I just looked at the data for amazon and ebay capsules across HubPages over the last 14 months. The click through rate for a capsule is typically in the 2-3% range. Over the year revenue per click is about 30% higher for eBay capsules, except in December where the roles were reversed and Amazon did significantly better. On average, an amazon or ebay capsule will be worth about a dollar for every thousand hub views. Of course, if the products aren't directly related to your content the value will likely be significantly lower.
Some suggestions from this data:
- For your hubs getting significant traffic, it is worth a little effort to make sure the products match well in your capsules
- When in doubt, consider using an eBay capsule
- Next December, you may want to consider switching your highest traffic hubs to Amazon capsules
Thank you Paul, this is very useful information that I will use.
Thanks Paul...I have had much better response with the Amazon than the ebay, though....so I removed my ebay.
Thanks for the info Paul. I make a rule of trying to have relevant Amazon and eBay products on all my hubs.
I'm sure I saw some advice not to start using eBay capsules until you had good traffic, because if you don't make any sales within a certain period, eBay will deactivate your account.
My question is, if that's the case, how much traffic is good traffic?
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
Have you seen the new rules regarding product capsules? It's in the HubPages Weekly. We have to reduce products within each capsule from 2 to 1, as a way to prevent looking spammy by Google. Oh Lord, what a task. I've already started this morning, 14 hubs down, 37 hubs to go. Question to...
by Mary McShane 3 years ago
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by paradigmsearch 4 years ago
http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats?categ … ule=AmazonFolks, we really need to make a concerted effort to delete (or at least not display) those Amazon capsules we know to be in violation of QAP.The above link will hopefully help.
by Paula Atwell 3 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Adam Harkus 2 years ago
Not that I was making any money from them, but why has my directly related Amazon product link been snipped in the hub-pro edit ?I could understand snipped competitor products, but what is the point of having ebay / amazon capsules if they are being removed from the niche sites?
by Catherine Giordano 12 months ago
I understand the rationale for removing amazon capsules. I'm very careful not to include amazon capsules unless they are 100% relevant, and I can provide a personal opinion. I rarely do more than one per hub.HP is not only snipping amazon capsules on hubs for niche sites, but also just to have a...
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