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Ads I can click, ads I can't

  1. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  2. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Hawkers Bazaar profile image58
      Hawkers Bazaarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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)

  3. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. Benjimester profile image93
    Benjimesterposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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....

      1. Benjimester profile image93
        Benjimesterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, that's good to know.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. MPG Narratives profile image61
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    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.