Deactivating the Amazon Program. Anyone done it?

  1. kspoll profile image68
    kspollposted 3 years ago

    I feel like I was doing better on Squidoo with sales from my own Amazon Associates account than I am doing with the Hubpages Amazon account which I have been using since my lenses transferred. If I go ahead and deactivate the Hubpages Amazon Account, will I have to manually go back and enter all of my Amazon Associates links into each Amazon module, or is there an easier way to do this?

    And I am unclear on whether I will only be able to use 2 Amazon Associates links in the entire Hub, or 1 per 50 words of content?

    Has anyone deactivated their Hubpages Amazon account and gone back to an Amazon Associates account of their own who can share their experience?

    Thanks
    K

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you look at the capsules, there's absolutely no difference in what is displayed whether you're using your own Amazon ID or via HubPages. 

      That means the only way switching could improve your earnings is if you believe HubPages isn't sharing the earnings honestly on their program.  I don't think there's any reason to think that.

      Instead, take a look at your traffic - has it changed since moving from Squidoo?  If it has dropped, or you have fewer lenses featured, then there's your reason.

      If you want to go ahead anyway, then all you have to do is change the association on your Earnings page.  That will change all the capsules automatically.

  2. kspoll profile image68
    kspollposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for the response, Marisa.

    All of my hubs are featured and my traffic is actually up on Hubpages. But I seem to be making about half the number of sales I did last year this time (with fewer lenses).

    This makes sense with splitting the impressions 60/40 with Hubpages,

    I am also seeing a  3rd "tag" appearing in my Amazon capsules which is not Hubpages-20 or my own HubacctXXXX-20 tag. The format is the same as my HP tag, just a different 4 numbers, so HubacctYYYY-20. Any idea what that could be?

    So, if I switch to my Amazon Associates ID, will I have to cut back to only 2 Amazon modules per hub, or will the "1 module per 50 words of copy" rule apply?

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)