Need advice- have particular situation?

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  1. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    I'm a little confused on the statistic averages that have appeared.

    I have a few hubs dedicated to certain celebrities. However, the content(written statement) is why the hub exists?

    Now- the purpose of the dedication is to show people beautiful women who have found the freedom to explore their life to the fullest.

    Yet, there are many people who don't or cannot see how to do the same in their own life. And, they need help.

    My problem here is that I've had OVER 300 clicks to Amazon, but no sales?

    So, it got me to thinking about whether or not it would be better some other way?

    Or is it the problem that I am not linking to the checkout? Would that be best? Or can it be done?

    Is the Hub listed over promotional on Amazon?

    Please advise?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-List-Celebrity-Photos

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not going to sell much there. Sorry. The Amazon cookie change will also have an effect - but - to be honest - you have so many Amazon capsules people almost feel obliged to click on one.

      I would try 2 different tacks and see:

      1. Try reviews of the movies instead so that the traffic arriving is more likely to spend money.
      2. Reduce the Amazon capsules down to 1 product per naked woman. wink That will drastically cut down the amount of click throughs - only those interested in spending money.

      Naked Drew Barrimore+spending money? Does not compute.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Mark. Very much appreciate. smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mark is right - you have so many Amazon ads, it's almost inevitable people will leave by that avenue, even though they're not that committed to buying.  And if they don't buy immediately, you get nothing.

      It seems to me that most people would arrive at your Hub looking for pictures of these celebrities - which means the only thing they're likely to buy is a poster of the celebrity, or perhaps a DVD or book ABOUT her.

      By the way, are all those photos used legally (I mean not copyright?)

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you in advance. Much appreciated. smile

  3. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    wish I could help but no clue sorry.

  4. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Amazon now has a very short cookie and a reader on your Hub now literally has to buy an item then there and then.  If they put an item in their trolley and wander off to look at another site and then come back and purchase, you probably won't register the sale.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can you link a product from a capsule to the check out of Amazon? smile

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Will putting one in a cart, taking it to check out?

    Be a link I can put into a capsule?

  6. shazwellyn profile image65
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Caggie... Its a way of stitching us up!  They place a short timer cookie which means when the buyer comes to purchase (after being all over the internet looking at other things) the cookie has timed out!  Once the cookie has timed out, they dont have to give you a referral fee, thereby saving money!

    I now understand why the SEO gurus dont bother with Amazon adverts!!!

    I wonder if the same applies to ebay capsule?  I wonder if that is the reason why Nelle mainly promotes ebay as opposed to Amazon?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I made about $2,000 here in December with Amazon, but the one shot cookie dropped my conversions from 9% to 6%.

      So I figure they owe me $1,000 sad

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        so is this a new change and am I right in my assumption? x

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          This is a new change. Late last year. What assumption is that?

          1. shazwellyn profile image65
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            As originally stated...

            They place a short timer cookie which means when the buyer comes to purchase (after being all over the internet looking at other things) the cookie has timed out!  Once the cookie has timed out, they dont have to give you a referral fee, thereby saving money! doh! lol x

            1. shazwellyn profile image65
              shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              and...

              I now understand why the SEO gurus dont bother with Amazon adverts!!!

              I wonder if the same applies to ebay capsule?  I wonder if that is the reason why Nelle mainly promotes ebay as opposed to Amazon?

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                No. I don't think so. Ebay also made a change this year. Ask Dale about being dumped as an affiliate and losing 5k a month at the same time as the Amazon change. sad

                1. shazwellyn profile image65
                  shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  bleeding nora!  The credit crunch is hitting hard!  It is getting tighter and tighter!

                  *downs a glass of chablis!... better have it now - next week could be just lemonade!*x

            2. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Oh - yes. They screwed us pretty good. Like I said - they owe me $1,000 for December.

              I gather this is not unusual for affiliates around that time of year. First time it happened to me though. Most annoying.

              Still - lesson learned - less eggs in that particular basket this year. smile

              1. shazwellyn profile image65
                shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                yes... ebay dumped newbies and now Amazon screwing us up!  Gee!!

                1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                  Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Dale is well established - or was lol  And Nelle was booted from another affiliate at the same time - just in time for the Xmas traffic.

                  1. shazwellyn profile image65
                    shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    So much for encouraging us to work hard and be rewarded!  Again this is an example of oppression of the small man through big business!  And WE THINK WE HAVE LIBERTY! 

                    *there is one thing worse than the fool and that is the fool following the fool!  Lets not fool ourselves!!*

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I promote them both. In fact my first 200 Hubs heavily promoted Amazon. I didn't start promoting Ebay until October. So I still have some catching up to do with Ebay.

      I'm working so hard on ebay because if Massachusetts institutes sales tax requirement for online purchases - Amazon will drop me like they have affiliates in RI and NC. I can't believe the state reps would dare adopt a new tax after the Brown victory - but you never know. Ebay doesn't drop affiliates because of this.

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is starting to make a farse of the whole thing.

        For me... I was just that little bit too late for ebay, so was turned down and now these short term cookies act as a decentive to recommend.  Do you think this Amazon action is rather short sited?  I do. 

        I think they are getting much too powerful and am finding that Amazon is no longer the cheapest kid in town!  I recently purchased a computer that was £300 cheaper than retail shop outlet.  Funny how when big business gets too cocky, they lose out in the end!  Guess Amazon are going to learn the hard way!!

  7. NoRR4Me profile image80
    NoRR4Meposted 8 years ago

    Wow, you had over 300 Amazon clicks. That's great, but it's awful that they didn't produce any sales. Someone mentioned the life of the cookie when someone clicks. That could be it, but that's kinda strange to me.

  8. Appletreedeals profile image72
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    From a male's perspective I have a different thought. Your hub has very provocative, (good thing), photos, and the Amazon clicks are probably just to see more, not buy.

  9. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you everyone for your input. smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      .... and shazwellyn wouldnt let it lie! hehehe

  10. shazwellyn profile image65
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    bumping... x

  11. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Bumping? Who's bumping? big_smile

  12. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I figured this thread would simply die. Why in the world are you keeping it alive?

    I've got my answer. But, thank you for the thought. smile

  13. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    I have a messiah complex; I like to revive things. big_smile

 
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