So, Adsense or HubPages Ads?

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  1. Shadesbreath profile image77
    Shadesbreathposted 12 years ago

    So, since Panda (or since the HP ads thing came out and I signed up for it... I can't really tell which given I'm mainly too lazy to look very hard into it)... my earnings have all transferred to HP ads and only a trickle of Adsense.

    Do HP ads populate INSTEAD of adsense, but not totally (since I am still getting that trickle)? lol. Do I have to pick one or the other?

    If so, which one pays better?

    1. topquark profile image66
      topquarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I find HP ads much better than adsense.  However that's probably because due to the topics I'm writing on (mostly pure science), google struggles to find ads that are relevant to my content - hence no clicks.  HP ads pays per impression, so I don't need to worry about trying to attract more relevant ads or make people click on them.

      Basically, it depends on your hubs.  If adsense works for you, you'll probably earn more with them.  Otherwise, HP always gives trickle income, so long as you have traffic.

    2. profile image0
      klanguedocposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have been using HP ads since the beginning. I make more money with HP than Adsense. I have made more in three months with HP than I did in a year with Adsense.

  2. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    HP Ads program is only good, if you have high volume. You could get a mix of adsense, but it will mostly be that trickle, while HP Ads are active.

    If you were to turn off HP Ads, then your adsense is likely to go up, because it dominates ad spacing. Thus, more ads.

    Which is better? I cannot say, because I don't use HP Ads, because my traffic isn't high enough. This has been proven by my testing of HP Ads on my hubs. It crushed my adsense, but didn't make up for that loss.

    Just my experience with it. hmm

    1. carpesomediem profile image60
      carpesomediemposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Cagsil.  In my own research, if you have high traffic coming to your hubs, the HP Ad Program will make you the most money on average.  You'll still earn some AdSense revenue but nothing like it was pre-Panda.

      I know I'll be waiting for the holiday season to come around as that's when I make the most money with AdSense to see how the HP Ad Program effects the outcome.

  3. theherbivorehippi profile image64
    theherbivorehippiposted 12 years ago

    I vote for Adsense myself. I had HP ads on for a very short time and it killed my Adsense earnings. As soon as I turned it off, my Adsense earnings went back and now they're better than ever.

    Not a fan of HP Ads..I guess some people like the program but it's not for me.

  4. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    I switched my ads off for two weeks in May but my Adsense was still pants so I switched them back on again!

    Currently I'm earning about $10 a month on Adsense and about twice that on HP ads. Which is rubbish considering that pre-Panda, I was within a whisker of making monthly payouts on Adsense alone sad

    1. Shadesbreath profile image77
      Shadesbreathposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  5. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    I have very low traffic and found that switching off Hp ads gave me better Adsense.  I also don't like the way HP ads are going with their pop up that's not a pop up thing.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 12 years ago

    I've been signed up for HP for just over five months, but with HP ads, I've earned already half of the total amount I've earned on Adsense in just over one month. 

    Also, the HP payout threshold is lower so I'll see that money before I'd ever see a payout from Adsense.  Finally, I haven't seen any decrease in my Adsense numbers since signing up for HP Ads.


  7. kerryg profile image83
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    Hope it's okay if I bump this thread, as I have the same question as Shades and would love to hear more people's experiences with turning the HubPages Ad Program on or off, especially people who are or were making monthly payout with Adsense.

  8. Rik Ravado profile image87
    Rik Ravadoposted 12 years ago

    Before when I've switched HubAds off my AdSense has been so low I've chickened out and turned HubAds back on.  However, this month, I've kept them 'off'and I've had some really good AdSense days and it looks like for me AdSense is now better. 

    Although Panda has reduced my traffic the CTR on AdSense is sometimes quite high and value of clicks is good too.  The other reason I favour AdSense is I can track the performance of each Hub and also use AdSense on other sites such as Blogger.

    One advantage of HubAds is earnings per day are very steady but seem to be lower than when the scheme started.  The other issue is having separate accounts for each user.  My secondary user only earns a few dollars a month so payout takes a long time.  I prefer to have all my earnings in one pot (regular payouts).

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    I use Hubads and this month I am running $6.40 (H) + 0.20 (A)= $6.60 per thousand views.

