I am wondering if I should pull all my ebay ads because I've made nothing with them for a very long time..what about you?
I deleted ebay capsules shortly after the change in October last year. I gave it a month, got zero dollars and zero cents in that month, so bye bye ebay.
I wouldn't necessarily replace them all with amazon ads. If you make very little on amazon too, you might consider just not having amazon or ebay. In my limited experience, google directs more traffic to pages with fewer ads on, so if adsense (or the HP ad program) is by far your main source of income, you might do better without amazon or ebay.
Do you mean, ebay and amazon are useless?
I'm not qualified to answer. My traffic rose after getting rid of all of my ebay ads, so I'm guessing google likes fewer ads on a page. The ads I had were relevant, but they weren't earning. If amazon or ebay is earning something for you, then obviously don't get rid of them. But if they're earning negligible amounts, you might be better off without them. I would only put an amazon or ebay ad on a hub now if it was a sales hub specifically about what's in the ad. I don't really write sales hubs though.
I never made a dime with Ebay, but recently started using Amazon and have done well...however, I think it really matters what topics you write on, how popular they are and how much they lend themselves to advertising.
Since it changed from clicks to actual sales I along with many others have not made a penny. I think they may eventually reverse their strategy....but for now this is how I feel about E bay...........................BTW I replaced all E Bay capsules with Amazon ones.
Same here. zero earnings from ebay and gradually deleting all my ebay ads.
Maybe someone could notify them of our action. They must be losing out if we all pull out.
I just hope they won't change tactics and we'll have to put them all back in again.
That's one of the reasons I waited to pull them.
I doubt very much that eBay would care that the membership of HubPages have deleted all their ads. We're a very, very small proportion of their total affiliate members.
eBay has changed their model several times since I joined as an affiliate, and none of the changes has ever been in my favour so far!!
My earnings dropped some time back from Ebay and I dropped most of the listings from there on my Hubs.
Ebay is not what it used to be. Many folks are leaving Ebay due to tactics of sellers and buyers. That may have something to do with lost revenue here.
An example is that I bid on silver bullion, in large amounts at times, and what seems to be par on Ebay now is that if you win the auction under silver spot prices, or get close to winning it actually, about five minutes before the auction closes, the seller will cancel the auction.
I also used to sell there, but it simply is not worth it any more.
I have been doing some research on Ebay from various sources and it does seem to be having some serious problems with buyer and sellers.
Last year I got nearly 14 $ from Ebay but now getting nothing. I think they have changed their payment policy and style of functioning. Anyhow I stopped adding their capsule on my hubs.
Thomas Swan, you have given us some fine tips.Thank you for sharing.
I made a few dollars from Ebay this and last month. I don't seem to be lucky with Amazon though.
No and Etsy is just as bad now. The biggest thing I find amusing but not amusing is that people whine about shipping costs. Have any of these idiots actually used the post office in recent years? Because shipping is expensive and they also do not account for packing materials, boxes, tape and driving to the post office etc. I know I have a shop on Etsy. PorcelainbyMichelle and I'm telling you it is rare that I do not spend at least $5 more on shipping than what I charge! And the post office is 20 minutes away one way! Now a day people except everything for free.
Amuno Amazon charges so many fees more times than not you wound up PAYING more than you charged! It's happen to me which is why I don't sell with them anymore!
by paradigmsearch 4 years ago
http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats?categ … ule=AmazonFolks, we really need to make a concerted effort to delete (or at least not display) those Amazon capsules we know to be in violation of QAP.The above link will hopefully help.
by peachy 5 years ago
Some of my hubs, I do include Ebay capsules that are related to my hubs but I had not earn a single cent nor a single click nor any impression from Ebay. Do I need to key in anything in the Ebay capsules like the ID? May I know what went wrong?
by rochelj 6 years ago
Which pays you a higher percentage, amazon or ebay capsules?
by marcleigh 9 years ago
when it comes to this sort of thing im a bone head. i noticed that you can generate cash by being affiliated with amazon. do i do this only once per hub i post or once and then im covered for every hub i post?
by mjkamrul 3 years ago
Hello Dear Hubbers,I'm somewhat in confusion while placing Amazon or Ebay capsule in my hubs because I don't know well from which program I can be benefited much. Do people like to buy something from Amazon? or Ebay in most cases? Any trick?
by Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago
I think that HP should discontinue Ebay capsules. The earnings are pitiful at best. Instead of Ebay I am sure that HP could use another advertiser/provider in its place.
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