I have joined the Hubpages Amazon program with much hope, however i feel so let down when daily i see a big ZERO in my Amazon earnings, this has not been the case earlier. Am i the only one or do you feel the same too?
What good is having Amazon capsules on our hubs, if we never make any sales, (last one 7th October) I used to have regular sales every month on Squidoo.
Is it because of joining the HP Amazon Program?
I might as well delete all Amazon on my hubs, as many hubbers seem to dislike them, and there has been discussions on the forum of having more than 50 words per Amazon capsule, which I know some of mine do not have enough words per product
What are you thought's?
I want to be a good writer here on HubPages.
I have never made anything on Amazon. Others do look through the forums and you will see the ones that do.
Big drop off for me too when I went to the HP program, but I should add that I am seeing a similar drop in Amazon sales for non-HP links. I'm not sure why, but I always find Amazon's reports to be weird, hard to derive good information from.
I just opted out of HP Amazon program because of the lag in stats, etc. Even using my associates ID, HP still does the 60/40 split, so they are going to get theirs either way. However, at least with my Amazon Associates I can monitor which site is getting sales and clicks on specific products, orders, earnings etc which we can't do on HP. I may earn less this way but at least the stats are up to date with Amazon reports. Not a lot of sales. Amazon is running specials this week, as Walmart, etc is, similar to Black Friday sales.
I don't think it is the HP Earnings programme as I don't have an AdSense account and am using my own AZ affiliation but zilch so far. There are a couple of threads on the forum debating whether the way photos link and display could be causing readers to hit the back button. And if they have Adblocker installed, they won't even see Amazon images.
Ad blocker is personal choice. It does not apply to every person who reads your hubs.
Go to webmaster tools, set up account if you don't have one for hub pages. Here you can see top pages, search terms being used, demographics, traffic according to age groups and gender.
From the way I understand it is that whether you use your own associate ID or use HP Amazon program, HP still does the 60/40 split which means 40 percent of the time, the products for hubs will be with HP account ID,and 60 percent of the time products will have our ID regardless if it is our associate ID or ID with HP Amazon program.
The only difference is commissions earned are higher with HP Amazon Program than with associates program unless you make a lot of sales every month so that you earn in the higher tiers or sell high commission items in the fixed fee schedule.
If we use our own Amazon account, on various sites, with a tracker for each site, we can see which site is giving us sales. We can at least see which products are being clicked on whether a sale is made or not. HP does not give us any of this information.
My Amazon earnings have been up and down this last week on both HP and my blog, mostly down. I thought the stock market woes might be playing a part, but if Amazon is making a direct push to the readers, we can't compete with that.
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