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Good Times With HP's new ad program

  1. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    So, long story short I was chosen to be a part of the beta for the new HubPages ad program (for reasons beyond my ken) and really want to let everyone know there is nothing to worry about. We're free to talk about it today, and I want everyone here to fully understand what a boon it has been to me.

    It made at least as much as my Adsense did before I was enrolled in the program. I was still running my own Adsense ads, so all told I was earning about 40% more from ppc advertising than I was before this began.

    I just published a hub going more indepth but I would really love to answer any questions I can about it either here or there. More than anything I wanted to reassure the people confused about the system that it is very easy, very lucrative, and well worth the wait.

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Does it force you into Kontera?

      Does it have any of those giant, page obscuring pop-overs that have been seen now and then (I assume by accident as HP asked to be notified and send screenshots)?

    2. Research Analyst profile image79
      Research Analystposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Len this is good news, I will read your hub.

    3. nell79 profile image87
      nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I'm gone a week and it seems I've missed a lot! Google SERP slaps on another thread and here a new ad program? Where can I read more about the ad program? I didn't even know they were considering another program! Not that I'm worried smile

    4. cre8tive profile image83
      cre8tiveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like something to look forward to.

    5. Mike's Corner profile image87
      Mike's Cornerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the news, it's nice to hear that there is still hope to cling to.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I just updated my infamous Hub on Earnings (the one with the poll) to include info and my experience with the beta test for the new ads.

    In short, I like 'em.

  3. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    No, there are no Kontera-style in-text ads. They look just like Google ads, but with high quality pictures from brand name companies. No ugly google-style text ads either.

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Perfect.  I have no reservations and am looking forward to an invite sometime in December of 2013, hopefully sooner smile

    2. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is sounding great.

      Google nerf aside, this site has been nothing but exceeding my expectations every step.

      There are millions of ways to improve, and to me it seems like they are taking all of the right steps. I have plenty of ideas to add, but it seems like they are swamped.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    exciting news. are they on all of your hubs or just certain ones?
    I checked out the ad programs at their sites and they look so nice, very appealing.

  5. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    They are all on my Hubs, I am pretty sure.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe we have to log out, it looks the same to me on the couple that I checked. Could be wrong though.

      When I logged out I was able to see a fat ad at the top of the screen that was not there. And on the right I notice an Ad from Kodak, which to me is consistent with what you are saying.

      Very interesting, very excited about it.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are the ads placed similar to Google or does HP place them at different strategic places on your page?  I remember once a month or so ago, seeing a nice block ad further down the page in a location I had never seen an ad. But I only saw it once.

    3. Ign Andy profile image58
      Ign Andyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can't find the ads either, all Google. Maybe their check hubbers IP or geographical.

  6. ns1209 profile image43
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    This sounds excellent as it is another good revenue stream especially as it looks like earnings will be down for a while otherwise!

  7. Adroit Alien profile image84
    Adroit Alienposted 6 years ago

    great stuff. I am curious about the metrics.

    Is it like the current statistics page or is it more detailed?

    Can you see which ads are being clicked from specific pages?

  8. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    No, the metrics are pretty bareboned to be honest. I included a picture of what they look like in their entirety. You get the date, the number of page views, the CPM, and your daily earnings.

    You can search for results by day, week, month, or do a custom search, though.

    1. Adroit Alien profile image84
      Adroit Alienposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was hoping that picture was self-made. Thanks.

      I love to analyze data. Lets hope HP will improve that.

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Len, no matter how many times I've tried to do the custom search, it turns up zilch.

  9. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I'm seeing the new ads on my Hubs now...

  10. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    And the custom reports are now working!  Yay!

  11. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

      Do you think the program being impression based has more to do with targeted traffic or number of hubs?  Or both?  Or pure luck.. that the ads are showing when we have traffic?

    Also, are the same ads on all hubs, or are they targeted towards keywords as with AdSense ads?

  12. europewalker profile image79
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    Len, thanks for the encouraging info.

 
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