How Does Earnings Really Work?

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  1. geekystoner profile image93
    geekystonerposted 2 years ago

    Do HubPages use CPM or anything like that? How do they decide your earnings? Because I've been watching my earnings and views daily for a month or so and I can't find any link between two. I don't make much(.30-.60 a daily average) so it isn't hard for me to watch. And my page views are always between 90-140 on average. I have 20 some Hubs but only 1-2 of them get 30-40 views a day the rest just get 1-10. The issue is that the daily earnings don't seem to match the daily views. Views will be high but payouts low and vice versa. I don't think anyone is clicking anything so I assume this was payment for impressions.

    My logic was if I'm making .50 a day for 100 views, I should make $1.00 for 200 views. Is this not correct? I enjoy making my hubs but just can't figure out how the payment system works.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Please review the FAQ to learn about making money on HubPages.

      1. geekystoner profile image93
        geekystonerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Ok Thank You!

      2. geekystoner profile image93
        geekystonerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I read it over, and the only thing I see that kind of applies is the bit about ad blockers and stuff.

        So basically some days more people with ad blockers view my pages than others? And those days may have higher views but fewer earnings?

        1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          It also depends on CPM and what advertisers decide to pay. CPM on some topics are worth more than others. For example, we can assume CPM may be higher for medical content than for creative writing. Also, traffic from search engines is usually worth more than traffic from sharing on social media.

          1. geekystoner profile image93
            geekystonerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            But 95% of my traffic is on the same post with traffic from the same source(google). I don't do any off-page SEO so all my traffic is organic from google or from HubPages itself. I just noticed that that flux in my earnings and views don't match. I only write about two topics so it could be possible that some days the one topic is getting more views than the other and I didn't notice. Ill have to look into it better. Can the value of a keyword change daily and could what I be seeing it the flux in the value of the words I write about?

            1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
              Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              CPM can fluctuate. It may take a little time for traffic and earnings data to update.

          2. Solaras profile image96
            Solarasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            " traffic from search engines is usually worth more than traffic from sharing on social media."

            Why is that?

            Is that also true for Pinterest?

            1. geekystoner profile image93
              geekystonerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              I think this is because if it comes from a search engine it means they are currently looking for it(more likely to click/buy something) and if it's from a social media account it is more likely just someone bored(not buying anything).

          3. Misbah786 profile image84
            Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you so much, Matt, for responding to our concerns. It's encouraging to see you being active and engaged. smile

            Best regards!

          4. eugbug profile image95
            eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Is CPM quoted in our stats the average for the previous day, determined by dividing revenue by number of impressions and multiplying by 1000?

            1. Misbah786 profile image84
              Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Isn't it like this: Impressions × CPM ÷ 1000 ???

              1. eugbug profile image95
                eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Revenue divided by impressions gives revenue per impression. Multiply that result by 1000 gives revenue per 1000 impressions or CPM.

                1. Misbah786 profile image84
                  Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Thnx! smile

    2. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this
      1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
        Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Bev, goodmorning, and welcome to the discussion. Thanks for your input. Have a nice weekend.

 
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