I'm a bit lost and unsure if there's anything I can to to increase revenue from one particular hub of mine:
This one hub accounts for 27%-35% of my daily views, every single day, yet I rarely get any clicks, and when I do they are only a few pennies. BTW, it's not doing well on the Amazon front, either.
Perhaps there's nothing I can do because I did not choose a high paying topic, but I thought it worth asking. Anyone willing to give me some constructive criticism?
I wish I knew! I have a hub exactly like yours (albeit on a totally different subject) - it gets about a third of my overall daily views, yet generates very little income. What I've just done is to put an Amazon capsule on it but you've already done that on yours. Maybe add some more Amazon items, but really cheap ones like picture hooks/nails? Maybe people will click on those and buy other, unrelated stuff at the same time.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help LOL.
Hi, why not try putting an amazon widget up at the top right before any pics so there is something for folks to click on right away - I'm guessing as this is a visual-design type hub, pics of things are more likely to get clicked than texty adsense.
Just a theory!
I was just about to suggest exactly the same thing. I'd try moving the second Amazon widget (the one with the sets of frames) top-right. The Adsense ads don't seem to be particularly relevant and that Amazon widget could do well up there (but then you can never tell with Amazon's short cookie).
Best of luck.
I noticed that your linking to other stuff in your "more stuff" area, but your not doing it within your text. Perhaps create a hub or whatever that has higher paying keywords and more lucrative stuff, then link to it within the first or second paragraph of that hub. You may get some nice run-off that way.
Thanks for all the suggestions - perhaps trying to focus more on Amazon is what I need to do instead of AdSense. I'll try tweaking that later today and see where it gets me. I've also published a bunch of home decorating hubs since this one and I'll try adding some linking to them within the text...
Okay, I tweaked the hub a little bit - moved the first set of pictures down so AdSense can have that top spot, and I added in some Amazon capsules within the hub rather than just below. Should be interesting to see if this affects the revenue from this hub...
Thanks again for all the suggestions!
I really do not know if googleads are purely based on the topic u write. There are options if not selected google might show ads that are interesting to the people as determined by google. Also traffic coming through search engine gets more paid for clicks than another hub traffic.
The article is very well written and great photos too. The only thing was I found it very busy. I had no idea where to read first. Try the adage..less is more. Just some thoughts.
Lily, you need to ask yourself "if someone searches for 'photo display', what do they want to buy?" Then display Amazon ads for that.
When I looked at the Hub, the Adsense ads were about photographic services, which people probably aren't looking for - so I think it's worth putting your own Amazon ad in the top right-hand corner instead. Search for "photo display" on Amazon and see what comes up - stuff like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Malden-2056-50-Ae … y_k_text_b
I see there are also a few listings for sets of matching frames - I'd think people trying to make a photo display would be more interested in that than individual ones.
I would also revise your first two paragraphs. Remember you're writing for strangers, not for other Hubbers - telling them you had no clue how to do a wall display won't inspire confidence in your recommendations! You need to hook readers in your first sentence or two. I always say, if my first paragraph doesn't make a good summary, I've got my first paragraph wrong.
Finally, I think Dame Scribe has a point. There's great information there, but it's a bit disjointed. Try to divide the instructions up into logical paragraphs and have one or two products directly relevant to each paragraph. For instance, you recommend some hooks but the recommendation gets lost in the middle of a whole lot of frames. Write a short paragraph about how to fasten your photos to the wall, and have the capsule with the hooks right next to it.
Remember it's fine to have only one Amazon product in a capsule, so you can often fit both a photo and a related capsule next to a paragraph.
Pageviews only tells a part of the story. Have you activated Analytics? Do you know how long people are staying on your hub? Analytics will tell you if people viewing your hub read the first sentence and leave, or whether they stick around long enough to get deeper into the text.
And I totally agree with Marissa. I would revise your first two paragraphs. In the first four sentences, you use the word "I" eight times. Don't take this the wrong way, but prospective buyers are not that interested in "you." They're interested in how a particular product can benefit them.
Irohner and Marisa Wright are right about the two first paragraphs. I'm not sure about how to make money or increase traffic, but I would 86 the first two paragraphs completely, they basically have nothing to do with your expertise which appears to be authoritative and very well researched and presented.
Leave those two paragraphs out completely. Look, I am not artist and have struggled with the same thing you are covering here. I want the cold hard facts, tell me what to do. As a person looking for suggestions, I don't care about the rest.
Loving all these suggestions:-)
I might suggest something a little alternative though.
Have you considered selling a link or two on your page?
If it's getting enough traffic, you may be able to post a free ad somewhere on the 'net to find a buyer looking for backlinks.
There'll almost certainly be someone willing to pay for a relevant backlink. Probably won't make much money (like $1 or $2 p/month, but maybe worth a shot.)
I love all these suggestions . I have been trying to increase my income for sometime now and I must say the bad work which "backlinking" to get the Hub to rank in Google SERPS is really the key to it. The work is not good but yes it pays.
Once you have the hub ranked decently then you may monetize it with Adsense or Amazon or Ebay
I had a similar problem with an article; good traffic and readership, but virtually no clicks! I looked at the adds that were being posted and saw poor connection with my topic; and some off the wall ads!
The solution was to rethink the topic and what ads I wanted. I added a new paragraph of content that allowed me to introduce the keywords I needed, without rewriting, or seriously altering the title and main content which was already generating traffic.
I deleted some repeated words that had became unintentional keywords, drawing unwanted ads. Adjusted tags, and introduced better targeted keywords did the trick and I started getting some clicks. The HubPage hasn't become a monster click magnet, but at least it makes me some measurable AdSense cents.
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