My hubs do not seem to be getting adsense clicks..Is something wrong?

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  1. GreenTime profile image59
    GreenTimeposted 13 years ago


    I have noticed that my analytics if showing good traffic to my hubs, but my adsense is not showing any clicks to my hubs ever since I started.  I do not understand how I can have a decent amount of traffic and yet no clicks.  Could I have adsense set up wrong with hubpages?  Please help me make sure that it is right. 

    Your help will be appreciated.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Greentime.  Don't take my word for gospel, I'm too new.  But it seems to me that it really is a numbers game in that it takes a lot of views to produce anything.  My pitiful few hubs have produced over 1000 views, but zero click throughs.  Maybe that's why google uses a per 1000 views for predicting income - it just takes a lot of views to produce clicks.  Also, I'm still at a point that most of my views are from HP, which aren't likely to produce clicks, either.

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        seo in a nutshellposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        i do agree with your first takes many views to get any volume of clicks. i do not agree with your position that the hp members may be a result of the poor click through rate. hp users should not be different from regular users. actually i think it might be the other way around. i think hp members would produce a better click through rate. i know for myself that as i explore hubpages i try to click on members adsense ads for 2 reasons...number one it helps them out and number 2 it is because i have an interest in viewing the ads. i have found great value in the products and services provided by adsense. i always feel that these are the large and small companies that are really eager for my business and i always seem to find the best deals there.

        When you browse other hubs do you click through?

        What goes around comes around.

        If you do click on ads make sure it is on a topic of interest because someone is paying for that click.

        ken anderson

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          This is wrong on so many fronts I'm not sure where to begin.
          You are putting at risk the adsense account of the whole of Hubpages if you click on an advert anywhere within these pages.
          If this were permitted or encouraged, how long would it be before you had one person clicking on the ads of someone else they happened to meet in a forum, for example, to say they agreed with what they said?
          On the other hand, everyone here could theoretically be using the same adsense tracker code through sign-ups through their affiliate links.
          I know I haven't worded that well, but at this minute I can't remember the name of the sequence that follows tracker codes.
          While there s no law against clicking ads of others, JUST DON'T DO IT!

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            Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Well said, Izzy, here are the basics about affiliate trackers written in a friendly language with pictures and everything.


          2. thisisoli profile image71
            thisisoliposted 13 years agoin reply to this


    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Look at Traffic Sources on your account page.  Until you start getting a decent number of visitors from Google and the other search engines, you won't see many people clicking on ads.  Most people find it takes a few months for that to start happening.

      Other Hubbers, and visitors from social bookmarking sites, aren't usually coming to your Hub with the intention of buying anything - so they won't give you any clicks.

      The prime position for an ad is in the top right hand corner of your Hub, so you're sabotaging yourself by putting a photo there.  Move it down to the second capsule.

  2. Aficionada profile image83
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    I'm also pretty new, but I'm sure that wilderness is right in one respect - that views from HP are not likely to produce clicks. 

    In fact, the topic of a Hub is probably a primary reason why people would either click or not.  Is your topic something that would likely attract people who might be interested in whatever it is that the ads are offering?  Those of us who are newer to this type of work often don't realize that writing/publishing is only one part of the work here.  We are also, in a sense, "salespeople," and we need to know how to attract people who are interested in buying what is advertised.  Otherwise, why would they even click on an ad?

    There are many, many Hubs here (and forum discussions) by people who know what they are talking about which you can read for very good advice and suggestions on the business end of HubPages.

  3. GreenTime profile image59
    GreenTimeposted 13 years ago

    Yes I would say my articles are proposing to readers interested in a certain topic that google would place ads on.  I write on parenting and children, traveling, weddings...these are all niches that are big so I would assume it would do better.  Who knows but I would definitely like some assistance to make sure I have my adsense set up properly.  Is there any way to tell?

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Since the advice I would give for the technical part of your question has already been answered (with someone quoting me even)  I'm going to address the other part.

      Big niches are competitive.  If anything, it makes it harder to do well for new Hub authors.  Are you offering new, unique and useful advice on those topics?  If not, you need to be.  If so, how do people know to find your articles?  And if both of those conditions are met, are your articles geared towards making sales?

      If you just want to assume, it means you will have to allow the hit-or-miss nature of the Internet to manage your Hubs.  If you want specific results, it's much more effective to work for them.

