A few days back I noticed the same problem akin to those presented herein- missing amazon products. I was dismayed. I thought it was my mistake. I had to press edit and save buttons to no avail. I thought I had the amazon products displayed without logging in to my amazon associate account, so the day after I logged in to my amazon account, edit the capsule and renewed displaying products. I thought I had the problem solved. However- after reading this particular forum- I came to realize that I was not alone bothered by this problem; that something abnormal in our operations could be traced back to hubpages. Is my contention correct?
I guess we'll see. they do respond quickly. I already got one response, but I had given them my profile link instead of a specific hub link. the thing is, it seems to have happened to many people on the same day. the hub I just published has no results shown, yet I just picked the products a few days ago.
Hi! I'm new here and I don't know how the Amazon capsules work. Do I have to go to Amazon first and search for products I want to advertise on my capsule or would the capsules do that automatically? Is it ok if my content doesn't have anything to do with the Amazon products?
You can only potentially earn money from advertising Amazon's capsules if you first become an Amazon Associate. Do this by clicking on the affiliate settings option in "My Account", and follow the instructions there.
If you add an Amazon capsule to a Hubpage, you're given the choice of choosing items from Amazon yourself, by browing Amazon then using Copy & Paste to put the URL or ISBN number into the Amazon capsule. Or you can opt to type keywords into the capsule and Amazon will pick things automatically.
You don't have to add an Amazon capsule to every Hubpage, or even any Hubpage ever if you don't want to. It's up to you.
It looks like the error with the Amazon Capsule. As that is not offered by our program but hubpages you will need to contact them and let them know. You can try using the link building tools in Associate Central and adding those links to your hubs and see if those work. You can also post in the forums on Associate Central and maybe someone there knows a work around.
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This is the exact same message they sent me, when I asked them why I wasn't getting any traffic. I think they are attempting to get people to use more of their services by making it difficult for our capsules to work at hubpages.
They also suggested that I use their link building tools, like the stripe. or whatever. No real answer.
The problem is fixed, but because of various levels of caching that occur, it may be some time before all the Amazon capsules are displaying correctly again. There is no need for you to change the configuration of your capsules.
I didn't realize that Paul Deeds was in fact HubPages staff. I think he needs a more brightly colored avatar to stand out on the forums. The small greyish "hubpages staff" by his name is very easy to miss.
Hi Paul, I got mine fixed yesterday with some tweaking, but now it's back to no display. It feels like the hubs were being rotated to "ok" and "not ok" in terms of amazon capsule display. Only two of my hubs have displays now, the others are problematic. FYI
Not out of date on my hubs, though I have had that happen, too. This was brand new product, Nelle - I haven't checked them all bu the new ones are having problems. As soon as I went into edit mode, the product showed up, so I hope it stays - otherwise pain inna butt ;(
Mine are all still broken. WTF... They show up in edit mode, but not in preview or when published... The links are good, the products are currently offered. The capsules are the problem! I suspect HubPages is to blame here, not Amazon.
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