19 July - Monday
Dear Forum Members,
I'm relatively new to Hub Pages...though I have just under 20 hubs now. My question is this: Why are we LIMITED to no more than
TWO affiliate links on a hub? Every time I try to put a third
affiliate link on a hub...(with no more than one or two links
above...the blue ones...to other hubs, I get the rather RUDE
notice above that hub that "EXCESSIVE LINKS" may cause the hub
to be eliminated.
It appears to "newcomers" that Hub Pages, Google, and others
get to run all the ads they want on our pages, but the CREATOR
OF THE HUB page gets "slapped down" or "warned" if ONE more
affiliate link (once two are on the page)is placed there.
To be frank, it looks to newcomers like Hub Pages and others
are "RIDING PIGGY-BANK" on our hub pages. THEY can place any
number of ads, but the CREATOR of the hub page is not allowed
over two affiliate links.
Sorry, but I don't really KNOW if Google is honest or not on
ad clicks. How does the creator of the hub page-s really know
how many clicks are taking place? There seems no real way of
knowing. As a 25 year professional writer with thousands of
published credits, at least when you send an article to a
national magazine (and they accept it...meaning buy it...) you
get a check.
So I'm just simply wondering if I'll be a thousand year old
still turning out hubs....before I see any money. Hey, life's
too short for that....especially when you're already 125.
I would value any answers from veteran hub writers. (I'm a
vet too....a navy vet).
1) The adsense revenue works, I have made money this way.
2) Making money on Hubpages takes a gargantuan effort. But it is possible.
3) Adsense revenue is YOURS and is not touched by Hubpages. They just rotate their publisher code with yours 40% of the time. You can check this manually.
4) How many self serving links do you need?
You can have as may affiliate links as you want, just no more than two to the same site.
The answer is simple.
HubPages is a shared revenue platform. That is, the site is funded by HubPages taking a share of the revenue generated by advertisements in our articles.
If you place affiliate links in your Hub, HubPages gets no benefit from those links - and their presence dilutes the revenue from the shared advertising links.
Besides, limiting affiliate links prevents spammers from over-running the site with poor quality thin affiliate articles.
The basic rule is no more than two links to the same domain; affiliate link or not should make no difference. HubPages is pretty liberal compared to many article directories that only allow 2 self-serving links in total.
If you have opened a Google AdSense account and inserted your AdSense publisher ID into the Affiliate Settings in My Account, then you are getting a 60% share of those ads. I think that's pretty generous considering what HubPages itself puts out that allows us to have this great platform.
HubPages has given us four advertising mechanisms to earn money here: Amazon, eBay, Kontera and Google AdSense. Notice that list did not include your affiliate site or some random site that you are selling for. If you choose not to advertise through one of those four sites, then HubPages is not the place for you to earn money.
Remember--this is not "our" website. It belongs to HubPages. As such, they can put any restrictions or limits in place that they need or want to. If you don't like it, write elsewhere.
The ads Hubpages place on our articles are also OUR ads. Limiting it to 2 links to the same domain will save you frustration in the long run, believe me.
Where have you been published before, I am interested
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