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How to Quickly Find Hubs with Amazon Capsules You May Want to Delete

  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats?categ … ule=Amazon

    Folks, 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 hopefully help. smile

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image91
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      +1

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    And while we are at it, here's the one to do the same thing with eBay: http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats?categ … psule=Ebay

    Both of these links are from the capsule option on the filter menu immediately above one's traffic stats and below the earnings total. I've found these filters to be quite useful at times. smile

    1. Ramkitten2000 profile image94
      Ramkitten2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Question for you. Over in the land of Squidoo, our eBay modules updated on their own, so we didn't have to check to see if an auction had ended. Isn't that the case here on HP?

      Sorry if that seems like a dumb question but another post mentioned checking for that.

      Thanks.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I got rid of all my Amazon and eBay capsules sometime back. My hubs just plain weren't suited for them. Thus, I'm pretty much illiterate on both subjects these days. big_smile

        Can someone else answer this?

        Update: I see that LindaSmith1 did. smile

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        If you used keywords to find the product, and didn't limit it to a particular seller, then they will update automatically.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I only have a few hubs with Ebay capsules, but I don't keep a list of which hubs have Ebay or Amazon.  I always wondered what that list was for. Now I know.  Good way to check out Ebay capsules to see if auction is over, if product is still available, etc.

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    Most useful link ever.

  5. AudreyHowitt profile image70
    AudreyHowittposted 2 years ago

    I wish I understood this--but I don't--How do we know they are in "violation"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It was a snark hunt, but I finally found it. big_smile

      Reprint-start

      Every Product Needs 50 Words of Original Text

      In order to maintain a standard of high quality, HubPages requires that every Hub contain 50 words per Amazon or eBay product, e.g., if you have three related Amazon products in your Hub, you need 150 original words. Hubs that fall below this threshold will be moderated and need to be updated before they can be republished.
      An example of an Amazon product featured next to a section of a Hub in which the product is specifically recommended
      An example of an Amazon product featured next to a section of a Hub in which the product is specifically recommended
      Source: A Hub on Nerd Cupcakes
      Only Include Products that Relate to Your Hub

      It seems obvious, but only include products that are directly referenced or recommended in your Hub. People are more likely to buy something if it is directly related to the subject of your Hub. There are two ways to use the Amazon or eBay Capsules in a Hub.

          Write a Hub about a specific product. If you write a Hub endorsing a specific product, it makes sense to offer your reader a link to buy that product. For example, if you write a Hub reviewing the new Amazon Kindle, you could feature it in the Amazon Capsule.
          Write a Hub about a process that includes many products. For example, if you write a Hub about how to make the best raspberry chocolate cake that requires a specific type of pan and flour, you can reference and feature that pan and that flour in an Amazon or eBay Capsule, ideally with a custom description to give people even more information.

      Placement of Amazon and eBay Capsules

      It's best to place Amazon and eBay Capsules within the greater body of your Hub, perhaps to the right of Text Capsules to which they're related. Do not place Amazon or eBay Capsules at the top of your Hub. Hubs that have an Amazon or eBay Capsule as first full-width capsule will be moderated and taken down for revision.
      Update your Amazon and eBay Capsules: Use your Reports to Optimize your Earnings

      If you already have a Hub that is receiving traffic and has had a few Amazon purchases, we recommend visiting your Amazon Associates Orders Reports Page and analyzing what's been purchased. If you see an item being purchased that isn't featured on your Hub, you may want to update your Hub for that item. Experimenting with different Amazon products could increase your earnings over time!

      You can get similar information about your eBay purchases on HubPages. To view which eBay products you have recently sold, go to My Account > Earnings > eBay Sales Report.
      Write Custom Descriptions

      When you select products by URL, ISBN, or ASIN, you can write in custom descriptions for these products instead of going with the default product descriptions. This gives your reader more meaningful descriptions within the context of your Hub and probably does more to encourage people to buy these featured products.
      Be Mindful of the Number of eBay or Amazon Capsules You Use

      Even if you have enough text to support your product listings, we recommend only adding Amazon and eBay Capsules if they create a richer, more informative Hub. Superfluous capsules can lead to slow-loading pages that drive readers away from your Hub and can hurt your ranking in search results.

      What's more, the maximum number of keyword-based products that can be listed per capsule have been reduced to two as of April 2013. Amazon or eBay Capsules featuring more than two keyword or seller ID-based products will not be altered by this change, however if they are edited, the maximum number of products featured will automatically be reduced to two.
      Use Common Sense!

      As a general rule of thumb, consider your Hubs from a reader's perspective. If you're searching for gift ideas for your Uncle Leroy, you'll probably appreciate seeing Amazon products featured in the gift guide you find on Google - it's nice to be able to buy something right away. If, however, you're searching for a guide to the best vegetarian restaurants in Seattle and are overwhelmed with a sea of Seattle travel books and DVDs, you'll not be so interested in them, and might even be annoyed by the way they clutter the page.

      Considering these tips as you use the Amazon and eBay Capsules will help you earn more money on HubPages and write better Hubs in general. We hope you find them to be useful!

      Reprint-end

      I found it towards the bottom of the page at http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/crea … te-account This link has all things Amazon.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    From the information I have found the Ebay capsules do not update automatically.

  7. AudreyHowitt profile image70
    AudreyHowittposted 2 years ago

    So if I have a poem--Ode to a Toilet--and have a specific Amazon link a a "bathroom reader" I am in violation?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I would say so.   Your readers are not interested in buying bathroom readers, are they?

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image91
        Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Everyone wants a bathroom reader, Marisa.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I, too, wrote a commode ode poem awhile back. Fellow Hubbers loved it, Google hated it. lol  Has since been moved to my website.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    PSA bump.

 
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