Can us hubbers click on eBay links in other user's hubs, or our own hubs?
I am in the market for a fairly expensive item, and have found one hubber's article about the item particularly helpful. I want to bid on the item through their eBay link. I know eBay pays for clicks, not just winning bids, so I was just wondering whether I'm allowed or if it's like adsense and not allowed?
You can click on the link on someone else's article but most programs, such as Google adsense, dislike - sometimes to the point of banning as far as Google goes - if you click on a link that is in your own article. On on your own blog, website, etc. They feel you are just gaming the system.
I did that a long time ago (10 years or so) - clicked on google links on a golf blog I had at the time - and got warning letters from Google about it. Same thing if you encourage people to click Adsense links. They do not like it at all.
I would imagine that Ebay would be the same since they pay for clicks. If you click on links in your own article they will probably be upset.
Instead use the links from someone else's article to go shopping.
That's my experience.
I second Angelo. What you must understand is e-Bay, I believe, is owned by Google, so the policies Google use for adsense is going to be the same for eBay.
I don't think there is any reason why you couldn't click on a link in someone else's Hub. Your own... not so much. It runs the risk of appearing that you are trying to inflate your numbers. (Though I once clicked on an interesting 'own ad' in the early days, before I knew better, and nothing happened. I expect that it's a *pattern* of this behavior that really is risky.)
Received word is that clicking on your own ads can get you banned from Adsense (eBay, too?) permanently.
Sure you CAN click ads, but you shouldn't. Remember . . . Big Brother is watching. You might even lose an accolade.
If you cannot click on an adsense ad on someone else Hub then I don't believe you can click on ebay links too. Because Google Adsense and eBay pays for clicks and Hubpages is a social network community if it was allowed everyone will be clicking on each other's Hub links.
Therefore I don't believe you can click on someone else Hub link's. If you are really interested in ebay item then go to ebay and search for that item.
Happy hubbing and good luck.
Your adsense and ebay accounts are attached to your subdomain so I'd say that clicking the ads on your hubs is a no no. Now as far as others I don't see it being a problem. Google and ebay bother realize that there are 100's of thousands of users on hubpages everyday. They are advertising to us as well as search traffic. We are a captive audience so why wouldn't they want to advertise to us.
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