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E-Bay Capsules

  1. sallybea profile image96
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    Since I no longer earn any money from E-Bay,  i was wondering how many people have considered removing the E-Bay Capsule in favor of an Amazon one.  I think I am correct in assuming that I can insert more than one Amazon one if I don't use more than one ad per capsule!

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I removed all my eBay capsules this week for that very reason; Oct. earnings were zero.  Not a single penny.  I don't need or want a bunch of ads hanging around that produce no income.

      Yes, you can add Amazon capsules.  Consider carefully if they are likely to produce any sales, though, and do not use them unless you feel they will.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks wilderness - I intend doing it as soon as possible.

    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I had considered it but my eBay earnings just spiked so I change my mind...lol.

    3. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If your eBay capsules aren't making money, it means they aren't generating sales.  While it's certainly *possible* that switching to Amazon will result in slightly more sales, I don't think you are going to see a huge difference.  You may be better off just removing the capsules all together from Hubs where the products aren't very relevant and where the Hub's visitors aren't likely to arrive with the intent of purchase something (e.g. Gift Ideas for a Six Year Old Girl or Vintage Norway silver guilloche enamel brooches and pins).

    4. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I've done.  In some cases I couldn't find an equivalent Amazon product, in which case I just haven't bothered. 

      As Paul says - if your eBay capsules have never made money, then replacing them with Amazon capsules probably won't help.  Both eBay and Amazon capsules need to be directly relelvant to your text, otherwise they achieve nothing - except to distract from other advertising.  Readers are unlikely to buy unless they arrive at your Hub with the intention to buy.  To give you a couple of examples:

      You have Amazon ads on your Hub about butterflies, all of them irrelevant.  The book about butterfly photography and the macro lens would be relevant IF you gave advice about photographing butterflies in your Hub, and had a reference to butterfly photography in your title.  Otherwise they're very unlikely to make sales. 

      Likewise, you have an ad for a shopping trolley on your Hub about Parisian markets.  It's a nice segue, but unlikely to make a sale.  You'd be more likely to sell a travel book on the Parisian markets.

  2. mattforte profile image90
    mattforteposted 2 years ago

    eBay capsules used to pay per view...I had regular income from all of them, and switched all of my Amazon capsules to eBay. That no longer seems to be the case, so everything will be changed back to Amazon - no contest.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed mattforte - I used to earn something from e-Bay almost every day.  I can't see the point in promoting something which gives me nothing in return. At least I sell something from Amazon every now and then.

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image94
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 2 years ago

    I keep a few eBay capsules up, just in case. I don't expect much, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  4. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    I'm in the process of removing mine, no earnings for October. I will leave a few on just in case I get a lucky as Cardisa. smile I hope so, LOL. big_smile

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Most of my former eBay capsules were displaying stuff that was selling for 2 or 3 dollars.  Yet another reason why I've been deleting them. Just not worth it.