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  1. PhoenixV profile image65
    PhoenixVposted 7 years ago

    Imagine a classy Google Ad block, with a classy black background on the right hand side of this page:


    http://hubpages.com/authors/best/


    Same thing with this page:


    http://hubpages.com/question/hot/


    and this page


    http://hubpages.com/topics/

    I would bet these pages get 10's of thousands more impressions than all my hubs, combined.

    These pages have big blank spots that could generate a lot of revenue, I bet for Hubpages, "if they were done well, and classy."


    With ads there :that weren't overbearing, I bet we could even get a better 40/60 split overall and Hubpages would still make more money.


    I wonder sometimes at the utilization of space on the individual hubs and profiles as well. The right hand side of hubs seems too wide imho and "too busy with stuff" and the profiles could also have a classy block ad on the bottom right of unused space.


    On the other hand the hubs lately seemed to be getting overwhelmed with flashing and blinking "stuff", and ads that don't really seem to fit aesthetically.


    Just some thoughts I had and no offense intended to anyone and was wondering if anyone else had sorta the same ideas or better ideas or input. Thanks

    1. oceansnsunsets profile image86
      oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was kind of thinking of some similar things that you said toward the end there.  I think what you are suggesting on the top part, would be beneficial use of space and income for hubpages, and yes if that could translate into a better ratio on an individual hubpage for the hubber, then great!  Hubpages would still get more money in the end, something I am sure they would want.

      In general, I am with you on the classier ads are better idea.  Not so sure about the blinking, fluorescent bright color ads, or the video attached ads etc.  Classier, more understated ads that would match with a hubpage and not compete so much, would be better, imo.  Great ideas.

      1. PhoenixV profile image65
        PhoenixVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My Hubs arent the prettiest on the site so any help from the site in that area would help lol.

  2. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Wouldn't Ads an theses pages designed to attract attention to individual hubs actually cause people to click away from the site without ever looking at a hub? Wouldn't that actually hurt the individual Hubbers?

    1. PhoenixV profile image65
      PhoenixVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I dont think that one classy looking block ad, that compliments the page would be a detriment , especially if the overall split got better or hubbers got a % of that ad.

      Clicking away is what "pays most hubbers and hubpages" anyway, right?

      meanwhile it would "relieve" what looks like a heavy burden of stuff on the individual hubs.

      What do you think?

  3. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    What criteria would be used to determine which Hubber got the revenue generated by an ad on a public page?
    Yes clicking away from hubs generates our income but clicking away from the site without ever looking at a hub would not.

    1. PhoenixV profile image65
      PhoenixVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Youre exactly right and that's problematic considering "public page" that's why I thought of a better split overall, like a 5% raise...?

      whataya think?

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image86
      oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ohma, that is making the assumption that they only went to that one page, and didn't visit any hubs.  You make your point using something that is not at all a fact and unlikely actually.  This whole idea, if I am understanding it correctly is more about using up some very unused, huge blank white space, while other spaces, like all our hubs have tons of things on them.  The forums, answers, hubbers and all the rest, have a lot of unused space. 

      Its either a good idea or not, to use the unused space, when the spaces on our hubs are packed full.  You may think how it is is just fine, just clarifying what I think the OP was saying, in part.

  4. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    A 5 percent raise of zero is still zero we are not paid by HP. We are paid by google or Amazon or whatever affiliate program you are working with.

    1. PhoenixV profile image65
      PhoenixVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well we dont get 100% from Google we get a % split with Hubpages.
      Its 60/40 split.

      1. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually what is split are the ad impressions, not the money.

        You get 100% of the money generated from the 60% impression share on your Hubs.

        1. PhoenixV profile image65
          PhoenixVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps we could get a higher impression share, then? And they utilize the empty space for themselves? Plus the overall relief of the types of ads currently on the hubs. That way everyone wins a little. Or what do you think?

        2. oceansnsunsets profile image86
          oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Relache, The Split translates into money, however, so that is how I understood the original post.  The "raise" would be in the higher impression.  It would be hubpages that would generate a lot more income, much more of a "raise" in this case than the hubbers would ever get.  Win win for all, advertisers, hubbers, and especially HubPages management and staff. 

          In that light, what do you think? To Phoenix, if I am mistaken in my understanding, correct me here lol.

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image86
      oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Its an increase in the ratio toward the hubber, in this case, while also increasing much more revenue for hubpages at the same time.  I don't think people are unclear where the money comes from, but hubpages sets those percentages of page views, etc, on this site.  That is how I understood the OP there. 

      What do you think about the bolder adds as well on the pages, the second part of the OP?  Just curious.

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image86
      oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ohma, I think you  misunderstood the point of the original post.  HP sets the ratios, which translates into money.  I think everyone here understands that google and or the other affiliates do the actual paying out.

 
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