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Amazon sales on unfeatured hubs

  1. Stephanie36 profile image74
    Stephanie36posted 10 months ago

    Hi-I have a hub that made quite a few sales last year at the holidays, but has since gone unfeatured. I can't get it to be featured again, and have given up on that. But what I'm wondering is, can an unfeatured hub still make sales? It is still getting some traffic through Pinterest, but I haven't made a sale on it in ages. I'm hoping this is just by chance and not because it is no longer eligible to make sales.

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      An unfeatured Hub is still published and accessible directly or from social networks - so yes, it is *possible* for it to make sales. However, most of your sales probably came from readers using search engines. If you want some help on how to get your Hub Featured again, feel free to email us at team@hubpages.com.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      The less traffic it gets, the less likely it is to make sales.  If it's unFeatured it's going to get NO Google traffic, and since Google traffic usually makes up about 90% of Hub traffic overall, that's going to have a serious effect on your sales.

      Have you tried posting the Hub here and asking for suggestions on how to get it Featured again?

  2. Stephanie36 profile image74
    Stephanie36posted 10 months ago

    Thanks for the replies! I just wanted to make sure it wasn't *im*possible. The hub is http://hubpages.com/animals/the-best-giraffe-gifts . I figure the original problem was too many products (I created it way back on squidoo when I was just starting out), so I deleted products and eventually got it featured again. But when I made another edit, it went unfeatured. I kept deleting till I only had 1-2 products and still couldn't get it, so I ended up giving up and putting products back in. At this point, it's been tweaked and worked on so many times it's no where near my best work because it's so patchwork, but I don't have the time or motivation to do more on it anymore. It's also probably too generic, which doesn't help. If you want to offer advice, go for it, though! (I know this isn't the right forum for it, but this threat is already going...)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      I see what you mean.

      Firstly, HubPages seems to take great exception if you have two Amazon products listed together. Separate them with text and you're much less likely to have trouble. 

      If that doesn't work, I think the problem is that the Hub is trying to be two things - one, facts about giraffes and two, giraffe-related gifts.   Under the new rules, Amazon capsules must be directly relevant to the subject - giraffe gifts are not relevant to a factual article about giraffes. 

      Since you were making sales, the important thing is to keep the Amazon capsules so you might want to think about how you could slant the article more towards gift-giving?

  3. Stephanie36 profile image74
    Stephanie36posted 10 months ago

    I hadn't thought of the dual nature of the hub being an issue. I ended up with only one product on the hub at one point, so clumping the products together is definitely not the underlying issue (though I will move them around if I try to fix it). I hadn't thought of the relevancy of the products...I just figured giraffes are giraffes. But you might be right. Thanks for the advice! I'll have to give it another shot next week.