I see that the Amazon earnings are now based on some kind of new sharing protocol. Can anyone please explain this new Amazon earnings program to me? Thanks!
Previously, the 60/40 split applied to the time your affiliate code was shown. Your code was shown 60% of the time and HubPages' code was shown 40% of the time (randomized). If a sale was made while your code was showing, you got 100% of the commission value and HubPages got $0. If, on the other hand, you made a sale during HubPages' share of impressions, HubPages got to keep 100% of the commission.
Instead, we've started splitting EVERY sale 40/60 instead of splitting by impressions. This way you can see how many sales are made total. For every sale, you get 60% of the commission and HubPages gets 40%.
I always trusted Hubpages. I may as well, as what can I do? But the new thing seems a lot more transparent and honest.
To me, it's all about incentives. You give me an incentive to drink your brand of Coffee, and I'll probably drink your Coffee.
If you give me a financial incentive to write more and better articles, with pertinent advertisements in them, and I will write more and better such articles.
I love the clarity and the simplicity of the system.
I agree. There was something less than motivating about the other system. Knowing that on the rare occasion I might make a sale there was a 40% chance all the earnings would go to HP and I'd get nothing made it so I wasn't so inspired to bother adding a link. It didn't matter that there was a 60% chance I'd keep all of it. I guess that's just one of the cognitive bias sorts of things. This system is much better - knowing that I'll get something from every sale I make means I am more motivated to think of products I have experience with that I can add into articles. Great move HP!
I like this system better as well. Most of my Amazon products were removed by staff but I may go back and reapply a few. And yes, I use these products and put in a personal note alongside them.
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 Crystal Tatum 6 years ago
Does the Amazon earnings program pay based on number of clicks or only when a purchase is made?
by GreenMind Guides 6 months ago
A few weeks ago my earning percentage dropped from about 10% to about 5%. Is it just me?
by Person of Interest 4 years ago
...recognize and not count our own clicks when we are logged in?
by nicomp really 8 years ago
Can anyone explain Amazon earnings?In the Order Report, what is the "All Other Items Ordered" column? Do we get commissioned for that? Or, do we only get commissioned for orders that are directly clicked through from our hubs? If a customer follows our link to Amazon.com and then orders...
by StellaSee 2 years ago
Currently I'm signed up with Google Adsense and I've been debating whether I should sign up for the Hubpages Earning Program because I'm hesitant to give out my tax information. Or should I worry about this only after I have a decent amount of traffic coming to my hubs?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|