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In-Text Amazon Links

  1. Maina Ndungu profile image95
    Maina Ndunguposted 18 months ago

    What are the rules to follow when using Amazon hyper-links? The recent blog updates say nothing much about how to effectively apply this feature. But they point out that Amazon is a trusted brand, which is true.
    But who can guide us on how to utilize this feature without hurting the readers?

  2. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago

    The rules are exactly the same as for Amazon capsules. If you are going to link to an Amazon product, it must be directly relevant to the title of your Hub, and you must explain why you recommend that product.

    1. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      What is the point in these links - does it avoid the ad blocker softwares.  I thought that the Squidoo "buy it now" capsules escaped the ad blocking software; has that changed or am I just wrong?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image99
        Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        HubPages are recommending them in preference to the Amazon capsules because they're more subtle. 

        I don't know why they don't just redesign the Amazon capsules so they are more subtle, but hey ho!

        1. Solaras profile image98
          Solarasposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Can someone provide a link to an article with them in them. I have not seen what one looks like in a hub.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image99
            Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Why don't you create one in one of your own Hubs and then you'll know?  As you know, we're not allowed to post a link to our own Hubs.

            It just looks like a normal link with an orange a in front of it.

            1. Solaras profile image98
              Solarasposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              That would require writing a new hub lol.  I have been looking around and I can't find where anyone was using them. If you have one, can you tell the name of your article and I'll go look it up.

              How are their sales working for people - up down the same?

              1. Marisa Wright profile image99
                Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

                Well no not really.  All you have to do is edit an existing Hub, put a link in, look at the Preview and then don't save it.

                Anyhow, I've got one in my Hub on Insomnia: How to Create a Sleep Friendly Bedroom.

  3. Maina Ndungu profile image95
    Maina Ndunguposted 18 months ago

    Thanks Marisa
    Do you know an example hub where hyperlinks are used to the best?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Use them where you wish to recommend a product that is relevant to the paragraph you are writing.

 
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