Hubpage ads

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  1. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 22 months ago

    I noticed this morning as I was reading some article that I was unable to close out the Hubpage constantly moving ad. I have bern able to click the X and close them out up until now. I find it very distracting to have a moving ad on a page I am reading.

    1. Olealea profile image74
      Olealeaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe you phone is glitching  like i do.  Perhaps you have a faulty computer.  Who knows? I never have problem with  hubpages before

    2. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      The ads are awful at the moment. I use an ad-blocker but then I see massive swathes of white space. It doesn't prevent the blasted video from popping up though.

    3. viryabo profile image94
      viryaboposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      It is so irritating!

    4. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Please write to team@hubpages.com and complain about these awful ads! It just doesn't make sense to annoy the reader and lose your reputation as a bona fide business in the process.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        I agree. Email the staff! I look forward to the day we can look back and refer to these god-awful ads as a farce!!

    5. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix. We apologize for the inconvenience.

      1. Pamela99 profile image90
        Pamela99posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for working on a fix. We would all appreciate a few simple changes with the advertisements.

      2. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Matt, you seem to be the HP team member who frequents the forum most often - thank you for the swift action on this ads fix - so I wonder if the question of ads placement can be raised with you? As you probably are aware there's a lot of concern among the writers here about the ads interrupting the text, causing irritation for the reader, reflected in lower viewing figures and impressions and subsequently earnings.

        I wonder if this is an issue for you there at HP? It'd be great to get some feedback and insights into the ads regime, monitoring of stats and earnings and plans for the future.

        As a veteran writer here at HP, having gone through so much over the years, I'm still keen to add fresh material and continue earning. Many top quality writers are voicing concern though and are reluctant to create. I must say frustration does arise when I think about the ads placements and how much, potentially, with some tweaks and uninterrupted text, HP could be gaining in revenue.

        All the best to you and the team.

  2. Miebakagh57 profile image68
    Miebakagh57posted 22 months ago

    Hubpages ads are always giving readers one headache or the other.                                                    I found this scenario very awful.

  3. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 22 months ago

    Hi Pamela. I have noticed the same...the x is gone. All you can do is pause it but not get rid of it.

  4. abwilliams profile image67
    abwilliamsposted 22 months ago

    ...and what is with some of these ads? Maybe I get the very best because I choose to write about politics. But nothing goes more hand in hand like toe fungus ads and 'you may not want to look at these pics' teasers. :l

  5. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 22 months ago

    I got the survey the other day, you know the one we get periodically when logging in? I gave two stars (have always given top marks before) and left feedback stating my unhappiness with the ads and negative reader experience.

  6. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
    Gregory DeVictorposted 22 months ago

    I just clicked on one of my American nostalgia articles on my smartphone. Besides the despicable video at the top, I counted over 25 ads, most of them repetitive. To make matters worse, many of these ads were inserted in the middle of bulleted or numbered lists.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      If we writers email team@hubpages.com and voice our concerns about ads placement then at least HP will know how we feel. Perhaps nothing will change but at least we can say we made a peaceful protest, which is our right. Seems to me that uninterrupted text and a clear, clean read through for the reader has to be top priority. Keep the ads but place them either side of the text.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
        Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        It's great. But how do we team up and go about doing this?

        1. chef-de-jour profile image96
          chef-de-jourposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          We email team@hubpages.com and voice our concerns about the ads issue. I think HP needs a review of their page design for niche sites asap.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
            Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

            Okay. Individually or corporately? Or both? Thanks.

            1. theraggededge profile image96
              theraggededgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

              As you can only send an email from a single account, it means individually.

              The team effort is here on the forums.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
                Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

                Many thanks.

    2. Pamela99 profile image90
      Pamela99posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      I do not understand why they do that. Putting an ad in the middle of a bulleted list is unacceptable. Many of us have complained about the ads, but nothing has changed. Quite frustrating!

