Does any body know how hubpages and/or adsense feels about brand names in articles? In ones that are light on the reviews, but long on the sales (ie. 10 things to buy her for Valentine's day), if you are linking on amazon or ebay to, say, Godiva Chocolate, or a Kindle, would you have to use some form of trademark symbol after the brand name? If so, how would you go about doing it on hubpages? Thanks. I already know not to put it in the URL. Also, when researching mine i saw several hubs that used product pictures, from Amazon which looked much nicer than the ad capsules, whats up with that?
The need for trademark symbols appears most relevant in advertisements, where there could be confusion about who owns the brand name being advertised and other brand names being mentioned in that context. I don't see any legal foundation for requiring trademark symbols to be displayed in an informative or review article.
In regards to amazon pictures - I often personally just place a larger picture of the item on my hub in a photo capsule with the amazon capsule beside it. Is that what you mean?
Yes, I would like to do that, but do we have automatic permission, when we have an amazon account? Its not likely a creative commons type situation...
I always try to give the two maximum links when I use a photo. It seems only fair for the work they put into the photo. Yes, I "assume" Amazon is "automatic permission".
eBay, on the other hand, I have been asking for permission. With eBay, the photo disappears after the listing so retaining that image separate is critical.
I just finished asking for about 5-10 photos out on eBay. It will be interesting to see the various responses.
So far, I have never been turned down for a photo request. Once, they asked for money and I said goodbye quickly and politely.
by SiddSingh7 years ago
You get so many websites with brand names in their domain names,specially in exact keyword matches. [ for example, bestrolexwatches.com (imaginary example)]. What about the copyright implications for these websites?Has...
by Tessa Schlesinger3 months ago
http://hub.me/alstvI have been wanting to write the above article for months, simply because it has changed my life so much. So I'm stuck between not proving what I'm saying and using very technical links and info. I've...
by Will Apse2 years ago
I once received a warning that switching off ads on one of my pages was against TOS because the page was considered commercial. It was a long, deeply boring and rather technical effort concerning Synthetic Biology...
by Nell Rose2 years ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Outlander Dress like Jamie and Claire with these Fantastic Outfits. What can I do to improve? Thanks!I...
by Will Apse24 months ago
There is a real need to purge Amazon ads from this site but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.Pages that have multiple Amazon ads but get good traffic from search engines are obviously not a problem....
by Marie Flint3 years ago
I've been a little down about not having received a payout for nearly two years of participation here, but I'm looking at Triond, another writing site, and I must say how grateful I am for the amount of control I have...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.