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  1. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 2 years ago

    Google Adsense says it is active now for 24 hours yet there are no ads on my hubs.  Do I need to click configure first or am I just being antsy?

  2. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    Doneta, I see ads on your hubs. You must have an ad blocker.

    1. Doneta Wrate profile image87
      Doneta Wrateposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  I do have an ad blocker!

      1. Doneta Wrate profile image87
        Doneta Wrateposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I just fixed my ad blocker to not block on hub pages.

        1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
          Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Doneta, if you want to earn money through ad revenue you should consider getting rid of your ad blocker altogether. If everyone had ad blocker, none of us would make ad revenue smile

          1. Glenn Stok profile image99
            Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Kierstin, That is totally wrong! One's own use of an ad blocker has nothing to do with earning money from ads. Lack of earning potential is dependent on our readers using ad blockers, which of course is a concern.

            1. eugbug profile image99
              eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              What do you think of the teaser idea Glenn? Show a reader the start of an article and then only allow them to view the rest if they disable their ad-blocker. Lots of newspapers seem to do this, or allow a limited number of articles to be read in a period.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image97
                DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                If HP were to try something like this I would hope that they would try a few accounts to test it out. I know that in the past when I have looked at a new site I get a message like "You have already read 3 news stories on The Guardian this month. If you want to read more, subscribe here." When I see a message like this, I note the source and never go back. (If I want the news I can go elsewhere.)
                Some readers will do the same thing if HP has a teaser policy. Will it be many? I have no idea, which is why I think it needs to be tested. I would not want a lot of people seeing something like that and then saying "Well, I am never going to click on a Dengarden article again."

                1. eugbug profile image99
                  eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  The readers that see that message have their ad-blocker turned on, so is there anything to lose if they don't come back? (Other than possibly not recommending a site/articles to other readers?) Another option would be to use a teaser policy for getting people to allow tracking cookies.

                  1. DrMark1961 profile image97
                    DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    I guess it depends on your viewpoint. I have learned here in the forums that there are a lot of reasons for writing here, and income ranks way down there for a lot of people. I am glad that HP is providing me with a good income now but originally I started writing here because I wanted page views.
                    I think the same thing I said above holds true for cookies too, but I have noticed a lot of sites lately are greyed out until you accept cookies, and if you do they are then normal. No teaser at all.

                2. Glenn Stok profile image99
                  Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  It is being tested right now--by Medium. There is a limit of three stories before one needs to subscribe. It seems to work for me. But too soon to tell if it will continue to grow. I only started there last year.

                  1. DrMark1961 profile image97
                    DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Based on the number of subscribers to the vet pages I have visited, it looks like a fail. I think it might be okay if you are someone like Donald Trump or AOC.

              2. theraggededge profile image97
                theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                It would decimate traffic numbers. I'm the same as DrMark... I'm right out of there if they want me to disable my ad-blocker or insist on a sign-up.

              3. Glenn Stok profile image99
                Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Right Eugene. I've come across articles on the web that do that. Maybe the day will come that HubPages needs to do that too, if ad blockers become even more commonly used.

                Medium gets around the problem by not placing ads at all on our articles. Instead, readers need to subscribe, at a small fee, to read more than three articles a month.

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 years ago

    Glenn, I do understand that. I was saying that, dang, if we, personally, hope others aren't using an adblocker maybe we shouldn't use one either.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I understood your comment and took it in the spirit it was given. If we use adblockers, that makes us very hypocritical to condemn others for using them. (No, I do not have one on my computer either.)

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Good point DrMark. I agree that it's hypocritical. In all fairness, writers can't complain about residuals being compromised by ad blockers used by readers if we use it ourselves. I personally don't use one either.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, that makes sense Kierstin. It would be hypocritical as DrMark pointed out.

  4. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 2 years ago

    I have an adblocker to stop pop ups that popup in the middle of the screen and make it difficult to get rid of them.  regular ads on a website do not bother me.  Its those pop ups that make a nuisance of themselves

  5. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 2 years ago

    Oh, and by the way,  I have disabled ad blocker for hubpages.  I can turn off my adblocker for specific sites if I particularly care to.

  6. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 years ago

    Nice! I'll have to see if putting more effort into it pays off for me (literally). I have some pieces up there under a pen name that haven't made any money but I know that there's lots of writers doing fantastic over there.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you're talking about Medium Kierstin. Did you lock your articles behind the paywall?

      1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
        Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I did, yes.

  7. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 years ago

    I will say, I can see why someone WOULD use an ad blocker - as irritating as paywalls can be, it's also annoying to hop onto a page only to be blasted with a bunch of video ads. I appreciate that HP has been really careful with this!

 
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