While placing ads on hubs, such as Amazon and eBay, how many ads can we choose?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    While placing ads on hubs, such as Amazon and eBay, how many ads can we choose?

    I have seen many hubs having more than two ads, whereas when I choose I have options only upto 2, both for Amazon and eBay.

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image31
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    Actually I too was thinking of asking the very same question.  I have seen than eBay restricts display of ads to two items only recently. A few months back I had put three and there was no restriction then.  I have also observed that some hubbers are displaying two or more eBay capsules at difference places of a single hub.  I don't know if this practice is allowable or not.  I have also observed that when I try to edit my eBay ads containing 3 ads, they delete one displaying some warning. I hope some knowledgeable hubbers will come to our rescue for clearing our doubts on these aspects.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sunilkunnoth, for taking interest in the question. I hope you got your doubts cleared, by reading the responses here.
      Thanks!

  3. ameliam.michelle1 profile image74
    ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years ago

    Earlier, there were no such problems, yet it is better that you keep your amazon capsules and ebay ones to a limit. Put only those ad capsules that are very relevant to your hub. Discard irrelevant ads as they have adverse effect on your hubs.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks ameliam.michelle1, for responding to the question! I agree with your advice.
      Thanks!

  4. Susana S profile image98
    Susana Sposted 5 years ago

    This came up in the forum a day or two ago. The thread is here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/114376

    The correct answer is here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/114376#post2433020

    And here is the explanation that can be found in HP's Learning Centre: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/114376? … ost2433281

    The reason you are experiencing the option of only adding two products to a capsule is because you are selecting them via KEYWORD (or seller). When you hand pick products you can have up to 10 per capsule.

    1. Marsha Musselman1 profile image85
      Marsha Musselman1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was looking for these links, but you found them first. smile

      How does one go about hand picking their products? You you open up the amazon page and transfer code to your hub capsule? I've not figured that one out yet.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response and the helpful links!
      Actually, I do not add more than 2 ads each for Amazon and eBay, but since I saw many ads on other's hubs, I was curious.
      Thanks for your help in clearing the doubts!

    3. zanaworld profile image65
      zanaworldposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks SusanaS.  I was about to write almost similar answers giving links to forum thread.

    4. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Marsha - Yes to hand pick products you need to go to amazon.com, find the products you want to feature, copy the url or ASIN/ISBN number and post that into the amazon capsule. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/usin … d_22478701

  5. Carl8033 profile image60
    Carl8033posted 5 years ago

    You can choose as many as you like, but again having more than 4 ads (i.e 2 amazon and 2 eBay) would make your site loose a lot of PR (page rank) in Google and that is where most buyers come from. Very few buyers if any originate from hubpages.

    Think of your site as a water container, and the ads and backlinks (links pointing to your site/ hub) as taps. The more ads you have on your site, the less water it will contain as they drain out your container (hub/site), hence rank poorly on Google page ranking. 

    Also, the more backlinks to your site the more "water" it will have hence fill up with PR. Plus Goolge (and HubPages) are not so fond of hubs with a lot of ads. They call it a gateway Hub/ site in this case to Amazon and eBay.

    They assume that your article is merely used to make eBay and Amazon sales not help the visitor get information, which is the main reason behind the existence of Google in the first place.

    So to answer your question on how to place more Amazon and eBay ads, it's simple, just click on the blue icon that appears when you hover between capsules and click add Amazon or ebay.

    You can do this over and over again until you reach your desired number of Amazon or eBay capsules, but my advice to you is to not have too many of them since they will tend to interfere with your visitors experience.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! That' s a nice explanation, about ads placement. Like I said, I do not place more than 2 each for Amazon and eBay, but was wondering how others put more than that.
      Thanks for your help, advice and guidance------loved the way you explained it.

    2. profile image0
      Teri Stohlbergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  6. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    I've read before it's one ad for every 50 words of text. But I can't remember if this is a rule or a suggestion. Also, I think it's only 2 ads per capsule, but I'm sure it's true, as has been said in this thread, that it depends on whether you are hand-picking the products or using keywords.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think, its a suggestion---Thanks for replying and I am sure, you also got your doubts cleared, with the helpful links provided in the responses above.
      Thanks!

  7. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I'm glad you asked this question.  I read a Hub yesterday with a total of 8 Amazon ads; however, they did relate to the article.  So, that's the key, I think.  Have to search by product itself, I guess.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks mary615, for taking interest in the question. I hope the answers will clear your doubts as well.
      Thanks!
      .

  8. Jlbowden profile image90
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    I usually place 6 ADs of EBay, and 6 Amazon.  I think this number may vary with each individual.  I wasn't aware that there was a golden number either.  And to my knowledge always thought the more ADS displayed the better.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks JIbowden, for taking interest in the question and sharing your views!
      I hope the answers and the links here, must have helped everyone.
      Thanks!

  9. fahadper2 profile image60
    fahadper2posted 5 years ago

    ok but a am new in hub. and i don't have any paypal account

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have adsense? Paypal is easy to get but adsense is not.

    2. ossmedia profile image60
      ossmediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You need to have a paypal account to configure ads on your site .

    3. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi fahadper2!
      First of all you must write at least 10 to 15 quality hubs, to get your Adsense application approved by Google. Paypal account is easy to open. Just follow the instructions at Earnings page. But without Adsense, you cannot earn anything

  10. profile image75
    in4mativeposted 5 years ago

    The limit was reduced to two recently. Those hubs with than two will be limited to two ads when they are updated. This happened with me recently. I see nothing wrong with this as Hubpages has a common interest in maximising advertising revenue.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks in4mative, for answering the question and sharing your views!

  11. nafretiti profile image59
    nafretitiposted 5 years ago

    I think that it's automatic, but for the extra things you can add onto your hub, they give you a choice of how many you want to display. For Ebay I displayed one on a hub of mine but then on another it displayed more then one, seems like it gives you suggestions based on what your hub is about.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks nafretiti, for responding to the question. Thanks for sharing your observation!

  12. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image77
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 5 years ago

    From my understanding you can use both the Ebay and Amazon features and the allotted quantity is two per account. I do think that you can add additional Ebay and Amazon hubs.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks DRG Da Grinc, for answering and sharing your opinion!

  13. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    You can choose as many as you want but they have to relate to the content of your hub and they have to be used within reason. Meaning.... that you hub can't have little text and too many products. That would not be a good thing and HubPages won't even allow that and will tell you to remove some of the Amazon or eBay links. Use those within reason. There has to be a balance between the amount of content and the mount of product link in a hub.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks lovebuglena, for your response to the question and your helpful answer!

  14. padmendra profile image46
    padmendraposted 5 years ago

    I think not more than three ads in Amazon and eBay capsules is appreciated.  We should try to place a less number of ads in these capsules as will  otherwise look  overloaded.  But care should be taken that the ads are similar to your Hub.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks padmendra, for your interest in the question and your helpful advice!

  15. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    Yeah I was given to choose 2 amazon ,  2 eBay ads per hub, on April I could still choose up to 7 amazon ads per hub, anyway it doesn't t matter to me Bcoz I don't earn a single cent from both!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's right, even I have not earned anything from ads as yet. Thanks for answering, peachpurple!

 
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