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Amazon on Hubpages; Fail

Updated on February 22, 2012

The First time I saw one of my titlees swabbed in pink and got the email--

Your Hub has been identified 
as promoting sites or products 
unrelated to Hub content. 
If this is the first time you've
 gotten an email like this, don't 
worry! You'll have an opportunity 
to fix it.

I was worried. I went to the hub and couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong. Then rereading the emailI got the point that it was felt...(by whomever had flagged the Hub) that I should not use Amazon to advertise computers on a hub which mentioned computers.

I changed the keywords on the Amazon capsule and things got back to normal.

The Second Time

The Second time I got the warning, I deleted the Amazon Capsule. And I have decided that I will no longer give Amazon free space in my Hub.

Firstly; I never made 1c from Amazon. NOT ONE CENT.

Secondly, it cheapens my work to have the Ads. It doesn't look like a proper prose article, it looks like wallpaper on which the Ads are spotlighted.

Thirdly, It is simply a waste of time to insert a capsule which does nothing for your work, and has the capacity to detract from it; to have it unpublished, to make you feel like a spammer.

As I am not selling anything, as I am not being paid to sell anything, I will no longer expose myself to the dangers of Amazon capsules. This will not only prevent Violation warnings, it will enhance the quality of my Hubs.


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    • qeyler profile image

      qeyler 5 years ago

      It is amazing to consider how much free advertising I have given Amazon for Zero returns. I will be deleting their ads from my work over time and not using them in the future.

      In a way it's a wake up call for all Hubbers.

    • cloverleaffarm profile image

      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      I agree. I have some ads on my hubs, but tend not to put them, as I think it cheapens them. I write to inform, to make smiles, and for fun. Amazon makes enough money without me.

      vote you up, interesting, and useful!