Google Adsense Earnings

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  1. peoplepower73 profile image94
    peoplepower73posted 9 years ago

    Is google adsense only paying for clicks and not impressions?  My adsense earnings have almost gone down to nothing.  Has anyone else experienced this?

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also get paid per impression from Google Adsense. I have several blogs and websites that see some traffic and some of those ads pay per impression. I don't think Adsense will pay you for impression from HP the HP ad program does that already.

    2. WannaB Writer profile image91
      WannaB Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In three years of writing on line, I've only accumulated 32.00 on Adsense. I don't expect to see a payout as long as I live at this rate. I've made more than that this month with the HubPages Ad program. I'm looking at Adsense the same way I look at myLot. I don't check my earnings there very often or try to do anything to increase them, since Squidoo doesn't share Google Adsense directly into my Adsense account, and I don't make all that much from Qondio, YouTube, Blogger, or the smaller writing sites and sites that are primarily for backlinks.

      When I went to check this time, they said my ads were appearing on sites I hadn't authorized. One was and another was Yet another was The last two were authorized, but I don't remember authorizing them. One might be YouTube. How do my ads get on these sites? Is there any harm in authorizing ?  I see some of my own sites here I've not put ads on yet. I still might be better off making more hubs than trying to monetize sites I don't add content to very often. What do you think?

      1. peoplepower73 profile image94
        peoplepower73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        WannaB Writer: I've been with google adsense for about six months and earned about $19.00. I've earned almost twice that much on Ad Programs.   The last two months my earnings have been around 80 cents on Adsense. I'm glad you told me about your earnings.  I think with your talent for earning money from quality hubs, it probably is better than trying to monetize the sites.  I'm still learning all the ins and outs of hub pages.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Google has said it's looking for "authority" sites these days, i.e. websites with a substantial amount of quality content related to one topic.  So my advice would be to concentrate all your efforts on a small number of sites - just one, if you like - so you can build up that authority.    If you don't have a niche-specific site, or don't want to stick to just one subject, then maybe writing Hubs is a better way to go.

        I haven't heard people talk much about it lately, but there's a thing called "smart pricing" which means you shouldn't put Adsense ads on your smaller sites at all, especially if they're just for backlinks.  Poorly performing Adsense ads can lower your rate of earnings per click. … e-adsense/

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    From what I have gathered, Google Adsense does in fact have some impression based ads, but clicks are where the money is.

    If you're using the HubPages Ads Program, then the likelihood of your Google Adsense earnings are to be low because HubPages Ads Program dominates the page.

    If you're not using the HubPages Ads Program, then I would say that it has to be related to a lot of other factors(which are too many list).

  3. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Apparently on another thread, it's been announced that if you are on the HP Ads program, the new layout will not show any direct Adsense ads.

    Therefore if you're on the HP Ads program, you can expect to earn zero from Adsense from now on.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image65
      CASE1WORKERposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the clarity Marisa- I had not realised that- only thing is it now drives me to write elsewhere for a litte as I am haf way to a google payout and I am sure not leaving them with £35! Oh rats!
      Just thought I could turn the HP ads off- for a while; but with traffic tanked? Oh gosh it is so frustrating!

    2. Rik Ravado profile image88
      Rik Ravadoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes my AdSense has been almost zero for several days (never happened before).  This is useful to know. Agree with Caseworker - forces us to do more on other sites just to recover the Adsense balance!

      1. wordscribe43 profile image92
        wordscribe43posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Same here with Google earnings... absolutely pathetic for the past few days.  I don't use HP ads, so that's not the reason.  I really hope it doesn't have to do with the new layout, or if it does that they will find a remedy.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image82
      Barbara Kayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm still earning money from Adsense even though I am on the Hubpage Ad program. It is just small amounts per day, but it must be you can still earn from it.

    4. Brie Hoffman profile image68
      Brie Hoffmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have HP ads on and I make about $10 a month on Adsense.

  4. GeneralHowitzer profile image72
    GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years ago

    Hehehe, now this is not great I am just 17 dollars away of getting my Adsense payout hehehe... Hmmm, need to strategize when to turn off the HP ads or perhaps inject some google ads on our websites...

    1. Rosie2010 profile image70
      Rosie2010posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This happened to me last month.  Because of HP testing the new layout, my Adsense earnings died.  I only needed $22 dollars to reach Adsense threshold payout.  So, for the first time since March 2011, I turned off HP Ads for the last week in May.  It was nerve-wracking, but I did it.  I reached payout.

