So, here is the deal. I have been witing and publishing for two years now on Hubpages, and have not earned one red cent. Why? I haven't a clue! Why? Because this individual is about as comfortable on a computer as I am standing nude on the front lawn. (Despite what you have heard.)
So, how do I go about getting my account to work? What have I done wrong and how do I repair my google account so I can collect anything I have earned to date. Please answer baring in mind that I believe URL is an acronym for Under Righters Labratory. (I know that is with a w, as in writers, but what do you want at the last moment?) Anyway, please help! Blind guy walking without a cane here!
Have you even setup a Google adsense account?
Do you have an affiliate code entered in your "affiliate" section, under adsense?
If so, then log into your account and find out what you have earned. You can do that by clicking on the link at the end of the line...Google adsense affiliate code is on, in your affiliate section.
You will need the password to get into, which you should have received a confirmation link in your email, that you should have clicked on to make your adsense account active.
If you never did that, then you never earned anything from adsense.
So, I'm not sure what your present status is with google. Remember, google ads still get placed on your hubs, but the payout for clicks would go to hubpages, if your affiliate code isn't entered.
I hope I helped.
Apart from making sure your account is working, I can see a problem with making money on your hubs.
The two I just read were well written and interesting enough, but the subjects you chose to write about were not very commercial.
Good writing attracts readers, but you need the right ads on your page too.
To attract money you need to write some hubs about products or ideas that are related to markets.
I hope I have helped too.
And you can click to "Stats" button between edit and delete buttons at the top of your hub. It will show several buttons further.
Click to hub metrics that will so you revenue potential with signs of $. It is ranked between one to five. Five $ sign has the best revenue potential and single $ sign shows the lowest. Perhaps this will help you in understanding revenue game.
Well, you both have helped in a way. My first reply gives me a place to start anyway, though most of it was greek to me. And the second one I fully understand, and perhaps I have found the wrong venue. (Though pay or not, I would continue writing here for those who do follow me for what ever reason they may have.)
I feel your pain. Many of the topics I like to write about are not high paying but I found with some slight adjustments, they can make me a little money, for example, I wrote a hub about sharks and advetisers will only pay .08 per click for "hammerhead shark facts" so by the time Google and HubPages takes their share, I'm making ~.02 per click, but advertisers will pay $1.10 for the key word "shark conservation" so I'm getting a bigger cut here. Of course this hub is never going to be a big money maker but I guess that's the trade off for writing about what you love. The other strategy I've found that works is to combine several key words such as "shark conservation" so that when the key words are combined I'm getting more bang for my buck. Good luck!
And as a post script, I must say that although I am acustomed to being paid as a writer on various levels, I am not up-set in anyway with Hubpages becaue it is a great comunity, and I am thankful for my fans here. Just thought I would try to get this to work for me as some possible income while building our new home, in Oregon.
Cheech, I wrote a Hub on HubPages tips which might help - it was written for Bard of Ely, specifically to help him "tweak" his Hubs.
Here's the instructions for getting set up with Google Adsense, just in case you didn't do it:
HubPages doesn't pay us anything - you get all your earnings direct from Adsense, Amazon and eBay if you signed up for them. So if you didn't sign up properly and paste in your ID, you'll have earned zilch.
Sorry, can't help. After a grand total of 4 months I've earned the incredible sum of zippo.
You are not alone in earning ZERO. Talking to Google AdSense about problems with an account also amounts to a ZERO.
Looks like your AdSense account is not associated with your HubPages account. Try this:
1. Log into your AdSense account.
2. Click on the 'My Account' tab
3. Click 'Account Access'
4. Click the 'Grant Access' link next to http://hubpages.com
Within 24 hours, your status should change to “Active” on HubPages.
I just wish you hadn't let two years slip by before starting this thread...!
Help, I received a letter from google and tried to follow steps.
Faybe Bay: It looks like you've correctly associated your AdSense account with HubPages.
okay they want me to add some sort of crawler?
crawler...not a spider I hope? they give me the heeby jeebies!
You don't need to add any code to your Hubs. Once you've correctly inputted your AdSense ID (which you have), HubPages automatically places it in the code for you.
it's a mine field here Maddie! You really are doing a fantastic job, demanding as it is! cheers!
my son explained crawler, sort of bu I don't know if it's allowed.
I wish I could help you with this..but if you scroll up, there's some great advice on following the basic steps. Plus, Maddie has confirmed that your account seems correctly associated with HP. Don't worry....hopefully, the creepy crawler would go away!
Try messing arround with Amazon for products/books related to your hubs.
You might want to try writing a few commercial ones to see how they go too, it is entirely up to you though!
I would not give up on Hubpages though, it is a great writing venue for all styles, and if your style wont make money here, it probably wont make much anywhere else either!
At least Hubpages brings a great community to the table, with easy advert integration so you can keep trying.
Just out of interest, what traffic levels are you seeing?
The problem might not be your content per say, it could be just that no one in google is getting to see it!
In which case, try SE, Backlinking etc.
These are nice advise for newbies especially from Maddi. Hubpages staff are co-operative.
I thank all of you for jumping to my aid. I am still working on the situation, and if I can get it all together, I will be very appreciative, and pretty damn delighted! If not, oh well.
I still love writing here!
So, thanks again for the help!
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