Amazon Capsules

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  1. Carola Finch profile image92
    Carola Finchposted 5 weeks ago

    I am finding that my Amazon capsules are being deleted every time I post a hub despite my putting an effective recommendation of the book before the capsule.  Very frustrating.  Has anyone else experienced this?

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      I don't use capsules any more. I find that in-text links work much better because you are linking to the very thing you are writing about. So for instance, I might write something like..."As John Smith says in his book, "Cats and Kittens", the gray tabby displays signs of blah blah blah..." I then link the title to an Amazon link.

      Just highlight the text, click on the chain icon, then click the Amazon tab, and your item should be on the list. Click it and Save.

      I usually include a quote in a call-out capsule from the book as well.

      The downside to using a capsule is that if a reader is using an ad-blocker, they won't see it.

      1. Carola Finch profile image92
        Carola Finchposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        I still got unfeatured using the links.  I give up.

        1. Marketing Merit profile image92
          Marketing Meritposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          How many links are you using Carola?

          1. Carola Finch profile image92
            Carola Finchposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            The first time, one.  The second time, two together which I know realize is a no no.

  2. Carola Finch profile image92
    Carola Finchposted 5 weeks ago

    Excellent idea!  Thanks so much.

  3. modern housewife profile image91
    modern housewifeposted 5 weeks ago

    Yes! I am so frustrated!!! Every time I link to another article or post to provide relevant additional information it gets taken down. Every link to amazon whether an in-text link or separate capsule it gets taken down.

    My last article was 1600 words. Out of ten tips, I linked to two products that were relevant to the topic and 1 blog post that gave information regarding an opinion I gave. All relevant to the topic.

    Tip: wipe down the bathroom every day. I discussed the product I use for this and why and linked to amazon.
    I said I use that product because I try to avoid chemical cleaners so I linked to a post I wrote about why I avoid them.

    Another tip I said to sweep the floor everyday. I linked to the vacuum I use and explained why I liked this over a broom and dustpan. As far as I can see I am following all the guidelines.

    Does anyone have any luck and can give me an example of your hubs that aren’t snipped?

    1. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      You don't want to link to other articles, it takes the reader off of your article, and don't you want them to read the whole thing? I only link to books as well, but don't do it more than once in an article. Even if you want to back up your info, if there is a lot of info, write another article about it.

    2. Carola Finch profile image92
      Carola Finchposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Maybe part of what is needed are words such as "I recommend" as well as offering an explanation why. I had a capsule snipped and I put the Amazon capsule back because I clearly stated in the article that I recommended it and explained why.  The capsule remained after that.

      Part of the problem may be putting the Amazon links too closely together.  I forget how many words, but I think there are supposed to be several hundred words between each link.

  4. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 5 weeks ago

    I rarely have one snipped, but also I don't add an Amazon link to every hub I write. It has to fit in seamlessly into the text. Last month 82 items were ordered via my articles. I tend to mention books mostly.

 
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