I ask this because I honestly don't remember ever clicking on one. I read what I want from the page and when I am done click the back button to get back to the search, unless it's a blog. Then I sometimes click the links to their other posts. Maybe I'm not an average internet user? I see the word ad and don't click.
are you talking about hp ads? no, I don't.
if I'm searching online for info and get a site covered with ads, I leave. sometimes you can't even find the article.
I hardly ever click on ads, occasionally the NYT has some great ads I might click on. otherwise, I don't.
It's called "ad blindness" and it's quite a well-known phenomenon. It's the reason it's harder to make money through Adsense than it used to be.
When the internet first started, people couldn't tell ads from copy and were far more likely to click out of curiosity. These days, people will only click on ads if they're searching for something specific.
Once in a while I click on an ad that really piques my interest.
You can help them out by not trying to help them out.
Unfortunately there is very little logic OR common sense in this post... please be careful not to get yourself or anybody else banned... in other words, just lay off the clicking buddy!
"Helping" other hubbers will get their adsense account banned. Please don't do me any favors.
I click on ads that interest me. I click on links that interest me as well.
Not on hubpages I don't.
I do buy most things online though, cheaper, better warranty, better service online.
Not on HP, for obvious reasons. But when I'm looking for something--such as rubber flooring for our house--I'll click on promising ads. Have found a number of my more rational purchases that way.
So what happens to these type pages?-- My three year old plays games on websites that offer free games like My Little Pony etc. The game is small on the screen and they are kind of set up to be very tricky. There is one line among a hundred other links and adsense ads that says to click here for the game.
My little girl just starts randomly clicking until I take control of the mouse. Why aren't they being banned? Noone actually interested in the ad would click so quickly.
It's considered click fraud and Google monitors it. Advertisers are paying for each of those clicks. Their fear is abuse and people clicking on each other's just to generate revenue for each other. The advertisers are paying in hopes of generating genuinely interested traffic. Google has to be strict in order to maintain the confidence of those that advertise through them. You'll find loads of people on HP that have been banned from Adsense for friends clicking on their behalf.
Occassionally.... if there is something which REALLY interests me. Obviously if its my own AdSense ID then thats a big no-no and I have to fight the curiosity...
But I would say that I have perhaps clicked 3 or 4 AdSense ads on other peoples hubs in the past 9 months when I have been genuinely interested... Which is of course allowed, as long as your not 'too' curious. I have accidently clicked my own a couple of times since...
Outside of Hubpages, same applies really, I may have clicked another 6 or 7.... I think that they are pretty average and natural numbers to be honest...
.... perhaps a non-AdSense user would have clicked a few more... and then there are shopperholics and those types who get sucked in easily to the words 'make money'....
If I accidently click on an Ad, I tend to make sure that I take the time to read about the site/services, only fair considering the advertiser is subsequently paying for my visit... Chances of me then becoming a conversion are slim, but they are owed the chance to 'convert' me... There are too many sites set up to encourage accidental clicks though, I have noticed that, it sucks helping to make people like that money...
Also.... I think that I am a lot more willing to explore ads when they dont appear to be from an ad network, e.g. independent banners on blogs... I feel better about not costing the advertiser money, I am a very hard person to convert or win a sign up off, I certainly think very long and hard before parting with cash...
What I have done however is make a purchase through another hubbers Amazon capsule when buying something for an American friend.... Your not supposed to use your own, although I'm not so sure that their detection system is advanced, so I had a quick search for a good quality hubpage about the product in question.... I do hope that my click fell into their 60%...
i aint clicking on any ad or link within hubpages however i do use amazon from time to time outside of HP
Not in 10 years of using internet have I ever clicked on a google add. One time clicked on that lance armstrong free energy thing and they signed up for some recurring products cost me almost $100. I called up and canceled but never again.
by Dorsi Diaz 11 years ago
Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...
by girly_girl09 11 years ago
First off, I reached 1/2 of my payout today, so that is very exciting! Thank you all for the advice so far, but I am in need of more. I am a little concerned, because I earned from two clicks this morning from a very low traffic hub. I thought that was really weird when I saw how much I had earned...
by IzzyM 9 years ago
I'm putting this in the sandpit because I think it is better kept from the search engine's eyes. A mod will move it if it's not appropriate here.On checking my Analtyics accounts, I see that my recent few pathetic Adsense clicks have all come from other hubbers.Please please please do NOT click on...
by Spacey Gracey 10 years ago
I'm sure I'm not alone in this. When I open a page I do not want it to start talking to me or playing music unless I press play. I really hate those adverts that are like a TV advert and appear on the page, and start playing without being clicked. Especially if I have multiple tabs / windows open...
by letterme 9 years ago
Do fellow Hubbers ever click on adsense ads( not in an illegal way)?To earn at least something from the google adsense program should we always expect folks from search engines to come and view our hubs?
by Robert Kernodle 11 years ago
Hi fellow hubbers,I recently wrote a hub on plastic pollution, and below a tragic picture of a plastic-polluted beach, there are small ads for plastic products.I find this insensitive to the theme of the hub and parasitic on the cause IN A BAD WAY.I assume that I have absolutely NO control over...
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