Only one referring website?

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  1. Lovelli Fuad profile image97
    Lovelli Fuadposted 6 months ago

    I'm so confused right now. So I finally got my AdSense set up correctly (yet it's still wrong), and I am seeing numbers recorded in my reports. But why is the referring website only

    I have 18 articles and all but 3 are published on niche sites. I thought, surely views from these sites, ToughNickel etc. count towards my Adsense earnings. December I'm entering my first three-month with Adsense, and I'm making barely a cent.

    If you look at my dashboard it would look as if Adsense is only recording views from one article published on Hubpages.. Can somebody please explain to me how to get niche sites views to count towards my Adsense earnings?

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Try loading the niche URLs into adsense. … p;ie=UTF-8

  2. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 6 months ago

    You need to add each of the sites your articles are on into Adsense.  I would just take the time to add all of them so you don't have to remember later if one is added to a site you've never had one on before (unless think there's no way you'd ever write on a topic for a particular niche site).  Don't forget to add the new ones.  Sorry you're having so much trouble with Adsense.  Hopefully, once you have it set up properly you won't have to do anything else in the future.  Good luck.

  3. GA Anderson profile image93
    GA Andersonposted 6 months ago

    This thread has prompted a question.

    If, we are are in the HP earnings program, (with our adsense account), do I need to do anything when HP moves my article to a niche site?

    I hope not, because I haven't, and also because it would be a dumb move on HP's part. If they move the url then they should accommodate the move with all of the earnings programs. Not make us manually readjust.

    Did I misunderstand the topic?


    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      You're fine. You don't have to do anything at all. Matter of fact, if you go look at your Adsense account, you should see earnings coming in from your articles on niche sites.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      No, I never had to do anything when my articles went to niches, and it's over 135 of them. The money still comes to Paypal from Not to worry.

  4. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 6 months ago

    If you’re using the HubPages Earnings Program then generally you don’t need to worry about it. But there still is one ad with your own AdSense code and you’d be missing out on earnings for that one if you selected to block usage of your AdSense code by anyone else.

    If you did elect to do that then you need to confirm the niche sites as Natalie pointed out. You'll need to add all the niche sites being used to your list of allowed domains in your AdSense account under “Sites”. (Not under URL Channels, which is useful only if you want to see detailed stats on each hub).

    Only specify the ones your hubs are in. If you specify the others then Google will issue a warning that your AdSense code is not in the ads.txt file for those domains. No harm with that, but it’s just annoying (an confusing) getting those warnings.

  5. Lovelli Fuad profile image97
    Lovelli Fuadposted 6 months ago

    Thanks very much for explaining this.. I used Natalie's tactic and included every single site HubPages from the "Sites" section, as Glenn pointed out, and away from the URL element Will previously suggested to load the niche sites. (Sorry, Will, that didn't quite work.) And then I unverified every single site where my writing is not featured. These are sites AdSense would warn of not having the ads.txt set up properly.

    Edit: By having the sites' status set as "unverified" they are still listed but they are unchecked. Later if my writings ever appeared on those other sites I will be able to verify them.

    After around 24 hours I have two referring sites showing up in my Adsense reports, and made more in one day than I made throughout the entire month of November! tongue

    Let me use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and productive weekend xoxo


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