Why does HubPages snip any Amazon capsules on Hubs.

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  1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
    Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months ago

    So, this is the third time HP has snipped Amazon from my hubs. Every time one of my Hubs is edited by HubPages to add to a network site they snip any Amazon capsules on the Hub. The Amazon capsule is always extremely relevant to the topic discussed and is not spammy, yet HubPages doesn't seem to ever allow them on Hubs.Why always delete Amazon capsules from network site Hubs, especially when they are right on topic and useful to the reader?

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      The guidelines are: that you(appear to) own and use the product you are recommending. In this way, you can explain how it helped you and why you think it will benefit the user. Products should be added in a natural way, not shoe-horned into the article.

      In the case of books, I often download a sample of the book and then I can add a short quote with an in-text link to Amazon, rather than the capsule.

      1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
        Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Bev, that makes sense. I'll use this strategy in next article.  Thanks!

    2. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Maryam, I read your article on Cambodia the other day before it got snipped. You could have opened the capsule and left a comment like "This is the book I  used to explore the city. It is a helpful guide to have when visiting the temples."
      If you are looking at older hubs this was not a requirement. It is now. If you want to look at https://hubpages.com/animals/Cheap-Dewormer-for-My-Dog you can see one that I changed the other day to meet these guidelines.

      1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
        Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes Mark, I kind of used that comment but It didn't work sad

        "As it was my first time visiting the place I took help from the "Siem Reap:20 Must-see attractions travel guidebook". I was really helpful and gave me a guide on how to visit maximum places there. You can also buy some guide Book or read online before visiting the place. This really saves time"

        This is I mentioned. The Editor has removed Capsule but this part is still there.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Question:  was the Siem Reap: 20 Must-see attractions" the book that you put in the Amazon capsule?

          Did you make that statement in the paragraph closest to the Amazon capsule?   I think you spoiled your comment by saying they could buy any guide book - that's not much of a recommendation! 

          This sentence, "I was really helpful and gave me a guide on how to visit maximum places there" could be improved. I'm assuming you mean "IT was really helpful", and I would say something like, "it enabled me to organize my visit to see as many of the sights as possible."

          1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
            Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Okay, so here is the link I was talking about. I have edited it. The article is still featured I have added Amazon Capsule. Let's see if the HP Quality Assessment team leaves it there.

            https://hubpages.com/travel/Why-You-sho … day-Season

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Why don't you try a text link? They work better for me. Just highlight the title (make sure it is in title case - at the moment it isn't), click on the chain icon, then on the Amazon tab. It should be right there.

              Otherwise, you need to edit the Amazon capsule and paste your description of the book into where it says Add Description. At the moment, it's empty, which is why it is being snipped.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      If your capsules were snipped it should be obvious that the editors did not agree with what you did.  You may "think" you added the capsule correctly, but obviously you did not.

      Placing ads in articles is very tricky.  Ads must be very specific to what you're writing about and you must show personal experience with them.  You also must state why your product is better than other similar ones.  They must also be placed directly above or below the text capsule you use to describe them or within it as an in text link.

      Finally, you must show that the product will be beneficial to the reader in some way.  If it's something they can easily pick up in a local store, don't use it.  If it is one of many that basically do the same thing and work as well, don't use it.

      The team is trying to keep the site from being spammy to avoid problems with Google,  which is why they are so strict.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      ,
      In a nutshell...

      Google has specifically warned HP that Google does not like Amazon showing up in articles. As such, HP has developed a severe allergy to anything involving Amazon. This allergy was then duly passed on to the editors. thus initiating the shoot-first-ask-questions-later automatic extermination protocol.

      In some cases this decision can be reversed, but extensive hoops must be jumped through in order to accomplish this.

      1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
        Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah, You're right. I have also read some articles online about it.

      2. dougwest1 profile image95
        dougwest1posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I am thinking of writing a product related Hub and am looking for examples of Hubs that feature a product with a Amazon capsule included. I have several Hubs and the Amazon capsules always get sniped when the article is moved to a Network Site. I don't want to waste my time writing a good Hub and have the Amazon capsule snipped. I have read the FAQ and searched some forum posts but need some successful example Hubs.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          There are many, many, and all it takes is a few minutes to look around. Look at TimeTraveller2´s AxleAddict articles for some examples.

          1. dougwest1 profile image95
            dougwest1posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            DrMark1961:
            I'll take a look at their hubs. Thanks.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image97
              DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

              You can find Timetravellers avatar on this page. Just click on it and it will go to her profile page, then click on her RV hubs (I think all of them are on Axleaddict) and look at how she writes an Amazon capsule that is accepted for a niche site.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 12 months ago

    When you make the changes that Marisa suggests, you can also add the sales pitch for the book right in the Amazon capsule; just click on "Add description".

    1. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
      Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Quick Question Mark, Do I add the Description( Sales Pitch) in the Amazon capsule?

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, in the Amazon capsule there is an "add description" button. You can add your text there.

  3. Maryam Nasrullah profile image39
    Maryam Nasrullahposted 12 months ago

    I joined a few days ago and I haven't added Google AdSense (I believe I should wait for a month at least to add it otherwise it will get rejected)  Which is why Amazon and HP ads program are not working at the moment.

    I try to use my Amazon ref link with Banner. Not sure if in text link will work here.

    I will edit the title. Thank you!

  4. aesta1 profile image90
    aesta1posted 10 months ago

    What I get from HP regarding Amazon is to add more than what Amazon says and to share what my own thoughts on the use of the product which I think is fair. I, too, have some hubs that are on gifts so I need more of the Amazon capsules but I have to choose only the ones I could really write about substantially.

 
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