Where is my $2.10?

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  1. Mary Tinkler profile image61
    Mary Tinklerposted 14 years ago

    first let me say I didn't come to hubpages to get rich.  But every once in a while I check.  About a week ago I had $2.10 on my adsense earnings....it's gone now.  Nothing nada.  Zero in every column.  Where did it go?  What am I doing wrong?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Are you sure you're looking at the "Since last payment" View? The default view is "Today".

      But if your account truly doesn't reflect the money you've earned, then yes, as Misha says, you need to contact Google and ask them what's going on.

      1. profile image0
        Ronald Daniarposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I think Jason is right. Perhaps you were viewing Today's earning. Try to login to your account and then  choose option "all time". It will show your total adsense earning.

  2. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Actually this question goes to Google, not hubpages. Most probably Google decided your clicks were a result of click fraud and annulled them...

    1. Mary Tinkler profile image61
      Mary Tinklerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      No fraud here on my part....click or otherwise.

      Obviously I am not techy enough yet to optimize my site for revnue.....I find a lot of the link back, impressions stuff confusing. Even though I created and maintain my biz website....some of the directions on webpage seem to assume I have the expertise.

      It does occur to me that I should have some idea about what kind of volume of readers, impressions, clicks etc....would have to happen before there were enough to create revenue. What constutes a lot?  I have 18 hubs, been here 6 weeks, have 706 hits on my hubs.

      1. Inspirepub profile image75
        Inspirepubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Last official comment was to expect $2-$5 per 1000 visitors, depending on your topics.


  3. mroconnell profile image66
    mroconnellposted 14 years ago

    I heard that Google can be pretty mean to people who use stumbleupon.  Does that mean I might lose impression revenue if I get a large amount of traffic from stumbleupon?

    Also, tangentially, is my adsense revenue different from my hubpages affiliate revenue?  The totals earned seem different, but what I've read makes it seem like hubpages will pay me through adsense.  Is that right?  I don't know why I'm so curious.  The 32 cents doesn't really justify postage or even a paypal transfer quite yet.  Just wondering! smile

    1. Whitney05 profile image84
      Whitney05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The HubPages revenue is your Google Adsense. You need to contact Google about where your money went. You won't get paid until you get $100. Google will pay you.
      If you're looking at your URL trackers for the 32 cents, is estimated, but you should see it in your google adsense account.

    2. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      No. I'm not even sure what that rumor means. But keep in mind that Stumbleupon traffic is usually of the "that's cool to know" type, rather than "this is exactly what I've been searching for" type. The latter is the type that is actively interested in what you've written, and they're much, much more likely to click on ads.

      Your AdSense revenue is your total revenue. What's listed on your URL tracker page is a rough estimate of what portion of your AdSense revenue is coming from your referred users. Google pays you directly -- HubPages is in no way involved in these money matters -- and I believe they pay you when you reach $100.

    3. profile image0
      terrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The idea of the adsense program is to serve ads on sites that reach a desired outcome. If your site has a high ctr then you will for all intents and purposes be served the higher paying ads from G.

      Now having Stumble Upon traffic come through your site will blow your ctr out compared to the impressions meaning a lower percentage of ctr. Therefore G will serve lesser paying ads to your site.

      It is thought in the circles of discussion that G place different ads on different sites according to the conversion rate and traffic rate. So my 100 visitor a day webpage might get one or two clicks that pay a few cents, whereas my 1000 visitor a day with a high ctr (click thru rate) will produce a higher cpc (cost per click).

      Some believe this penalty is site wide if one section of your site is a poor performer but thats another topic.

  4. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    I think there is no merit to stumbleupon rumor. But you don't get much from that traffic, cause those people do not click on ads...

    And you should realize hubpages don't have anything to do with your adsense revenue. It is between you and google. Hubpages only show your ads about 60% of times, all the rest is google.

  5. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    With your number of visitors your $2.10 sounds about right. But it is still too small to draw any conclusion...

  6. mroconnell profile image66
    mroconnellposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for all the help.  I was confused because my URL tracker shows me getting more money than my adsense account, but I see now that this is because the url tracker is just an estimate.

    I am not really on the mark for making $2/1000 impressions.  Is it because most of my ads are set to low?

    1. Whitney05 profile image84
      Whitney05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The low setting, is for low number of ads, not necessarily low priced ads. If that's what you're thinking... If you set the option to high, you should see more ads.

      Scratch, that it looks like you have the highest number of ads. So I don't know. If they're set to low, then you must have the commercial box unchecked. I was just playing with one of my hubs, and when I set it to low and unchecked the commercial box, all the ads went away. You're still featuring ads, so are you sure they're low?  Either way, low is just the number of ads, I believe.

      1. mroconnell profile image66
        mroconnellposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Most of my hubs are definitely set to low, but I've started making some with medium or high.  Just to have a little hodge podge and see how each one works.  I guess I'm wondering what the advantage is to high or medium settings (other than the fact that people will see an ad they like if you have more ads).

  7. Mary Tinkler profile image61
    Mary Tinklerposted 14 years ago

    Well I'll be darned......my earning are now back on track.  The zeros gone.  It's almost as if God, or google, was watching.

  8. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 14 years ago

    Are you sure you're looking at the right thing? It may be that the day you checked, you looked at earnings for today, verus yesterday or last week or whatever.

  9. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 14 years ago

    Let me inform all hubbers that google has reduced minimum payout from $100 to $10. However, payment to new publishers is not released until they have verified the PIN sent to them by post. I am not sure about hubpages what is their minimum payout limit.

    1. profile image0
      simcoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think you could be wrong sad

      You can ammend your details after you reach $10 but the payout is one month after you reach $100.

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. sad

      oops sorry forgot the link....

      https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … edium=link

      1. premsingh profile image60
        premsinghposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Google has ammended $100 rule but this information is not available on publisher A/C page. Information about this change has been disclosed in Google adsense's official blog. That's why PIN numbers are being sent to hubber's when they reach $10. You are right about monthly payment because there are mainly two options available for payment i.e monthly or bimonthly. This is totally publishers choice. Please check Google Adsence 's official blog for minimum payout. Few publishers can reach $100/ month earnings from adsense

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    That is good to know, I have over $10 in my account smile I'm just waiting for that pin to come.


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