Doing Affiliate: Is More Effective in Hubpages or Your Own Site?
Hubpages has high statistics in terms of credibility, and I would like to venture on Amazon affiliate. Would it be better to do it in hubpages or does owning your own site? Does anyone here get good gains from doing Amazon affiliate thru hubpages?
I highly recommend Amazon, as long as you are willing to follow the rules. You need to only advertise products that you can show you have used yourself. You need to use Amazon ads only for the purpose of adding value for the reader, not for yourself.
There are other rules too and you should study the learning center on this topic before placing Amazon ads, otherwise Google may lower your ranking, which is why HubPages is being very tough about all this. It's to protect you!
I usually get Amazon sales every day. And I use Amazon under the HubPages Earnings Probram because we get 8% that way. When I use my own Amazon affiliate code on my other sites, I only get 4%. Therefore I recommend you sign up for it under HubPages.
Oh wow, good to know about getting 8% instead of 4%, thanks Glenn!.. will def check out the rules for this. I couldn't find the learning center, so I google it btw, and it comes up with this url - hubpageshelp.com - is that it?
Julie, just click the help link at the top right of every page here on HubPages, then select the learning center. Or you can go direct to hubpageshelp.com
I have done over 400 percent better with sales using my own sites. I get 100 percent of commissions from sales rather than having to settle for only a portion due to revenue sharing with HP or any other content farm. So the 8 percent really means little when you don't get commissions for every sale. I earn 6.5 percent on my sites and I get 100 percent those commissions for every sale.
We get 60% of the impressions on HubPages. 60% of 8% is still greater than 100% of 4%. It works in your case Linda because you're at the 6.5% level with so many sales on Amazon. But most Hubbers don't sell enough to get over 4% alone.
I didn't make many sales on HP, but they soared when I started my new sites 2 years ago. Whether I earn 4 percent or not, I get all of the commissions not just a portion of them.
Amazon affiliates are hard to put in a hub and not get penalized as overly promotional/spammy.
Amazon is ok if it has value. For example, you showed your book Humanity's Edge in your time travel hub, but I had to search Amazon to purchase it. Clicking an ad would have been easier. That's the idea of using Amazon to provide value to the reader.
by Stacie L2 years ago
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by SpaceShanty3 weeks ago
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by Kristen3 years ago
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by SpaceShanty3 years ago
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by Earl Noah Bernsby4 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 mdlawyer7 years ago
I signed up here 8 months ago. Then I looked for signing up for eBay. But Hubpages showed and is still showing this message "eBay has changed the terms of their affiliate program, and is not currently...
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