Amazon buttons wreck havoc

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  1. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    The new Amazon buttons look nice, and will supposedly promote clicking through, but they can wreck havoc with the appearance of a hub. 

    An amazon capsule floated right, next to a text capsule, and the same length as the text is suddenly longer with the additions of those buttons.  This leaves a big ugly white space under the text capsule.

    Will these buttons remain, or is this a test?  Should I go repair all my hubs, or let them remain to see if the button goes away in a month?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would be wreak smile Sorry, I know it adds nothing to the conversation.

      I like another site I use that gives you the option to show the Amazon sign or not.

      1. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Wow... that could wreak hammock on someone's tiredness smile

      2. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, not wreak.
        noun
        1.
        any building, structure, or thing reduced to a state of ruin.
        2.
        wreckage,  goods, etc., remaining above water after a shipwreck, especially when cast ashore.
        3.
        the ruin or destruction of a vessel in the course of navigation; shipwreck.
        4.
        a vessel in a state of ruin from disaster at sea, on rocks, etc.
        5.
        the ruin or destruction of anything: the wreck of one's hopes.

        #1 and #3 seem particularly appropriate; my poor hubs are a state of ruin, while trying to sail and navigate the WWW.  lol

        HP may have wreaked havoc on them, but they are a wreck now. smile

    2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We're going to be doing some conversion testing and probably making some other enhancements to the amazon capsule over the next few weeks.  So I would hold off on large scale edits for a bit.  We intend to have it stable again well before the holiday season.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Great! Thanks for letting us know. If you'll want to test things out, feel free to use my account as a beta tester. I get decent traffic to some hubs that have amazon capsules and do get quite a few sales. I preferably want to try out the larger image.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    I was wondering the same thing. When I write a music related Hub (and I have a bunch of'em), I generally stick the Amazon capsule at the bottom next to a text box containing a discography listing for the band I'm writing about. It's always been a challenge to include just enough items in the Amazon box so that it's more or less the same size as the discography text box next to it, and now that they've added these "Buy Now" buttons it's thrown them all off. I may just stick an extra YouTube video or something similar in there just to take up the extra space for now and think about pruning them down later on.

  3. TheMagician profile image89
    TheMagicianposted 6 years ago

    I just noticed the amazon capsules and thought there was a glitch with the browser. It looks strange to me, might take some getting used to, but yeah -- the appearance is taking a bit of a hit. I edited a few articles, but oh man do I not want to have to fix them all. God forbid they change and I'd have to go through them all over again!

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Don't Worry!!! 

      Use your 'Kalamazoooooo' magic spell!  lol

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    I am going to wait before I make any changes.  There is another thread where Hubbers are asking for larger images. I agree, and am hoping they implement that change.

    1. 2uesday profile image82
      2uesdayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is what the original request was for larger Amazon images.

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I asked for larger images smile The present change is good, but not alone. If it were accompanied by larger images it would be perfect.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I'm glad your brought this to the forum.  I hadn't noticed the change, but I don't like the big white spaces, and the Amazon text, price is larger text than the content.  It does not look nice at all. sad
    IF it stays this way, I may remove some of the Amazon capsules.  Our formatting takes a hit to accommodate the larger image.  I think it looks better on pages that are specifically promoting a product.

    I noticed there is a blog entry about it.  I'm sure comments may help, as it appears to be on a trial run.
    http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/09/amazon-buy-button/

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I saw that, too, and agree that it seems to be a trail.

      As such I won't edit all my hubs but wait to see if it goes permanent.  Then I'll go through 150+ of them to make them look decent again.

      I'm not really opposed to this; testing is the only way to see if something will work and reports are than a nice big button often promotes clicks.

 
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