I just received notice that my hub with the most traffic, which today had 1,541 visits, is now not featured. It recently went through the Hub Pro editing system. One of the changes was to remove the moderate number of related product capsules. I replaced them and now my hub is not featured. If things like this continue to happen, I don't see how this site has any future.
I have a Hub reviewing FOUR specific DVD's and although it would be logical to link to each DVD on Amazon, I was only allowed to link to THREE. I had well over the words required to have four capsules - but no, it was judged "excessive product capsules".
I wish they would just be honest about the Amazon limits instead of saying one thing and doing another.
If the capsules were books, then you need to explain why you recommend that particular book in each case. You can put the explanation in the "description" section of the Amazon capsule - it generally looks better if you make the capsule full-width. If you do that, I reckon you could reinstate two capsules.
I'm pretty sure the disclosure paragraph is not necessary if you have one on your profile - the thing is, the amazon.com mention may be counted as a link (stupid I know since it's not hyperlinked but I have seen it before).
Not long after coming home to HubPages last year, I posted the first ever haiku I wrote. The only Amazon capsule I included featured a book of haiku by the internationally renowned local writer (and friend) who ran the workshop I wrote that piece at. I got the "spammy elements" email. As soon as I changed the capsule to feature my own eBook, the Hub was featured. What the?!?
I can see the logic in that, Bronwyn. Amazon product these days have to be directly linked to the subject.
In that case, the link between the haiku and the book was too indirect, because the only link was the person who ran the workshop. Your own book had a direct link because both the book and the haiku were written by you.
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