I think certain improvements to the ebay capsule would improve sales. I'm actually quite certain of it.
I think we need to allow BUY IT NOW items to be shown.
For example, I have a hub that sells item on ebay that run about $700-$1000. I saw a few sales of these items when the hub was a squidoo lens. These items are only available in ebay stores as they are handmade by only a few sellers. Since I am not able to include them on the hub, I can't sell any.
Plus, as I already mentioned, I'd like to be able to include multiple items on one capsule.
I thought the new ebay thing sounded good/better, now I realise its limitations. If there is no Top Seller selling the thing you're trying to display then you're stuffed as it shows nothing.... even though there might be 1000 of them for sale across ebay.
Buy it now items are allowed..
But I do agree that the capsule should be improved. Some good items don't show.
Maybe we could get rid of the ebay and amazon logos? That would go a long way to reduce the perceived commerciality (is that a word?) of our hubs.
The eBay and Amazon terms of service require you to disclose the items are from them, either by using their logo or by having their name in the capsule.
It still means we could go for the name instead of logo, perhaps. I think the less the better and hubpages generally tend to be slightly heavy on the advertisment. I can tell you that there are some webpages I won't spend my time on if I see more than three ads in a blink of an eye..
by Christopher J Wood 5 years ago
Is it a good idea to include an ebay capsule in every hub?Or is it better to only use the ebay capsules in certain types of hubs? I am interested in hearing the opinions of other hubbers on this matter.
by Satori 7 years ago
Authoring Hubs is about sharing and spreading ideas. Most of what we do is word-based, and a capsule to show off related Zazzle stuff would be an eye-catching way to allow readers interested in those ideas to buy products which celebrate them, such as relevant designs, graphics, statements,...
by Person of Interest 3 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 Teri Silver 2 years ago
I have had a hub on this site for several years that only contained TWO eBay capsules. Today, they were "snipped." What is the point of partnering with eBay if HP is going to interfere with that? Now, I understand that too many "spammy elements" as they call...
by wilderness29 5 years ago
Hi, I have been on here for a couple of years. But, I have just started using HubPages again after a long absence. I was hoping that I could get feedback on my Hub to see if I can make any improvements.http://wilderness29.hubpages.com/hub/Be … DepressionThanks,Jaime
by Paul Deeds 7 years ago
We just released a small update to the site. Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when new comments are made. Just click the follow button near the top of the...
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