It would be nice to add links to merchandise from HubPages articles - same as the Amazon capsule.
Oh. I realise this question has been asked frequently over the years.
Often by me.
I keep forgetting the reasons why it can't happen.
Cafepress and Zazzle do not have affiliate programs which would let HubPages earn a cut from our sales.
And we have an HTML capsule, it's just admin feels we should only look at HTML (what the capsule actually does) rather than genuinely use it in our pages. Because that would make a lot more work for them.
Perhaps we could have a Button Link on our Profile page similar to the ones to our Websites, Pinterest of Twitter icons. Is that something HubPages might consider doing?
I thought CP and Zazzle both had referral schemes - so HubPages could refer some of the time and us the rest. Surely that is just the same as Amazon?
Hope you get somewhere with this Mark. Keep up the good work!
Don't they use Zazzle at Wizzley. I think they do. Seems it works the same picking what to advertise too. I would like Zazzle to promote friends the way I do Ebay stores and Amazon associates with connections.
We are currently working on site quality initiatives. It is not likely that we will add these features.
These sites are subject to the same rules as other affiliate sites in Hub content, so if they are related and not purely promotional, then they may be permitted.
I understand the comment about working on quality, but surely the revenue from affiliate sales is greater than advertising revenue? As a business shouldn't HP be working on increasing revenue for all its members? Assuming that is the purpose of having essentially a writers co-operative.
The principle being the better the writers do the better HP does etc. and so on. I am sure that Google do not mind making money from the ads on HP, but they should not mind the writers that send quality traffic their way making a fair return too. Sometimes I get the impression everything is fine only as long as Google can decide who makes the money, however that is not the way co-operative businesses work. Everyone should be able to make a fair share.
Sorry if this is not really your area, it is just that I think these type of links/modules should be permitted as per the comment you made. Provided the product is relevant to the Hub.
I put (limit 2) Zazzle items on my hubs by using the photo capsule with the link to my affiliate number back to Zazzle. It makes a nice graphic on the page, even if I never actually sell any of the items.
Thanks. The photo capsule is... OK... but it would be much nicer and easier to use the Zazzle and Cafepress provided HTML link code.
Sheesh. They put that stupid "BUY" tag on the Amazon capsule. If that isn't low-rent spammy I don't know what is!
That's a good idea...how has it worked out for you?
Funny that Zazzle is mentioned. All of a sudden, there is a Zazzle ad as the first ad on my page.
Squidoo used to have a CafePress module that worked great (until it was broken) and income was shared, just like with their Amazon and eBay modules.
On Wizzley the Zazzle module uses shared impressions between your own Zazzle affiliate ID and their own.
Of course these days HP seems to be anti-sales modules to begin with and consider them mostly all spam, so I seriously doubt they'd have any interest in adding any new ones here.
I am not on any of these personally, but I do love to shop online and wish to support my fellow Hubbers.
I buy allot from Etsy and also from Fiverr so it would be nice to have it customized and searchable.
by premsingh 12 years ago
If one is left behind in technoogical race, he is always at a loss. It always hurts me that there is no provision for pasting a HTML code at hubpages. There may be a policy of HP for not including this element. All the hubbers loose greatly on this account. Although I am sure some of...
by Shadaan Alam 6 years ago
I think it would be so good if we can add the zazzle products to our hubs via Zazzle Capsule just like We do it for Amazon. It will help us improve traffic and of course earnings.
by Belle O'Hara 8 years ago
For my first hub I asked my mom if it would be alright for me to do a review of her book. She agreed and I wrote one up. I intended to post a link from my hub to her book on amazon, however, upon further reading I read it is generally a good idea to have one or two hubs already posted before I try...
by Adam Harkus 4 years ago
Not that I was making any money from them, but why has my directly related Amazon product link been snipped in the hub-pro edit ?I could understand snipped competitor products, but what is the point of having ebay / amazon capsules if they are being removed from the niche sites?
by Marina 6 years ago
As part of the Squidoo asset purchase, we're excited to incorporate some of the best-performing practices from Squidoo into HubPages. They've always had us beat in Amazon sales, and we're pleased to announce that we're adopting their Amazon product design.Squidoo has done extensive testing on their...
by Catherine Giordano 3 years ago
Last night I couldn't get an amazon capsule to appear in my new hub. I kept getting a message that says "Something went wrong..." I need this capsule to show the product I am talking about in my hub.
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