      I lost more than that in HP Ads earnings, but it was worth it.  I'm weird that way. lol

      Best wishes to you, General. smile

    2. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Step turn off the HP ads.  You will make pay out probably in a day or two!

  5. peoplepower73 profile image94
    peoplepower73posted 9 years ago

    My google adsense account is tied to google blogspots where I have a blog with back links to hub pages and my You Tube channel.  I'm still getting page views and clicks, but no revenue. Perhaps, adsense is not paying because it sees this as all interelated.  Thanks everybody for information on HP and adsense.  I wish they would tell us what their policies are and the conditions that caused the decrease in earnings instead of us trying to second guess what happened.  This is a business; it's not a game!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Running a blog to promote your Hubs is an outdated idea and a waste of time, unless you've got it automated somehow.  Having more than one or two links from the same website or blog has very little value.  If you look at your Webmaster tools, it will show you that Google counts how many links you have, but it also lists how many domains are linking to you, and that's what Google is really using as a yardstick.   Having 20 links from 20 different domains is far, far more valuable than having 20 links from one domain.

      There is a thing called "smart pricing", where if you use Adsense on a site that gets very little traffic, Google will reduce your rates because you're not doing a good job.  Many webmasters delay adding Adsense to their blogs until they've got good traffic, for that reason.

      1. peoplepower73 profile image94
        peoplepower73posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for that.  That clarifies that as well.  I was told just use backlinks.  They never told me to use different domains.  It's all about learning curves.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yes it is.  However, just to clarify - when I talk about different domains, I'm not suggesting you should start multiple blogs so you can link from various domains instead of just one.  That would be pointless, because each of those blogs would be so small and lacking in content, Google would disregard them anyway.

          You need to get links from a variety of domains owned by other people - e.g. by guest blogging, writing on other revenue-sharing sites, posting on forums, sharing on Facebook and Twitter, etc.

          1. peoplepower73 profile image94
            peoplepower73posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I have one google blogspot blog .  It has about six articles that have content and ads.  And i have about 20 page links that are linked backed to my hub pages and You Tube channels.  Should I delete my blog or just the page links? I have never guest blogged, but I have done all the other things you mentioned. 

            I did notice yesterday that I finally had an increase in revenue on adsense, not much but it was there after a pretty long dry spell.

            Thank so much for your advice.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              It depends.  Does the blog have a purpose, other than to post the links?   If it doesn't, there's not much point in having it, because it's just going to divert energy away from more useful pursuits.

              If you want to make money online, you do need to start developing your own website or blog, but first you need to know what you want to write about - a blog about miscellaneous subjects won't do well.

              1. peoplepower73 profile image94
                peoplepower73posted 9 years agoin reply to this


                1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                  Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  I would remove the links to HubPages, because the Hubs are not relevant to the subject of the blog, and Google won't like that.

    2. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a few blogspot blogs.  I noticed that I was not making money.  When I clicked on the earnings tab in Blogspot, the ads were turned off.  I had not turned them off - some glitch.  Can't tell you what is happening with Adsense and HP.  I get earnings for both now.

  6. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    A clearer announcement about the change would have been nice.

  7. Rickrideshorses profile image85
    Rickrideshorsesposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I just came on the forum to see if there was any explanation about why Google Adsense earnings from Hubpages have dropped significantly. The positive is that HubPages earnings have increased.

    I actually prefer this as it means things are a little more contained and it's an incentive to increase AdSense earnings from other sites.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Rickrideshorses:  Now that the fog is starting to clear as a result of this forum, those are some very good points.

  8. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    On another thread, Marina just said that they've put the Adsense ad back again this week.

    As others have said, it would've been nice to know this before it caused all the panic!

  9. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 9 years ago

    "This is a business; it's not a game!"

    LOL, peoplepower73, I'm not so sure about that. Lately it seems more like a game!

  10. Lauryallan profile image80
    Lauryallanposted 8 years ago

    Yeah the adsense ad is back, but it's no longer in the content of the hub. It's now the ad at the very bottom of the page under all the comments.

    Seriously, who is ever going to click those ads??

    I have to say since the new layout changes my adsense revenue is non existent.

    I know they said that the new layout would make more money, but it seems like it's more money for HP and not really a benefit to the writers. Yes my HP Adprogram earnings have increased slightly, but not enough to counteract the loss of my adsense revenue.

    I am really wondering how others have been affected by this??

    1. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think the format was changed to accomodate moblile devices and that is why they put the google adsense ads at the bottom of the page.  It's just an opinion.  I would be nice if the someone from the hub page staff could tell us for sure.

