I am currently writing a product hub and found a great bit of kit to include but on amazon it is currently unavailable and they do not know when or if this item will be back in stock. Is it worth including this item on my hub or shall I go searching for something similar?
I'm always wary of linking to a particular product unless I know it'll be around forever.
I prefer linking to keywords, then there's a pretty good chance of there always being something to advertise.
I have been advised by several people that keyword ads with amazon are less effective as you have no control over how relevant the products displayed will actually be to your content. I have tried it once or twice as was appalled at how irrelevant the choices were for the keywords, amazon is not exactly that good at matching products to keywords in my opinion. To some extent I consider writing a product hub in amazon as a time saver for our readers as finding the right product for a term like 'pink laptops' can actually take ages as amazon will list laptop accessories as more relevant then the bloody laptops! I am more then happy to affiliate sell with them but would not be a customer based on how hard I have found it to find the right items for what I am searching for. I guess if I wanted to buy through them I would be more likely to find a hub on the topic and let my fellow writers here weed out the rubbish for me!
I would try selling it with ebay if I was affiliated with them but they are buttheads
It really is too bad cause its a laptop that I would actually buy myself for my niece, she asked for pink . I really think if I get the traffic I could sell this one but if amazon advertises something they are not actually selling it seems like well whats the point ya know. Maybe I will hold tight and see what others think and in the mean time focus on a specific product hub that I know amazon has available
I am constantly working to keep my hubs up to date, with current products. There is nothing like being really interested in something, only to be told that it is not available!
If I really want to show a product, I will use a picture and a link to a place it is available, whether i can make anything from it or not.
The keyword function works just fine....its peoples choice of keywords that are the problem
one can use "-" as a limiter to the search when they see irrelavnt products, it takes some tweaking but is effective.
If a hub is high traffic I might babysit it and keep very specific items and make sure it its "in stock" available and all that but otherwise the keyword search is much better for a set and forget method
I think I may have found an updated model of the product I was asking about so that may well be the way to go, go with the newer version.
I have had no trouble with the Amazon capsule keyword function, if nothing relevant comes up in the first four suggestions, I go to ten suggestions and then copy and paste teh title of the most relevant one.
Sometimes when you set it up nicely, and a month later, the capsule reflects "product unavailable". It's sickening to check all the hubs and find that half not working.
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