Is it true that the 60/40 model only applies after HubPages pays their expenses? Because I have expenses too... I don't see why we should suffer because HubPages wants 40% to be pure profit AFTER their expenses.
In other words, we get whatever they feel they can pay us. But again, maybe the 60/40 is hiding somewhere.
That might also explain the drop in revenue that many people are reporting, including myself.
Where is the text that shows this, other than a hubber mentioning it in another thread?
If you check out your "Amazon Sales Report" page, you can work out the percentage split between us and HubPages.
Divide "Your revenue" by "Total revenue". I'm still getting 60%, so I assume everyone else is too.
In my Ad Program report for the last seven days, I was paid on 47% of page impressions. Month to date is only 33%.
In January, it was exactly 50%.
No, not the HP Ad Program, that's never been a revenue split. The 60/40 arrangement only applies to HP Amazon sales.
The HP Ad Program is CPM rates (which change according to season, subject matter, and what advertisers are willing to pay.)
That contradicts everything that a massive number of people have said and read about the revenue split, even on this site.
Then again, maybe we aren't communicating clearly. The 60/40 split refers to impressions. In that sense, yes, the CPMs are variable, but the revenue is 60/40.
https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& … amp;uact=5
https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& … amp;uact=5
The links you give are from pre-Maven days. Post-Maven, the HP Ad Program is no longer just from Google, there are many other sources for page advertising revenue. Some of them we receive a share from, but not all. e.g. ASFAIK, those horrible large ads that sometimes cover up half the article (eek!) are not part of the Ad program, so we don't benefit from them financially.
But for a definitive reply, the only people who can give you an answer are staff, i.e. Matt, Samantha, Robin; all other replies are just guesswork.
Maven bought HP in early 2018. There are quite a few links from within the last 12 months.
So many people still believe we have a 60/40 share. I also still can't find anything from HP or Maven saying that the share is now different.
If you have a source showing that Maven cancelled the 60/40 share, please provide it.
I'm not trying to argue with you. I'm just trying to get facts from reliable sources.
That said, I agree we need a definitive reply from the staff.
I tried searching through Maven, but that site is impossible for me to navigate so I didn't have any luck finding anything regarding earnings.
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Again this is from February 5, 2017. I don't know if there were other changes after this before this possible new changes...But it looks like what Beth said was right. There were always 3rd party ads on our articles that we cannot earn from.
I'm certain my low income at present is due to traffic numbers and CPM. I can't work out any kind of way to blame the people at Maven or Hubpages for either of those things.
I assume CPM is based on what advertisers are willing to spend, and I think we can all agree there is a global situation outside the control of any of us, and that the United States economy is currently in the dirt, and as the largest economy in the world, so too follows every other nation's.
So advertising isn't going to be paying much right now.
As someone pointed out on another thread, people are sitting at home right now with nothing to do, and though they aren't making money (for the most part) - they may well be shopping and so amazon sales *might* be okay for some of us for the time being.
The low traffic is entirely the work of Google an American corporation with anti-American ideals.
Best case scenario I can come up with is the Federal Government breaks the Google monopoly some kind of way, or even better- someone comes up with a superior search engine, and everyone starts using that instead.
YES! FACTS! At this time in our evolution to Maven, settle us all down with the one thing that matters; FACTS!
I do believe we have a right to know just how the earnings are split between the writers and HP. Perhaps Robin would be in a position to explain the present deal we have since the changes to the TOS?
I know the mods are watching this thread so they should pass the word on, that is, if they aren't already aware of it...which I highly doubt.
It doesn’t say anything specific. Honestly, I don’t care what Maven “use cases” earn. I care about how it applies to HubPages earnings.
Where did that other thread go?
It's still here.
https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … -community
(I don't know why Melbel copied and pasted that quote rather than just putting up a link.)
I didn't realize links were allowed in the forums. This is actually the thread I was referencing: https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … -told-matt
Yes, that's the one. Thanks. I still don't know what a 'use case' is Any ideas?
My guess is that 'use case' refers to the use of advertising companies other than Google Adsense. I seem to remember Paul saying that one of the reasons for merging with Maven was to take advantage of other advertising streams and affiliate links.
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