      1. Lauryallan profile image80
        Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That makes no sense because the content ad is still there. It's nothing to do with being mobile. It's to do with the fact it's the ad that gets the most clicks. When they disabled individual hubbers google adsense API's when running the tests for the new layouts they saw how much more revenue they could get by keeping that ad and giving us one of the poor performers at the bottom of the page. There is no other potential explanation. I am really surprised other hubbers haven't picked up on this yet and been complaining.
        If they'd kept the layout the same and told you they were switching you're adsense code to the ad in the footer area would you have been happy?

    2. Randy Godwin profile image59
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I dropped HPads and my Adsense revenue went up and is now getting better each month.  Not as good as it was before I plunged Aug. 10th, but getting better.  But of course, my traffic always starts to increase this time of year because of a seasonal niche I write in.

      I hesitate to use Ebay products because they compete with Amazon and their whole confusing pennies per click is not as good as a straight commission on sales.  However, Amazon sales are down since Google sends searchers straight to any product remotely suggested by the search instead of info articles.  We're getting the old squeeze play pulled on us by both Google and Ebay.  HP comes out smelling like a rose with all of the Ebay impressions on the 40% share of everyone's hubs though.


    3. Rosie2010 profile image70
      Rosie2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seriously?  The one and only Google ad is now buried at the bottom of the page?  No wonder my Adsense earnings are mere cents now.  Today, my Adsense earning is $0.01.  This is sad sad sad.

      1. Lauryallan profile image80
        Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I really believe many hubbers aren't even aware of the changes. I really feel like it's a stealth tactics on HP's part. - here's the page that descirbes it.

      2. Lauryallan profile image80
        Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this - This page shows you where you're Google adsense ad is now.
        I think most hubbers, like you Rosie, aren't aware of the changes. I only figured it out when I was looking at my stats for last moth and trying to figure out why my Adsense fell off a cliff. Now I get 0 clicks whereas I was getting a few clicks a day before.

        1. peoplepower73 profile image94
          peoplepower73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lauryallan:  Thanks for your work.  If I understand this correctly, HP is giving a choice to opt out of HP ads, if we want earnings from only Adsense.  But if we stay with HP ads our Adsense ad will be placed at the footer and our earnings from adsense will be much lower and our earnings from HP ads might be higher.

          1. Lauryallan profile image80
            Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes peoplepower I understand that. However, I feel it wasn't made clear that this is what they intended to do!

            You could always have opted out from HP Ads before, nothing has changed there. What has changed is the level of transparency and income levels.

            Before you would have received HP adprogram income and had an insight into how many clicks there are on the page (because the incontent ad is the most clicked ad). Also, you had an increased potential to earn some Google Adsense income. Now we are relegated to the bottom of the page, where I haven't had a single click since the layout changes went site wide. Yes my HP Adprogram income has gone up slightly, but it doesn't cover the loss of my Google Adsense income.

            I really fail to understand why the Google Adsense ad has been relocated to the bottom of the page. If the intent was to increase income for both hubbers and HP then moving the Google Adsense ad that we get paid directly for to the bottom doesn't add up. This sounds like HP makes more money, but not the individual hubber.

            1. peoplepower73 profile image94
              peoplepower73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Maybe if we look at it from the standpoint of  HP and the advertisers does it make sense as a business propostion for them?

              1. Lauryallan profile image80
                Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                It did before, so what specifically changed?

                1. peoplepower73 profile image94
                  peoplepower73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Businesses usually change things to increase their bottom line. Ad sense is paying us less and still getting the same amount of advertising?  I'm just trying to brainstorm.  I don't know the business from the advertisers viewpoint. Maybe you do?

                  1. Lauryallan profile image80
                    Lauryallanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I think you might be misunderstanding what is actually going on pp73. Adsense isn;t paying us less. HP have moved the google ad that you get paid directly for. This is nothing to do with Google. Instead, anytime someone clicks on the ads HP gets the click revenue. Unless it;s the ad on the bottom right - where it is highly unlikely to click.
                    Think about it this way. Advertizers pay more to appear above the fold on a web page. The lower down a page, the less valuable an advertizing space, as readers are less likely to click. I have tried to explian it as best I can on a hub I wrote about the policy change. Hopefulyy that will help you undersatnd the issu better and why Adsense income will probably continue to be non-existent from now on if you are on the HP program.
           … se-revenue - I wouldn't normally link to my own hub in the forums but it is related and explains what you are asking me.


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