Maybe I missed this change but as I was doing some editing, I saw that some of the amazon and ebay ads have changed size. Some are so big that it throws off the layout of the hub. Not good. It looks bad in some cases, in others it just creates annoying white space. I tired to rearrange a few to fix the layout but some were so bad, it was easier to just delete the capsule. Has anyone else had this problem? Check your hubs, you may be surprised.
Three weeks ago HP announced the change to only allow one item per eBay or Amazon capsule. This was to protect us from Google's new algorithm to penalized us for having too many ads. Google now considers that spamming.
Along with the change, the size of the image has been increased. The bigger size gives us the capability to make the item that we talk about in the hub more noticeable. And when aligned properly with the text capsule, it works!!! Personally, I'm happy with the change.
It's true that we have to check every hub and adjust for the size difference. But I have done this and it paid off big time. My eBay capsules are suddenly bringing in 10% of my entire HP residuals. And Amazon is doing well too.
Thanks, Glenn Stok. I have since seen the info about size that I overlooked. And you are right, ebay earnings are finally coming in, all of a sudden. I didn't associate it with the ad changes, pleasant surprise.
My only problem now is that I keep forgetting to put the 1 capsule in my Hub. I have written about 4 or 5 without the capsules at all. When I did put one in, I did like how it automatically enlarged the photo. However, the item's photo wasn't too great enlarged, so I had to pick a different item.
Will and Glenn mentioned this, but I wanted to include a link to the forum post that announced this change again in case anyone missed it and sees this thread.
Amazon and Ebay Capsule Update
The blog post has more details.
How to Check Your Subdomain for a Google Penalty and an Update to Amazon and eBay Products
http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/08/how-to … -products/
I see how they put an advertisement where it break the text up etc. Thank you.
I checked out Will's link.
I'd already shown Amazon the door years ago.
As for my eBay ads, yep, they're up to as big as a google ad would be in the same spot. Mine look downright purdy.
I thought it was something I was or wasn't doing with my capsules. Glad to know it is a universal change. yet, a bit disappointed that the integrity of the hub doesn't come first. Sometimes its difficult to break up a capsule because of relevancy. Some things just really belong together.
Oh well, we'll learn and change as we go along.
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