I really don't know what to do...keep using Amazon capsules or change to Ebay due to the easier report in HubPages. Help would be good in this case.
I personally earn more from Amazon, and generally find them easier to use because I can choose individual products. Hope this helps.
I don't think ether one is better, just depends on what keywords your using in the search. Although, I do a lot on my phone, and I've noticed that you can't edit the eBay capsule on mobile. Which has led me to use amazon more often.
You can't generalize. It depends entirely on what you're trying to sell. If there are more relevant products on ebay, eBay is better. If there are more relevant products on Amazon, Amazon is better.
Neither eBay nor Amazon will make any sales if you can't find products which are very closely related to the subject of your Hub.
Yeah, I understand this part, without a well written Hub with a strong hook for the buyer then neither of Amazon or Ebay will be good. I need to thing before hand about the Hub and the items in it...I need to create a good combination between Information and products. Thanks Marisa
What Marisa means is that the products have to relate to your article. I wrote one about natural flea and tick preventative and sell quite a few bottles of brewers yeast and garlic tablets.
If you write an article about frogs you would want to sell products relating to them like toad abodes or even pond accessories.
Dvd Zermene Perez, as all the other hubbers well pointed out, it depends on the suitability and the requirement of your hub. Marisa rightly said that the product should be closely relevant to the subject of your hub. Otherwise, whatever product you put into, it will not fetch any results.
Right now I'm doing the experiment, checking the pros and cons of each capsule, the impact depending on the hub content, and the impact and promotion in the virtual community also I'm more interested in the friendly UI, and right now I found that the Ebay system is a lot easier if you know how to use the keywords correctly, this can make a huge change in your Hubs. Thanks for the help.
It's different for everyone. I never made any money with Ebay and finally took them down (I think) on all my articles. I love Amazon and make money with them on a regular basis.
You just need to experiment and see what works best for you.
Personally, I see a much better return for my effort with Amazon. Depending on what you're writing about, one single Amazon sale can mean a huge chunk of change, much more than it is reasonable to expect from a month of eBay clicks.
But I also have to agree with what Marisa said. Both capsules have their place, and they must be used correctly or you're probably better off not using them at all.
You have to be a little more "on the ball" with Amazon too. You should be choosing specific products (never use keywords), and then checking up on them regularly to make sure they haven't gone out of stock or changed in some drastic way. It's a big pain when this happens with a product you based a Hub around. Or, worse still, if the product changes from something available from Amazon or 3rd party to one available from "these sellers". You won't get commission for products available off-site, so be careful with that.
With eBay you can just pick your keywords (carefully, and use lots of minus signs to weed out irrelevant results) and let it roll.
Too much pros and cons for each capsule...I think that it's better to think before hand in the Hub and the type of items that I will be promoting, depending on Amazon or Ebay. I use more Amazon, but I was curious maybe I need to mix them, some Hubs with stronger information about an Item and use an Amazon capsule to hook the buyer into that item and use the Ebay capsule in lesser "commercial" Hubs for the clicks.
Till now i have read on HP only about hubbers praising amazon, hence i went with it only, i have not read any good thing about ebay. Also i find it easier to use but i also agree with Marisa too
So far I haven't had a Hub unpublished because of Amazon.
I have with eBay.
Ebay pays for clicks and sales and Amazon pays only for sales so at least for me I prefer Ebay.............
I like Amazon because of the cookie (applies for 24 hours I think?) that means even if the reader doesn't buy the product they clicked, but on the same visit to Amazon decides to buy another product or products you still get credited for the commission on those products. When I look at many of the products I have earned commission on they are not remotely related to the hubs I have written.
Interesting I was looking for something like this. Thank you Misty, this information is really useful.
The eBay cookie is even better - it lasts 30 days. That's the trade-off - you'll get less commission on eBay than on Amazon, but you have more time to make some kind of sale.
That is interesting, I didn't know that. Strange though as I still make more from Amazon, and a lot of my hubs do also have ebay on them too. What confuses me a little then is what happens if the person visits several hubs and clicks into ebay from adverts within those hubs (by different authors). Surely only the last one he clicks into ebay from will get the 30 day cookie advantage as not everyone whose ads he went to ebay from can get commission on the items he buys over the next 30 days.
You cannot generalize just like what marisa said. However, there is one general trend you need to follow- Always provide capsules and links that are relevant and essentially helpful. Depending on the topic and your research regarding the products chose the products that not only fit in but also helps the reader
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