I have a UK amazon accnt. Should I have a .com account, which I assume is the US site, for the affilliate ads to work properly..ie, register orders, clicks etc
Something I've been testing out for awhile is showing the photo of a specific amazon uk product and getting an amazon.co.uk affiliate link and place a text capsule underneath with the anchor text of the product which will go through the affiliate link.
If you target your hubpages for a UK market, ie: travel and places, then its worth a try! made a few sales here and there, just needs some fine tuning!
Oh, so you mean you can sell through Amazon UK, Wayne? I don't quite get what you mean, though I'm sure you have explained it perfectly well, it's just me
Through the actual Amazon capsules you cannot, but if you link seperately through an Amazon UK link you can, this means you could really do one product targeted to the UK and one to the .com US Amazon.
Right, thanks for that - could be very useful.
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i get this message when I try to log in..?
Have just tried it on one of my hubs, after going to the Amazon.co.uk help page. Here's what the relevant page says:
"We offer a variety of link types in our Build Links section, including those that can link to specific items at Amazon.co.uk. While we suggest that you use our Build Links tools to ensure that you have a properly formatted link and to ensure that you qualify for the direct link bonus, we have received a lot of requests for a simple text link. So if you need to build a simple text link to a specific item on Amazon.co.uk, here is the link format you need to use:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/ASIN/ref=nos … SSOCIATEID
This link format qualifies for the direct link bonus.
Just replace ASIN and YOURASSOCIATEID with the respective details."
NB: You probably know this already, but you need to join the Amazon.co.uk Associates programme, which is entirely separate from the US one, and use your UK Associates ID!
Yeah I either use the Amazon site stripe and get the associated page or serach results link that way or I do this or get the product link directly in the text link builder.
One thing that I have done and will do more of, but only on Amazon search pages that will be there for like ever. And this is to get a related domain name that redirects through to the search results page for art products and other stuff, it makes the link shorter and redirects through that longer affiliate link.
As usual there is more testing involved, but hey I've got the time nowadays now!
Thats not a bad idea, but I came to Hubpages because it cut out all the hassle of manually building up my advertisements, it's what I pay 40% for. The most I usually do is place a link on the page say something along the lines of 'hey! Are you from teh UK, Go HERE! and then I place a link to a related Amazon AStore.
Yeah I'm the same, I prefer to chuck in the Amazon capsules around my content and then test the results, but there is something in doing this though, do it often enough and the Amazon uk earnings could equal the amazon.com earnings!!
But I suppose it's a numbers game and trying to target the UK more as a whole, maybe country specific products or something along them lines, that way they may purchase......
Still testing this one out though....
I do the same as Oli - although I link to a specific Amazon.co.uk page rather than an A-Store (I did steal that idea from Oli ). But I have found that UK traffic is less than a tenth of US traffic so the £10 I have made so far will prbably sit in that account forever, never reaching payout.
Grrrr don't make me jealous - I can't cope with negative emotions before having my evening glass of wine. Congratulations on your 100 score too. I have been more active in the hubber community over the last few days and be rewarded with a score reduction!
I've done a couple separate UK US hubs - but had no joy with it yet. Maybe I need to try harder. You have inspired me to give it a bit more effort.
Cheers now! The hubscore is one mean fluctuating sucker at times, mine has dipped to 90 on the odd occasion....
The key is I think to test your click rate first and see what clicks you get, because clicks can mean that people are interested in certain products, so it may be a good idea to add uk amazon affiliate links together with Amazon.com affiliate links or sometimes seperately....it's all in the placement really. I've tested this in my current account, but in one of my other hubpages accounts I've totally gone mad creating Amazon hubpages and time will tell for Christmas and other holidays and special occasions.....
I'm attempting to make this full time now, as the past 2 years has seen a traffic rise and income rise in hubpages that is worth taking notice of....
Good luck with your Amazon Hubs Spacey, you can do it!!
What as in you are going to do HP full time? Exciting stuff.
I have been having a brilliant month with Amazon.com (and a whopping £1.25 with UK) and that has convinced me to drop some of my other commitments and stick to doing HP for a while - but that still leaves me with just 15 hours a week since the kids havne't learnt to pick themselves up from school, cook dinner and clean the house yet.
I'm the same, I cook the teas, clean the house and pick the kids up from school, but I'm a night owl most times and so most of my work gets done at night, with any other spare time I just write about stuff that comes into my head after reading some new books and watching some documentaries.
Currently I've got over a 100 more hubpages mapped out in note books and I hope to publish these before the end of October. Of course I do have a few blogs that I still have to run too and this just adds to my income....it's going to be busy, but the reality of it is this.....I never want to work another crummy job again...been there done that worn the t-shirt....been working part time for nearly two years now and full time just sounds like the next step forward!
I've had to step in to employment again, instigated by sky high immigration costs, wedding expenses, and the impending end of my wifes temporary job at a charity.
Fortuantely it is a pretty good job, I am wirking for a guy building up wordpress websites, which I do for myself anyway.
But the hit of having to work for someone else again has sparked me in to action in terms of needing to ensure I can get back in to my own employment and earn enough cash online.
Oh b*gger, the crucial URL has been shortened. Here's that URL without the http://www. bit at the beginning:
You sound just like me! I never want to work for anyone else again. But I am not a night owl and need my sleep so will be nowhere near as productive as you.
I seem to survive on 4 hours of sleep a night...although I do have some days to catch up with sleep as I'll just nod off on the bus or something and end up travelling back and forth into town a few times, done that and I woke up and didn't know what where I was!!
I've stuck with Amazon.com so far because of the size of the market but I should try targeting the UK as well, "every little helps".
Good to hear about your success Wayne, well done.
Here's a title for a future Hub, "the perils of falling asleep on the Bus!"
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