Switching Ad Earnings

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    I have never switched from HP Ad system to Google Adsense. I might be missing the boat by not going to strictly Google Adsense. Has anyone done it and had success, or did it and there was no difference? If I switch, is it easy to get back to the HP Ad program? Is it scary, or a stupid thing to do?

    1. robhampton profile image96
      robhamptonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I make much more from the HP ad program vs. Adsense. I have tested this by switching to Adsense for several months.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        That is good to know.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I switched last year for several months and had great success, but then Adsense started having glitches, so I switched back.  Since the merge with Maven my earnings are more or less the same as they were with Adsense.  Try it for a week or so and see how you do.  If you're happy, stay...if not, switch back.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        I plan to give it a try for a week and see what happens.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Good idea.  It takes a day or two to kick in, but a week is a good test.  Good luck!

  2. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 7 months ago

    It's very easy to switch back and forth between the two. You just use the configure button in Earnings - settings.

    I've tried the switch and for me the HubPages ad program is way better than AdSense alone. However, it depends on your articles and the type of traffic you get. Some hubbers have found that AdSense is better. The only way you'll know what works for you is to try the switch. You have very little to lose. My only tip is be patient and keep the change for at least a fortnight before deciding which system is right for you. 

    Good luck - keep us posted.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

  3. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    Switching is easy as Beth says. I personally find the HP ads better, many have reported this, but there is a decent number of people who say Adsense is better.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I guess the only way to find out if my articles are better with Adsense is to test it out.

  4. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 7 months ago

    I find HP's program much better too. My AdSense earnings do not even reach half of what I get from HP's ad program.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      CYong, Did you try switching to see if you might earn more on Adsense?

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 7 months ago

    I have tried it a couple of times. I always end up back on the HP ad program. The earnings were not a lot different overall, but they have more dramatic ups and downs from day to day. Some days I'd earn $10, but lots of days I'd earn only a penny or two. You only earn when somebody clicks an ad.

    If you're not earning much on HP right now, you don't have much to lose. Sometimes, if my Adsense is near payout, I switch over just long enough to get it.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Sherry, That's good to know switching is easy.My earnings are good. But, I have another site strictly on Adsense. It does well. I was just thinking of trying the switch.

  6. EricFarmer8x profile image96
    EricFarmer8xposted 7 months ago

    I have been using AdSense only for some months. I am switching back to the HubPages program as I was doing better with it. I get more consistent earnings with the HubPages ad program. Even if the earnings are small and from low views.

  7. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 7 months ago

    Hi Kenna, that's what I meant. When I'm fully on AdSense, my earnings aren't even half of what I get from HP's program.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      That's good to know, thank you.

  8. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 7 months ago

    Hubads pays higher percentages because it meets the volume requirements.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Psyche, what does "volume requirements" mean?

      1. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        In many categories if you make more sales you get a higher percentage affiliate payment.  Hubads makes us all one user, with massive sales, so we always get the top rate.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
          Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Okay. Thank you. Don't you think there is competition?

        2. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          You are referring to Amazon ads. Kenna is asking about the HP Ad program vs Adsense and not individual affiliate code vs shared with HP, right?

  9. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    Brandon, Yes. I think Psyche is referring to Amazon ads. "Affiliate" payment.

    1. Eurofile profile image98
      Eurofileposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for raising this. It has made me open up my account and check. With the help of your comments and an earlier discussion below, I feel like I am slowly getting a clearer picture of how things work. It takes a while (for me at least) to fit the Hub Pages jigsaw together. Now I just need to crack on and generate some traffic.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna, it depends on topic I think  and also season. If you write articles that advertisers really want their ads to be seen on you can do very well with Adsense. If not, you won't earn butkus.  I did extremely well with Adsense but what bothered me was that every so often they'll stop paying for a week or so due to some issue ore another.  This represents a sizable loss in income.  You don't see this with HP.  Also, now that HP has merged with Maven, in most cases earnings have increased significantly.

  10. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    My HP articles are generating pretty good, right now. I am inclined to wait for a week or so before I try it.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      It's always a crapshoot when you do these things.  I always say that if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

  11. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    Totally!!

 
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