Why did the editors snip my product capsules?

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  1. Amanda Buck profile image94
    Amanda Buckposted 8 weeks ago

    I asked the editors via email, but it has been a couple of days and I have not heard back.  How soon should I expect and answer?  In the mean time, I am asking here because I want to make sure I understand the rules (and follow them).   In my article, "Dandelion Chai Tea; Ginger Root Juice; and a Remedy for Cold and Flu", I inserted 3 amazon product capsules for some of the ingredients in the recipes I used.  I put them in so that my readers could easily find the products I mentioned (Traditional Medicinals dandelion root tea bags, Olba's cough syrup and GSE).  Was the problem that the capsules disrupted the flow of the article?  Would it have been okay if I had used the red text and little "a" link?  Or did I break some other rule about advertising in the article?  What do you think?

    1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      If they weren't "in text" (where they are just a link inserted into the text of your article) I would try that instead smile

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Did you explain that you use these products and why you use them and not others?

  2. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 8 weeks ago

    I have a feeling that capsules are going to be phased out. Anyone who uses an ad-blocker won't see them. But in-text links are perfectly visible.

  3. Amanda Buck profile image94
    Amanda Buckposted 8 weeks ago

    Thanks for all of your replies.  So, if I go ahead and try the in text link... I won't get in trouble??  Or should I wait to hear back from the editors?

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      big_smile You won't get in trouble. If they snip them, they snip them. Personally, the most I add to any hub is two Amazon links, and usually just one. I don't think that more links necessarily equals more sales.

      1. Amanda Buck profile image94
        Amanda Buckposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

        Okay, thanks.  I will give it a try.  One more question, if you don't mind.  I have only been a member for one week.  I have read that you need to be a member for at least a month and have a portfolio of 10-15 articles before you can start earning money.  Could you help me understand the specifics?  Can I link to my PayPal account now?  How will I know when is the right time to sign up?  Can I sign up for different ad programs at different times, some sooner than others?  Thanks!

        1. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

          You can link your Paypal account straight away. The 'probation' thing is to do with Adsense. If you haven't already got a Google Adsense account then you need to wait until you have some decent content for Google to check whether to approve your Adsense application. HubPages recommends 10 high quality articles if you live in the US/UK/Aus etc, 15 if you live in a country that Google sees as 'problematic;, i.e. from where spam originates.

        2. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

          If you have an adsense account you can start earning with one article. There was a person here a few years ago that wrote about a new video game and had over a million views just with her first article.
          The reason you have read 10-15 is because that is what it usually takes for Google to issue an adsense number. In some countries you also have to be writing for over 6 months, even if you have that many articles.
          If you keep up with your current publishing schedule you can sign up for adsense next month. You have to have that before you start earning.
          You can add your Paypal account immediately, on the account page where you can also sign up for the Amazon account at this time.

  4. Amanda Buck profile image94
    Amanda Buckposted 8 weeks ago

    Oh, okay.  Great!  I will get right on that.  Thanks for your help DrMark and raggededge!  That all makes a lot more sense now.


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