I have driven myself ad crazy. The last few days there have been some really great ads appearing on my hubs. They are so tempting and I just want to click them to find out more - but of course I don't. I have myself very well trained in not clicking.
So well trained that while I was checking my email I saw an ad for a TV programme and wanted to click it, but stopped, then had a little internal struggle while I decided if it was allowed or not, before realising that it was.
My poor tired brain.
It shows the ads work then....
I always take a note of the title or logo or even web url underneath and try and find it direct with a search on Google if I'm interested....I've found some pretty cool sites by doing a bit of detective work and not clicking the ads....it is difficult though as they do look that good to click!
I do the same thing, I take note of the company in the ad and then search for the website in Google, sort of going through the front door rather then the back door in HubPages.
Also if I am reading other peoples hubs an I notice a different Google ad on their hub that catches my attention, i'll write a hub with that theme (but not copying the other hubbers content) and i usually get that add on my hubs.
BTW i have a couple of HP accounts (so that last statement rings true for my other HP account)
I've only been doing this for 5 months and I am amazed at how quickly the quality of the ads have developed.
I am Christmas hubbing and loving looking at all the new toys, but the ads are soooo tempting. Good idea about noting where its from - I will give it a try - although that will be yet another distraction from actually getting work done.
I'm with you. Why can't we be our own customers, dang it!! Is it the same with Amazon? That's something I've always wondered. Are you allowed to order products through Amazon and get the commission?
Not your own links it seems, but say if you created a seperate account from your own I guess you could or another family members affiliate links....I've tried many years ago to order stuff from my own Amazon links and nothing, no commissions....
I always order through my kids affiliate links and they are still under 10....
This has been discussed many times in the forums. I would NEVER click on an ad of mine or anyone else's in the HubPage Community. If you are interested in something you see, do a separate Google search for the words that caught your eye or many times the url is listed with the ad or can be found by right clicking and looking at the properties. Then put that into a separate browser to look at it.
I value my Adsense income too much to chance anything going wrong by Google questioning a click.
I wondered why we couldn't click on our ads as I too find some that are interesting at times. Google always works to find them again and I have bought some cool stuff without stuffing up my adsense. Sometimes its takes a bit of patience.
by Dorsi Diaz 8 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 Steve Andrews 8 years ago
Can it go against Google rules if they have deliberately done this thinking they are helping you? I am worried because I just had a comment posted saying "thumbs up and adsense."
by Sherry Hewins 7 years ago
Is it OK to click on ad on hubs other than my own?I know I'm not supposed to click on ads on my own hubs, but can I click an ad on someone else's hub? I've seen some conflicting opinions on this. Sometimes I see some pretty tempting ads.
by Bible Studies 7 years ago
I got into an interesting discussion on another thread, and thought it would make a good thread itself. The question of the day is how do you feel about other hubbers clicking on an ad in your hubs?Personally I really don't see a problem with it as long as the ad interests them from a good quality...
by Team Wiseman 5 years ago
The answer to this may be out there, but we can't seem to find it. We visit certain hubs, and would like to check out the ads on that hub, but are we allowed to click on other hubbers ads?
by Carrie L Cronkite 5 years ago
Is it OK to click on ads of interest of other hubbers. I have never done that before because I'm afraid of being penalized by google since I have a google adsence account. Today I saw a great ad on someones hub for a free coupon offer for Tide Pods but was afraid to click on it.Thanks,Creativelycc
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