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How do I add a widget link from Amazon or EBay to my hubpage?

Updated on January 3, 2011

Step one: sign-up Amazon or Ebay affiliate ID

How to get an Amazon affiliate ID or EBay affiliate ID, please reference to the Frequent ask questions(FAQ),

You have to sign-up for the Amazon Associate program by visiting, You'll be asked to fill out information about yourself, such as name, address, payment information. You'll also be asked what your site - in this case, HubPages - is about. The entire process is very quick.

Like the Amazon program, you'll need to visit eBay to sign up for their affiliate program. Once again, you'll be asked quite a few questions, but they're easy to answer.

If you have already an Amazon Affiliate ID or EBay Affiliate ID, then go to step two.

Step two: Add your Affiliate ID to Your Hubpages Profile

Once you've been assigned an ID, simply add it to your HubPages profile so you can begin earning commissions immediately.

Go to your profile (by clicking "My Profile" tab at up right corner of your explorer window), then select "Edit Profile"(see picture above), then click "Affiliate settings" to open a new page, then you can fill in you affiliate ID in a form.

Step Three: Add Revenue Capsule to Your Hub

Now you can add Amazon or EBay widget to your hub. Actually you don't need to copy and paste widget HTML code from their website by yourself, all you need to do is just to drag and drop eBay or amazon icon to you capsule ordering module, or just click on the icon.(see illustration above), then click "Reorder Now", You can edit you amazon capsule just like editing other capsules to optimise it.

But, Amazon or eBay capsule may not display any advertisement items automatically.

Now all stuff will automatically be added to you hub, then your revenue will roll in to you account like tsunami!


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    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 6 years ago from UK

      Hi, Sprit Whisperer. I deleted Amazon links in my hubpages, and will not add amazon capsule in my new Hubpages, because now I am believing less is more.

      You seem have raised a quite serious question in the comment, and I would like to ask you to put it forward to hubpage Admin or Amazon affiliate, because I checked the Amazon product link, it shows up the hubpage-20 instead of my Amazon affiliate ID dalrbook-20.

      I am not sure technically if this is a problem, if anybody who have knowledge please shed lights on this issue.

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      Spirit Whisperer 6 years ago

      Still after more than 2 years you are still helping people with this hub. Thank you for that. I still have a query qith regards to the Amazon link. When I enter the urls for the specific products I want to sell from Amazon I notice only the ASIN number of the product shows up and I don't see any sign of my Amazon affiliate ID in the code I pasted into the url window. So how do I get paid if my affiliate ID is being discarded?

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      Giles Clark 7 years ago

      Many thanks for the clear explanation.

    • C.E. Grant profile image

      C.E. Grant 7 years ago from StepLand's Sunny Side

      Thank you for this clear explanation, Jim!

      Warm regards...C.E. Grant

    • aisha1257 profile image

      aisha1257 7 years ago

      Thanks that was so helpful!

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      Hawaiian Boy 7 years ago from Hawaii

      Where is the "Capsule Ordering Module" on my hub page?

    • OregonWino profile image

      OregonWino 7 years ago

      Great hub! I wrote on that is similar but also explains a little about how to set up your capsules etc. Check it out and I hope it helps!

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      ASFA123 7 years ago

      Thanks but the similar serious problem is unsolved that if someone have google ads on hub pages then can he/she display amazon ads

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      ms re  7 years ago

      Thank you. I have been a bit confused.

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      Davinagirl3 8 years ago


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      MellasViews 8 years ago from Earth

      Hey thanks for this hub, I was really confused by the whole affiliates thing, and this is the only article on the subject I truly understood. I like how you added the photos too. Again- much thanks.

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      Brandon_C 8 years ago from Canada

      thanks alot that was very helpful.

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      AngeLife 8 years ago from Almost Heaven

      Thank you! I found your answer when I went to HubPages help. Thank goodness it was there. Appreciate your taking the time to post it for us. :)

    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      Hi,, I tried to add some step by step information about how to add amazon or eBay capsule, but have can't work out, there might be a system bug.

      I tried to edit amazon capsule, according the instruction, you can either choose specific products, or you can choose keywords that Amazon will use to generate a list of items.

      But I failed to add a specific product, either by filling address, or asin/isbn, no item is displayed.

      You can choose by keywords, the capsule can display some items.

      Can anyboday report this problem to someone concerned?

    • profile image 9 years ago from BC, Canada

      :) Thanks

    • profile image 9 years ago from BC, Canada

      :) Thanks for

    • profile image 9 years ago from BC, Canada

      :) Thanks for the help

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      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      Hi, you're always welcome.

      I suppose you have sign up Amazon, if you have not, pls find help from this:

      Then you have to include Amazon capsule to your individual hub, same as you add images and texts. You may find help from this forum thread, and may post your questions there, too.

      I'll add more in it, include step by step to add Amazon.

    • profile image 9 years ago from BC, Canada

      Hi Jim, I'm still having problems adding amazon content to my hubs. can you possibly take me step by step from beginning to end? I tried following the earlier instructions (but I'm a web dumb dumb, so didn't play out well)

      Thanks for your time :)

    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      Yes, you can always edit your old hubs, and include an eBay or Amazon capsule, but some information has expired, eBay affiliate account has changed, you may register your eBay affiliate network account on eBay affiliate website, not through CJ.

    • profile image 9 years ago from BC, Canada

      This was helpful, I will try it on my next hub. Can you do this on existing hubs you have already created? Thanks so much!!!

    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      I received a letter from Hubpages several weeks ago, there is new sign-up method of eBay affiliate programme, I have never made money on adding eBay widget, so I just ignored it. I won't add eBay or amazon on my hubpages any more.

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      ERock386 9 years ago

      Thank you so much. Tons of help.

    • Rusty Green profile image

      Rusty Green 9 years ago

      That's what I understood from a previous hub... That seems counter-productive to me.. Perhaps someone could shed some more light on this...

    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      Do you mean that google won't track this hubpage because of EBay and Amazon ad on it?

      It seems true in New Google TOS, I read some discusions in a forum, but not sure?

    • Rusty Green profile image

      Rusty Green 9 years ago

      I like the hub but I'm not sure how it works with Google.. Isn't it true that Google won't track your page if it has Affiliates links to it?

    • jim.sheng profile image

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      Use the same ID.

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      ljm63 9 years ago

      Just a question about Amazon Affiliate ID: If I already have one linked to my website, do I need to apply again for HubPages or can I use the same ID. Not clear on that.