A while ago I submitted an article containing an amazon link to a niche site. The article followed Hubpages rules on Amazon links- review based on personal experience AND relevance to the article. The editors who looked at it asked me to remove one of the links, but otherwise said it was an indepth review of the stroller (article is about a travel stroller).
I have many articles on wanderwisdom and another niche site, and have found the editing process to be pretty straight forward and quick thus far. None of my other articles were ever placed in an editing queue, and in fact, some even got accepted without the need for additional editing.
After submitting this article twice, and waiting for months for Hubpages' editors to get to my article in the editing queue, I am left to wonder if Hubpages is actively discouraging articles containing amazon links by placing them in the editing queue. Has this been anyone else's experience? I hope I am wrong as hubpages will loose good writers who add value if these writers cannot also submit well written amazon articles.
I'm not quite sure I understand. You say the editor asked you to remove a link - was that the link to the stroller itself, or some other link? It seems crazy to remove the link to the stroller!
Once you've done what they asked, you need to re-submit the Hub using the Submit to a Network Site button.
HI Marisa. The editor asked me to remove the first link that wasn't an in text link. Those were the exact instructions if I remember correctly. I believe I had 3 links, all linking to the same stroller, the first was an amazon capsule, and the remaining 2 were intext links. The article is over 1600 words long, so I believed that 3 links to the same product placed throughout was a good strategy. That link is now removed, but it has remained in the queue!
But have you resubmitted it? They won't look at it until you do.
Actually I'm very surprised they didn't just snip the link for you.
3 links to the same item is overkill and would be seen as spam. I would never do this, and I can see why this article is not being processed.
Yes. Twice. Both times I got a message saying that the article has value but still needs work so it will be placed in the editing queue.
This last time it has been in the queue for almost 2 months!
It seems strange that this article which is IMO better than others I have published would be put in an editing queue. In fact, I had never heard of the editing queue until I attempted to write an article with an amazon link.
This us why I wonder if the queue is just a way to keep amazon articles in the grave
Marisa, you are right. In the past editors have snipped and redone things. It seems though that the editing queue has its own rules.
Thx Timetraveller! I am relieved to hear that you regularly get amazon articles published. Pheew! I currently have 2 links to the same product. Do you think one should be deleted?
Also, this is my first article with amazon links. Placing the links has been a struggle for me. Do you have any pointers on where to add the link?
Currently, I have the first link about midway in the article, after I have given a significant amount of information on the usefulness of the product. The 2nd link is at the end as a reminder. If I were to keep one, which do you think would be best?
At one time there was a trend to put Amazon links at the end of an article but it was found that they never made sales. The reason is that most readers will make up their minds before the end of the article and will go looking for the product by themselves, before they even notice your link.
In this case, because the Hub is all about that stroller, I'd be inclined to use ONE Amazon CAPSULE in a prominent spot about midway - perhaps where you announce the winner, use the Amazon capsule as the image for that.
I'm assuming you're talking about Amazon capsules as opposed to in line text ads.
I would use only one of the two ads. Get rid of the one at the bottom. The higher up your ad is, the more likely it is to be seen, but I wouldn't put it next to my first text capsule...too high!
Also, you should place it as close as possible (either directly above or below) the item you are discussing. When I say discussing, I mean saying why you think it is a good product as opposed to other similar types and saying that you, or somebody you know, uses it. This gives credibility to your choice of product.
Never, I say, never, simply repeat the information that you find in the Amazon ad itself, and always add information where it says "item description".
I don't do a lot of ads and never more than one per item. If you check out my hub on cleaning your RV blackwater tank you'll see how I place ads. That one has the most ads of any article I've written, but they are necessary to what I talk about there.
Marisa is the one who taught me about ads,and her advice has made a world of difference to my bottom line. For years I never even placed ads...didn't think they'd earn. Boy was I wrong!
Once you do a few of them, they become pretty easy. Good luck.
Yeah, it's highly likely cos I have one with an Amazon product and has been queued for more that 5 months!
Marissa and Timetraveller thank you for the expert advice. Spoken like true masters! I will follow your advice.
Marisa, I just had to come back to tell you thanks for the genius idea of using an amazon capsule to announce the winner. Your idea was superb and places the add in what seems like the perfect position, while looking so clean. Thanks a million.
Jan Sains, I have found out ( see answers above from timetraveller that this is not the case. I guess the editors scrutinize amazon articles with a fine tooth comb so everything has to abide by HP policies like personal reviews/ experience with the product, a minimum of 1 to 2 links per article ( I just learned this) and linking to a product that is directly relevant to the article. Hopefully this helps.
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