Arrrggghhh! Amazon - Help!

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  1. michifus profile image81
    michifusposted 8 years ago

    Hi guys and gals,

    relatively new to this, and sorry for the long winded post.

    I joined hubpages and Amazon and added Amazon widgets to my hubs. For the first few days I got some clicks (4) after which they stopped. 7100 visits later, still no clicks so I asked someone to click my adverts to check if it was registering. They were not.

    I got in touch with Amazon.co.uk who advised me that I cannot advertise on Amazon.com if I have an Amazon.co.uk account, as they have no way of tracking the clicks.

    So, I set up a new account on Amazon.com to target the US visitors (as according to my analytics, I get 70% from the US)

    Job done I thought. However, when I checked my links through Amazon link checker I found that if I let Amazon select the products automatically, or if I just enter in the ISBN or ASIN tag it doesn't register as my link.

    The only way I can get them to register to my account is by entering the product in the format as follows:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/{insert ASIN or ISBN}/your_associates_id

    when checking on their link checker:

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/ … /main.html

    Whilst I can now go through all 21 of my hubs, and manually select each individual item, its a pain, and I am concerned that others might have a similar problem.

    I.e if you let Amazon choose automatically, or just enter in the ISBN or ASIN number (as instructed by hubpages) that the clicks will not register.

    Has anyone else had this problem? How do I contact Hubpages and get them to check this out. It could just be me of course as I said, I am new to all this.

  2. SiddSingh profile image61
    SiddSinghposted 8 years ago

    My amazon links are doing just fine, and I add them either through the ASIN/ISBN codes , or let Amazon do it!

    1. michifus profile image81
      michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks - there must be a problem with my account then.

  3. Fiction Teller profile image59
    Fiction Tellerposted 8 years ago

    Hi michifus,

    I'm having trouble understanding your post, but maybe I do...?  It looks to me like you're mixing up your Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk accounts. 

    They're two entirely separate accounts and should be treated like two different affiliate arrangements. 

    So as far as I know, you can only see items you promote from Amazon.com on your Amazon.com account, and you can only see Amazon.co.uk items on that account.  And the HubPages module ONLY tracks Amazon.com items.  I didn't even know it could display Amazon.co.uk items.

    Unless I'm missing something because I'm a bit short of sleep here...

    1. michifus profile image81
      michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Fiction Teller - you are right, and that is the problem.

      I had an amazon.co.uk account, which was using amazon.com products. I thought they were all the same, but they are not.

      The problem appears to be as you have mentioned, I can have either or, but since there is only one space for an amazon code on hubpages, I have to choose which one I want. 

      Its a bit of a pain, as I have a mix of UK and US visitors, but since Amazon is not linked up I have to choose my target market on hubpages and stick to it. I can have separate accounts and target the separate markets on my blog, just not on hubpages.

      I have now joined the amazon.com programme, and whilst I have not managed to get it to work properly, I am getting closer.

      Thanks again!

  4. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    The set of links you are showing are still Amazon.co.uk, it is best that you think of these as not related.

    Just to verify you CANNOT use an amazon.co.uk affiliate tracking ID on Hubpages Amazon Widgets, it must come from Amazon.com.

    You can however puta couple of Amazon text links  trough to Amazon.co.uk

    There is no point in using an Amazon link checker because Hubpages only displays your affiliate code 60% of the time.

    I make quite a lot through Amazon on Hubpages, and can safely say that simply by using Amazon modules and using keywords or the codes you will get 60% ad impressions, and with enough buying traffic these will convert in to sales.

    Please remember that while over 7000 visitors is a nice amount of traffic to start with, you will probably want to at least reach 500 to 1000 visitors a day before you start seeing regular sales!

    1. michifus profile image81
      michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Oli,  just starting so working up to 500+ a day.

      I have deleted all Amazon widgets from my account, and will try again with my amazon.com account and Amazon.com codes.

      Hopefully it will work this time!!!

      1. michifus profile image81
        michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It Works!!!!

        Welcome back Amazon - all is forgiven smile

      2. thisisoli profile image70
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        YOu didn't need to delete the widgets, they automatically update if you change the code in your affiliate settings!

        glad to know you got it working though!

        1. michifus profile image81
          michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I did it out of Amazon rage, then relented.

          1. Anesidora profile image83
            Anesidoraposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            smile

  5. Anesidora profile image83
    Anesidoraposted 8 years ago

    Okay oli I won't bother complaining then until I'm regularly hitting about 750 a day.

 
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