How many Amazon Affiliates links are too many? Where do I find written rules on

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  1. claudiafox profile image70
    claudiafoxposted 7 years ago

    How many Amazon Affiliates links  are too many? Where do I find written rules on this?

    I am a newbie with Amazon Affiliates.
    I find a harmless item about eucalyptus blossoms and Australian fairy stories with two Amazon links got a red skull rating as 'over commercial"; and the note tells me I am bad, bad, bad, as have three Amazon links. But I only see two. 
    What have I done wrong?  I have removed all innocent reference links from captions.
    I have removed all but two Amazon links and yet still its ruled unacceptable. 
    Yet it's a harmless item about Ecalyptus trees and Gumnut babies. Written in all innocence.  It was not designed to sell anything; just a rest from tech topics

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/6046288_f260.jpg

  2. somethgblue profile image84
    somethgblueposted 7 years ago

    When I first joined you could put as many amazon links on as you wanted but now you can only have two, which in my opinion is absurd.

  3. relache profile image83
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    The HubPages system will give you a warning of being overly-commercial if you have more than one retail product for every 50 words of original content using the various product capsules.

    read the FAQ,

    http://hubpages.com/faq/

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    Claudia: You can have only 2 text links for external sites. Only one link to same site is allowed. The exception is if you use links to other hubs, then you are not limited to 2 links. Remedy is to use Amazon Capsules

    http://hubpages.com/faq/

  5. LifeAfter50 profile image60
    LifeAfter50posted 7 years ago

    The others have answered it for you. Since the Google Panda update a lot of sites were pushed down the rankings (Hubpages being one). This is their attempt to pull back. No one can really be certain what Google wants but quality writing with not too many links is a must.

    Also it might distract from Hubpages own adverts? :-)

  6. cheaptoys profile image59
    cheaptoysposted 7 years ago

    I do not think there is a rule but I think as long as the links and pictures do not look overly excessively on the hub it should be ok.

  7. claudiafox profile image70
    claudiafoxposted 7 years ago

    Many thanks folks for the answers: so, the summary of Amazon rules embedded in  automated actions code for Hubpages, gleaned, so far:

    1. no more than one retail product for every 50 words of original content using the various product capsules;
    2. total of only 2 text links allowed for external sites;
    3. only one link to the same site; but
    4. exception - links to other hubs allowed;
    5. work-around solution - use Amazon Capsules
    6. when in doubt, read the the FAQ!  http://hubpages.com/faq/

 
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