Is it okay if we copy the url of each Amazon capsule and include it as a text link on our hubs?
That way, we're still using the HP amazon modules but in text links.
I ask this because the adblock plus is blocking all the Amazon capsules but it doesn't block text links.
Over 60 million people in the USA have adblock downloaded and that REALLY impacts the sales conversion on our hubs.
I've raised my concern about this 3 months ago but didn't manage to get a solution.
It's either that or would you please do something to your Amazon capsules so it doesn't get blocked by Adblocker?
We'd all really appreciate if you could take a step in solving this problem for us.
Thank you very much in advance.
You can make in text links to Amazon the same as any other in text link. But use a plain link as the text units do not support advanced html.
What's the 'plain-link?' I'm new to this text link stuff.
If you use in-text links, be aware that the rule for only two links per domain per hub applies to Amazon.
Does this rule also apply to sources we credit for pictures?
I've been linking my source photo from places like Wikimedia Commons and Morguefile, are those counting against the rule of two?
There are some exceptions to the two link per hub rule. I know Flickr and Wikipedia are exceptions and I would guess that Wikimedia and Morguefile would also be exceptions. They want you to try to avoid sending people away from the site, especially to your own site.
Some sources do fall under the 2 link per domain rule. More than a few hubbers have been caught on this one, with the hub being labeled over promotional as a result of those sources.
As Millionaire noted, though, wikipedia is exempt as is wikimedia (from personal experience - I use them extensively). As a very general rule of thumb, sites generating income as profit are not exempt; those that are are exempt. Exceptions abound, though.
Beyond the text link option we provide, it's not very likely. However we will make some amazon changes shortly that will help with revenue generation.
Paul, I think the main concern is that Squidoo Amazon modules weren't blocked by Adblocker, whereas Hubpages Amazon capsules are. If the upcoming changes solve that problem, that would be great.
We will adopt several attributes of the squidoo amazon formatting, so perhaps it will fix it. We aren't likely to focus on appearing on ad blockers.
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