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Searching apt keywords for Amazon Capsules

This article was written to answer the question; "How can I boost sales in my capsules..

Writers and Internet publishers who want to use their Amazon™.com capsules to maximize profits, and enhance their articles or Hubs; I have included some helpful hints: and E-Bay Capsules used effectively in your Hubs or articles can make an overall better presentation, and likely increase sales/earnings from

The idea is similar to using SEO matching for your titles, or content when you are publishing on line.

If you want to be known for having high quality content, and gain a stellar reputation with those who seek and pay for good quality, it is good to take time, and extra effort when choosing items to display in your Amazon and/or E-bay capsules.

Sales, earnings, placement

I started with HubPages the first week of July 2010. As January 2011 I had earned around $10.00 from people clicking on my Amazon capsules. These were legitimate clicks, and it was really starting to add up.

As of today March 28, 2013 I am no longer eligible to earn with Amazon because the State I live in; Arkansas made requirements that Amazon refused to abide by, so my account was closed. This was not due to anything I did wrong, or did wrong, so I continue to use Amazon capsules to enhance my content, but I am just being a good citizen, helping Amazon too.

Our State allows E-bay sales affiliations, so I have started using E-bay more, but I continue to use the same formula, and I get a lot of hits on the displayed capsules.

As with any on-line market, building income and traffic comes exponentially. The best description of exponential is this:

  • Get a large tank car
  • Day 1, Put in one penny = .01
  • Day 2, double it = .02
  • Day 3 double the amount = .04
  • Keep doing this
  • Day 20 = $5,242.88
  • Day 30 = $5,368,709.12

I understood when I first started out as an Internet publisher in 2007, that if I did make money, it would take time, and many readers.

HubPages, and Hubbers , have provided tools and Hubs, for me and all new Hubbers learn how to publish successfully. My earnings from August 2007 to July of 2010, from two blogs on, without much advertising, was $1.76. Amazon earnings -0-.

In January of 2011 my earnings were about $60.00 from AdSense alone. I have several other sources besides HubPages for Internet publishing, and I am seeing a few dollars here and there.

HubPages also sponsors contests, where prizes won are quickly distributed through Pay-Pal.

January 29, 2010

Update - 2 blogs 7.16, Amazon Sales, my commissions 10.00+

Amazon Affiliate Program

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Amazon Affiliate Program

From what I understand, when a reader of your article clicks on an Amazon, or E-bay product does not buy it at that first click, you do not get the sale.

With E-Bay, the likelihood of someone making a purchase on the first click is astronomical, because most items are for bid. It is more likely that a reader would buy an item on first click, but if they click, put it on their wish-list, then come back later to buy it, you do not get the sale.

This means:

  • they may have clicked on it,
  • put it in their wish list,
  • they did not complete the transaction on that primary click
  • it is not counted as a valid sale.

Search: Textbooks, GIS, global, information is what Lilly used to get these items to display

Amazon product placement, Keywords or Choose Items?

In July 2010, when I first started using Amazon as an Affiliate partner, I was very conscience of the need to place quality products in line with my quality content.

I would spend hours pouring over customer comments, and ratings for products that I would choose to display in my capsules.

The negative on this is that by choosing the individual items, the product could easily sell out, or become unavailable, and without checking the capsules daily, your entire Hub can get out of whack. It is possible that empty Amazon, or E-bay capsules could change the format of your Hub.

After a few months, and with a better understanding of SEO I started using the search option for capsules, and E-bay capsules as well.

If you word your searches correctly, your capsules will automatically update as old items become outdated, or unavailable.

The benefits of using keyword searches on for products is

The benefits of using the Keyword search on Amazon products is that if Amazon sells out of items presently displayed on your pages, or items become available that are a closer match, Amazon keyword placement, causes Amazon to automatically replace them.

Another benefit is that the writer can use creativity with the Amazon or E-Bay capsules and display products in a unique manner. Forinstance; I did a book review of a book by Dean Koontz. Rather than navigating the unsure world of image use, and copyright infringement, I used capsules to be the photos needed for the book I reviewed.

Another way to optimize your and E-bay capsules.

Depending on the type of article or Hub you are writing, if you choose such keywords as clearance, sale, or closeout, this will help placement for a Money Saving or Frugal Living Hub .

On the other hand, a writer or publisher can use Keywords such as New, Finest, and Premium to get more expensive items to display in your or E-Bay capsules..

Most writers here will have no problem using their imagination to come up with keywords to display optimum items for sale and in alliance with the writer's published content.

