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How come Hub Pages Ads and my Adsense Account are combined?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    I've been trying to understand my Adsense account and there was a section that said I could disable a third party from looking at my Adsense account. Obviously, I didn't want third parties to be able to see my Adsense account as Iit's personal.  I disabled it and found out this morning that I had been removed from your hubpages ads. What has hubpages ads got to do with Adsense? I got a 0 for income earned from Hub pages.

    In addition, when I went and enabled my Adsense account, my hub pages ad profile came back.


    a) How come my hub pages ad are associated with Adsense? Aren't they two different programs?
    b) Why am I not permitted to make my Adsense account private? I have other sites attached to it and i certainly don't want third parties looking at it. It's personal.
    c) It has now occurred to me that HP might be earning a percentage of every site I ad to my Adsense account because HubPages was the first Adsense account I had. It's the major account even though it earns less. So the question is, how do I know that Hub pages is not earning a percentage of my wizz and blogger Adsense takings?

    Many thanks...

    1. Dale Hyde profile image84
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is the hub that helped me understand this much better when I had questions:


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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, that doesn't explain it.

        I understand that hp pays us now. That does not explain why HP has to have viewing access of my Adsense account.

        It also doesn't explain whether they take a percentage of my other sites that are there either...

        But thanks, the link was interesting to read.

        1. recommend1 profile image71
          recommend1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          This is an interesting issue - have you emailed the 'team' to ask these questions ?  It would seem harmless if the Adsense account was only relative to HP - but as you point out, we can only have one account and this would mean all the other private information would be visible to HP.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Having an Adsense account is an essential prerequisite in order to be enrolled for the HP Ads program.

      Don't ask me why - either it's because the HP Ads program sometimes includes Adsense ads, or it's because HP are letting Adsense do the job of vetting applicants for them.

      If you recall, when you signed up to use Adsense on HubPages, you had to give HubPages permission to access your Adsense account.  You had to do the same for Wizzley, and any other third party site you're using Adsense on.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa, thank you. I didn't remember. I have to confess to still finding these things very muddled, but am finally trying to understand them better.

        Tell me, does the fact that I have all my sites under one Adsense account mean that Hubpages gets a percentage of everything else as well. I signed up for Adsense under Hubpages... Thanks. smile

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Oops,sorry, missed this post.

          No, HubPages doesn't get a percentage of your Adsense at all.  It just gets permission to show your Adsense code.  They achieve the percentage by showing your Adsense ads some of the time, and their Adsense ads the rest of the time.  You earn 100% of the income when your ads are shown, and HubPages gets 100% of the income when their ads are shown.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    The two programs are permanently intertwined.  When ads are loaded to your Hubs, the HubPages program works by comparing the AdSense bid, and the in-house ad bid, and then serves the ad which carries the higher revenue. 

    This was explained when the HubPages ad program first was launched.  That's why you can't participate in the HubPages Ad program without AdSense.

  3. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    What would be great is if we could also see how much HP makes on their 40% share of time on our accounts.  yikes


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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    Thanks everybody. Much appreciated. I'm not all that commercially minded! sad