    That's just what I am getting, obviously. Adsense was running under $5 so I will be sticking with Hubads.

    Of course Hubads run in most of the Adsense places, so you don't get the same Adsense results with it turned on. But I hope people are comparing total earnings, not just adsense, in making decisions.

  10. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    $14.00 is my record for a day on adsense.

    .80 cents is my record for a day on HP Ads.

    It's probably a fools bargain to run HP ads, but it's what I'm doing.  I like to KNOW that I'm getting something every day for this.  With adsense sometimes I go days and days with nary a penny.  Nowadays, a $3.00 adsense day is a good day.

    I don't know what the best thing to do is, it's an evolving card game, and Google keeps it's cards close to it's chest.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Um, adsense earns sporadically, Hubads regularly.  That's why the provide metrics like CPM.  So you can compare them apples to apples. You also have to remember to add adsense to hubads to get the total for comparing with adsense alone.

  11. Garrett Mickley profile image78
    Garrett Mickleyposted 12 years ago

    HP Ads is still bringing more in for me than Adsense ever did.  I'm going to stick with it for a while.

  12. WriteAngled profile image73
    WriteAngledposted 12 years ago

    I earn nothing on Adsense most of the time. HP Ads earnings were falling consistently and ended up at about a quarter of what they paid at the start - not that it makes much difference in real terms. At the moment, I have HP Ads turned off, because I am embarrassed by how trashy they make hubs look.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      How different are they from google ads?  I can't say I have noticed....

      1. WriteAngled profile image73
        WriteAngledposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Google Ads seem more likely to relate to the hub topic. Also, at least some of them are just text which looks better than all the ghastly and topically unrelated images and animations that HP Ads seems to throw up.

  13. Richieb799 profile image75
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    I had HP ads on for one week when I received an invite during the 2nd wave but I thought the earnings were a little less than my Adsense and wanted to experience the high spikes I always get with Adsense. Plus HP ads were making my Adsense earnings drop

  14. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    Surely people compare CPM when making this decision? Because liking to see an adsense spike is a weird thing to lose money over in the long run.

  15. Richieb799 profile image75
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    All of my personal sites run Adsense, so no point changing HP

  16. Randy Godwin profile image62
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    Since I continued to make my monthly Adsense payout after the Panda incident, I have not tried the HP program.  I've already made payout this month and would like to make a comparison between the two programs.

    However, this month is on a pace to be my best Adsense month ever, so I will not be experimenting with the HP ads any time soon.  Though it does make me wonder what the difference would be. smile

    1. Richieb799 profile image75
      Richieb799posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Personally I wouldn't bother, I thought it would be a nice little supplement on top of my monthly payout but seemed to be neutral. Its not important to me anymore because I'm enjoying 100% revenue on my own sites  rather than 60%

  17. profile image52
    My neck is redposted 12 years ago

    my vote might go for HP ads since there is less 'revenue sharing' ( a nice term for taking too much of your revenue IMO )

  18. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 12 years ago

    I keep hearing people talk about pop ups.  I guess this happens only in the states as no matter which person's hubs I am reading I get no pop ups ever.  I wonder if pop ups would go away if people switched to a medium setting of commercialism. You can set each individual ad as high medium or low level of ads  onthe page.  Or does that not make a difference in U.S. to pop ups?

  19. Sally's Trove profile image77
    Sally's Troveposted 12 years ago

    AdSense ads are almost always on topic with my Hubs. HP Ads used to be, but now are not. If I write a Hub about road food, why do I want some ad on that Hub about acne treatment or IKEA furniture?

    I've had a first payout from HP, and my second is whispers away, but as soon as I get that second payout, I'm going back to AdSense.

    1. Rebecca E. profile image78
      Rebecca E.posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sally Like you, I amd just a bit away from an HP payout, and then off it goes for a while to see what happens.  If they were more on topic, I'd be happy but as of right now they aren't....
      Which is really what gets me.... annoyed

  20. profile image57
    Robert Pruittposted 12 years ago

    especially that there is so many subjects that HP does not accept that it is so hard to see any earnings...why? because the subjects that HP accept does not interest buyers at all! Adsense is much much better!

  21. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    right now,HP ads are earning me three time more each month than adsense...


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