Amazon Products

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  1. Tammy Hesler profile image83
    Tammy Heslerposted 14 months ago

    I have products that are listed on Amazon.  Are we allowed the link the article to a product we have listed on Amazon?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Not really.  That is considered self promotion, which is frowned upon here.  However if you are clever about how you do it, sometimes you can do this, but I wouldn't advise trying.

      1. Tammy Hesler profile image83
        Tammy Heslerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you Time Traveler.I thought that was the case.I definitely will not risk breaking the rules.

        1. tony55 profile image87
          tony55posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Haven't earned Jack on Amazon. I don't even bother adding them anymore.

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I can make payout on Amazon alone. I don't add them to all my hubs, but there are one or two that benefit a lot from a single, in-text Amazon link.

            1. Tammy Hesler profile image83
              Tammy Heslerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Good to hear something positive theraggededge!..(Enjoyed your article on gray hair BTW).....and thanks for your input tony55 that will probably be my luck with it as well..

          2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I think I know why.  I looked through your topics and most of them don't lend themselves towards adding ads.  Also, you are mostly writing on a very narrow cultural based topic, so would have fewer readers and thus fewer potential buyers.

            However, a few articles, such as how to plan and host a wedding, would be prime hubs for ads...IF they are kept to a minimum, are highly relevant and are properly placed.  You don't have to have a ton of ads across your articles to earn with Amazon.  Sometimes just one or two good ones can bring in money.

            The ads on your "engagement items list" article are totally wrong. Just throwing a random ad in for a product will never bring sales.  Why, for example, would someone want to buy a hat??  Just because it's on a list of things does not make it relevant.  Now if it is an unusual hat that you can only wear for some special occasion, is one that you own and have worn and feel it is the best of its type for specific reasons, etc....now you have something you can sell. 

            One more thing:  Your articles would bring in more views if your grammar was better.  I noticed several mistakes.  Google lowers ranking for poor grammar.

            I would go back and choose a few articles and carefully place a few ads in them to see what happens.

            I used to feel as you do, and for years never put ads on my work.  However, after I started using them and doing so correctly, everything changed for the better.

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You should avoid self-promotion in your articles and if you decide to include an Amazon Capsule, make sure it contains useful information beyond what can be found on Amazon, as well as your personal experience and opinion.

      1. Tammy Hesler profile image83
        Tammy Heslerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the advice Matt Wells and lobobrandon my product is completely relevant to my article..  I sell candle making kits that are easy to use and could certainly recommend them in my candle making article..

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          I don't think so.  These are your own products and that clearly meets the definition of self promotion.

  2. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 14 months ago

    Tammy if your hub is related to the product or about the product (a review, maybe) then you can definitely add a link.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I think doing this would be a mistake.  She is talking about a product that she sells herself on Amazon.

      1. Tammy Hesler profile image83
        Tammy Heslerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Yes timetraveler2 I’m afraid you’re right

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          There probably isn't a writer here who wouldn't just love to promote a book they've written or a product they sell, so you're not alone.  My adage always is "better safe than sorry".  Put a different product on your hub that relates and maybe someone will click through, find yours and buy it.  If they do, then you ern two different ways!

 
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