Why do my Amazon products keep getting snipped?

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  1. HoneyBB profile image96
    HoneyBBposted 11 months ago

    Every time I put an Amazon capsule on my articles it gets snipped. I write how it benefits people and how it relates to the article.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image76
      galleryofgraceposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      My understanding is that it must show how "You" used it.

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Use text links instead of capsules, and as Grace says, you must be able to demonstrate that the item forms part of the article and that you have used it.

    3. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Curious. I just read an article on the front page (Holidappy) that contained 11 links to products. I wondered if the rules had changed. Mine keep getting snipped, too.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, they have gotten much stricter though I read an article this month that had 8 links and they were just embedded in the paragraphs with no mention of how they were related to the topic or title and not a single word about the person using them or reason to automatically assume they must have.  This is why many people won't go back and edit older article - most with Amazon capsules or links since once they update and resubmit the Amazon products are all snipped.

        1. EricFarmer8x profile image98
          EricFarmer8xposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          This is more of a band aid fix if anything. Part of writing content for the internet is keeping things edited and up to date to match the best current stands.

          HubPages steers us in this direction with the editing and guidelines they set.

          1. Natalie Frank profile image95
            Natalie Frankposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I think the point is that people become frustrated with inconsistent standards.  When you follow the rules and have all your amazon links snipped but come across articles where people have numerous amazon links which follow none of the rules and they are recent articles it is aggravating.  This makes people unlikely to go back and edit an article that has still got Amazon products, especially if those are the only articles you have with Amazon products left.  If there was a consistent standard being applied it would be different and people would be more likely to go back and edit old hubs that have amazon links.

            1. EricFarmer8x profile image98
              EricFarmer8xposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I only have two Amazon links in two different hubs so I have not encountered any issues myself. Both are reviews of technology I have owned.

              I can understand the frustration you describe though. I read posts and I see people mention things.

    4. weezyschannel profile image89
      weezyschannelposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Happens all the time with me. I love that Hubpages checks our articles for certain criteria. What is bothering me is I have 2 really great articles and my Denture article was 3 down on Google search results for various ways of querying. Now, my page was snipped such as: photos, Amazon products that I did personally review, and capsules deleted.  Ever since that happened, traffic loss was almost 80%.

      Ive had this article for 4-5 years now and has always been my "baby" hub

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Change it back if you feel the integrity was compromised.  An 80% drop in traffic after 4-5 years is just not okay.

        1. weezyschannel profile image89
          weezyschannelposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I think I'm going to have to. I also had about 5 photos removed and each we're an integral part of each capsule.  They have even changed my photos to something they thought was better and wrote scriptures on the photo.

          I had my own personal photos that I took, adjusted lighting, cropping and editing before I added the pictures. It was as if they wanted to choose what suited their taste.  Don't get me wrong here...I like the proofreading and edits of misspelled words etc. If my traffic and score is high, why can't it be left alone? Now I am losing not only earnings, but my self esteem here.

          1. Natalie Frank profile image95
            Natalie Frankposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            That's really impressive you took all of your own pictures.  They may have thought they weren't "legal" somehow.  Add them back and put an attribution to self under them so HP knows they are yours.  And just change the rest of the article back to what you intend for it to be.  I am dealing with a similar problem with an article now and after being edited it's a mess.  I'm going to at least leave it until after the weekend to see what happens but it is already losing ground to the tune of about 10% of views already in five days.  If it doesn't pick back up and show a definite increase over what it was before it was edited I'll get rid of everything that was changed and revert it to the original article.  The problem is it takes time that I could be using to write new articles.  Good luck.  Don't let your self-esteem suffer from something you had no control over.  At the end of the day it's your name on the article and your reputation on the line.

            1. weezyschannel profile image89
              weezyschannelposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you so much for your comment... I'm just not sure how to find out what the original article was before all their edits... There was like six or seven of them... There are a couple that they have kept on a few of my articles but they even changed the capsule titles and I seriously don't know if I can remember what information I had before all the changes. However, I don't mean to slam them because there were a few times, before their fifth and sixth editing, that my traffic actually increased and I was very thankful... But when they keep editing it and changing it I think Google is getting frustrated

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Google doesn't have feelings smile It doesn't get frustrated.

                You should always have a copy of your hub. It's really easy to save the whole hub as a complete webpage, although you need a good amount of free space on your computer/Dropbox if you have a lot of hubs.

                Right click on the name of your hub on your stats page. Depending on your browser, click on something like 'Save linked content as'. Then just save it as an html file in a suitable folder. When you want to open it, it will open in your browser, complete with photos and everything.


                Keep a hard copy version of the text only in a word processing document. Uses less disk space.

                1. Natalie Frank profile image95
                  Natalie Frankposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  I wasn't aware of that method of saving the whole web page.  Thanks!

    5. ziyena profile image91
      ziyenaposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Mine as well … it's a hassle when it actually does pertain to the subject at hand - especially when used as a cited source like a book used for research that you'd like to share … makes no sense but I'm never surprised.  Easy Come … Easy Go

  2. HoneyBB profile image96
    HoneyBBposted 11 months ago

    Thanks Gallery and theragged...I thought it was clear that I used these items but I may not have specifically said that I used them. I'll look at it again and try. Thanks for the info.

  3. Erudite Scholar profile image60
    Erudite Scholarposted 11 months ago

    @HoneyBB One of my articles was recently snipped.The editors thought they could Feature it and they only made a few changes.It eventually got Featured.It had no Amazon capsules though.

  4. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 10 months ago

    Stop using capsules. I have a feeling they will be phased out because ad-blockers make them invisible. Use in-text links instead. I haven't had an Amazon link snipped from a new hub in ages. It has to be natural and form part of your writing. Not all articles are suitable for adding links to.


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