Making a little money with Hubpages but Google say I have not Hits

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  1. mathair profile image63
    mathairposted 7 years ago

    I would love if someone could explain to me the difference between Hubpages and Google when it comes to making money. My views per page are slowly increasing and I am starting to make a little money with Hubpages (just cent at the moment) however Google still say that I have not hits on their ads. 
    I would also like to know if there is some way of checking if my amazon ads are working as I have not had one hit on them in 9 months!

    Any advice is welcome.
    Thank you

    1. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The difference is that most of us seem to do better with HP ads.

      Some insists that Adsense works better for them, though, so you may want to experiment.

      However: when you use HP ads, you will get very little Adsense.  The HP ads will be the majority of what is shown, so they drown out Adsense.  As I said, most of us have found that we make more money overall with that.

      As to Amazon, if you can see them on your Hubs, so can other people.  Amazon ads do well for some people, but it's specific hubs that work well with them.   I only get a dribble of Amazon; many other Hubbers will tell you the same.

      1. mathair profile image63
        mathairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you I think you have made it pretty clear. Guess my Hubs just dont promote the right stuff on Amazon then.  And yep its since I joined HP ads that the google clicks are non existant.

    2. profile image0
      msivakumarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HP ads (Hubpages ad program) pays you on impressions, that is even if someone just views your page it get recorded as impressions and you get paid accordingly.

      Google Adsense pays you when somebody actually clicks on the ads shown in your hubs. So if somebody just reads it and nobody clicks it means you will not get paid. (Technically Adsense has impressions based payout too, but it depends on the Advertisers choice)

      Amazon pays you only somebody actually completes the transaction - i.e somebody actually buys a product through your link ..

      1. mel22 profile image60
        mel22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        (Technically Adsense has impressions based payout too, but it depends on the Advertisers choice)

        ...where can I choose impressions over click based advertising... i'd like to switch... I don;t see anywhere where I get the choice on the AdSense site... or did you mean the paying advertiser gets to choose when putting ads through AdSense... if so I wish advertisers would switch.. i'd rather see smaller increment payouts to account rather than nothing ,nothing, nothing, then WHAMMO, 1.40 from two clicks all of a sudden.

        1. profile image0
          msivakumarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Unfortunately we don't have control over which Ads to choose over our content. Its advertisers choice to pay us through clicks or impressions. Majority of them pay through clicks and only few through impressions.

  2. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Not completely sure if this relates to what the OP is saying or not.  Having searched for a reason for a recent discrepancy (a new larger gap) between the views I am seeing here and on analytics to Adsense, I have discovered that others are complaining that they seem to be out of sync. for them too. 

    I know that they are measured differently (not sure but I think it is - Adsense is page views when ads are on while the others are page visits )but that said something has altered in the last couple of days and I am at a loss to figure out what or why.

    1. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HP and Analytics measure things in different ways and the 40% views that HP takes also complicate things, Combine that with the reality that Analytics can miss page views and Adsense activity (Adsense will record it but Analytics can miss it) and nothing will ever seem to make sense.

      1. 2uesday profile image80
        2uesdayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, for taking the time to post an answer to this.

        After reading your reply,I guess that I am wasting my time trying to understand it and solve the puzzle of what is happening with it. Better to spend my time on writing than on trying to solve this mystery of how the numbers work out.

      2. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I see a fairly close relationship between HP and analytics if I add the slide show views in HP and multiply by 60%.  "Fairly" being the key word - it still doesn't match and there are some days where analytics has obviously missed quite a few.

  3. mathair profile image63
    mathairposted 7 years ago

    Hmm the mystery deepens! Thank you for all of your replies!


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