Need Your Help-- Hubbers Alert

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  1. kenneth avery profile image75
    kenneth averyposted 6 weeks ago

    2:25 p.m., Oct. 7

    Hi, friends. I am desperate.  I will be brief. I need your help, any help. I am talking about my lack of interest in my hubs which feature Amazon items. I have used every slice of advice from HP and my hubs do not get featured because of ONE thing: Spammy Things. These two words are in emails from HP that say Your Article Will Not be Featured.
    So if you are a hubber with thick skin and have had success with Amazon hubs
    would someone PLEASE send me some simple pieces of advice so I can write
    hubs that meet HP guidelines and will not see that Spammy thing.
    Thanks a Lot.
    Kenneth Avery

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I think you would have more success writing reviews for Amazon than writing hubs which are specifically designed to sell products.  You could try writing hubs for this year's favorite toys for kids, perfumes for men or ladies all done in a very tasteful way.  The simple fact is that HubPages doesn't really support our need to increase our earnings with Amazon ads.

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        sallybea...ahhh, I am beginning to understand. I have written several emails to HubPages with some sensible questions that I want to ask how can I get a hub sample of how to write an Amazon hub, but I only get the same form email and I see that same old spammy thing. Then I go tback to that hub and delete, edit until I have all but killed it.
        Now I get told that I should only put ONE amazon URL in my hubs to keep it from looking messy, so I am using one..  .that was until today when I commented on two hubs that I sent last night and my Amazon URLs were not on my  hub but were there when I published them.
        So another email is going to them and hopefully YOU or someone can steer me on how to make some dollars because I am saving up for something really special.
        But I love the idea of writing for Amazon.
        See what you can do. And Thanks.

    2. RoadMonkey profile image85
      RoadMonkeyposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I wrote an article one time on a baby bouncing cradle that I bought and how to erect it the quickest easiest way. Another person I know writes about old recipes and how he updates them. The Amazon items are mentioned as being used in the recipe but the ARTICLE is pure information on how he has adapted and cooked old recipes. The articles are not purely about the Amazon item. Another person writes about the games he watches (baseball) with commentaries on the teams. The adverts are about hats, gloves and clothing but the articles are pure gold commentary.you write great history articles. I enjoyed the one about the burger. You said you made it for your family. Why not expand on that, give the recipe and talk about the patty pan or whatever you used to form the burger. THEN the article is informative and the implements you used are part of it.

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Dear RoadMonkey:
        I do appreciate your comment and I just want you to know that I did or think that I did, do what you advised, but prior to my question, I have had several hubs with Amazon items displayed only to find that HP said that they were Spammy, too many capsules, did not fit Guidelnes, one or all of these on some or most of my hubs.
        One editor said for me to JUST write an article and then add my Amazon url, and use ONLY ONE, but a lot because it did not look clean.
        So I have had it. I do not see me doing but maybe ONE more hug and do it like you asked and if that does not fly, I will see if I can write for Amazon. Do you know how I can do that?
        I need the cash to make my pay-out because I need the money for a REALLY IMPORTANT thing that I need to do in my life.
        Thanks, RM

        1. DreamerMeg profile image84
          DreamerMegposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Amazon payouts are not really that good, in my opinion. You can create your own blog and put Amazon capsules on there but even with a lot of traffic, you don't get great returns. As far as I am concerned, you get more income from Google adsense. If you are signed up for that through hubpages, then you will get a reasonable return if you get TRAFFIC to your hubposts. That means bringing people to your site to read your posts. The more posts you have that Hubpages have indexed, the better. If they don't index your posts, it is a LOT harder to make money.
          With adsense, you need tobe writing about what people are looing for and that you know a lot about. Someone suggested you know a lot about copywriting? Writing a long hub on that, (1200 words or more) with diagrams or pictures would be more likely to get indexed and gain traffic, especially if you include good keywords in your title and body of the article.

          1. kenneth avery profile image75
            kenneth averyposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            DreamerMeg: I just sent you an email at your Contact Dreamer Meg a few minutes ago and I need your reply.
            Thank you.

            1. DreamerMeg profile image84
              DreamerMegposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Replied to you just now.

        2. sallybea profile image98
          sallybeaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Kenneth, why not write about the very thing which you so badly need in your life?  If it is a material thing, describe it, see it in your mind's eye.  What is its size, color, use, where can it be bought from, where have you seen one, do you know someone who already has one?  Write from the heart and I think you might be more likely to make a sale if you can convince everyone here that they too need one. 

          Or you could ask the manufacturer of your product if you could review one for them?  They might even give you a free one.

          Alternatively, you could start a GoFundMePage-check it out. 

          Good luck Kenneth.  I am rooting for you.

          1. kenneth avery profile image75
            kenneth averyposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Oct. 9 -- late afternoon
            Sally . . .I do appreciate your input, and I mean, creative input that you gave me. I am looking at a few different viewpoints and keeping HubPages for my writing outlet about things in abstract life and poetry. But as much as I hate it, I need to make my last 12 bucks on my Balance Pay-Out to be over my pay-out, then to PayPal and then get something that I have needed for such a long time. sally, so glad that you understand.
            Thank you and Much Success to You too!!!
            Kenneth

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 weeks ago

    I can only say what my philosophy has become regarding article disputes.

    "
    You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run
    "

    There finally comes a time when it's just not worth the fight anymore.

    As for reasons and alternatives, my previous rants have already covered that. big_smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 weeks ago

    And you have been here almost as long as I have. You already know how to write excellent articles. And you already know as much as I do when it comes to online writing. And you already know the "reasons and alternatives". Just hang in there, make the decisions that need to be made, and then proceed accordingly. Do proceed slowly, there's no need to rush. smile smile smile

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    Hi Kenneth,

    In HubPages Guidelines, it discusses spammy elements. I recommend you take a look. It clarifies your question well and is worth the read. Good luck!
    https://hubpageshelp.com/standards/HubP … d_47545521

  5. Gcrhoads64 profile image94
    Gcrhoads64posted 6 weeks ago

    Kenneth,
    I have had success when recommending a product I have actually used, such as an organic plant spray. I only do one product per Hub.
    Good luck!

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    I don't focus on selling Amazon products here, though I do have some links, but not a lot.  Honestly, study the guidelines, read other articles within HubPages, paying particular attention to those who are successful.  Then, apply what you learn.

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    Kenneth, There is a lot of good advice for you.

  8. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 6 weeks ago

    Kenneth, you have received good advice here. I suggest you write hubs about other things and just include an Amazon advertisement (link) for something that you used to aid you in completing that task or project. HubPages doesn't really like articles clearly written to advertise an Amazon product and sell it. otherwise, they will just continue to hit your hubs with the "spammy element" tag.

  9. Nicoartz profile image81
    Nicoartzposted 6 weeks ago

    Product guidelines for HubPages are:

    "1. You have personally used or have demonstrated firsthand experience with the product and give a genuine, first-person review.

    2. The product is 100% relevant to the content.

    3. A reader would be happy to see the link to the product and would not be confused or feel like they are being sold something solely for the benefit of the writer.

    4. The topic is commercial, e.g., if you googled the keyword of your topic, you will likely see shopping results."

  10. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    Nicoartz,
    Thank you for posting these.

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      When used in moderation and supplemented with a demonstration of firsthand experience with the product, HubPages really isn't that strict when it comes to products.

      We totally understand that getting paid is important, but we do hope that you are able to apply the guidelines outlined above in your articles without much trouble!

 
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