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How to use Amazon Capsule in HubPages | New Update April 2011

Updated on May 4, 2011

Amazon Affiliate Program

HubPages offers it's users a lot than sharing their expertise, or giving their thoughts and insights a vibrant community and a medium to share on the web. It offers you the means to make money.

Amazon Affiliate program is one of the many channel using which you can earn that passive income to pay your auxiliary bills.

Since March 2011 the website HubPages has made many changes in it's policies and features and is still making changes (at the time of publishing this hub) to keep itself Search friendly and remain competitive with a host of other free publishing platforms available on Internet. One of the changes has been made to Amazon Capsule. Let's oversee them

  • No Amazon Capsule as the first Capsule
  • Amazon Capsules now require you to have unique description to all products which you list. Actually this is good as this will make you sound more reliable and in-connected with the product.
  • There has been change in the Amazon Capsule itself.

So let's see the change and make ourselves comfortable with them.

How to use new Amazon Capsule

There are two ways to use a Amazon Capsule

  1. Using Keywords
  2. Using Amazon URL or ASIN or ISBN

Amazon Capsule using Keywords

This ones simple you put in the Keywords of the products which you want to display on your hub and capsule will come with some automated results based on your query. And you are fit to go.

  • Utilize the capsule Subtitle for your Product Keyword in General
  • don't display large no. of products, it doesn't look nice. Personalize them, 3 would be better.
  • Choose your product area
  • Preview and hit save.

Using Amazon URL or ASIN or ISBN

Now this is where the Update really happened and the changes came. Now what I am going to propose is one way and it's working. If you come with some other and may want to suggest changes please use Comment Box, I will be more than happy to make changes and include them in the Updates.

  • Go to your Amazon Associate Account
  • Click on the LINKS and BANNERS on the top left besides the amazon associates logo
  • Now Search for the product, you want to display (see the Image)
  • You will get the result below the toolbar. Search your product and hit on Get Link button
  • Now in the New Page click on Text only ( see image )
  • Copy the whole code in the 3. Get HTML Code For This Product Link box
  • Paste it in the box.
  • Hit Preview button
  • You will see the product appear
  • Write a brief description telling your readers why you think the product is worth it's value.
  • Hit Save and start counting your money.

I personally think this is the better one than using the keyword.

1. Hit Link and Banners

2. Search for the Product

3. Hit the Text Only for HTML Code Generation

4. Copy the HTML Code and Paste

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    • Romano Arnesto profile image

      Romano Arnesto 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is very helpful tips on using Amazon capsules. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Voted up! Good info.

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      feenix 5 years ago

      Hello, BlogJournal,

      I am a little late getting around to this hub, but in this case, it certainly was better late than never.

      This is a very helpful hub for me, especially since I just signed on with Amazon.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Miss you, Blog... hope all is well.

      Hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day weekend, mar.

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This is very useful information. Thank you!

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Voted up, very informative, especially the Amazon info.

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      BlogJournal 6 years ago from Blogosphere

      Thanks rosie for appreciation

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      rosie5427 6 years ago from Ireland

      Many thanks for this post and the update for hub pages. All the best

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Blog~~ I hope "you" keep writing as well as I need to keep learning! Thank you...

      Gypsy~~ This is a skill. Now, I am taking a few minutes here and there and going back to my articles. I have Amazon products advertised in capsules (with generic URLs) so I am now converting "in the Blog method"/ I no longer need the instructions and it is tedious (thus a little at a time) to my affiliate number and adding a product description. (I may not be saying it the proper way). I realize I may only get a couple pennies, if that, but it is a good feeling to know I am doing it in the proper manner. Good luck!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks friends and neighbors so to say. Will try again once I write up another hub.

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      BlogJournal 6 years ago from Blogosphere

      Hi marcoujor, you really helped our friend Gypsy and thanks for appreciating me again.

      Keep writing and publishing hubs


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Blog Journal & Gypsy Rose Lee~~

      I was just going to write a brief thank you but Gypsy's comment really reminded me of "me" just a short time ago.

      Thanks to you, Blog Journal, I found the missing piece. You are a phenomenal teacher and you have taught me so many new skills to improve my technical abilities. Gypsy, I know if you stick with Blog, this will come to you. Last PM, I did one product on a draft and I will now slowly convert my other articles/ products using your step-by-step guidelines.

      Gypsy, for me, what "I" was missing was:

      * Now in the New page click on Text only (see image)

      That step alone was making me unable to display the product when I was trying to cut and paste on my article. It was like a light went on and I screamed with delight to the point that my husband came in to check on me! I know it sounds kinda odd...

      Anyway, good luck, Gypsy and a million trillion thanks, Blog! You are the best!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Please help. I set up a new hub. Went and registered with amazon associates. Did all the steps and got the link copied. First I pasted it on the hub and then realized that it was just a link sitting on my article. Deleted it. Then pressed the amazon button on hub page to my right and pasted link in window that opened. Pressed to show me how it would look and received answer no amazon product found and I had chosen a book. Now what? or what am I not understanding?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Super info. Hopefully I'll be able to follow it step by step. Giving it a try with my next hub.

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      Joyette Fabien 6 years ago from Dominica

      Great tutorial, I like it! I have been using the keywords approach and so far it has not yielded anything. I am going to try the other one right now. Vote up and useful!

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      BlogJournal 6 years ago from Blogosphere

      Hi Macoujor, try the Amazon Capsule with this hub and please tell how it worked out for you.


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      BlogJournal 6 years ago from Blogosphere

      Hi Hyphen

      Hope this hub adds some Amazon functionality to your hubs. Enjoy the Affiliate experience.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hyphenbird~~ LOVE LOVE your beautiful face "with" Hyphen!

      Blog Journal~~ I AM going to do this! I am copying this and trying it tomorrow with a fresh outlook and I thank you so much for the tutorial, which was right on time! You are just amazing!

      Voted UP & USEFUL & AWESOME! Thanks a million!

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Thanks for the great tutorial!

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