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 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 Paul Edmondson 4 years ago
We are going to increase Amazon earnings for most of you! Amazon is becoming part of the HP Earnings program. In early November folks will have the opportunity to switch to get paid their Amazon earnings through the HP Earnings program. For new Hubbers, this will greatly simplify...
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
On the eBay account page there are some columns such as RPM, Views, Sales and Revenue.The numbers displayed in the sales column, do they mean that some one has bought something from ebay though my link or are they just clicks? I they are just clicks why not state clicks instead of sales?
by BrainStorm 10 years ago
My ebay and amazon clicks and earnings are not beeing recorded.I just signed up with both of them and pasted the required affiliate id in the affiliate settings.What else should i do?An "edit" option is still being shown in the affiliate settings page near ebay and amazon.
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 mjkamrul 3 years ago
Hello Dear Hubbers,I'm somewhat in confusion while placing Amazon or Ebay capsule in my hubs because I don't know well from which program I can be benefited much. Do people like to buy something from Amazon? or Ebay in most cases? Any trick?
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