How do I get Amazon products to appear on my hub?
Featuring Amazon products on a Hub
It's easy to add Amazon products to your Hub and make your Hub like this one with Amazon products featured next to your words.
When you start to write a Hub, look over to the top right of your screen where capsules are available. (See screen shot below for exact appearance.)
Under "Revenue Capsules" just click on the word "Amazon." Near the bottom of your screen a little red note will temporarily appear to advise you of a new capsule being added at the bottom.
Enter info into the Amazon capsule
You will see the Amazon capsule at the bottom. Use the green up and down arrows to position the capsule anywhere you want. You might not want it sitting below your comments.
Click on "edit" and Fill in the Capsule subtitle. You can change it later if you want. Or you can leave it blank.
Hit enter and you will be give two choices: Choose specific Amazon products or Choose keywords.
Add your keywords
Add keywords to trigger Amazon's automatic selections of their products.
Underneath the keyword box is a drop down menu where you can also select which category of products to feature, such as books, if you want. You can put in the title of a book, or part of title or just some prospective keywords. The default is four items, but you can limit it to fewer items if you like.
Then click on Preview. Occasionally, Amazon will come up with nothing, but just try again.
Preview results from keywords
I put in some words and got some odd results! Why would opera music be shown for keywords "make money now?"
Easy to change your keywords and preview again until you get a result you like.
Choose specific Amazon products
When you click on Choose Specific Products, you get four boxes in which to enter Amazon. You can add up to four Amazon products per capsule via the URL, ASIN or ISBM identifications.
If you know the ISBN number (no one memorizes these--they're 11 or 13 digit numbers on the back of a book or on the price tag), you can enter that. This is the quickest way if you are holding the book in your hand.
Otherwise, go to Amazon.com, find the book (or product), copy the URL from your status bar and then paste it into the box. Do this for one to four products.
Copy the whole URL
Use command or control C to copy the URL.
Paste the URL into the box on your Hubs capsule
Use command or control + V to paste the URL into the box.
Copy and paste URL from Amazon
New Malcom Gladwell book
Everything talks to everything else and the book pops up when you check the preview button or just finish the capsule by hitting save.
That URL copy and paste led to the placement of this new book in an Amazon capsule.
You can hit the green arrow pointing right to move your Amazon capsule to the right half of any text capsule. It will show like this one!
That's all there is to it!
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