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  1. mary615 profile image82
    mary615posted 9 years ago

    I read a comment somewhere today on a Hub and just want to clarify:   The commenter said don't bother including any eBay products anymore; only use Amazon.

    This is the first time I've heard of this.  If it were true, I would think HP would block us from using an eBay capsule.

    Does anyone know about this?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.    eBay changed its rules, and those changes make it more difficult to earn money.   Like Relache, I still earn money from my eBay ads on other sites because I've adapted to suit the new rules, but HubPages doesn't allow me to do that. 

      Basically, the way it works is this:

      You will earn money from an eBay capsule ONLY if someone buys the item within 24 hours, or if they bid on the item within 24 hours and then win the auction.   If they simply "watch" the item and go back and buy/win it later, you get nothing. 

      Whereas with Amazon, you will earn money if someone puts an item in their Cart and then buys it within 90 days.

      So you can see, eBay is a sort of "sudden death" system, which means you are less likely to get commission on sales than with Amazon.

      1. weezyschannel profile image89
        weezyschannelposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for clarifying the eBay part. I have never understand my earnings either. It's just easier if I do not even mess with eBay. Also, if I don't go in and check what items are actually being posted then sometimes they are so irrelevant that no one would he be interested in bidding on them anyway

      2. Faith Reaper profile image82
        Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa, thank you for clarifying all of that, as I have never understood exactly what the changes meant.  I always include an Amazon and eBay item, but have never made any money from eBay.

        1. weezyschannel profile image89
          weezyschannelposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I'm top of that if you do have any earnings from eBay good luck trying to figure out what they are. I have never seen such a confusing earnings statement in my life

    2. Brie Hoffman profile image61
      Brie Hoffmanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it was my comment.  I took all my ebay ads off because they are not earning money and why should I give them free advertising on my hubs.  So far it has paid off because my amazon and hubpages earnings are up.  I don't know if that is why but that is what happened.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image85
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sure it's related.  The thing is, your reader has to leave your Hub somehow. If they leave via an eBay capsule, they didn't click on your Amazon capsule or your Adsense ad.    So, removing your eBay capsules removed a possible exit for your readers and made it more likely that they'd click on your Amazon ads, or visit one of your other Hubs.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          That sounds like the best reason yet to delete all of the Ebay ads from my hubs!
          I doubt there is anyone out there who is making enough money off of the occassional Ebay sale to justify reduced page views to another of their hubs.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image85
            Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            My rule is, use an eBay (or preferably, Amazon) capsule when either:

            (a) the product answers the search query which brought the reader to the Hub (e.g. a book with even more information) OR
            (b) the product is needed as part of the process being described in the Hub (e.g. ingredients for a recipe, equipment for a project OR
            (c) the product is the subject of the Hub (e.g. ballroom shoes if the Hub is about choosing ballroom shoes).

            Otherwise, don't.  A product which is vaguely connected to the Hub's subject will not sell, so the capsule becomes just a distraction, which you're better off without.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image96
              DrMark1961posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Since the vast majority of my hubs are informational, I do not normally have an (a) or a  (b). I have a few hubs that have a (c), like dog name tags for dog name hubs, but have never made any Amazon sales on those hubs, despite their having good traffic.
              I think you are correct, and I am better off without. Thanks.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image85
                Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                The reason I went to look at your Hubs was to look at opportunities for Amazon/ebay, and I must say I came to the same conclusion.

  2. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Where is the comment?

    1. mary615 profile image82
      mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I cannot remember now on what Hub I saw that comment.  I will try to remember; sorry....

      1. bravewarrior profile image88
        bravewarriorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Mary, it was on one of billybuc's hubs. I saw that comment, too.

        1. mary615 profile image82
          mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          bravewarrior, hi.    I'm glad you remembered where I saw that comment.  It was driving me crazy trying to remember.  It was probably on one of his latest Hubs.

          I do include an ad for eBay  for a related item.   Funny, sometimes I get a sale on a totally different item, but it's still a sale.!

          1. Marisa Wright profile image85
            Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Is there a reason you use eBay rather than Amazon?   As I explained, there is now a much higher likelihood of making a sale with an Amazon capsule than an eBay capsule.

            1. mary615 profile image82
              mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I usually include an Amazon AND an eBay item.

            2. Barbara Kay profile image72
              Barbara Kayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I earn equally from eBay and Amazon. The problem is that neither are big earners for me.

  3. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 9 years ago

    This is news to me.  Haven't heard a word about not including Ebay capsules.

  4. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 9 years ago

    After eBay's change in how they paid, my sales there went to zero.  I think I've made one sale in the past 3 months.

    So the eBay ads are gone; I found no reason to irritate Google with ads when they never earned me anything.

    Others have different results, though, and still earn from eBay ads.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    I don't think I have ever earned from eBay-- but then I rarely use the capsule.
    On the other hand, lately have earned half or more of my income from Amazon-- this week , more like 2/3.

  6. weezyschannel profile image89
    weezyschannelposted 9 years ago

    I was ecstatic the other day when I made five dollars from Amazon. That was the most I've ever made. Is there a trick to placement ads and how many?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      weezy channel:

      The trick is to write a searchable article that lends itself to selling related products, and then placing the ads beside the capsules that discuss that item.

      It also helps to use wordage with the capsule that points the reader towards the item you want to sell.

  7. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I have eBay activity, but the reporting here doesn't give me the info I'm after to drive sales (based on past jobs where I did just that.)

  8. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 9 years ago

    I know once the eBay program changed my earnings there dropped into the basement instantly.  Fortunately, a court ruling opened up the great state of Illinois to being able to use Amazon's program.  I make a lot more with Amazon than I do with eBay.  The only hubs that I have kept eBay on are the ones where I feature a specific item from a seller I like - or the few I haven't gotten around to updating yet.

  9. Monis Mas profile image71
    Monis Masposted 9 years ago

    I have been using Amazon only for a while. I noticed that I didn't make anythng through Ebay.

  10. old albion profile image60
    old albionposted 9 years ago

    Thank you for this information, I was unaware of it. Obviously it will be Amazon only in future.


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