Both are ok, but in different situations depending on what you are writing about.
Amazon is good for reviews. However, it's really only good if you can convince the reader to buy the product right now. Comparing Amazon to any other affiliate program, it's garbage and a waste of time. Lets say you write a review on a camera, then add an affiliate link to the camera. I click on the link and buy the camera. You get paid, yay. Now lets say I click on the link, then close the browser so I can talk to my wife about it later. She says yes, so I open the browser back up, go back to Amazon, and buy the camera. You get nothing, even though with most affiliate programs you would. Next, I open your link, but buy another camera. Again, you get nothing. Finally, I open the link, buy the camera, but also buy some other stuff. You get paid for the camera, but nothing else. Amazon is notorious for screwing over their affiliates, or partners as they call them.
Ebay, on the other hand, has 30 day cookies. So I click on your link, don't buy anything, but come back and buy within 30 days, you still get commission. If I click on your link and buy something else, you get paid, and so on. Ebay does pay for clicks along with sales, but their conversion rate is fairly low.
Of the three options we have on HubPages, IMO, I would rate them Ebay>>AdSense/HP ad program>>>>>>Amazon. These three compared to all the other affiliate programs available outside of HubPages, they are the worse three to use. All three require fairly high amounts of traffic to make any real money; they all have fairly low conversion rates and incredibly low commissions.
by Mary Wickison 5 years ago
Can someone please clear this up for me. If I use the Ebay module and someone buys anything from Ebay that started via my link, I get paid. This I understand. My question is, does this apply to Amazon as well? Or, do they have to buy the specific item I have placed in my hub? I am sure I read that...
by tthudium 8 years ago
Do you make more money with Amazon or with Ebay. Which one has better click though rate. Which one do you prefer. Thanks for posting! Hub on.
by Victoria Van Ness 12 days ago
I'm kinda pissed and extremely dismayed. I've been with Hubpages and Amazon Associates for 5 years now and haven't made a dime with Amazon the entire time. I've reached out for help numerous times and not a single person told me that I have to get my Amazon links from the Amazon Associates website...
by path-finder 5 years ago
Hi all. I have set up Amazon Affiliate program on hubpages and featured Amazon products on a number of my hubs. Looking at it after a while, the link-type report in the Amazon account shows that no one has clicked on the products so far. I wanted to know whether this actually works, so I clicked on...
by Earl Noah Bernsby 4 years ago
Hey all,I posted this query in an older thread of mine with no joy. In retrospect, I probably should have posted the question independently:
by Will Apse 2 years ago
I am seeing the kind of traffic I used to get a few years ago after pages have been moved to niche sites but I'm getting a fraction of the Amazon income. There are a lot of factors involved but a main suspect for a significant part of this issue this has to be the replacement of Amazon capsules...
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