I anticipate a higher CPM. I've noticed before these delays often occur when the CPM rises a little above its usual dismal level.
I reckon someone somewhere is saying, "Noooo, do we really have to pay them that, please check it's not so!"
No, it's that little leprechaun at the end of the rainbow, yanking on HP's pant leg as they drag that pot of gold up and over to dump in your account.
Nah - it's more like, 'we promised them higher amounts, but look what happened -you tell em, no you tell em - I'm not telling em!'
So was I - impressions 0, earnings 0, cpm 0 - I'm hoping it's simply updating and hasn't got to me yet - otherwise I really am in trouble!!!
That's what I thought it must be, too. But mine is still the dismal 3.00 something. When HP Ads first started, my CPM was around 7-8 dollars~!
Mine's updated now, but there's still that irritating little asterisk () next to the number. Still, it's getting better and better.
My earnings are not refreshed from yesterday. That means, I am not able to see the earnings of last two days. I hope HP is working over it!
I posted the same thread yesterday. I'm stuck with what I saw two days ago. I hope they can update it soon.
Phew! Thought it was just me! I was just going to report this myself, and then noticed this! I can go out now without having palpitations! perhaps its because we have all earned so much over the last couple of days that Hubpages have gone into a swoon and need lots smelling salts under their noses!
Same here - I have the same $ figure from two days ago. The money amount ends in 666, so I thought perhaps the devil did it!
One day was bad enough...NOW going on 2 DAYS and I'm starting to get a little ANXIOUS! This is the one thing I don't like about HP Ads..takes forever to see what you've made...adsense is practically realtime. It's very hard on my obsessive compulsive personality!
I never thought I would get agitated about a potential fifty cents.
Hell, I'm not even American.
Where's my money?
But it's YOUR fifty cents.
I prefer to look at it this way. Earnings are not posting because they have been so humonguous that they have overflowed the 64 bit registers that hold them. We are all going to be bazillionaires!
Yeah, I know, probably not..
Imagine Paul Edmondson on the phone - "You are sending us HOW much???" as dozens of armored cars pull up to the door..
Sounds good to me.
Nice to see you around too.
But they do.
Good to see you back around, PC - I miss your posts.
Hahahaha. That's the laugh I needed today. Funny comment. Thanks
I'm just curious to see how I've done the past 2 days, as well. I've set a monthly goal for myself so I watch my daily average to see if I'm on track.
It's the first thing I do when I get up..check my HP Earnings.
Wow indeed! I can forgive them for the wait.
I agree, my CPM jumped significantly! I'm not sure if that number is sustainable but I hope so.
i got a message saying there is something very wrong with our server . yesterday
I now have earnings posted for the 12th and 13th and my CPM more than doubled.
My HP ads stats from yesterday (Thurs Oct 13th) have come in. They're showing as $x.xx for 350 impressions.
Given that my views for yesterday were not far off 1,000, something is a bit wrong here - 60% of 1,000 is definitely a lot more than 350!
EmpressFelicity, you may be absolutely right. However, it's not actually a percentage of the impressions that we get, is it? Unless something has changed (and it may well have), what we get is all of the impressions during the 60% of the time that our code is showing; HP gets all of the impressions during the 40% of the time that their code is showing. I know that I have read that somewhere. Unfortunately, if their code is showing during high traffic times, that means fewer impressions for us. But I'm pretty sure that I have also read that they rotate the times when the various codes are showing, so that over time it should be fair to everyone.
All I can say is, they must have shown my code solidly for the entire time when the US and Canada are asleep in bed. I would have thought that they'd chop it around a bit more so that it's more equal - say, my code shows for half an hour, then theirs, then mine... I mean, I can understand a slight swing from day to day, but not a complete reversal so that HP gets 60% of the impressions and I get 40%. Which, unless my stats are a shortly-to-be-corrected glitch, is what was happening yesterday.
We share impressions the exact same way at all times of day and night. There is no day-parting or cherry-picking of impressions.
If the number of impressions is not showing up correctly, then please share what you're seeing here in this forum, or, if you prefer to deal with it privately, email payments@.
Jason, does that mean that what I was sure I had read about 40% and 60% of time is incorrect? I don't want to mislead anyone, and I definitely want to get the matter straightened out, if I am doing so.
Basically what wilderness states above in the first 2 paragraphs is correct. We actually use an algorithm that determines if an impression belongs to the author or us. 60% of the time - randomly chosen - it goes to the author, and 40% of the time to us.
With a small number of impressions, it could be 59%/41%, but that's just as likely as 61%/39% to happen. With the law of large numbers, the share approaches 60/40.
