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Clicks with no value

  1. DanPowers profile image56
    DanPowersposted 7 years ago

    Hi all,

    I'm getting some decent traffic to my hubs, and I've had a couple of adsense clicks, both for £0.00. What's going on!? Are they invalid clicks, or are people clicking on ultra low value ads (e.g. all those indian dating site ads that are all over our hubs).

    I need to glue my Adsense and Analytics accounts together, then I might get to the bottom of this!

    Thanks!

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image70
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    These might be CPM ads or PSA clicks.

  3. DanPowers profile image56
    DanPowersposted 7 years ago

    Thanks. I've since had more clicks, but again for no value.

    While I'm pleased with my clickthrough rate, the fact that the clicks are for £0.00 isn't very encouraging! I wonder if Google puts low/no paying ads on new pages until it learns to trust them more? Has anyone else seen anything similar?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Have you got enough page views to make your ctr stats meaningful?

      1. DanPowers profile image56
        DanPowersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe not yet, but I would have thought my hubs would have earnt more than £0.00 so far!

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Just my thoughts, I hope one of them triggers a new approach for you. smile
    Firstly, I think your writing, (a little humour as well, always good) is excellent.
    My initial thoughts, and I am no hubpages expert, especially with Amazon (as they pay us with coupons where I live so I do not use it.) are as follows.
    I observed
    You did not have any comments on the two hubs I looked at, which may help a bit.
    Apart from that, although the articles read well, I feel you are not going to pull a lot of ad-sense ads with that many Amazon ads in my view, and you may need to pick the Amazon ads very carefully and use them sparingly if Amazon sales are slow. That is not from my experience, just something I read somewhere.
    Fortunately as you know, others much wiser will soon be here to help. I love this community! smile

    1. DanPowers profile image56
      DanPowersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for viewing my hubs!

      I do have a few comments on some of my hubs, but it's early days yet.

      I'm not new at this game though - I was one of the first to join Adsense, and the same for Amazon Associates. My Associates account is so old it has a different naming convention to most other accounts! I've never made vast amounts from either, although my existing sites are mainly for promoting my own products.

      As I said, I am pleased with my adsense clickthrough rates on here so far.

      I don't know how well my Amazon pages will do, it's far too early to tell, and I've mainly been marketing big ticket items. If I sell one gold bar on Amazon I will be very pleased ha ha! What I do know from other affiliate schemes is that writing about problem X and telling the person how product Y can help them is very profitable.

      I've just put all my hubs and other sites in a single Google Analytics account and I should have a nice datawarehouse of data to play with in a couple of months. Using my ~7 years worth of Adsense data on my existing sites I found that some subjects I wrote about had a staggering 50x as many click thru %'s as others - now that's marketing gold dust!

  5. DanPowers profile image56
    DanPowersposted 7 years ago

    Hmm,

    I've been looking at my adsense settings and under "Allowed Sites" I didn't have hubpages listed in "Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account". I wonder if that was my problem?

    I guess I might change it to "Allow any site to show ads for my account" but I'm not sure if it would be a good thing in case people steal my adsense code (I don't know why people would do this, but it does happen!)

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually that would be responsible, the allowed sites function of google adsense negates any clicks that are made on accounts which you have not listed.

      If you allow hubpages then adsense will allow you to earn from your adsense code on the Hubpages domain.

  6. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I don't know what is going on with the no $ clicks, but I also received a few of them lately -- three to be exact!  All through hubpages.

  7. relache profile image91
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Dan,

    1) Set up the "allowed sites" feature.  Otherwise, just as an example, someone could put your ID up on a site or page that violates Google's TOS and then you'd be considered responsible.  Which is a roundabout way of saying it protects your account from being shut down for something you didn't actually do.

    2) Not having any earnings after only 3 weeks is entirely normal

    3) Do hook up AdSense and Analytics.  It's extremely useful.

    1. DanPowers profile image56
      DanPowersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

      I didn't actually have hubpages in "Allowed Sites" so I think that's why I didn't get any money for my clicks!

      I've now got Analytics and Adsense hooked up on all my sites - I'm getting some great data and wonderful inspiration for making more hubs that people  will be interested in.

      The best thing I did though was putting all my existing website topics into different Adsense channels - I now know what monetises well and what I shouldn't bother with.

  8. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    "I didn't actually have hubpages in "Allowed Sites" so I think that's why I didn't get any money for my clicks!"

    No, that wouldnt be responsible, some clicks just get caught by the fraud filters, i think even the lowest paying ads from the least desirable regions still give you a min of .01

    1. DanPowers profile image56
      DanPowersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My clicks are now making money, so that was probably my problem - doh!

      Now all I need to figure out is how to monetise my hubs with Amazon.

      1. PMS9 profile image71
        PMS9posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You problem is not about Fraud clicks that which are displaying in your hubs are Public service ads (charity) which gives no earning on valid clicks.

        Problem may be "Allowed site" and "Pin number"

        now you know allowed site problem but another one is, when your first time adsense earning reach 10$ then Google will send you PIN CODE to your postal address. Until you confirm your pin number Google will display PS ads.

        1. DanPowers profile image56
          DanPowersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm pretty sure Allowed Site was my problem. I've had Adsense since 2003 so it's not a Pin problem.

  9. Misterlak profile image61
    Misterlakposted 7 years ago

    i hate clicks where you don't get any money from. i had one the other day and first i was excited because i had a click but then saw the amount of 0.00 :-( very upsetting x

 
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