@My Great Friend, sallybea, You deserved and earned every penny. I use Amazon items that correlate with my hub items, but hardly none of the Amazon capsules are allowed to stay on hubs thanks to the HP Editing Team. Life goes on . . .
I think you should try the links, just experiment a bit and see if they make a difference. I do prefer capsules myself but staff don't seem to. I think that capsules are more honest and open and I like that.
@sallybea, Okay. Now for my last question today. LOL. Would you mind in your reply to show me HOW to get links to appear on the hubs and not capsules? You see. I am not a man of high I.Q. That is not a confession of weakness, but more as a confession of shame.
You need to find a word in your text or paragraph which describes what it is you want to sell on amazon and then click the chain link and you should be able to search for the product you want on Amazon. Once you click save you will have made a link to the product you chose. The word or words will be high lighted.
Good luck to you both. I have had no luck with my ebook on Amazon 'A Bride For Jake.' It is only my second novel but I felt it was quite good. Unfortunately its not selling well.I don't advertise except occasionally on social media. Really know nothing about internet marketing.
There's an interesting issue re using links as opposed to modules and that relates to the Federal Guidance on disclosure relating to advertising and marketing online
The Federal requirements are detailed in ".￼com Disclosures - How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising" (see https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/docume … tising.pdf for the guide) Pages i, ii and iii have a pretty fair summary on what's required - but it does seem to be any area of Trade regulation that's maybe not as well understood as it needs to be.
I've never been clear how or why a link within a chunk of text would comply with the rules on compliance.
I know every link to an Amazon product on my own websites is specifically followed by a very clear statement that the links leads to Amazon. Upfront and transparent...as required.
makingamark I agree with you and I have the same notice on my own website regarding earning from Amazon I once asked about this on this forum and was told that there was a notice at the bottom of our hubs to say that we earn from advertising. It is one of the smallest notices I have ever seen, so small that I had not even noticed it:).
".￼com Disclosures - How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising" (see https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/docume … tising.pdf for the guide) has very explicit messages about WHERE they expect to see statements.
Just saw this thread. Congratulations Sally. You're obviously doing things right.
I'm noticing the same thing. My Amazon earnings from niche sites do better than my HubPages earnings. I don't know if there is any reason, but Amazon does better on niche sites. My hubs with Amazon links and capsules that are still on the main site don't do as well.
I only know the sales that are specifically the items I have listed in the hubs and most of those sales are hubs in niche sites. However, I agree with your concern that there is no way to know other than that. I do have a lot of sales of items I never mention only because people tend to look around and buy other things. I wish I knew which hubs those sales originated from, same as you wish too.
People seem to buy in batches, I know that I do. But I will search for info on the most important items or ones I least understand first. That is where high quality informative pages on products come in.
I did ask if it would be possible to introduce these stats but apparently, they are not made available to HubPages which is a shame. With some sales, it is obvious which hub was responsible for the sale but I guess the others are just spontaneous purchases which don't match the subject of the Hub.
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