Yahoo Ads on Hubpages - How ?

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  1. guidebaba profile image56
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    Hi HP Team:

    Today I noticed Yahoo Ads on few of my Hubs. Here is 1 of the snaps:

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/578968_f260.jpg

    This is against the Policies of Google Adsense since both are Contextual Ads. Ironically, I haven't placed any Yahoo Pub ID here on HP. How and Why do you show Yahoo Ads on my Hubs and where is the income going ????

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can see here, that it is not against Google's TOS to run ads from other networks on the same page as AdSense.

      Lissie is right that we are running these ads only in our share of the impressions right now, just as we tested Kontera in our share of impressions before opening it up as an option to users in their own share.  We are currently testing several different advertising options, in order to be able to offer users the most effective and profitable revenue sharing possible.  Depending on the results of these tests, we may or may not offer one or more of these as new affiliate programs in the future.

      1. profile image0
        terrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If you offer a new affiliate program will you also provide those who sign up a bonus or share. I see the Kontera sign up had a $25.00 per referred publisher bonus to the one who signed the new publisher up.

        1. Whitney05 profile image81
          Whitney05posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          That is up to the affiliate programs to decide not HP. Kontera offers the bonus, not HP. Same with how EPN offers a bonus for affiliates who get ACRUs to ebay.com.

      2. guidebaba profile image56
        guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Dearest Maddie : Thank you so much for all the explanation. Things are very clear to me now. I am very close to getting my first Payment from Kontera. Thanks to HP and we look forward to more Revenue Sources. Also thanks to other people who participated and commented here.

  2. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Well it cant be illegal cause hubpages is doing it and this is their busines LOL. The yahoo ads are only showing in the hubpages page view share and hopefully will only ever be an option because non-US based authors cant sign up for yahoo ads

  3. guidebaba profile image56
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    Thank you Lissie for all the explanation. This makes clear that these Yahoo Ads are been displayed only on HP's 40% and NOT our 60%. Still I think this is against Adsense policies because both are contextual ads and according to Adsense you cannot have any other contextual ad on a page along with adsense.

    1. weblog profile image56
      weblogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can have them, adsense TOS only says no other AD should look similar to google ad (design, colors and all) smile

  4. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    To bring in some clarity - it used to be prohibited in Adsense TOS. But they changed this a year or so ago smile

  5. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Probably before they got done for anti-competitive behavour in the land of the free!

  6. WHoArtNow profile image83
    WHoArtNowposted 9 years ago

    If the Google - Yahoo Advertising deal goes ahead anyway, then you might be seeing ads by Yahoo with 'Ads by Google' in the bottom corner anyway so It might not matter anyway!

  7. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Wow.. did Hubpages get a 25 dollar kickback for every person who joined Kontera who is a user here then?

    Crazy.

    1. guidebaba profile image56
      guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe. This is just another way of making money. Sign-Up for Affiliate Programs and make others sign and earn your commission. Many of the Experienced and senior Hubbers are already doing this. Not Bad. wink

  8. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Why crazy?

  9. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Misha -

    I say crazy because it was presented as something done to help Hubbers earn more from their hubs, not something that we (Hubbers) were going to be earning a referral kickback for HP by registering through.  I would still have signed up for it, don't get me wrong, but it would've been cool to know that one of the reasons it was added to the system and the changes made was that Hubpages was going to make thousands of dollars for it's users having signed up..

  10. Whitney05 profile image81
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure the rules of the kontera signups, but a lot of affiliates only actually pay out that signup bonus if the person who signs up gets to a certain point. Like a certain dollar amount. So, even in this case, HP may not get paid for half the people who signed up. Either way, that's usually how affiliates go. You get someone to sign up and you get a bonus. I just figured this was the case here.

    Yahoo's the same way, I think, at least with their other affiliate programs. You get someone to sign up for the yahoo dating, and participate for so long, you get a bonus... Or something like that

  11. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    It was a briliant move, either way, from an affiliate program standpoint.  I don't remember there having been a referral id or affiliate code or anything, that's why I'm giving the golf clap over here.  I work for a company that makes a great deal of it's money through affiliate programs (like 90% of the adult industry) so I'm fairly well versed in how that goes, but have -always- seen a referral id or other such code in any links diverted to the "parent company's" site.

  12. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Charlotte,

    If you forgot for a moment - Hubpages are still a business that is run for profit. I don't really see any problem in somebody giving them $25 for my signup to affiliate program, cause I know this money will keep them motivated to provide me with even better place to hang out.

    Or did you just want a piece of this pie?

  13. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I did not forget, Misha.

    Forgive me for speaking my curiosity.

    Bye folks.

  14. WHoArtNow profile image83
    WHoArtNowposted 9 years ago

    I'd prefer it if HP gets $25 for each sign up, cos in the long run its money that keeps them ticking, and they do provide one of the best websites on the net for us to play on!

  15. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I never said I minded that they got a kickback.  I'm glad they did, if they did.  I'm just kicking myself for not seeing it as what it was (money for them, some for us) when I use the same type tactics at my job.

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We do not get $25 for Kontera signups, but perhaps we should renegotiate our deal smile.  However, we do make a reasonable income in our share of impressions from people that have Kontera enabled.  It's also the case that Kontera, and indeed all other forms of advertising on Hubpages are made available entirely at your option (as long as your content isn't commercial).  Money for you and money for us (or no money for you and no money for us) is pretty much how everything works on HubPages.

      1. dingdong profile image60
        dingdongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Now, let's hope everything is clear smile Thanks Paul big_smile

  16. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Charlotte,

    You sound like you are in a great depression. Not exactly my favorite state of mind. Can I do anything to help you get out of it? smile

  17. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm not depressed at all.  I think my initial messages have been misunderstood, perhaps I shouldn't have posted without fully explaining myself but I didn't think I had to spell anything out.

  18. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Good, I was wrong then smile Love and light wink

  19. jbcat profile image60
    jbcatposted 9 years ago

    I just discovered Yahoo Ads on my web pages.  My question to everybody and HubPages how do we get our cut from this because they are showing up where Google ads used to be.  Its my Opinion that we share page views and on are articles and hubpages can get all the money from all the other pages it has its advertising on.

  20. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Yahoo and other experimental ads are shown on Hubpages share of impressions.

 
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