I have not created a new hub for a while and was editing one of my hubs this morning and noticed that the adding a link box has changed.
I noticed that the box that comes up also gives you the option of searching for a hub of your own or someone else that has the word or phrase you are linking - or to add an Amazon product.
I thought I would try the Amazon product link out and just added the phrase smoothie maker, a list of smoothie makers appeared and I chose one and added it to the capsule.
However, I found that the Amazon URL that the link was pointing to DID NOT contain my affiliate link so do I earn from this type of Amazon link on the same 60/40 basis as Amazon links in the Amazon capsule? It just had the URL for the product page followed by /?tag=rebelpilot - am I missing something here?
I also found that there is no longer an option to get the link to open in a new window (target="_blank) so adding links automatically takes readers away from my page.
I would be interested to know other hubbers' views on the Amazon Link in particular!
If you refresh the page, the link will show your Amazon affiliate ID for 60% of views, just like with the Amazon capsules.
by Christy Kirwan30 hours ago
Hi all, please stop by the HubPages Blog to check out our new updates to in-text Amazon links that will go live later today. Let us know if you have any questions.
by Sally Gulbrandsen6 months ago
Why is it that excessive links to Amazon products seem to be permitted when they are added to the body of hub rather than as a Module on the side? In my naivety, I did not realise that this was permitted. ...
by Brandon Hart3 years ago
I like to add in-text links when I'm talking about certain products as I not only think they are some of the most effective, but also some of the most helpful. What I don't understand is why there is a limit of 2...
by LongTimeMother5 months ago
My most recently snipped hub is about a specific product that is not readily available in stores. It used to have an amazon capsule, but that was deleted courtesy of HubPro a while back. Made no sense to me at the time...
by Earl Noah Bernsby2 years ago
Hey all,I posted this query in an older thread of mine with no joy. In retrospect, I probably should have posted the question independently:
by Will Apse4 months ago
I am seeing the kind of traffic I used to get a few years ago after pages have been moved to niche sites but I'm getting a fraction of the Amazon income. There are a lot of factors involved but a main suspect for a...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.