Google Affiliate Program

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  1. Life at DrTom's profile image68
    Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years ago

    Anyone have any experience with this program?  I just got accepted today.

    1. Lily Rose profile image85
      Lily Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Most people here do.  What do you want to know?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    He is talking about the affiliate program, not AdSense.

    I signed up but haven't sold anything through them.

    I have the ads on my personal blog.

    1. Lily Rose profile image85
      Lily Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My Bad! Thanks for setting me straight, UW - I didn't even realize...

  3. Life at DrTom's profile image68
    Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years ago

    I'm a member of other affiliate programs on my blog site, but never had any experience with Google's.  With the relatively few Hubs I have checked here, I am not seeing Google affiliate ads.

  4. Life at DrTom's profile image68
    Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years ago

    I don't see a Google capsule to add products to my Hub.  How do we do that?

    1. skyfire profile image81
      skyfireposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You don't need capsule for that. Just connect your adsense account in "Affiliate settings": section of your account.

      1. Life at DrTom's profile image68
        Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I have done that, but where do I insert code for each of my Google affiliates?

  5. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    If i'm not wrong then affiliate program for firefox download, adsense sign up is closed and i don't see these buttons on adsense account anymore. It was closed after they purchased doubleclick.

  6. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    You don't have to insert. Yieldbuild software is taking care of google ads placement so it saves your work. Ads are seen below the title and end of article and in the sidebars. You can check the ads on another members hubs.

  7. Mike Rogers profile image59
    Mike Rogersposted 12 years ago

    I think there is some confusion here. Google AdSense and the Google Affiliate Network program are two entirely different monetization streams.

    Google AdSense can be enabled during hub creation, provided you have entered your personal AdSense code in the appropriate area of your Hubpages account page so that you may receive credit as per Hubpages revenue sharing model.

    The Google Affiliate Network program allows members of that affiliate program to promote (when approved on a company by company basis) items and products for a fixed dollar or percentage return. Based on current Hubpages policy, up to two links such as these may be placed manually in any individual hub.


    1. Life at DrTom's profile image68
      Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Mike, exactly.  I am talking about the Affiliate Network program.  Where and how do I place these on a Hub?  Do they only go inside a Hub, rather than along the side or bottom?

  8. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    hello, fellow Ithacan,

    You place relevant links using either the link capsule or the chain icon in a text capsule

    When selecting a link usually the program offers a snippet of html code
    <a href="htttp://wvvw.">Blah blah promotional text</a>

    You will be copying only the link starting with http ->.com and placing it into your hub.

    That is the mechanics, but actually getting conversions and sales as an affiliate marketer is a whole different animal than the rather simple adsense program

    In adsense- once you attract traffic - being boring and difficult to read  is rather likely to make you money, but in true affiliate marketing you will have to pre-qualify and pre-sell your target traffic in order to get that cc out or personal information entered that leads to your commission.

  9. Mike Rogers profile image59
    Mike Rogersposted 12 years ago

    Life at DrTom's,

    sunforged is quite correct. It is my feeling that AdSense and direct affiliate marketing are two "different animals" so to speak.

    While there are a few exceptions, for the most part a "pitch page" (which is what the hub effectively becomes with affiliate links and sales copy) and AdSense are at odds with each other together on one page, or hub.

    There is a time consideration as well. You'll need to apply for approval with each individual merchant within the Google Affiliate Network, wait a few days for approval or non-approval, then if approved create specific links as sunforged outlined to place within your text. There isn't anything automated about the process.

    Conversely, AdSense will be inserted automatically (provided you configure the hub to do so) and Amazon capsules can be inserted "on the fly" rather quickly, and with good strategies overall, perform well.

    Both approaches have their benefits, but they are different.


    1. Life at DrTom's profile image68
      Life at DrTom'sposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I use affiliate marketing already from another source in my blog site.  But I was wondering about experiences here with the Google program.  I have been approved by them, but not sure I will use it.

  10. retellect profile image66
    retellectposted 12 years ago

    I don't think (personally) that hubpages is optimised for that kinda stuff. Adsense and Kontera are the best programs (in my opinion) to use Hubpages for. Your hubs that sell stuff won't really do well unless you have plenty experience with affiliate marketing and good marketing / promo techniques.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think Nelle Hoxie would disagree with you.

  11. Wayne Orvisburg profile image61
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 12 years ago

    I signed up for Google Affiliates after reading your question. Basically, the only way I've really gotten anything to work is to insert a link capsule into my hub and copy the link into it. I don't know how much clicking people will do on them, but like I said, the only way I've gotten anything to work yet.

  12. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    I also disagree

    adsense is my lowest earner and I have only been optimizing  for it for the last 4 months
    ...and yes I do get monthly adsense checks, but some aff programs pay more for a single sale than most hubbers monthly adsense income

  13. davidemorgan profile image60
    davidemorganposted 11 years ago

    I've had really good luck with the Google Affiliate Network. I'm new here, but I have been with them for a couple of years.

    One of the nicest things about the program is that the Google Affiliate Network earnings are combined with AdSense earnings, so newer folks who aren't getting the $100 monthly payout from AdSense can greatly increase their chances of getting a check every month by recommending products, writing reviews, comparisons, etc.

    I usually make 10 times the money from affiliate programs than from AdSense every month. This month it's looking more like 30:1 due to the holiday neurosis.

    I was wondering why my AdSense CTR is so low - what was said above makes total sense. And I also think it makes sense on profitable PPC keywords not to include affiliate links or capsules - I'd rather get a $40 click than a $.90 commission on a paperback. But maybe I should open another hub account and adopt a different persona for that approach...


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