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A question about linked text....

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    So I am writing a hub and thought I might play around with linking text. I read somewhere that people tend to click linked text more then ads. I am wondering how it would work if I highlight text about what I am hoping to sell and link it to the product on amazon (am logged in as affiliate)?

    I suspect that since its not in a capsule it might not work as an affiliate sale. I know there are a few pro's here so I thought I should ask before trying it out and see what you guys have to say smile.

    Also if I were to try this on a blog, where it should work fine, will a straight url work (when I am logged in as an affiliate)? Is the cookie assigned to me automatically in that url?

  2. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    While waiting for a response I thought I would go see if I could find info on this on amazon itself, it looks like you can have linked text on a website or blog but it uses html code to create the text link.

    I am such a newb to this techie stuff! I tend to learn by trying stuff out and seeing how it works, or doesn't work! Hub pages really has become like a playground for me to learn in smile.

    If any expert wants to share tips on this techie stuff I would still love to hear it smile. For now and for this hub I think it would be folly to try a text link sad

    Ahhh for the day when I earn from more then just adsense! That will be the day I move into blogs and websites for affiliate selling smile

  3. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    If you try to post affiliate links to eBay or Amazon products in a text capsule on HubPages, it won't work. 

    You should be able to put them in posts on your own blog, though.

    Or alternatively, you could create a blog that displays Amazon or eBay products, then hyperlink to that from your HubPages articles.

    You can see that in action on my ballet Hubs which lead to my ballet site. smile

  4. Jeffrey Neal profile image79
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    Actually I have done this with an Amazon text link.  Check out my "Netbook vs Laptop" hub. If you scroll halfway down the page under the bullet points you will see where I did this.  The linked text is "ASUS Eee PC 1000HE".  I did have to modify the anchor text and remove this extra formatting:

    width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

    before the /> from the end of the actual link, but it does go to the product and contains my tracker code.  I can't see why it wouldn't work with another product.  I am going to try this with another hub for Valentine's gifts using a couple of Commission Junction links.

    I think Marisa is absolutely correct with regard to the "widgets", but I don't see a problem with the simple text links.  And, I am by no means a pro, so if someone wants to correct any errors I've made, be my guest. smile

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Simple text links to Amazon should work fine.  However, since they are affiliate links you will only be allowed to include 2 per hub.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image79
        Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is good to know, thanks for responding.  One more question:

        If I have a Valentine's Day hub, and have two affiliate links...say from Commission Junction, is there any issue with also including Amazon capsules? 
        I don't want an overly promotional flag, but my idea is going to be basically a list of gifts, so therefore the multiple options.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, now I know why I couldn't get mine to work!

  5. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    There has just been a similar post to this, and I did a little digging, since this is something that interests me.

    As it stands, I believe that you can have up to two affilaite links per hub, it doesn't matter if these are different or the same, you can only have two.

    You can have as many amazon/ebay modules as you want ON TOP of the two affiliate links you place in the text.