I finally made it over here. I have numerous hubs in violation as they were previously product lenses at Squidoo. How is everyone else handling it? Anyone know how many Amazon products we can have on a single Hub?
Wish I could help you Janis, but my lenses haven't made it over yet. I think when they do, some of my product and sales pages will have to be deleted.
I think you can have one Amazon link for every 50 words of content, but can't remember where I read that. In one of the forums anyway.
I hope your lenses transfer soon. Dang! If what you say is true, I just deleted some products for nothing. This info is good to know. Thanks!
The grouping of products together is a no-no too. I find if I add text in between or a related video or whatever to break up the grouping, then the "warning" in the upper right hand corner of the hub goes away. It is really a helpful tool! AND I've had to add a summary in each one that is supposed to aid in seo. You are only allowed two affiliate links to the same place in each hub. Also, HP has made it so easy to add a text link to a product or to reference another hub. LOVE that feature in the text module.
The two-link limit doesn't apply to Amazon and eBay capsules. The rule for them is to have at least 50 words of content for each product you display. Also, the overall aim of the Hub must be to inform the reader, not to sell products.
When I said affiliates, I was referring to my own personal Amazon affiliate number. Each hub Is only allowed no more than two of those to any domain. Every time while editing and I'd put more than a total of two TEXT LINKS by highlighting certain words in my text hubs (which have my PERSONAL affiliate number) then the "warning" would come up in the upper right hand of the hub and tell me that is not allowed. Then I'd go back in and take away the excess and the warning goes away.
Will someone please let me know if I've got this right or wrong?
That's right. When you are linking to Amazon from a text capsule instead of the Amazon capsule, the limit is two links on a single Hub. You are, however, allowed to use your personal Amazon ID in those two links.
I'll also add this: It can be helpful to use a photo of the Amazon product with the caption as the same anchor text you use with your personal Amazon ID. Don't, however, link to Amazon in that photo capsule.
Mine aren't over yet and I am a bit worried as they do make great sales revenue - but - hey ho what can you do? I've seen people put a text box alongside the amazon product and that seems to look fine.
One Hubber who was flagged for being over-promotional had too many Zazzle links. There is a limit of two outbound links to any one domain. I think maybe you should look at Zazzle and other affiliate links instead of Amazon as being the issue.
When I do rewrites such as lenses, this is what I did:
Copied text box content and pasted.
Copied ASIN and names of products and pasted them
If I had a description in a Squidoo module, I copied that text and simply made a note: Description.
Then I looked at total word count. I also made changes in content, added to it, etc.
Then I would set up Hub and do the text portion. Adding products would be the last thing I do.
Here are 2 links that might help you:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … y-of-a-Hub
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub
1150 words are not a requirement, but recommended for a stellar hub.
Mostly, I've been removing or moving around Amazon items and separating them with more text. Plus, I've been fixing my Allposters links so that it only links to the site once instead of three times and I'm only using 2. I still have four or five hubs with linking violations that I haven't checked yet.
TEXT LINK LIMITS: You are allowed only 2 text links to the same domain.
Mine haven't made it here yet either but I'm going to have some work to do when they arrive--- many of my sales lenses are doing great and the income has been very nice--not sure how these changes will effect them.
My lenses haven't made the trek yet, but before the Squidoo editor was locked down, I went in and stripped out all the modules and links to Amazon, Zazzle, etc.
I did this because I want to rework all my product-focused lenses to be heavier on content, and lighter on product links. I just don't think the bazillions of Amazon modules we used at Squidoo are going to make featured hubs here at HubPages.
I've build a few new Hubs while I'm waiting. I'm adding products slowly, one at a time, making sure they're placed so that they're surrounded by relevant content.
I realize that for many of you, stripping out every product in your old lenses isn't realistic. I had less than 50 to manage. I think, for me, this was the best approach, and the easiest way to change my mindset about what is, and isn't, good content.
I believe there are exceptions to the 2 link rule. I have other hubs on the site with more than 2 links to Flickr on a Hub. If I'm wrong, please correct me as they passed inspection and have been featured. (Different Hub account than this.)
Writer Janis: There is a limit to text links for our blogs, our websites, affiliate links to Amazon, Ebay because HP wants us to use capsules. I don't believe that sites like Wikipedia fall under 2 limit rule. You can link to other hubs, or your own that are same topic as your hub without the 2 limit rule.
I was finding old hubs with the old amazon capsules when we could use one capsule for multiple products. They were never unfeatured. I saw warning when I went back to edit them.
Read comment by Christy Kirwan: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115572
http://hubpages.com/faq/#hubpages-blog Title: My Hub was moderated for being overly promotional; what does that mean?
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