
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