I wonder who makes any money via Amazon ads. I updated an old Hub tonight to delete a newly broken link and tidied it up along the way tonight. There was already an amazon product in the Hub which has been there since the Hub was created in 2011. Tonight it was snipped. tbh I just don’t get it.
I am still learning the ropes here. In my first hub on Porto I felt very justified in putting the two guide books I used there in Amazon capsules, but was mystified when they had to be snipped to get the hub featured. Since then I have steered clear of the Amazon capsules, relevant though I feel links to my guide books might be.
Unless the hub was about those guide books, they aren't "relevant". At least that's my take on the rules. An exception seems to be an item that is unusual but necessary to accomplish the topic of the hub - a special tool, maybe, in a hub about doing a task using that tool.
Thanks for the advice. From what you say it seems like an ad for a suitcase weighed or bottle opener that I might mention in a travel hub would go down better. While we are on the subject, do you advise using Amazon capsules or another way of making the link?
Use in text links because they make the ad look less spammy and bring in more buyers. Also, when doing an ad, you must show why your product is better than a similar one and that you use it and how it has worked for you. Furthermore, if linking to a guide book, link only to one. Your goal is to get readers to click on the add,enter the portal to Amazon it creates and the let the buyer find what he wants. You get paid for every item he purchases while using your portal the first time. You'd be surprised to see the things some people start buying once they've gone through the door you've opened and how much money you can make when they do!
Thanks. You give very helpful advice. I appreciate it.
When you went on vacation to Porto, was there something not available that you felt was really important? That is the sort of thing you can add to your article.
For instance, if I was writing an article on travelling to Rio on the overnight bus, I would include a link to a battery powered MP3 player. It would be helpful to someone travelling, and someone reading your article will say "Yeah, I need that."
These tips all were learned since I started writing here due to the kindness and helpfulness of the team and the other Hubbers. Didn't know squat when I began!
That's encouraging to hear. There's hope for me yet. Task for the week is to figure out how people manage to embed the Amazon logo and links in their hubs without using the Amazon capsule and also to figure out Pinterest.
Highlight the anchor text (usually the product name). Click on the link (chain) icon in the toolbar. Click the Amazon tab. You should see the item listed. Click it. Once you save the text capsule, your item should have a live link preceded by the Amazon 'A'.
No. I didn't make myself clear.
If your hub is about a suitcase you might discuss the material it is made of, what colors it is available in, how many pockets it has both inside and out. You might cover how well the wheels work and the sturdiness of the handle. How much it weighs and the cubic footage inside. Your hub will be about that suitcase, not about where you took it to. Your destination is strictly secondary and probably not even mentioned. That is acceptable.
But if your hub is about going to South America and "Oh, by the way here is a nice suitcase for your use" it will be snipped.
TT had good advice about the link itself, too - in text links work well for several reasons.
Thanks. However I probably wont bother. Easier just not to put any in.
Ok, I'm going to delete my message then
@theraggededge, the information/suggestions you provided in your deleted reply were absolutely 100% what makes a "good" article "GREAT." The #1 focus of writing an article should be the content itself, and if a product really fits, then it can be used as support (rather than filler).
I do not understand why you started this thread then. theraggededge made suggestions to help you. You did not want them and do not want to learn so that you can earn from Amazon.
I just dont get it.
Ethel, i can understand what you are saying. and yes its not easy to earn money via amazon but at the same time its not difficult my friend. Just write the content and add relevant products and try to choose the topics which could appear on the top of search engines.
About amazon, why I did not get earning in Amazon? What can I do in order to get earning through it?
I do not think your articles are written to draw any Amazon traffic. Most are on Letterpile and do not draw much traffic, and that traffic is mostly people that are looking to read, not buy something to find a solution.
If you had an article on the best way to avoid traffic on a commute into Manilla, and included a link for a great new GPS system that Amazon sells to help you avoid traffic, you would have sales.
I think you will easily figure both out. Pinterest is easy.
During the recent downturn in traffic, Amazon sales have been helping keep my head above water in the earnings department. What I have found is that it's important to give some good in-depth information about the product you are offering. Don't just throw it in as an afterthought.
Not only does it have to be relevant to the article, you need to spend at least a good paragraph describing how to use it and why you love it. This is necessary not only for keeping your link from being snipped, but also in terms of sales. You have to motivate people to want to buy it. It's no good having a link that nobody clicks.
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