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Amazon problems?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months ago

    Normally I get Amazon earnings regularly, but for the past for days have had nothing coming in.  Is this just me or is this happening to others.  It's a bit concerning and I am wondering if there is some problem or if sales are just down for some reason.  Would appreciate any input from other hubbers.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      No problem, seem to be doing quite nicely.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      My views are holding steady, of course cpm is down so the views aren't earning as much--BUT Amazon is doing well, making up for the cpm losses. One thing I have been noticing is that sometimes Amazon is zero, then suddenly in the next day or so there will be several in one day.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

        This is the longest I've gone with 0 sales.  Very strange.  Possibly it's because of all the bad weather or the uncertainty about government issues, after all, I write about a luxury lifestyle to a certain extent.  Guess I've been spoiled lol!

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Update:  Earnings finally kicked in today.  It's about time!

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    I'm not seeing a problem. I've been getting Amazon sales the last few days.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Glenn.  This is perplexing because, as I said, I am used to seeing sales, but suddenly nothing for four days.  The last time, other people were having similar problems, so I wanted to check.  The irony is that my views are back up, so sales should be coming in.  Maybe it's all the bad weather !

  3. theraggededge profile image100
    theraggededgeposted 2 months ago

    I'm getting Amazon earnings. Nothing spectacular, but only had three no-sale days and one horrible refund sad for the month so far.

    1. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I had two horrible refunds this month.  People are retarded.

      1. theraggededge profile image100
        theraggededgeposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Do you get that awful sinking feeling when you see the dreaded minus sign?

        1. Solaras profile image98
          Solarasposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Yes. A negative for the entire day is so discouraging. I can never get that day back, lol.

  4. Sam Montana profile image40
    Sam Montanaposted 2 months ago

    I just noticed Amazon editors have taken out many of my Amazon ads, not wonder revenue is down. And the Amazon ads I had were all books I referenced in the article and that I have read and used for many years.

    1. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Put them back, if they sold products.

  5. whcobb profile image93
    whcobbposted 2 months ago

    The only thing I have noticed is that a lot of my Amazon links are getting snipped during the "quality control" and editing process. Every single thing was pertinent to the hubs as well. I emailed hubpages about it and after 3 days they said I could put the Amazon links back in. It's really frustrating

    1. Sam Montana profile image40
      Sam Montanaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is very frustrating. Many of the relevant amazon ads that were snipped out were some of my best sellers. And putting them back in takes time. And time is money.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Sam, let me ask you something. Did you put text WITHIN the Amazon capsule explaining that you had read those books yourself and the reason why you are recommending them? If you just referenced it from elsewhere in you hub it will most likely get snipped because the capsule itself looks spammy without your own content within it.

        1. Sam Montana profile image40
          Sam Montanaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          No I did not. The mentioned products were fully described in the article, as to how I used the book and or product. Wouldn't it be rather redundant to also put that in the Amazon capsule. In the article right next to the ad. I was very careful so the reader of the article would know exactly what I was talking about.

          And I just noticed my score has dropped from 89 to 62. Not happy here.


          So I should cut part of the article and put that part of the article into the Amazon capsule?

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            I’m not saying to be redundant. I’m saying to put the text about the product right there within the capsule. That’s how most people on HubPages have been successful with Amazon ads. And Google can relate it better too.

            As for your score, there’s no certainly, but I’ve noticed you’re not keeping up with the latest HubPages standards. You have no bio and you’re using a lot of right floating capsules. Floating capsules will soon be automatically centered and most likely appear in the wrong place if you don’t fix it yourself for mobile viewers.

            The warning about mobile friendliness was announced two years ago to give everyone lots of time to fix all their hubs. See my tutorial hub about it if you help. This month is the deadline.

            EDIT: And listen to Marisa, above. She made it very clear what you need to say, in addition to putting it in the Amazon capsule.

            1. Sam Montana profile image40
              Sam Montanaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              I had a bio and I am not sure what happened. What is a right floating capsule. Can you please explain on one of my articles where I am wrong with capsules. Thank you,

              1. DrMark1961 profile image100
                DrMark1961posted 2 months agoin reply to this

                Hi Sam, I just took a look at your GMO article since it is on the top. (What happened to your barking article?)
                1. Bio--there is none. You can use one bio for several articles, but it should be related to that article in some way. Tell me about why Sam knows anything about GMO foods in the bio, and why I should even bother reading this article.
                2. Right floated capsule: Look at the photo of the corn growing in the organic garden about half way down. That is a right floated capsule. All you need to do is go into edit and make that capsule appear above the text capsule. If you find any photos like that, fix them.
                3. Amazon capsule: You suggest I buy a book but in the Amazon capsule do not tell me why. All you have to say is "I liked this because it told me..." or whatever. It needs to be a personal recommendation. If you just put a book in there, it is going to be snipped by HP.

                IF you go in and fix those right floated capsules and add bios your hubber score is probably going to go up. If it does not, do not worry about it. Focus on getting more traffic. If you are writing these articles to help people, and no one ever sees them, what good are they?

                1. Sam Montana profile image40
                  Sam Montanaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

                  Thank you Dr Mark. I went in and made the suggested changes to the GMO article. Would you mind taking a look at it and see if I did it all right.

                  I am curious, what do you mean, "what happened to your barking article?"

                  1. Glenn Stok profile image98
                    Glenn Stokposted 2 months agoin reply to this

                    Your barking article is no longer featured. For that matter, only 7 out of your 14 hubs are featured. There is still a lot of work you need to do. Follow my advice in my hubs: “12 Overlooked Hub-Writing Techniques You Need to Use” and “21 Hub-Writing Success Strategies” that you can find in my profile page.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Make sure you've complied with the NEW rules for Amazon products.  They must be related to the MAIN topic of the article and you must include a personal recommendation stating why you've chosen that particular product.  You need to make it sound as though you've owned or at least tried the product.

      For instance, you need to say "I really like this because..." not "this product is ideally suited to .....

      1. Sam Montana profile image40
        Sam Montanaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa, I thought I had done done that on these certain articles. I will go and look again and work on them.

 
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