For people who use the Ad program, the old layout had one adsense ad that paid directly to the hubber.
In the draft revised layout this ad was removed. This was confirmed by Jason.
Is this directly paying adsense ad to be restored?
If not, its a major change of policy that should be announced.
Obviously those that signed up to the ad program that received direct adsense payments in the past, will now get none.
Just to clarify - if you're signed up for the HP Ads program, most of the ads on your Hub are from the HP Ads program, but there was always one Adsense ad (paid via Adsense under the old 60/40 system).
So they've now removed that one remaining Adsense ad - which means that if you're on the HP Ads program, you'll now be earning zero from Adsense?
Further - Of course, Adense ads are often included in the Ad program when the bids beat the other ads. The point is that for the old layout there was one adsense ad, that paid directly to the hubber via their adsense account. So if you have signed up to the Ad program you won't see any more direct payments in you adsense account, unless it is restored. Many people have reported this in other places and this is the cause.
While we were testing layouts, the direct AdSense API ad was temporarily removed from the Ad Program layout. When we rolled out the new design site wide, we restored it. This FAQ entry is updated with the ad layouts: http://hubpages.com/faq/#hpads-appearance
Marina, the small line with words for Ads before comments needs to be like the one with the HPAds. This small little line is unnoticeable for Ads, so we do not benefit. I thought that Ad was gone from our hubs since it is sooo small. So visitors may not see it either!
So what you're saying is I'm going to stop getting that $.01 every few days? trololo j/k!
It might be back but now it's now one of the least likely ads to get clicked as it's at the very bottom of the page, under even the comments.
I have to say I have noticed a drastic drop in my adsense income since the layout changes went site wide. Has anyone else noticed a drop in their adsense revenue from HP? I can't believe I am the only one.
No, Lauryallan, you are not alone. My Adsense earnings are down to a few cents a day now, and today, it is $0.01.
Yeah I'm getting like $0.05 a day if I'm lucky. HP talked about how the layout changes were supposed to earn us more money. They rushed releasing the new layouts site wide and now I am thinking it's because of this new Google Adsense policy.
I feel someone is making more money from this layout change and it isn't the writers. I don't understand why else HP changed the position of the Google Adsense ad. Before the changes, they were getting 40% of that ad revenue and perhaps that gave them a taste for how much better it would be to get 100% of that particular ad. It has to be the best performing ad on the page.
It might not seem a lot of income to individual hubbers, but when you add it up across all of the accounts at HP then HP must have suddenly increased their income by quite a bit.
As far as I have seen, this ad position change wasn't even discussed pre-layout launch. It's almost like they have used the layout changes to sneak this in so many hubbers won't realize what has happened. Afterall, if they'd left the layout the same and told us that they were switching the Google Ad to the footer I can imagine there would have been an outcry from hubbers.
Yes, I have noticed the same pattern, but I was told that this often happens in the summer months.
One of the tricks to getting more adsense is to get more reads on the hubs we write. All traffic comes from within Hub Pages and from outside. If you want to attract the outside readers, by writing relevant topical and useful hubs, with good keywords and SEO, they will appear in searches in search engines and so will be found that way.
The other outside traffic method is using links and promoting your work. Say more hello's to Facebook, twitter, Pinterest or Google plus... whatever takes your fancy.
They are all available to us and all free. Of course a blog could also work wonders! Just a few simple things!
Over 95% of my traffic comes from search engines Cheeky Girl. In this case, it won't really matter how many readers you bring if the ad that counts is the one right at the very bottom, where most viewers are highly unlikely to click. Instead, all you will get is a tiny cent amount for google adsense impressions. The only way to make real money with Google Adsense is with clicks. No clicks equals little to no revenue.
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