  4. Aficionada profile image83
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    GreenTime, have you checked the HP help section?  I just ran a quick search of forums where the same sort of question has been asked before, and one of them had this comment from relache:

    "HubPages has a step-by-step guide.  These instructions are specific to this site, whereas the Google site will presume you are running your own domain."

    If you've followed the step-by-step that relache referenced, try what I did.  In the HP search box, type "adsense set-up," and then you can access a whole bunch of other information that may be helpful to you.

  5. Aficionada profile image83
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    PS - I have some family connections in North Carolina.  Welcome to HubPages!

    Also, please don't be discouraged with "no clicks" so far.  It took me a while to get any; I've been here for 4 months now, and still have only a handful.  But things do tend to snowball - traffic, clicks, etc.  It may start out slowly, but the tempo will definitely pick up.  Browse through some of the forums.  You'll see a lot of comments from people who have said, "The first Adsense payout takes 'forever,' but then they start to arrive more quickly."

  6. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    What do you define as Good Traffic?

    8 weeks is a little too soon to expect much unless you have a good knowledge of SEO.

  7. GreenTime profile image59
    GreenTimeposted 13 years ago

    Ok I will definitely look into the link on adsense set up. 

    Yes I know 8 weeks ago is soon, but I have been busy using social bookmarks, posting all my links to facebook, twitter, and I have a various blogs-which I actually use my hubs to draw traffic to them, but I also use go articles and I just started using Ezines..which is proving to draw less traffic than everyone boasts about from them.    I know there are more article directories, but have not had enough time to get the articles written to submit to more places.

    I am aware of writing with keywords and such so that is why I believe things should be snowballing faster.  I watch my statistics everyday and it does seem that most of my hubs are getting at least 50% traffic from search engines. 

    Well any other suggestions are welcomed and thanks everyone for your help

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      So how much traffic have you had.  if it is anything less than 1000 hits, not clicks is not big deal IMHO.

  8. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Social bookmarking is not a particularly good SEO tool. It can be a good marketting tool, but only if you have a large amount of daily traffic to support it.

    eZine articles is a nice simple way to pull in a PR1-2 backlink, and if people use it correctly, it can soon lead to more. However this does take time, and you should not be aiming to gain traffic as such from eZine, as increased search engine rankings.

    You should be looking to earn anything from $2 to £15 per 1000 page views depending on how your content is set up and which keywords you have focused on.

    How much have you researched on the topic of keywords, simply placing them in an article is generally not going to get you too far, since you could have anything from 1000 to 50 million webpages cometing for your exact same words.

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 13 years ago

    Most of your traffic looks like it is coming from within HubPages.  Hubbers don't tend to click on ads.  You'll need a good amount of search engine traffic to make AdSense revenue.  There are a gazillion billion hubs and forum threads about how to get search engine traffic already, so I'll leave you to investigate on your own.

  10. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 13 years ago

    There was a recent forum discussion about the possible dangers of clicking on other hubbers' ads for any reason.

  11. Aficionada profile image83
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    I'm glad you posted that, WE.  I was very concerned about the post prior to yours and I didn't remember where to find the information to formulate a response.  Thanks!

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Made me a bit edgy too, I guess "SEO in a nutshell" means different things to different people. I'm glad you agree.

  12. floriferous profile image61
    floriferousposted 13 years ago

    I'm brand new here and this is my first forum post. I'm shocked some people are clicking on each other's ads. I have my own AdSense account and now I fear using it here. Google is sooo flippin' strict about these things and can cut the users off entirely for these practices, with no recourse. Our names all over the net will be Google mud. Please don't do that.

    That said, perhaps there is something I don't know about HubPages yet. And I'd love to hear otherwise before I start "hubbing" if that's the correct term.

    1. profile image0
      shazwellynposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have I missed something?  I didnt read anywhere that hubbers were clicking on each others ads!

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        See 'seo in a nutshell's post.

  13. MsFran profile image59
    MsFranposted 13 years ago

    Whatever you agree with or don't there is tons of great info here for everyone. I've learned a bit reading through it all and would just like to say thanks to all who are giving some great advice and tips.

  14. floriferous profile image61
    floriferousposted 13 years ago

    Thank you for pointing out that post, psycheskinner.

    MsFran, I do intend to read as much as possible before delving in too deeply and getting it all wrong. I'm looking forward to learning from and sharing with all you experienced writers with HubPages. "Hubbers" are you? smile


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