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Editing Amazon Capsule

  1. Sekharg profile image72
    Sekhargposted 7 years ago

    In Amazon capsule, after placing ads using keywords, it is showing the list of relevant products (ads).

    If I want to remove some of those ads or products (because they are irrelevant), how do I remove them?

    I don't see any option to select which ads I want to display.
    (after it is displaying the ads)

    Thanks for your help in advance!


  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    You can either use keywords to find relevant ads or list specific ads.  Not both.

    I have, on occasion, been able to modify the search string to produce what I wanted, but often resort to using specific products instead of the search option.

  3. Sekharg profile image72
    Sekhargposted 7 years ago


    Thanks for the reply.

    I am new to placing amazon ads on my hubs (only been writing hubs for a month, even though signed up 3 months ago).

    Do you place Amazon ads on every hub?

    Is there any thumb rule on how many Amazon ads (or ads in multiple capsules) to place?

    Trying to get an idea on how to place Amazon ads effectively.

    Your help will be highly appreciated.


    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, and no.  I try to optimize my hubs for either adsense or Amazon.  Many Adsense ads will have an Amazon capsule, although I probably shouldn't.  I don't think I've ever gotten an Amazon sale from such a hub, so why bother?

      The number of Amazon capsules I use varies widely from hub to hub.  It might be one or two, or it might be a dozen.  It just depends on what I'm pushing in the hub, and how it works out appearance wise.  How many ads per capsule also varies - my last hub had 5 capsules, one with 3 ads and the rest with 1.

      You might take a look at Nelle Hoxies hubs - she's the Queen of Amazon!

      1. Sekharg profile image72
        Sekhargposted 7 years agoin reply to this


        When you say "I try to optimize my hubs for either adsense or Amazon", if you decide to use only Amazon ads, you will uncheck the box which says display adsense ads (while creating the hub). Am I correct?

        Otherwise adsense ads will be placed automatically based on the context.

        1. Susana S profile image97
          Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No don't try and remove adsense from those hubs. What wilderness is saying is that certain topics will be better with an amazon focus (such as products) and other, informational articles, will be better for adsense. On product related hubs you'll want to put a lot of amazon capsules. On informational articles make sure your adsense ads are prominent (by manipulating the text capsules).

  4. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    You can use modifiers for your keyword searches. So a keyword that looks like this:

    boots -womens

    should give you mens' boots.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mens' boots.  Plus boys boots, girls boots, car boots and dog boots.  That's always my problem - it never works quite like I expect!

  5. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I play around with the keywords until I get it to show the product I want.  Sometimes it means typing in exactly what it says.  Other times, that even pulls up more than I want ahead of the one item I want to display.  In that case, I usually get the ASIN number and key it in via the alternate way Amazon allows.

  6. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I don't know enough about whether having Adsense ads or Amazon products is better on a particular hub.  How can we predict what will catch the reader's eye?  So, the way I see it, having both gives me a shot at both.  I display Adsense and Amazon on all my hubs.  I'm not making millions on here, so the way I do it may not be the best way to do it.

  7. sofs profile image82
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    If you are not satisfied with the automatic selection of Amazon products use specific products, it takes a long time to sort through, but works out well in the end.

  8. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago


    targetting amazon adverts is very important, since irrelevant products dont sell.

    I usually cut out the useless amazon products by doing the following.

    a) Make my keywords as specific as possible.
    b) Use the "-" symbol before words. ie ball -red or orange -fruit

    that way you can cut down on the clutter and improve your sales smile

  9. Sekharg profile image72
    Sekhargposted 7 years ago

    Thank you so much everyone.

    Now I have enough knowledge about placing Amazon capsules.

    Appreciate all your help!

  10. Aficionada profile image88
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I prefer to enter specific Amazon products for the capsule, using the ASIN/ISBN number or URL (faster).  When I enter only the keyword, I pretty much do it only because I don't have much time or am tired.  I've always been somewhat dissatisfied when I use the keywords, but I'll try the suggestions listed in this forum.  For me, the extra time I use for selecting specific products always makes me feel better about my Amazon capsules.

    I've come up with a system for selecting specific products that has helped speed it up: 

    -- run a keyword search in the Amazon site;
    -- open the page for each result I like;
    -- right-click on the product link and select "Copy Link Location";
    -- paste the copied link into a text file (Notepad);
    -- when I have enough products for my capsule, I select and cut URL's from the Notepad and paste them into the Amazon capsule.

    It actually goes pretty fast with practice, and I'm always happier with results.  Sometimes a product I select is not available (and this does not happen when choosing keywords for the capsule), but I generally select more URL's than I need, so that I don't mind losing some of them.