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Better To Just Focus On Adsense?

  1. pepperlynn76 profile image59
    pepperlynn76posted 8 years ago

    Hello fellow hubbers!

    I am curious if it is better to just focus on having adsense featured on hubs and removing amazon and ebay boxes. It's my understanding that Amazon only has a 24 hour cookie. I have had amazon and ebay listings on several of my other niche sites and I have probably only earned about $4.00 from each in a year's time. Adsense on the other hand, has earned me a decent amount in a year's time so far.

  2. PhilD41 profile image60
    PhilD41posted 8 years ago

    I think it depends on the type of hub it is.  For myself, I haven't earned much with either, but I am new to this online revenue world.  I know there are some on there that have done well with Amazon.  The key is for it to be relevant.  If you are writing a hub about something that others might be interested in buying, you should probably consider having an amazon link.  If you hub really isn't leading a person to a product or type of product it probably won't do you much good.

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I use all three.  But I also earn significantly more than $4/year from both Amazon and eBay.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    This has been discussed several times and I'm not sure we've agreed on a conclusion!

    As Relache says, she does well with all three, but she's very clever at creating Hubs tailored to maximize sales.   Judging by the talk on the forums, most other Hubbers find their Amazon and eBay sales lag a long way behind Adsense.

    The thing about Amazon and eBay capsules is that they look pretty, so they attract the reader's eye and are tempting to click on, even if they're not keen to buy.  So I don't use them unless I can find products that are tightly targeted to the subject of the Hub.  I want my reader to leave by clicking on an ad that's going to make a sale, so I'd rather they click on the Adsense ad if I can't find really good products for Amazon/eBay.

  5. Rynaldos profile image79
    Rynaldosposted 8 years ago

    My personal opinion: eBay and Amazon is NOT profitable at all ! Adsense IS ! Amazon and eBay just cloud your hubs and makes it look over commercial, at the same time, the readers pay no attention to the ads?

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      wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I depends upon what you write about.  I've made a lot of money from Amazon, actually.  A LOT more than Adsense.  So, again, it's all about what you gear your hubs towards...

      1. Rynaldos profile image79
        Rynaldosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some people are lucky and some aint ! Thats just my opinion. Yes, if you want your hubs to just 'sell' and be all 'commercial' its all good. I just think that hubpages is not an escape goat for all this. Many people forget what HP is all about. Yes eBay and Amazon is part of this i know, but not for wrong reasons. (Not saying you do). Just there is more people NOT finding this profitable in any way than what there are finding this profitable. To me, it just clouds my hubs, takes up space and not make any money ! Adsense is way better id say !

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        564626posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think you know the secret of writing and selling stuffs. Because affiliate marketing is completely different from pay per click marketing.

        1. Rynaldos profile image79
          Rynaldosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Good Comment LOL i think she does. As far i understand, Amazon is one endless struggle. I know a lady that made $14 in 3 years.

  6. jacobkuttyta profile image79
    jacobkuttytaposted 8 years ago

    I am new here.  Thanks for your advice.  So far I have made some dollers through adsense. I couldn't complete the signup of Ebay till now.  Nothing from amazon.

    1. Rynaldos profile image79
      Rynaldosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean. I was going to give eBay a chance. For some weird reason i am still awaiting their promised "e-mail" ! Having endless trouble signing up. Just a waste

  7. Aqua profile image83
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Why not just experiment? Try hubs with and without, or in various combinations, of all the various affiliates. Give each hub some time and then see what works best for you.

    One thing about this "business" is that things seems to work differently for everyone. What works best for me may not work for you and vice-versa.

    I've actually had pretty good results with Amazon. I'm just starting to add eBay and I've had clicks already...so far so good but we'll see.

  8. Rynaldos profile image79
    Rynaldosposted 8 years ago

    Thats great Aqua. Like i said above, ot doesnt work for everyone.

  9. expectus profile image92
    expectusposted 8 years ago

    Adsense and Amazon seem to the best options and ebay if you get accepted ,forget Kontera:), Amazon isn't too shabby but it does take a lot of trial and error to get sales.

    I only made around 6 sales on amazon last month and most of them where for products I didn't write about :S which is strange but whatever works smile

  10. Kudlit profile image75
    Kudlitposted 8 years ago

    If you look at wordscribe41's hubs, she doesn't sound like she's selling. She's telling personal experiences. She's showing how to fix problems that she encountered herself. Her hubs are really useful.

    She doesn't recommend products that she haven't tried (judging from how she talks about the products in her hubs). Personal recommendation is really very powerful. That's why she's successful with Amazon.

    Mark Knowles is another hubber who is successful with Amazon. Check out their hubs and learn from them. Mark Knowles created a hub about earning from Amazon that's really helpful to anyone who wants to earn from Amazon.

    I sold a few underarm creams through Amazon, myself. Create hubs that solve problems. The sales should follow.

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      wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  Yes, everyone uses products, everyone has products they love.  So, reviewing the ones you love is a great way to go.  I really do want to share with people how awesome I think they are...  In fact, that's WHY I started writing them.  It just so happens I sell a lot on Amazon.  Thanks, Kudit.

  11. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Since nobody is giving ebay its due, ill point out how profitable it can be.

    In my own experience here:

    My own affiliate links are the profit leaders at about 400-500% more than all my other sales/clicks combined

    eBay and Adsense are about tied - adsense is more regular and dependable but ebay catches up by giving me 5-10/sales commissions rather regularly

    Amazon does great for me outside of hubs, but at 4-6% commission and only a 24 hour cookie it works best with higher volume traffic than my hubs command

    but eBay is great! especially when you land the ACRU's and have a decent quality rating

    1. pepperlynn76 profile image59
      pepperlynn76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I didn't even think about putting in my own affiliate links. I'll look into that.

  12. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    If you make the mistake in thinking that HubPages is a blog and just write a lot of personal stuff, you are going to have a lot more challenges earning anything than if you write evergreen Hubs that serve a purpose.

    And there are several Hub authors who make a lot more money via Amazon or eBay than AdSense.  Why?  Because they write Hubs meant to do that, and they do it well.