I lost a lot of tracked traffic, over 20% last year when the GDPR compliance thing was brought in. Would it be better to move them to a blog? I earn a lot less from them now. HubPages pretty much shows readers how to turn off tracking. I don't have to be as upfront showing how to change cookie settings.
As far as I know, you will face the same situation on a blog platform. And it will be for the same reason. GDPR doesn't go after the writer; GDPR goes after the platform where the article is posted. So the blog platforms have slapped the same "safeguards" in place as HP.
Many sites though don't display check boxes as on HubPages niche sites (which make it blatantly obvious what you're agreeing to). They say "do you want to accept cookies" or there's a "give me more details" button/link or something to that effect, so in a sense they're not as upfront. What I'm more concerned about though is that when a reader doesn't agree to be tracked, no ads are shown to them whatsoever (apart from Amazon ones), so we lose out.
In that case, Amazon ads are US based and you won't earn anything from them anyway, right?
Yes, that's true of course. For tracked users, wouldn't it be useful if an Amazon link pointed to a localised version of an Amazon ad? Possibly the same product wouldn't be available on both Amazon US and Amazon UK, but if it was, we could add the two products when composing the ad.
I am almost certain I've read that there is an "international" version of the tracker available. It involves joining all the Amazon sites so HubPages would have to do that. I too have lost a large proportion of my European readers. They used make up 40 - 45% of my traffic.
by Catherine Giordano 4 years ago
Iris Draak rote a hub about the Demon of Banality. Her hubs and the comments it received, got me thinking about whether or not HubPages is appropriate for a discussion of serious issues or if that the road to oblivion.Recipes, crafts, and humorous essay appear to do very well. Can a writer be...
by Eugene Brennan 7 months ago
Is there anything happening behind the scenes?
by Eugene Brennan 5 months ago
According to HubPages stats, my UK monthly traffic is 17% that of US traffic. GA says it's 4%. GA traffic is tracked, so is HubPages somehow identifying the country of origin which raises the ratio?
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 8 years ago
I've searched around for answers about putting up aff links, and my concluded understanding is we can add no more than two links that point to one particular merchant, so I thought I could use for example multiple linkshare links as long as no more than two pointed to the same site. But my new...
by vector636 8 years ago
Hi friends I am quite new here on hubpages but i have written more than 100 articles on helium.I want to know that how much time it took you to reach 100$ a month mark. and how many hubbs have you written by now ?although it is quite a relative thing because it depends on topics choosen as well as...
by Scott S Bateman 2 years ago
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on a niche site has more than 1,250 words, multiple photos and an original video....
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|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.|