$75 google adsense sent to me - does anyone know how I can use it.

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  1. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Can I use this to promote hubpages ... or does anyone have any idea how I can use it... ie for clickbank or some other way of using it.

    I havent attached a blog yet and I was wondering if I used it to do that - and whilst I am thinking about this, I have been trying to link my profile page to add links to join hubpages.

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      sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhh they sent me that too! I don't know what to do with it either :S

    2. The Donkey profile image57
      The Donkeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Take that $75, and take a lady out to dinner. You can't go wrong there.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Uh-- I don't think you  can use it like cash-- it is kind of like a credit toward their service.  I got one and I knew, by reading the fine print, that I did not have the knowlege and expertise to take advantage of it.
        Read Mr.Voodoo's advice above.

  2. Faybe Bay profile image69
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    I want to know how to add the link to join also. Did you get a check?

  3. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    well, hopefully someone does that can guide us.

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    It is a voucher for you to use in an adwords campaign which you build with keywords for your product or service. These campaigns require a fair bit of adwords knowledge to work.
    Perry Marshal is considered the adword king if you want to pay to learn, otherwise be vewy vewy careful is my advice! smile

    1. agvulpes profile image86
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As earnestshub so wisely says 'be vewy vewy careful' If you read the 'fine print' you will find that it may require a deposit and it is only for new accounts and you are responsible to stop the ads from running when you limit is reached.

  5. Mrvoodoo profile image62
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    As others have said, tread carefully, it is free and you shouldn't need to deposit any cash, but Adwords can bring in traffic very quickly and it's easy to get hooked on such numbers.  And if you don't have a solid plan for converting that traffic into something profitable, it's best to stay well clear.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the warning. I haven't got one yet. I will definitely not use something that might get me in hot water

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My pleasure.  It's totally legit, but you really have to know what you're doing. 

        I've had thousands of dollars in free ad credit from all of them, Google, Yahoo. Microsoft, Facebook, Bidvertiser, etc. and had I paid for any of it, I wouldn't have even come close to turning a profit, lol.

        It's where the big money is if you know what you're doing, but I clearly don't.  I believe Earnest above knows how to play the game.

        Sweet dreams.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, no more monsters under the bed here. I as you must know, have no idea what I am doing, but I made 99 cents yesterday doing nothing. I was in school. I hope some day to figure out how to make money, but I am happy just to write and make friends.
          Goodnight Mrvoodoo. Can't wait to see what legend you tackle next.
          OOH forgot the sand and seashells. My walk on the beach has been delayed.

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            Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            you need to take that walk, one for me as I am 2 hours from my coast..  smile

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
              Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              wink

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                Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                smile hey

                1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
                  Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Hey, I need a cigarette, and sleep, and I might have to watch Sherlock Homes again, how you doing?

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                    Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    'bout the same as you. smile could use a butt and some sleep. Haven't seen Sherlock yet, but I want to.

            2. Faybe Bay profile image69
              Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              At least I went shopping today although by force. I told my daughter about the beach thing and she is so upset I didn't go yet. I will... I have so much writing to do, but I will.

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                Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                get a notebook...write on the beach...  youll be glad you did.

  6. N. Ramius profile image71
    N. Ramiusposted 8 years ago

    I received an AdWords coupon too. However is there any conflict with using it to buy ads to direct people to your website when your goal is attracting them so they click on your ads? I always thought that would be against the rules.

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image62
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    Your first 99 cents in four weeks is amazing, trust me, it took me much longer to see that.  You'll do fine, just keep writing.

    I've just walked home along the beach under a full(ish) moon at midnight, awesome! (probably shouldn't rub it in). big_smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I thought you were gone, I want to introduce you to my daughter who has only written one hub, but my grandbaby's Pic is on it. It's Mysticsmom, if you have time to look her up. Just to see the baby is worth it, although the photo is a year old.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, I can't find her, maybe you could drop a link to her in here.

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Look at my hubtivity...just fanned her

        2. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Here's a link. She is so cute I can't wait for more pictures to get posted.


          http://hubpages.com/profile/Mysticsmom

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            She's very beautiful, I left your daughter a comment, I hope she has fun at HP.

            I too must now bow out, best wishes. smile

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know you didnt mean me but im nosy.
        shes sooooo cute!!!!!!! You msut be very pruod.   smile

        1. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Of course, Justine you have been very kind. I made her come in as she has a rough patch to deal with and I told her this is a healing place

          Shoot I think I Hijacked this thread. About those coupons, how long til you get one? (Smiles sheepishly and turns away blushing)

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, that is a good sign in 2 weeks, I took longer too.
      smile
      The beach sounds nice. smile

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    dudes!!!! gotta run
    have a good night
    xo

  9. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Thanks earnest, it is for new accounts and if I want to prepay, it would cost me $20 - $10 which would be credited back to me. Thankyou I am one who really needs to take the time to read the small print.

    I still want to learn how to use this, so I might invest the $20 in a seperate and new account to help myself.