Actually, this statement is an example of what I meant. This says, 60% of the time the impression goes to the author. I still don't know whether you are saying that it is based on the number of impressions or on the clock. But the statement in the Learning Center said very clearly that it is 60% of the total impressions, so I'll go with that.
Sorry about the ambiguity around the term "time" - I meant it in terms of probability, not clock time. As in, "When you roll a die, 1/6 of the time it will roll a 4."
Jason, are those stats in our earnings section showing just impressions for HPads now (I assume they used to) or are views with nothing but google ads also counted as an impression?
Specifically, I'm referring to the new layout where HP will also be paying for some google impressions and clicks.
Sure. Number of my impressions that counted towards my HP ad earnings for 13th Oct:
And number of views I got as calculated by Google Analytics:
EF: I noticed a similar discrepancy as you in my account. So I asked Jason (the other one) and he said the impressions/revenue figures are not correct, which is why the number is not yet certified (that's why it has an asterisk next to it in the line items).
They are re-running it to correct this.
Hmm. Let's see now. impressions/revenue figures are wrong, but CPM must be right as Jason didn't say anything about that one.
That means that I'm short about half the impressions, which will require a doubling of income to maintain the same CPM. Sounds good to me!
(If only the world worked that way!)
Yeah, I know. - What I meant by saying "over time" was like over weeks or months, not over the course of one day. But even so, it would be terrible if their 40% of the time turned out to be during the highest traffic times, when traffic finally has picked up! I'm guessing that in a purely random situation that actually would happen sometimes - but even so! (Thumbs down, thumbs DOWN.)
I truly hope that your stats are a glitch of some kind, but I don't know of a way to check.
Each visitor is assigned according to an algorithm that basically assigns it randomly. There is no time factor involved.
This can give rise to larger or small percentages when the # of views is small but gives a very equal average over time and large numbers of views.
I have to wonder if the lower impressions are due to the changing layout and additional adsense click type ads - this will result in a high cpm for few views if HP still reports impressions for HPads alone.
Well my results came in, with the higher CPM that others have mentioned. But unfortunately as my traffic has just completely ground to a halt today the timing could not have been worse if this is a sign of things to come.
I mean how unlucky can you get? Maybe for a week or so HP has a record high CPM and my traffic goes walkabout.
All this time in the plunge I was getting some traffic but no earnings.
Now I'm going to get neither.
We need a forum-post smiley (frowney?) for a raspberry. Phthphthphthphth!!!!!!
I am confusing myself now. Thought I was on main name, sorry.
Whoa (or woe??) - The raspberry was for the bad forecast in your (erm, in IzzyM's) last statement.
Okay, I'll play along. I hate you too. PhthPhthPhthPhthPhth!! So there!
I have been spending the last bit of time trying to track down where I had read that about 60% vs. 40% time. I haven't found it yet, but I did find in the learning center the statement that HP gives the author "60% of total impressions from your Hubs," which is very clearly what Empress Felicity said at first.
My misinformation may have come from some throwaway comment in a forum - something that was not worded very precisely; but it is a mistake that I picked up very early-on in my time here at HP. I have shared that (mis)understanding in forums before now, and I don't recall any correction to my statement. If there was one, I missed it.
I'm so sorry that I misinformed people. I hope whoever has read my previous post(s) will come back and read Jason's and wilderness's posts!
My CPM seemed to triple since two days ago. However, my impressions are low and it saddens me. I could have made some good money yesterday. Tsk, tsk.
Update: OK, so my impressions figures for Thursday 13th Oct have been adjusted to the proper level which is great, but what I'm curious to know is why my CPM for that day has gone down by around $1.80!
Seriously, what is happening. HPads went back up then it's not updating again. In the meantime, my average daily earnings increased. I hope they will not reverse those amounts
by Alfreta Sailor 9 years ago
Is it just me or is everyone's earnings for HP ads still pending for yesterday? I looked for a thread on the subject, but as yet haven't found one.
by Brian Dooling 9 years ago
Why is my hubpage ad earnings for yesterday still pending?usually I can see my earnings for the day before by 9 am, but its been pending all day...
by Alison Graham 3 years ago
Is there a problem with Amazon earnings? Usually there is a message reporting the reason for any delays but although ads program earnings have been reported as normal, Amazon is still pending since Monday.
by Sleepylog 8 years ago
Anyone else's earnings from yesterday showing $0.00 and still in pending state?I've often had earning amounts pending for a day or two, but never for $0.00. Is this a glitch?
by Susan W 8 years ago
On my account, it still says that the earnings are still pending and that there are some technical problems on HubPages. Is it on yours as well?
by Paul Goodman 9 years ago
HP ads seem late with the stats today, still got yesterday "pending" - is it the same for everyone?
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