Ads I can click, ads I can't

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 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 image68
    waynetposted 8 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 is difficult though as they do look that good to click!

    1. Hawkers Bazaar profile image60
      Hawkers Bazaarposted 8 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 image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 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 image94
    Benjimesterposted 8 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 image68
      waynetposted 8 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 image94
        Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, that's good to know.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 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 8 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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)