[UPDATE (October 8th, 2012): AdSense ads shown in slideshows were part of a test program ran by Google AdSense, the first phase of which has been discontinued. This means that, for the time being, you will not see ads on slideshows, however as soon as the feature becomes available again, we will add it back.]
Hubbers, this week we started testing a new ad format from Google that helps monetize images. These ads are displayed on about 20% of slide views. The revenue is shared via the HubPages impressions sharing (swapping AdSense Ids), so you’ll see the revenue in your own personal AdSense Account.
A couple of key points
- You don’t have to do anything. This monetization feature is on for 20% of slide show views.
- Earnings are shared via impression sharing (60% to authors).
- If you have slide shows, you’ll see the impact in your own AdSense account.
- This is a beta product. HubPages is one of a few sites testing out the service.
- We don’t have the ability to create AdSense channels for it yet in your personal account(coming, not sure when).
The ad works by placing an overlay over the bottom of the image.
After a few seconds, the ad slides down just so the top of the ad is visible in the image.
This is what the ad looks like after it has slid down. The ad can be closed by clicking the X at any time.
I’ve set up a forum for feedback on the new ad format.
We really enjoy being able to test early products so that Hubbers get increased opportunities to earn and want to thank the AdSense team for working with us.
22 replies on “New Monetization Opportunity with Slideshows”
This is surely a new and innovative idea that had never occurred to me! Thanks for giving it a try for all of us.
I’m trying to open the forum for feedback on this good news, Sir Paul but I cannot find it.
Anyways, this is another success for the HP incorporators and stakeholders.
Thank you for the improvement with the help of Google AdSense. 🙂
As long as you don’t go overboard with it. The occasional Ad is fine. One of the things I like about the HubPages format though, is that the Ads are not obtrusive on the content.
Your ‘forum for feedback’ link is broken.
Getting page not found 404 when trying to go to forum for feedback.
getting 404 page not found when trying to access forum for feedback.
Thank you so much for clearing this point, Paul. I was confused as to how I have slideshow statistics, but no information as to how it works especially when it concerns earning. Now I know.
The link to forum is not working. I just clicked on it and got an error message.
thanks for the awesome way to monetize images! 🙂
Thanks snakeslane- I’ve fixed that forum link! 🙂
Wow!! Awesomesauce! This MADE MY DAY to see this. Because of HP, I’m becoming a better and better photographer because I try to take a lot of my own, original photos. This is JUST TOO COOL! I love how you’re always trying to be innovative and stay ahead of the tech curve. THANKS, HP!!
Brilliant! Thanks for always being in a leadership position for online writers. It just keeps getting better!
Good news, thanks. Looking forward to extra revenue! 60% is nice.
This sounds like a great idea! Thanks for thinking of other ways to monetize our hubs.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this looks after being in use.
This is an ingenious idea! We will definitely look into once all the kinks are worked out.
Seems strange to have no integrated something like it before- I looks similar to the adverts shown at the start of many youtube videos
Lets see if it helps increase earnings
What’s not to like. Thank you.
I’ve seen something similar on YouTube, but I really like this version better. Thanks HP
This looks as if it’s going to be a hit, especially if it adds to revenue. Great!
I am a newbie and have seen the power point show used on various sites. This is a good idea. It’s great that HubPages makes using the latest technology easy.
I am a newbie and published my first article. I thought it was wonderful to see a new addition to the tools for earnings. I have seen power point slide on various sites.