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Low click percentage, i see potential but...

  1. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    In about 1000 page impressions I got 6 clicks. That is very low right? How can I increase my click ratio? I notice i might get 20 cents for one click.If i could somehow get more clicks my revenue would go up considerably.


    What should I do with my adsense settings such as color of text and should i include pic/text ads or just text?

    Help me out I see potential, but i feel if i take no action with these clicks nothing will change much. Even if i get more page impressions that low click percentage will be the same

    How many clicks do you guys get with every 1000 page impressions?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A click per 166 impressions doesn't sound bad to me.  In fact if your pages aren't pure click bait, that's pretty good.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    It is not your click ratio which needs to be increased, your traffic needs to be increased.

    If you have only got 1000 page impressions with 40 hubs and 9 months on hubpages then you must be doing something very wrong, my latest hubpage may help....

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Hubpages-AdS … -Disclosed

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have been on hub pages for 9 months, but was not active until the beginning of june 2010 so go from there. I should have mentioned this. When I first joined I only made a couple of hubs then i returned in June.

      Also 1000 page impressions was not over a period of 9 months. Again I should have noted this. hmm

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Use the search bar to find invaluable articles on the topic of generating traffic by our fellow authors smile awesome article too btw, Ryan smile ty for sharing.

  4. thisisoli profile image54
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    think about why people would click on your advertisements, squirrel hunting is unlikely to have related advertisements, and many of your informational hubs have no real product which would entice people.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I just took a look and agree with thisisoli...

    On your Turkey Hunting hub I get 1 ad for guns, and 4 ads for holidays in Turkey.

    Those that find your hub looking for hunting guns are not going to be interested in visiting Turkey the country.... in that country they only hunt Wild Boar and even then you aren't allowed to eat them because of Islamic law....

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are you saying these hubs are obsolete for clicks? I see relevant ads on some while others are less. Like on some of the hunting hubs it will say coyote hunting and such.

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No not necessarily obsolete, just disadvantaged.

        If you open a shop with a sign saying 'Ice Cream' and people enter because they fancy an ice cream, only to find that you are in fact a mobile phone shop which has a very limited range of Ice Creams, you won't sell as many ice creams and will find it very difficult to sell mobile phones.

        If you open a shop with a sign saying 'Ice Cream' and sell nothing much other than Ice Creams, then chances are that you will sell quite a few Ice Creams.

        Don't write the hub off, there may well be the occassional visitor who wants to check out websites about Turkish Holidays.... and at Christmas you will probably get ads selling Turkeys...

        Also remember that I am based in the UK. The ads displayed will differ on geographic location, there isn't much of a passion for hunting in the UK.... whilst Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations.

        My advice? Move on, write another hub, half of my hubs never seem to earn me a penny. I don't play about trying to make them work, I just try and make my next one work for me...

  6. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    ...guys, dont forget that adsense ads are now personally tailored .. if your vistor was just researching rolex watches and they end up on your page on ice cream cones - the ads will probably be about rolex watches

    1. shazwellyn profile image81
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow.. that is a pretty amazing development!

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really? I heard something like this, but surely this is only on certain searches or ad units?

      I just clicked on your Flavored Rice article and was presented with several ads about Rice Cookers... which I have never in my life searched for...

      Only one of the ads was tailored to me, about silver coins, as I was searching for silver bullion prices this morning... but that ad unit says 'advertising by AD:Dynamo'....

      At the bottom of the page is one of those tacky ads for teeth whitening.... out of 6 ads only 1 is tailored... I was under the impression that personalised ads were only a secondary system?

      I have to admit though, that it was only 3 weeks ago that I searched for holidays in Turkey... so what you say does ring true with me to a certain degree...

      Could it be that personalised searches show on uncompetitive subjects? But the normal system applies for competitive markets, like mobile phones and ipads? That would make much more sense to me...

      Looking forward to your insight...

      1. sunforged profile image65
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        there is probably some relationship to popularity of the article - as you know - when an article is first published the ads can be about just about anything after some visitors (or page refreshes) the ads become relevant.

        perhaps in the low traffic stage the ads are more likely to be effected by browsing history.

        ive been noticing it more lately! as if the servers have been getting smarter w/ time and data.

        but as its something you cant optimise or react to - its also something im not sure how to experiment with.

