I wrote a hub yesterday and it when it passed to go onto the site my Amazon ads were taken away! Ghost war stories, ghost war books amazon! So what on earth is the problem?
I think an overzealous person was looking at your hub. The same thing happened to me on Sunday.
I hope it is not a new policy.
Nell, Did you read the books you had listed? Did you make it clear in your content that you own those books and the reason why you recommend them? Are they 100% related to the hub's title? Did you put useful content within the Amazon capsules? Are they absolutely necessary for the reader to get full value from your article?
I have a couple of hubs with five Amazon capsules each, and I never had them snipped. I follow all these steps. If you do too, then you won’t have a problem with snipping.
Yes, this is what I do too and don't have a problem with them being snipped. I wanted to add, maybe it would be accepted if you make them text links instead of capsules.
Thanks Glenn, yes I believe I did? I will have another go, thanks. and I thought we could only have two ads?
The best way to keep your Amazon is not to use capsules but inline links so that the reference to the book (in this case) becomes a part of the text. So in your article, you would have a paragraph that is about the book. If you haven't read it, then get the free sample download onto your Kindle app (you can get it for PC as well as any other device.) Read the sample, and use a quote from it, either within the paragraph or in a call-out capsule.
Just adding an Amazon capsule with a related product is just not good enough these days. It has to be an intrinsic part of the article. At the risk of being self promotional, have a look at my last hub, 'Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Witch'. Scroll down to the section , 'Where Do I Start?' and you'll see what I mean.
Some articles simply don't lend themselves to an Amazon link at all. In which case, there's no point in attempting to shoehorn one in.
Yeah, I think different editors have different standards when looking at Amazon ads. Sometimes even recent articles that have passed through QAP and maybe even hubpro editing with ads intact will be looked at again months later, maybe because it's been updated, and suddenly the ads get snipped. If you followed the guidelines for including them, just add them back. It may take doing it more than once but eventually you'll get a reasonable editor that will let them stay.
The point about not using capsules is a good one. They almost always snip Amazon capsules in my experience so best to use links.
The more you imply the reader needs the item or the benefit of the item being linked the more chances of the link remaining. There might be some arbiterialy edits here and there. For the most part, they are solid and consistent for me.
I'm having the same problem. I only include one amazon link (max) per article, and only if relevant and I have personal experience with the product. If I edit an article to improve it, the amazon link gets snipped. One of the snipped links earned money for me, so I am rather frustrated. It makes me very leery to update old hubs, as it turns a good article that earns money into a good article that doesn't earn as much. I have been putting the amazon link as an in-text link, and it still gets snipped.
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