Adverts on Hubpages Mobile

Hubpages is an online revenue sharing website which earns money partly through adverts at the time of writing does not show adverts on page views from cell phones.

I have recently purchased a brand new phone, the amazing HTC Desire and so I decided to read a hub my someone I follow. One thing I noticed straight away was there was no adverts shown. I did a bit more research and it turns out no hubs have adverts on them, although where there are eBay and Amazon referral links these DO show up. As a result, from mobile impressions eBay and Amazon are the only sources of income at the present stage.

This issue only occurs on sites such as Hubpages where there are mobile versions of pages. Other sites such as Infobarrel and Xomba do not appear to have mobile sites as such and so when viewing these sites through mobile devices the normal desktop version is displayed and so there is still the potential to earn through Adsense clicks.

I did a bit of research using Google Analytics and discovered impressions on my hubs from mobile sources amounted to about 1000. As a result, I could possibly earn more if adverts were shown on Hubpages when accessed through a mobile device such as the iPhone, Blackberry or Android device such as the Motorola Droid or HTC Droid Incredible.

Hopefully in the future adverts will be shown on hubs when displayed upon a mobile device. A main reason for me hoping this will happen is Google Adsense are hoping to take over the major mobile ad network, Admob and if this happens Admob would be incorporated into the Adsense system.

Monthly Update - April 2010

So it's that time again when I publish my earnings for the previous month. Over the last month I haven't written many articles. What I have done, however, is do a lot of work creating backlinks, especially using Redgage and She Told Me. In total I wrote four new hubs. The first was a little experiment I intended to run and so was entitled Hubpages Login. I then decided that I had too many earnings from Adsense on Hubpages and so I wanted to diversify my portfolio to include more Amazon sales. I have recently purchased a new mobile phone and so I decided I would concentrate on pages specialising in cell phone accessories (as I had to do lots of the research myself). As such I chose to write an article on HTC Droid Incredible Screen Protectors, HTC Droid Incredible Chargers and LG Ally Screen Protectors. I had previously written an article on Motorola Droid Screen Protectors which saw moderate success so hopefully these will follow in the footsteps. I do see one problem with this though - there is likely to be a big surge in traffic when the phone first comes out and will slowly decline until after a year or two there will be nothing (even if I manage to rank top in the SERPS).

Aside from these four Hubpages I didn't write anything else on Xomba, Infobarrel or any other websites (but these continued to earn). Once again I managed to earn from Webanswers and also for the first time I have included my earnings from Redgage. You may recall that my aim from the March 2010 earnings update was to exceed $60 from Hubpages and earn $5 from all the other sites combined.

Hubpages: $77.40 (26% over March 2010)
Infobarrel: $3.09 (124% increase over March 2010)
Xomba: $0.73 (135% increase)
Webanswers: $0.16 (64% decrease over March 2010)
Redgage: $3.20 (new for this month)

As can be seen I got very good earnings this month. There was an increase on all of the article writing websites (Hubpages, Infobarrel and Xomba). What is important to note is that this increase was due to an increase in the number of people visiting existing sites, which I would put at least partly down to the backlinking which I had done over the month. In fact, I had written only four new articles for Hubpages which contributed little and no new articles for Xomba or Infobarrel so all in all it wasn't a bad return. Webanswers probably dropped to inactivity by myself on the website during April 2010. I also earned quite a lot from Redgage, however this was partly due to getting a bonus $3 for my one of my pictures being featured.

These results mean I exceeded my target of $60 from Hubpages (in fact I earned over $75) and also exceeded my target for $5 from all other websites after earning $7.18 although $3 of this was a Redgage bonus for being featured and when this is removed I earned only $4.18 which is disappointing.

For May 2010 I hope to be able to keep Hubpages above $75 and the other websites above $5 (without bonuses!) and who knows, if I am lucky I may even be able to break through the magic $100 barrier!