Please help the inept!

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  1. akeejaho profile image60
    akeejahoposted 14 years ago

    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!

  2. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    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. smile

  3. earnestshub profile image80
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    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. smile
    I hope I have helped too.

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      Jyoti Kothari

  4. akeejaho profile image60
    akeejahoposted 14 years ago

    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.)

    1. LRobbins profile image45
      LRobbinsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  5. akeejaho profile image60
    akeejahoposted 14 years ago

    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.

  6. Marisa Wright profile image87
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    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.

  7. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 14 years ago

    Sorry, can't help.  After a grand total of 4 months I've earned the incredible sum of zippo.

    1. profile image0
      WildIrisposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You are not alone in earning ZERO.  Talking to Google AdSense about problems with an account also amounts to a ZERO.

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        and, I was dropped from adsense for some reason I've yet to determine.  The only thing I can get out of them is that my 'site' is a danger to the system.  I thought my 'site' was hubpages???  Are we a danger?  Screw 'em.  I still like to hub.......

  8. Maddie Ruud profile image71
    Maddie Ruudposted 14 years ago

    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

    Within 24 hours, your status should change to “Active” on HubPages.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image67
      Flightkeeperposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If it was that simple then...OUCH!

  9. myownworld profile image72
    myownworldposted 14 years ago

    I just wish you hadn't let two years slip by before starting this thread...! sad

    1. Faybe Bay profile image65
      Faybe Bayposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Help, I received a letter from google and tried to follow steps.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image71
        Maddie Ruudposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Faybe Bay: It looks like you've correctly associated your AdSense account with HubPages.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image65
          Faybe Bayposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          okay they want me to add some sort of crawler?

          1. waynet profile image70
            waynetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            crawler...not a spider I hope? they give me the heeby jeebies!

          2. Maddie Ruud profile image71
            Maddie Ruudposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            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.

        2. myownworld profile image72
          myownworldposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile it's a mine field here Maddie! You really are doing a fantastic job, demanding as it is! cheers!

          1. Faybe Bay profile image65
            Faybe Bayposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            my son explained crawler, sort of bu I don't know if it's allowed.

            1. myownworld profile image72
              myownworldposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              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! wink

  10. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    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.

  11. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years ago

    These are nice advise for newbies especially from Maddi. Hubpages staff are co-operative.

    Jyoti Kothari

  12. akeejaho profile image60
    akeejahoposted 14 years ago

    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!

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Good Luck smile


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