How do I get Amazon ads on my Hub?

HubPages doesn't automatically place Amazon ads on Hubs in the same way that Google ads are placed on Hubs.

I often get emails from new Hubbers who have just signed up with Amazon Associates, asking how they can get Amazon widgets, banners, links or an Amazon astore on their Hubs. Well, the short answer is that you can't.

To earn revenue from Amazon, you have to place Amazon capsules on your Hubs. You have to select what kind of Amazon products are displayed in your Amazon capsules. For example, an Amazon capsule is shown on the right, with a light blue background. There are two ways of selecting products to display -- you can either enter a keyword and let Amazon select the products, or you can select each product individually. The capsule on the right was created by entering the keyword "Amazon".

How do I add an Amazon capsule to my Hub?

Step 1: Create a new Hub, or click the 'edit' button to the left of one of your existing Hubs.

Step 2: Click 'Amazon' under 'Add More Capsules' on the right hand side.

Step 3: You will see a green message at the bottom of the screen that says "Added Capsule Below." Scroll down until you see the capsule and then click on the blue edit button on the Amazon capsule.  You will see this:

Step 4: Enter a capsule subtitle. This is not required. In my example above, I entered 'my Amazon capsule' as the subtitle.

Step 5: Click either 'Choose keywords' or 'Choose specific products.' If you choose your own keywords, then you can also select a Product Area, like Books or Apparel.

If you selected 'Choose specific products' then you need to open a new window and navigate to Amazon.com. Say you want to add the mass market paperback version of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Then, you would find the book on Amazon, which is here. You can either enter this url into the capsule or you can add the ISBN number. To find the ISBN number, scroll down until you see Product Details:

Enter the number that is shown after ISBN-10 (highlighted in blue). Repeat the process for each item that you want to appear in the capsule. You can select up to 10 items. You can also add your own description of each item, if you wish.

Step 6: Click Preview Amazon results to see what your capsule will look like.  If you are happy with it, click the blue save button at the top of the capsule.

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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

Good idea to publish this hub. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't get around to figure out how to put Amazon ads on my Hubs until after three years.


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BristolBoy 6 years ago from Bristol

This will be a useful hub for all those who join Hubpages (and some existing users).


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi Mousumi,

I have first time introduced with you right now when you have answered in forum. I wanted to see your hub and I am here.

Thanks for sharing.

Jyoti Kothari


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ChristinaScibona 6 years ago from The Heart of the Finger Lakes

Thank you for this advice. I am new and was wondering how Amazon worked and now I know.


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mdlawyer 6 years ago

Thanks for the information


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lovebuglena 6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

Thanks for the info. I have done just that but so far don't see clicks or earnings on my amazon associates account so thought placing the capsule might not be the right thing to do.


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mega1 6 years ago

This is EXACTLY the info I needed! Thank you, so much! I would have never figured it out on my own!


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

Thanks mousmi for this useful hub!


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John C. Evenstar 6 years ago from Portland

Thanks, this was very helpful!


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shane6973 6 years ago

nice guide, very informative. thanks


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

I'm so glad I found you. Your instructions were simple and easy to understand, Thanks


 5 years ago

Thank you so much Mausmi. I was just wondering why no ads from amazon appeared in my hub. Now it works :)


Diggy 5 years ago

Good post many will be looking for this


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NJ's Ponderings 5 years ago from Hickville, NY

thank you so much. I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to do the amazon ads!! With your easy to follow instructions, I can now do it!! Thanks again!!


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goprisca 5 years ago from Bangalore

Your hub really solved my problem. Today Amazon ads are shining in my hub page article. Thanks a lot.


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pablina 5 years ago

Very useful... thanks.


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smartlaw 5 years ago from Nigeria

very useful an informative


Kristine Manley 5 years ago

Thank you so very much. I am new to Hubpages and I needed the information in this Hub you wrote.


4youreyes 5 years ago

Thank-you !!!!! I've been trying to figure out how to do this and know I there is easier way then I've been doing.I now know where to find the ISNB number thanks again :)


lellouch 5 years ago

Thanks, I was fed up with the link limitation so I contacted support! Guess I still have a long way to go


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Jess Diaz 5 years ago from Lawrenceville, Georgia

OMG thanks soo much i was literally going crazy trying to figure this out... thanks!


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Mausmi.

Your hub may be almost two years old be i'm glad i dropped onto it. You've given loads of info and i hope i can put it all to good use.

Take care and have a nice week.

LOL Ghaelach

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