In 2011 the Arkansas legislature caused to refuse to do business with Arkansas advertisers or sellers, as they demand Amazon withhold taxes, as if we are already as shifty and shady as they are. This of course has caused a loss of tax revenue for Arkansas and Small business owners. August 30, 2012

I wish all readers the very best, and Good Luck.

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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @tnvrstar Thank you for your comments, I hope this helps! :0)

    • tnvrstar profile image


      8 years ago from doha, qatar

      Thanx for your hub, i don't use amazon but i wil surely look forward about it

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      P.S. I made an update on earnings. Jan 29, 2011

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @toknowinfo, thank you! It is a nice feeling to help. I appreciate the complimentary comment, and rating. Thank you very much for the encouragement.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks LillyGrillzit,

      I really enjoyed your hub. I like your down to earth style and honest approach. Made for good reading and very informative. Rated up and useful. All the best to you and keep writing.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @glowingrocks, Thank you for the very nice comment. :0)

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      8 years ago from New York

      Honest as all heck!

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @GmaGoldie, you are 100% right. It is in the marination. A partnership of Seller and Writer is decent. I am liking more everyday. It is a partnership worth building. Thank you very much for coming by for a read and leaving a nice comment.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      I make almost nothing on the Amazon capsule but they provide so much information to my articles. A photo is worth a thousand words and an Amazon capsule is worth allot - to the reader and potentially to the writer.

      Great information - appreciate you sharing. This is important information. I was encouraged or nudged by a fellow Hubber to include the capsule. I first I thought I had sold out but then I realized it helps the article too.

      As the Hub marinates and Google recognizes the quality the Amazon capsules I imagine will play a bigger role in the earning potential.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @prasetio30, Thank you for your kind response and read. It is always a bright spot in my day, when I see you here. Thank you, yes my main goal is to write good quality and unique content. I honestly hope for a time when I may devote my entire self to writing, and able to pay the bills. My wants are few, and my needs are basic, so we help pay the electric bill, or whatever, by advertising good matching products. Thank you prasetio for the vote and blessings. I pray the same from you, and because of the Natural Disasters occurring in your part of the globe, I remember you and your family. The Best prasetio30, and blessings.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information based your self experience. Better to learn from success people. I thought you are one of success people who always keep your passion in writing. I believe the money will following you. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. God bless you.


    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @Granny's House, thank you for the visit, and don't dismay, you will eventually. You have put some good stuff on too! Maybe put several kinds of the same thing. one Hubber wrote about after picking the Amazon item, they go to Google images, and find Free Use images. When you are giving high quality advertisements on products, for free, they don't mind your use, as long as it links back to the manufacturer. Another place is the press pages of manufacturers, you can request to be a member, explaining, you are giving free advertising on their product. I send a copy of what I wrote, so if they don't like the quality, they can decline. It has not happened, that they said no. Thanks again Grandmother. The best!

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I have NEVER mad anything from Amazon. If I have something from Amazon on one of my hubs, it is there more to show whay something looks like. LOL

      Great hub Lilly

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @jewelsofawe Always glad to help! So many helped me, or I would never have been this successful! thanks for the read and comment!

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      8 years ago from Oregon

      This was useful. Thank you! Thanks for helping me understand on my hub about Hub pages also!

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @Ms katiem2, Thank you very much for the compliments and well wishes. Your words are powerful and mean a lot to me. Peace and Love - Lori

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      Katie McMurray 

      8 years ago from Westerville

      Well done Lilly and very informative. Your doing great and within the next three months you'll be writing about your drastic increases in earnings from both Google and Amazon. You are a great content writer and provider! :) Katie

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @always exploring! Thank you for your kind words, thank you for the well wishes! :0)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lilly you give a lot of good advice on your 'how to hubs' I wish you much success.


    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @Ingenira Thank you! As with the philosophy of HubPages working together as a team, I am glad you found this useful. Thanks for the nice comments and compliment.

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      8 years ago

      I learnt a few very good points here. Glad I read this !

      And what a creative way to present your hub.

      Good work, Lilly !

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @chan0512, I was just bragging about you to another Hubber! Thanks for the read and Encouragement! Yes, in this case, time is very much on my side. :0)

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      8 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Great article as always my friend. Good luck on your contest wish you will win. Adsense will be great overtime. Keep writing! Thanks again.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      @ the clean life. Mark, thank you for inspiring me! The thing I love about HubPages is the help I have gotten from other Hubbers since day one. I have lots to learn yet, but anytime I find something useful, I do like those before me, and write something to help others. I hope this helps. I have a lot of fun with it! Thanks for the Votes too!

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      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lilly, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this hub on my question about Amazon clicks and sales. Lots of helpful information here and I appreciate you for writing it.

      Voted Up and Useful

      Thank you

      Mark (The Clean Life)


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