How the heck do you input the required info relating to income tax? I followed the link and all I got when I clicked on 'tax information' was 'you're not authorised to view this page'. That told me good and proper
I am glad that I read this hub. Because thus far I was under the impression that tax was the responsibility of the individual hubber. It looks like those rules are changing and that everyone who writes on hubpages no matter where in the world they are will have to submit their tax information. I have not received any request yet but will keep a look out in my email box in case I do. Thank your for posting this forum and keeping the hub pages community informed.
Tax is your own responsibility for other affiliate programs such as Google AdSense if you are not living in the US. For HubPages you do need to submit tax information regardless of where you live in the world.
For example, it could mean that they have selected the first 500 already, and invites are ready to be sent. If you are in the list, then congratulations. I can't see why they would ask for invited members to keep it a secret this time, and thus I doubt that invites have been sent.
I would assume that they just saved the top hubber list, and will be working down that, for no reason other than convenience. If so, I guess that I am unlucky that my score has slipped from 98 to 94 in the past couple of days
Maybe it's primarily a difference between British and American writing, but it never even occurred to me that this implied that the invitations had already been sent out. But now that it's been pointed out, I can see that as a possibility.
In either case, the statement could have had a few words added here or there to make it crystal clear. However, since we have seen March 3 as the date when the program is to be rolled out, we could probably be sure that either they will be sent out or received on March 3.
Also quoted: "we are rolling out the program in waves, starting with about 500 invites."
That was 5 hours ago, that sounds like they are "starting" with invites, rather than "started" if you catch my drift. Ultimately though IzzyM, don't get beat up if you don't get the first invites, it won't be a personal thing.
The invited people have to have PayPal accounts at the ready too, chances are that many will have to set one up.
You are more than welcome on 'my' little island - Yep still got no speed limits, but the town 30mph signs areas are getting larger, so less open roads to play on....... but still enough to let your bike or car stretch its legs a bit...
March 3 EST of course. So its bang on midnight here...another 8 hours? I think they must have gone out already...folk need the time to fill the forms in and agree to it, and in just 8 hours they will start earning money.
What will be will be Izzy. The first roll out of 500 hubbers represents 0.25% of the published Hubbers, so I won't be taking it personally if I sit in the other 99.75%. I suspect that the easiest thing for them to do would be to get Americans signed up first, and then worry about tax stuff for non-US residents. Ultimately, they will probably be inviting people every week or something, so if you miss the cut this time there is always next time
OFFICIAL NOTICE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL AS OF TODAY, MARCH 2, 2011.
"We will invite our first post-beta wave of users tomorrow." I got this because I was one of the beta testers and sworn to secrecy. As of today the gag order has been lifted (not that I can speak to most of the concerns voiced here).
I cannot speak to Admin's invitation strategy except to know that they intend to roll this advertising program out to everyone. If you are not in the first wave of 500 PLEASE do not think you are unloved or unappreciated. Your time will come -- soon!!
Here is the quote I read, I copied it for my own reference but I cannot now remember the URL source.
"The premium ad program is in invite-only beta for now, but Edmondson said he wanted to roll it out site-wide by June. With more writers and topics involved, Edmondson said he expected CPMs to be between $1 and $12."
CPMs have been good on the HP program! But... Google Adsense did drop (even before the algorithm change). That was expected. I cannot speak to whether that will still be the case with the widespread rollout, but likely YES, because the whole point of this new ad program is that HP wants to reap more revenue for all of us ... if you get my drift.
Yeah, but they wouldn't have affected my CPC for AdSense.
My major worry is losing too much from AdSense to be honest, at least losing more than I gain.
But beggars can't be choosers, I will certainly give it a whirl. I take it that we can sign up and then opt out at a later date though? Because I would like to retain that option, otherwise I would sooner wait until the first 500 have tried and tested it religiously.
Ultimately though, I will be delighted if this a) works, and b) lasts, because it will cover some of our losses and convince me to start publishing again.
Most of the time when companies try to outdo adsense and google it is a big disapointment. Revenue never is as good. Makes the hubs look cheap also imo. Check out some of patty inglish hubs and you can see these adds.
What are you talking about you moron, you have been here 16 months, long enough to know that Hubpages display their ads on 40% of the views on your hubs. Quit with the conspiracy theories and take your first trip to the learning centre, at the bottom of any page.
Ohhh gods I shouldn't laugh ryan (especially because folks are asleep here!) but I did. You don't half have a habit of saying what you mean. Good job you're not running the country, I'd end up peeing my pants everytime you got a microphone in your hands
I continue to look forward to the day we meet at a HubCamp or some such and I get to pour Vodka down your neck!
There is some stupid widget under my profile that is not a google add. Sometimes it is there. Sometimes not. If this is just hubpages 40% then so be it. Seems like they should ask us to be included in their beta before they start putting crazy adds on our hubs. Very confusing times now.
What you don't seem to understand, despite everybody else understanding this perfectly, is that Hubpages ads are displayed 40% of the time. They can put whatever they like on their share of impressions and have been for years.
Their ads on their 40% do not in anyway effect the revenues associated with YOUR 60%, on which those ads DO NOT appear. Understand?
Sorry don't spend half my life on hubpages like the rest of you. Anyways not gonna get me down. I know a lot of you are pissed because your traffic is way down. Since the farmers update I am up 33% with my website traffic. Down on hubpages but means absolutely nothing to me. So can call me a moron post funny pictures dont give a damn.
Thanks for explaining that. I did not understand that and I am willing to bet that a lot of other hubbers do not either. I signed up for yield build. Does it really work. Gotta delete all my adsense first though. I guess they take a small percentage of your profit. I will give it a shot.
You are just deleting your own adsens and yield build will serve up what adds that they calculate will get you the most ctr. You will still get your adsense but they will also vary adds, colors sizes etc.. to try to get you the best ctr. Sounds cool.
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