Maybe I missed this change but as I was doing some editing, I saw that some of the amazon and ebay ads have changed size. Some are so big that it throws off the layout of the hub. Not good. It looks bad in some cases, in others it just creates annoying white space. I tired to rearrange a few to fix the layout but some were so bad, it was easier to just delete the capsule. Has anyone else had this problem? Check your hubs, you may be surprised.
Three weeks ago HP announced the change to only allow one item per eBay or Amazon capsule. This was to protect us from Google's new algorithm to penalized us for having too many ads. Google now considers that spamming.
Along with the change, the size of the image has been increased. The bigger size gives us the capability to make the item that we talk about in the hub more noticeable. And when aligned properly with the text capsule, it works!!! Personally, I'm happy with the change.
It's true that we have to check every hub and adjust for the size difference. But I have done this and it paid off big time. My eBay capsules are suddenly bringing in 10% of my entire HP residuals. And Amazon is doing well too.
Thanks, Glenn Stok. I have since seen the info about size that I overlooked. And you are right, ebay earnings are finally coming in, all of a sudden. I didn't associate it with the ad changes, pleasant surprise.
My only problem now is that I keep forgetting to put the 1 capsule in my Hub. I have written about 4 or 5 without the capsules at all. When I did put one in, I did like how it automatically enlarged the photo. However, the item's photo wasn't too great enlarged, so I had to pick a different item.
Will and Glenn mentioned this, but I wanted to include a link to the forum post that announced this change again in case anyone missed it and sees this thread.
Amazon and Ebay Capsule Update
The blog post has more details.
How to Check Your Subdomain for a Google Penalty and an Update to Amazon and eBay Products
http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/08/how-to … -products/
I see how they put an advertisement where it break the text up etc. Thank you.
I checked out Will's link.
I'd already shown Amazon the door years ago.
As for my eBay ads, yep, they're up to as big as a google ad would be in the same spot. Mine look downright purdy.
I thought it was something I was or wasn't doing with my capsules. Glad to know it is a universal change. yet, a bit disappointed that the integrity of the hub doesn't come first. Sometimes its difficult to break up a capsule because of relevancy. Some things just really belong together.
Oh well, we'll learn and change as we go along.
by Satori6 years ago
Authoring Hubs is about sharing and spreading ideas. Most of what we do is word-based, and a capsule to show off related Zazzle stuff would be an eye-catching way to allow readers interested in those ideas to buy...
by Paul Deeds5 years ago
We just released a small update to the site. Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when...
by MacPharlain2 years ago
I'm trying to sign up for the earnings programs and can't because I don't have a Google AdSense account. I applied for one a few days ago but was rejected due to "insufficient content". (My account...
by TeriSilver9 months ago
I've had yet another eBay capsule snipped from a piece I published two days ago. This article is on dogwood trees, and the eBay product was about dogwood trees/seeds and planting of this tree species -- ...
by TeriSilver10 months ago
I have had a hub on this site for several years that only contained TWO eBay capsules. Today, they were "snipped." What is the point of partnering with eBay if HP is going to interfere with...
by Person of Interest2 years ago
http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats?categ … ule=AmazonFolks, we really need to make a concerted effort to delete (or at least not display) those Amazon capsules we know to be in violation of QAP.The above link will...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.