  7. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 22 months ago

    I just posted this email to team@hubpages.com:
    ______________________________________
    A few years ago, I used to earn 3digit monthly payments. Now I barely make $20 per month.
    My skill sets have not changed. The running of HP has changed. Staff don't listen to writers anymore.
    Please, please, react to this comment thread:
    https://hubpages.com/community/forum/35 … ost4248702

    Over the years, HubPages' mergers/growth has become a corporation that feeds the bosses and not the workers.
    You rely on hopeful newbies to stuff your sites with content. Veterans like me are leaving in drones.
    It just doesn't seem to be worth it anymore.

    Sorry
    Juliette Kando / user name: Sue Adams
    ________________________________

    Join the Ads Placement Revolution, email: team@hubpages.com

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      It's right that we voice our concerns. We can but try. If uninterrupted text means more satisfied readers and more revenue potentially, then why keep up with annoying ads? Just doesn't make sense.

  8. techygran profile image86
    techygranposted 22 months ago

    Yes. thank you for bringing this annoyance up. I hope there is some attempt to correct this.

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 22 months ago

    Yes, these are the things that make me click away from an article... I don't click on a subject to be bombarded by intrusive, irrelevent and annoying ads.

    1. Pamela99 profile image90
      Pamela99posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      We obviously all feel the same about this topic. I hope we see some changes soon.

  10. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 22 months ago

    Hubpages has said they're working on a better as layout, so I suppose we just have to be patient.

    1. AliciaC profile image93
      AliciaCposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Where did you see this, Eugene? I missed it.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Matt said that they are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. smile

        Here: https://hubpages.com/forum/post/4249506

        1. AliciaC profile image93
          AliciaCposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Misbah. I read that post before and thought that Pamela and Matt were referring to the HubPages video. I think I misunderstood. It would be wonderful if they were talking about the ads in general! Closing them would be a nuisance, but at least it would be possible.

          1. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 22 months agoin reply to this

            I think you're right, Linda. They were probably discussing the video advertisement. Let's hope they resolve all of the ad issues that the readers and writers are experiencing. smile

            Stay blessed and have a fabulous Sunday!

    2. hclpd profile image93
      hclpdposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      When have they? Even then, they still need to revamp the Revenue Share clause.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Lol! Eugene is now enjoying his holiday . . . He'll be back soon with interesting forum threads about ads . . . . You can then ask him this question in detail! wink cool

  11. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 22 months ago

    Well, I hope it happens sooner than later, Eugene. Fingers crossed.

    1. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
      Gregory DeVictorposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hopefully, my bounce rate will start to improve.

  12. hclpd profile image93
    hclpdposted 22 months ago

    Oh, nrvermind. Got it.

  13. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 22 months ago

    Initially I was talking about the change in the video as the X is gone so you can't move it as you scroll done the page. The conversation also got into the ads in general as there placement is not good. I sure hope they make some changes soon!

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Let's hope for the best! smile

    2. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
      Gregory DeVictorposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela, the sooner the better. Although I don't have any concrete proof about this, I believe that Google takes a webpage's bounce rate into consideration when ranking it in the organic search results. Because of the proliferation of ads throughout our articles, many visitors are obviously leaving the pages early, which could adversely increase our bounce rates. Ultimately, over time, these increased bounce rates could result in less favorable rankings in the organic search results. Time and time again, I have checked on some of my competitors' webpages, and have always found very, very few ads overall.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
        Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the observation and the comparative research. It's worthy of note.

        1. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
          Gregory DeVictorposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks Miebakagh. It is quite possible that some of my competition is also assessing my articles. I wonder what they think when they see the proliferation of repetitive ads throughout the article and that crazy video at the top of the page. As I mentioned above, their webpages contain very few, if any, ads.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
            Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

            DeVictor, thanks.

  14. Donna-Rayne profile image91
    Donna-Rayneposted 22 months ago

    Pamela, I agree!

 
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