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problems with Amazon

  1. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I recently noticed that my tracking ID for amazon did not match the Amazon associates ID. I am not getting any traffic to my Amazon sales, and I have been told by people visiting my hubs that they are unable to buy from my Amazon Capsules in my hubs.

    Did I do something wrong? All it says in my Affiliates settings is that my tracking ID is set, but, it does not show it being active. Is there anything I can do about this?

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had a similar problem, Brim. Paul Deeds fixed mine. Email him!

  2. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    I would be interested in some input as well.  I've noticed that some settings say "active" and some say "set".  I don't know if that means the same thing or something different.

  3. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I have received over 200 clicks onto Amazon and not made one sale. I'm not sure if this is my problem on my end or if for some odd reason, people change their minds at the last minute.

    So, I could be up for some input too. smile

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Me as well. Mine says 'set' and I've had maybe 19 clicks and no sale. I mean, I know I haven't had enough clicks, but what if mine is set wrong or something and people wanted to buy...

  5. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Now I don't feel so bad.  Let's keep this thread up there till we get an answer.  Can anyone out there let us know if there is a difference between "active" and "set" on the Affiliate Settings?  Some clarity for this and the initial question would be most welcome and enlightening.

    Thanks!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No difference, it's just the terminology used for the different affiliates.

      Having clicks and no sales isn't surprising.  Lots of people look at ads and don't buy anything. 

      eBay and Amazon ads look attractive because of the thumbnails, so they can entice a visitor to click even if they're not serious about buying.  That's why I'm selective about where I include them, because I always worry that they'll attract readers' attention away from the Adsense ads which are more likely to earn me something.

      1. goldenpath profile image80
        goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very interesting!  Thanks for the input.  Very good tip on the ad placement. I guess we just need to hang in there and things will turn up sooner or later.

  6. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    I third the nomination of info on this topic

  7. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    Nelle Hoxie makes alot of sales on affiliate sights.. Maybe one of us should contact her via e-mail to ask if her affiliate settigs say active or set.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I just checked mine and it says Active for Google Adsense and Set for Amazon.  I've been getting Amazon sales ok with it this way.  So, it appears to be like Marisa said, just a matter of terminology for each affiliate.  My Amazon sales are slow in January.  December was about 4 times my highest month ever, now making it my new high month.

  9. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Heck, I just recently took a stroll through Analytics and was blown away at the available information there.  Of course nothing profitable but can be incredibly useful when larger numbers get involved.  I don't have Ebay.  Got rejected or something for some reason.  I'm sure I just applied incorrectly.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      eBay changed the rules last year and you can't become an eBay affiliate through HubPages.  The only way they'll accept you, is if you have your own website.  If you get accepted that way, then you can use the same affiliate ID on HubPages.

      1. goldenpath profile image80
        goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ahhhh, now that makes sense.  Now I understand the rejection.  Thanks very very very much!  Even though it's not my original thread I learned much.  I feel like doing a Toyota jump!  Yes, I'm stuck in the '80s.

  10. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you very much Marisa. smile

  11. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I contacted amazon. They told me that my link is not formatted correctly. I wonder if some of you could take the time to go to any of my hubs and just click on on add to see if I am actually getting traffic?

    I tried it myself, and I linked to my ads with no problem. It also says that people have purchased items there. But, it still shows that I have zero hits, and zero sales.

    I accidently placed 2 accounts there. So. I don't know which is working, and which isn't. They both say zero hits, zero sales.

    They told me that one of my hubs is registered, but the rest of my hubs are not. Did I only need one link for all of them?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Assuming that "brimancady-20" is your amazon affiliate id then your links are fine.   40% of the time on your hubs the Hubpages affiliate code "hubpages-20" will be in place, 60% of the time it will be your code.  That's probably why Amazon reported to you that some of your hubs looked right and some did not.

      1. brimancandy profile image82
        brimancandyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My friend and I used his computer, and vsited a few of my hubs.
        We clicked on 1 or 2 of my amazon ads at each of my hubs, and I checked it again today, and it still says 0 hits 0 sales.

        Should I delete my accounts and start over using a hubpage
        ID? because my ads are not getting any traffic. I tried to Edit them, but I can't find a way to get back to the original page where you select your link.

    2. profile image0
      troseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I used my profile URL for both Adsense and Amazon.  This will cover all of your hubs.  You only need one link (profile link) for the affiliate  programs.

  12. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I make a lot of money from affiliate sales on Hubpages, generally around $900 more than my Adsense earnings.  Amazon works really well, and Ebay works very well for Nellie, however I am sure she is in the same boat as me right now, as we are suffering from the After Christmas Lull, my conversion ratio has gone from around 15% - 20% to around 5%.

    Don't worry about conversions during January, they will be quite low.  Keep working and things will pick up smile

    1. nick071438 profile image51
      nick071438posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thisisoli-your report re your sales as amazon affiliate/associate member is pleasing to the ear;  earning $900 is quite a feat.  Congratulations!  Mine registers zero.  All I can see are empty clicks.  To inspire all of those who are beginners- like me- in this business. please tell your secrets to guide us how to derive sales so we can earn a little income.  Thanks beforehand thisisoli and a pleasant good morning and a prosperous 2010.

  13. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Actually I earned over $1200, on Amazon, $900 more than my Adsense earnings tongue

    The Amazon ID hooked up to your profile should be in your hubs 60% of the time, try reloading the page 20 times and looking at the page source each time.

 
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