Yes I do. They snipped a couple but only those that were not getting any sales. They left the Amazon capsules that were working. In addition, I only specify items that I actually use myself and talk about in the hub. That is a requirement. The item has to be 100% related to the subject of the hub and you have to display complete knowledge of the product. Then the capsule will be allowed and I also find that they work well.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, a "turbofuture" search brought up zilch on the HP website front; today, turbofuture.com is plastered all over the place. Porche is still taking the lead on the "turbo future" search though.
The only Hub I have included in the new sites is doing very well with Google. Now if some of the travel Hubs get picked I will be happy and the book reviews too.
Is this Google love only for the intro of the sites, though? Are all the rules in place for Google to continue the good ratings for us? I hope we are okay with Google for the long run and satisfy its perception of what it wants on the first page of their search.