Much depends on your topic. I have many articles with ads that have never had even one purchaser, but my special interest articles are doing well.
You need to take a look at some of the hubs here of people who do well with ads to get an idea as to how to place them and what to sell.
You cannot just throw an ad on that "seems" to go along with your topic.
For example, if you are writing an article about a certain type of bicycle you might, at one point say, "Think about buying a bike similar to the one shown here"...and then place the ad either beside or just above or below that capsule.
That way you not only are displaying an ad, you are pointing the attention of your reader to it and you are placing the ad right beside the capsule where you discuss it. This way, the reader gets a triple whammy!
Getting clicks means you're doing something right. Increase those clicks and you'll see sales. Try different things out, different positions, different products etc. Try writing a description of the product maybe?
No problem. Just be careful not to overdo so that your hubs do not look "spammy". One thing that occurred to me just this week is that if you can get people to click on just one ad, that opens the portal to Amazon, so you really don't need ton of ads.
Once that portal is opened, anything they buy through it makes you money!
Good for you, TIMETRAVELER2. I just noticed the new 'buy it now' button today. I've been super busy. So does this have a positive affect on earnings since they have to click to see the price? Clicks translates into earnings, right? Even without a sale? This is great.
Jan, you don't get paid for clicks on Amazon or eBay ads, you only get paid if someone actually buys something.
That's why it's so important NOT to use those capsules unless you can find exactly the right product. You want to be pretty sure the reader is going to want to buy something - otherwise if they click on that button and don't buy, your reader has left your Hub and lost the chance of them clicking on some of your other ads.
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