    My other question was how to get the join hubpages link onto my profile page as I need to update it...

    and to earnest particularly, thankyou. I noticed today too, that I have travel australia or australia travel, then information about places in australia.... I am not or was not intending to copy vacation australia, but the idea seems pretty much the same... yet I am sure there is plenty of space for wonderful stories about australian locations.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is a lot of competition, and keywords are hard to dominate even if the articles are fairly well written I think.
      You will be amazed at the number of poor keyword campaigns though, even from Government tourist authorities!
      Once you start drilling down. Not much to hang on to, and very few low hanging fruity keywords to be plucked. smile
      Maybe it needs some work, cos the adsense has been poorer than expected so far. smile

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi earnestshub, about the link for joining hubpages, how do I get one. And how are you this blessed evening?

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          3pm here and I am bloomin marvelous thanks!
          It's been so long... you have this linky thing! Hang on, I have too many windows open, I will be back soon! I run 2 screens and many tasks at once, sometimes more than I should! lol
          Oh yeh! Back soon! smile

          1. Faybe Bay profile image69
            Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Tell me, I crash my computer every night. it just starts opening more windows and I can't make it stop. LOL

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Firefox on windows 7? smile Mine does that sometimes, I think it is the way it is saved on closing if that is your platform smile


              under "my account" you will find "referral trackers"
              Use the default one, or make a new one is better.
              in your profile put the link to hubpages joinup url. write something like "Join hubpages here" then link it.
              I can't understand what I just wrote!
              If you need more help let me know, I will try to remember.
              The help section is good here, but I seem to remember having trouble at first! lol

              1. Faybe Bay profile image69
                Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Okay I'll go try, thanks.

            2. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              It just occured to me that you have a computer infection more than likely! You did say on shutdown didn't you? If it is an older system you may need to clean the cache in your browser, or run "spybot" (available free at snapfiles (reputable old company with great freeware. Make sure you click on the freeware menu at the top of their page.)

              1. wyanjen profile image81
                wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                OK.
                Now it's my turn to step back and watch...

                lol

                I'm not a snob in any kind of way, but I am grateful to not have to deal with these issues. My first computer was an Apple IIC way the heck back in third grade. I can stumble with PCs and Windows, but phew. It is so much a foreign language to me. sad

                I do keep my work macs on Virus Alert Readiness. It feels kinda like NORAD back in the 80's...
                will the strike ever come?
                Yes is the answer. Eventually. lol

                Would you think I am an arrogant snob if I tell you I don't back up my daily files?
                I'll say I'm lazy, and confident. In 20 years, I have lost no more than three projects from hardware issues. Yes I should not be foolish about backing up my macs.
                I use a rotating archive system. There are never too many projects on any given drive at a single time. Still, this is not as good as a back up.
                OK, I do feel a little arrogant now. tongue sorry

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    C'mon guys! Let's help Faybe Bay with this one.
    One of you has got to be awake somewhere on our little planet! lol

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Help with the tracker?
      lol

      What you explained is right.

      Go to the very bottom of the page, click "link to this page" and that is where you can attach your tracker. smile

      Help with Windows?
      sorry Charlie, I'm a Mac. smile

    2. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay Link to this page? I just made a tracker and put it on my profile, is that right?

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Close but no cigar.

        Hang on... I'll come right back

    3. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think I did it right. Now whenever I set up a blogsite or websit I guess I create a tracker for each and see where the good people are coming from and befriend them as they join?

  11. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Go to HP home page.
    scroll all the way to the bottom, where you see about us, learning center, etc. and on that row is "link to this page".
    When you click that, it gives you a menu where you can select your tracker.
    Select your tracker, then in Step 3, copy the URL to your clipboard.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks sorry. I know salt was asking too, so this will be a great help.

  12. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Now:
    go to your profile page, and in your bio type the phrase "Join HubPages here."

    Use your mouse to select the whole phrase. At the top of the bio box, you see the bold, italic and underline icons. Next door to them there is an icon of a chain (link) and a broken chain (unlink).

    So - with your phrase selected, click the chain (link) icon. In the box that opens, paste the URL that you had copied to your clipboard.

    Now, when somebody clicks the phrase "Join HubPages here." they will be directed to HubPage's home page. WIth your tracker.

    smile
    Give it a try, let me know.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      okay

    2. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay it turned blue which is good. Hope it works. big_smile Thanks wyanjen. Thanks earnestshub. I must go to be, teacher's meeting about my son in the am. sad

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        cool.

        good luck with that in the AM
        Take it easy

        1. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks good night. I'm gonna pop in on Salt and send back to read.

    3. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks mate! Nice and clear. smile

  13. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/_yourreferraltracker/user/new/

    Rather than the home page, I find this to be a good choice for linking new users to, this is the actual sign up page.

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wink

      thanks!

      I just changed my own.

  14. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou...

    was busy watching the olympics earlier... gold in aerial jumps, then beach for a swim, then home for dinner, then watched cougar town for the first time.. ok but a bit sad...she seemed desperate.

    anyway, faybe, left me a message and I have found my way back here to some wonderful advice that Ill try now.

  15. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I just got back here from dinner. Wyanjen. I am just as slack, went for years without backups. I backup now simply cos I can do so online for free at the Gmail G-drive. smile Even then I don't do it often.
    I always seem to be able to rescue a drive before it goes down, lol And I don't even feel smug! lol

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      You know me earnest, I don't like pollution. I've said before that nothing ruins a beautiful day like a cloud of smug.

      We are simply capable and confident. lol

  16. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    earnest, thanks for all your help and advise. It is really kind of you.

 
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