Before the transfer I regularly saw at least 1-2, sometimes 5-6, Amazon sales from my top lenses daily. These were the first lenses I fixed up to bring to HubPages standards after the transfer and traffic-wise they are generally doing as well if not better than before.
However, I have not seen a single sale come through on my earnings reports since I was transferred. Are those not updated daily? How long does it take before a sale shows up on our reports after someone buys it on Amazon? Is this a warning sign that Amazon (and eBay) sales are much harder to convert here than on Squidoo? Is it due to the problem of HP Amazon modules being so widely blocked by adblocking programs?
I'm not talking about "shopping cart" lenshubs, either, but predominantly my painting tutorial articles which featured significant text, all my own original photos and artwork, and carefully selected products (the exact ones, generally, I used in the paintings I am illustrating.) I guess I just am curious to know more, because if I just can't expect them to generate any real sales, I may have to think more seriously about just moving them to my own art website...
Have you had to take out direct text links to products to meet the new standards? Or reduce the number of products showcased on your Hub? That might have something to do with it. Maybe you can break the content into two Hubs?
Mine is a little down. I had sales 3-4 days this week, but sales are showing up on Squidoo. I am in a group there and many people are reporting it too. I had one sale that showed up and 4 days of traffic.
OK, I'll relax for a while then, and give it maybe a week to see if there's any sales traffic that starts showing up.
(And yes, before anyone asks - I have made sure that Amazon and eBay earnings are enabled and approved - as soon as I set up this account I published some new hubs here to get the ball rolling on all of that before my lenses were transferred)
Congratulations to both of you guys! My lenses got transferred yesterday, so I'm looking forward to the magical sales.
The reason behind the low number of sales may be due to it being credited on HubPages' code during those 40% of the time. Your Amazon and eBay is only shown 60% of the time, so if sales happen on HP's, it won't be shown. It was different with Squidoo when you used to get 50% of the amount and 100% of the sale (reports).
Anyways, all the best to you, sockii! You deserve showers of sales everyday.
To make sales you need marketing data. To get marketing data you need to know which channel generated sales. If we don't get basic data we can't refine and improve conversion rates
I used to regularly review data on Squidoo and swop products in and out e.g. * a product taking up an Amazon module didn't get to keep it if it didn't generate sales! * Those which sold a lot would be moved higher because we were told that placement had an impact on sales
etc etc etc........
I thought one of the purposes of bringing the Squidoo Amazon module code across was to improve conversions of products listed to products sold...?
It takes a bit more than the code to make sales - you also have to look at behaviour of the audience and the product on an INDIVIDUAL lens/hub
Also thinking about it - if we don't get 40% of the data, then we actually don't know enough about how well or not a hub is performing. I've no problem with HubPages getting their share of the money - I just want ALL the marketing data.
I can see the lack of data being a major incentive to people to take Amazon to independent affiliate status.......
I agree that the Squidoo system was more helpful in this respect. However, it won't help any to switch to your own amazon-id, because it will still be one amazon-id hubpage-account-wide. The only alternative is to take your content elsewhere and be super-scrupulous about creating an amazon-id per blogpost.
I'm still a bit confused (nothing new on this end). I was getting at least 5 sales a day on Squidoo. That stopped 7 days ago. I'm still getting Amazon Associate sales but what the heck happened to the sales that should have been from the Squidoo Amazon modules? My articles moved over last night - no sales again.
The delay in reporting worked for me as well - after 4 days of being here I finally got 4 Amazon sales credited to my account (thanks pkmcruk you were right...). Things should just improve from here on.
Awesome regarding reporting sales per hub rather than account, can't wait for the change! Now if we got that AdBlock issue also out of the way as well (ok ok wishing for too much here...)
I'm 100% on the side of doing a proper beta test and taking time to make sure every kind of lens transfers with ease - from the small simple ones to the big long complex ones - like mine! I'm less bothered by WHEN my...
This drop in traffic seems to have affected the majority of us who transitioned here from Squidoo. After we updated our articles are traffic virtually stopped dead. The question is why? Was our redirect from Squidoo...
I'm not knocking anybody (or maybe I am) but I have seen several "Hubs" that transferred from Squidoo that are composed of nothing more than very thin content and a whole bunch of merchandising links (and even...
After all, what's to lose? It's not like you're going to miss any sales.As to what's to win, in borderline cases, a slightly-less commercial hub just might be enough for Google to become fond of it.What say you?