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Adsense has been doing this for all ads for months now.  It is explained on the Adsense site and webmaster can turn this feature off for their ads if they want to.

  7. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    its an old change ...


    you would expect that most visitors would be researching on topic so your ads will be displaying just as you planned.

    but ..its not uncommon for the "unrelated" ads you or your visitor sees to be exactly related to their previous browsing history.

    this "interest based" ad serving is really not that new of a development - its been 6 months to a year since it was rolled out.

    if  you have been using privacy policies on your site - such details should be incorporated

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I see... well that sounds pretty positive to me... my AdSense earnings have increased dramatically since I first heard rumblings about this change, so all good in my eyes smile

  8. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I noticed some changes in my earnings and the ads showing up on my site -- is it because of interest-based ads?
    No. We haven't yet launched interest-based ads on AdSense publisher sites, so there's been no effect on your revenue or the ads appearing on your pages. Interest-based advertising will be rolled out to a limited set of advertisers beginning on April 9th, and then expanded later this year; as a result, the impact of this launch for most publishers won't be immediate. Over time, as interest-based advertising is rolled-out to additional advertisers, you should begin to see positive effects on your revenue.

    Does this mean that my sites won't show ads relevant to my content anymore?
    No, that's not the case -- interest-based ads won't replace the previous ad targeting options you're used to. Interest-based ads will compete in the same ad auction as contextually- and placement-targeted ads, and we'll continue to show only the ad(s) that will generate highest earnings for you. As noted above, interest-based ads will gradually become available to show on publisher pages, and with more available ads competing in the ad auction, you should see increased earnings over time.

    Are these interest-based ads pop-ups?
    No, Google doesn't show ads as pop-ups.

    If I opt out of showing ads based on interest categories, can I change my mind later? Will I still need to update my privacy policy now?
    Yes, you can change your preferences around displaying ads based on interest categories at any time. However, even if you choose to opt out of displaying ads based on interest categories now, you'll still need to update your privacy policies by April 8th. This is because your site may still show ads based on a user's previous interactions with an advertiser, such as past visits to that advertiser's site. Please keep in mind that remaining opted in to displaying ads based on interest categories will help increase the number of available ads for your pages in the long run, which can help increase your earnings potential.

    from adsense blog 09

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are posting out of date info, interest-based ads have been running system wide for months now.

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I found that post relevant to my queries, irrespective of the age.

      2. sunforged profile image65
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        see end "adsense blog 09"

        thanks for the heads up though

        1. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well exactly, it is out of date and incorrect.

          1. sunforged profile image65
            sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Not incorrect, to a discerning reader who understood the flow of the thread and the relevance of history of the addition of interest based ads.

            But its ok, critical reading is a dying skill

            1. psycheskinner profile image81
              psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You posted it would comment, so I assume you are providing it as information.  Which I why I posted a comment alerting people to the fact that the information is no longer correct. Something you might have considered doing yourself. Just posting the information is a year old does not in itself tell the reader if it is accuarte or not,. (In this case, not).

  9. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    im not sure i ever opted-in to interest based ads

    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … wer=140379


    so my hub may not be a good example

    also not sure that you can still opt in/out now that the service is out of beta

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can remember opting in I think, unless it was the third party advertising thing that I opted in for... I am happy with the way that AdSense has been working for me either way, so not that it matters too much for me!

      Now if only I could crack Amazon!

    2. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are in by default, you have to opt out.  And by that I mean the website displaying the ads has to opt out--the visitor has no choice.

  10. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    lol, lets examine:

    What segment is inaccurate- what information is no longer accurate?



    considering the questions asked in the thread - why would that particular snippet be chosen by me intentionally?

    the next post in the thread (before your comment) is a link to up to date interest based info..

    I dont follow your train of thought - i think your lacking a comprehensive view of the discussion


    *edit* Im stir crazy from being locked in the house on a beautiful 4th of July day - so im willing to nitpick the details - but in reflection - I am ruining the spirit of the thread and the helpful nature of your additions so nevermind and enjoy your day ..im going to go stare out a window

 
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