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How to get Amazon banners into one's hubs?

  1. Peggy W profile image90
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    I have been trying without success to get those specific products or even Amazon banners posted into some of my hubs.  They say to highlight the code (which I do) and then paste it into the website. 

    I have tried doing it in the code section, Amazon section and also tried it in the RSS section without success.

    In the code section it says not to post Amazon, etc. code.  I'm not sure what this code section is for.  That aside...

    How do we get Amazon banners or specific Amazon products inserted into our hubs?  Please explain SIMPLY as I need the explanation in very simple English.  Thank you for any help in advance.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    HubPages does not accept the HTML code, unlike websites and blogs. The code section is only for displaying HTML in articles about programming, it does not execute the code.

    1. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  Do you know how to add an Amazon banner?

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, the closest thing I could think of would be to insert an image of a banner, then place the desired URL underneath it. Not a clickable image as such, but something approximating it. Maximum two such links would be permitted in each hub due to the rules concerning "overly promotional."

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He told you that you can't add the banner.

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          ssaulposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          exactly, we do not own hubpages, we are only allowed to add banner on our own website or blogs

  3. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Add an Amazon capsule to your hub.  You can choose specific products by finding the product in Amazon and copy/pasting the URL into the Amazon capsule, or you can find a range of products based on keywords.

    Make sure you enter your Amazon ID first into HP's affiliate settings under My Account.

    1. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I may be totally dense but I still do not know how to add banners.  I have copied and pasted the URL into the Amazon capsule and it does not work.  Any suggestions?

      I have an Amazon ID in HP's affiliate settings.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You cannot add banners. The following steps are the ONLY way you can add Amazon adverts to your hubs:

        1. Selected products:

        Open Amazon capsule and select 'Choose Specific Product'.
        Copy and paste the address page of the item you wish to display into the box.
        Click save.

        2. Keyword selection:

        Open Amazon capsule and select 'Choose keywords'.
        Type in keywords to bring up what you want. Such as 'red socks'.
        Click 'preview amazon results' to check if what comes up matches what you want.
        Click save.

        Other than using the URL/Item number in the Amazon capsule, there is no way to insert anything from Amazon. Hubpages will pull a photo of the item as well as details and cost and place it in your hub once you press save. SOME items (usually about 1/15 in my experience) won't be able to display on your hub. In that case, just choose another.

        1. Peggy W profile image90
          Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hello WryLilt, 

          I have tried adding what are supposedly Amazons best sellers like Kindle, etc. by copying the highlighted code they suggest.  I then added the Amazon capsule and chose "Choose specific product" all with no luck.  Tried several of their supposedly best sellers all with the same result.  I tried several different supposedly best sellers like one for a cooking hub, all with the same results...zero.  Shouldn't what they suggest as best sellers be available?  I appreciate your helpful advice.

          1. WryLilt profile image86
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Peggy, you don't need to copy the highlighted code. That is only if you have your own website.

            You need to highlight the address of the page (it should start with Amazon.com) and cut and paste that into the Amazon box.

            I'd recommend reading the instructive guide that Urbane Chaos posted below.

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              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ...posted above.

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    Might well be wrong here, but I didn't think you could add an Amazon banner on a hubpage article. I was under the impression this is only possible if you have your own private website, and that on hubpages you are restricted to normal Amazon adverts, either chosen by you using the product URL's or found using the keyword search in the Amazon capsule. I would be interested to know if I am wrong in this assumption though.

    1. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Obviously I am not the one to answer that question!  Ha!  I thought that I saw some Amazon banners on other Hubpages.  I'm just trying to learn my way around this as far as making money with Amazon.  Keep me posted if you learn anything.  Thanks!

  5. Urbane Chaos profile image89
    Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago

    What Amazon suggests is if you have your own website.  For the most part, ignore it.

    It is impossible to create a clickable Amazon banner on your hub.  That would involve using HTML code, and HubPages doesn't allow that.

    You can add an image of the Amazon logo, but it won't do you any good.  It'll just be a picture.

    If you want to add amazon products to your page, follow these steps.  I'm sure you know most of it, but I'm going to include all the steps just because I can. big_smile

    1. Open a hub to edit it.  Locate the "ADD" button that floats on the right side of the screen.  Click on "Amazon".

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4232296_f248.jpg

    2. After the Amazon capsule shows up, click on the "Edit" button.

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    3. Click on "Choose Specific Products"

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    4. You'll end up with this screen.  After you get this, stop. Open a new browser window and go to Amazon.com.

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    5. Go find your product that you want to advertise.  Once you're on that page, either copy the URL, OR scroll down and find the ASIN code. (Ex. ASIN: B00400NL02) This is located in the "Product Details" section on Amazon.  Copy the URL OR the ASIN code.

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    6. Switch windows back to the HubPages page where you are editing your article.  In the still-open window go to where the window says "1. Amazon URL or ASIN or ISBN:".  Paste the URL or the ASIN code that you copied there.  Click "Save."  You'll end up with this:


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4232319_f248.jpg

    Once you get the hang of it, it's really quite simple.  HubPages has its own way of doing things, so you can't always follow the instructions that Amazon.com provides.

    I hope this helps..

    1. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Urbane Chaos,

      Thank you!  Thank you!  You could not have made this any more clear and thank you again!!!  I just knew that there was a way to do it and you explained it and illustrated it perfectly.

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      KJS411posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks. The issue I am having is getting to the "Product Details" after I select the product I am interested in. Amazon provides the entire HTML code but I can't find just the URL or the ASIN code. The whole HTML doesn't do me any good. I am searching Amazon in the "Product Links" under "Links and Banners."

    3. Rosie2010 profile image84
      Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      this is so nice of you to do.. very helpful.

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    The url is the one in the search bar on your browser immediately above your open amazon page.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As further explained in the thread that the following thread links to: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/65823

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah well obviously he still didn't understand or he wouldn't have posted here. Hope he does now smile

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, seems to be the case. I've been having a hard time keeping up with him, that's why I posted here. Where ever he goes with the question, we'll link it all together.

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL, it's hard work keeping up when they are all over the place!

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    KJS411posted 6 years ago

    sorry guys. Got it. Thanks for the help. Working through the learning curve.

 
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