Happened upon a hubber who has hundreds of hubs each dedicated to a specific item for sale which he is selling through Amazon. But for each item he has just included a link to click through to Amazon.
Does this mean he is doing Hubpages out of their 40% share?
I'm surprised they are allowing that then. Could change their rule to say you can use one affiliate link to a site they are not in partnership with?
Doesn't seem right to me. Hubpages gave us the platform and this is what we agreed in return. It would also mean that whoever referred him is done out of their share. Sneaky way to do things.
I think, technically, rules already exist that you can only have two links to the same site on a commercial hub.
Amazon text links are a really good way to improve your earnings, I've been avoiding them here because I don't want to get into trouble with hub pages, but on my own sites I get more than double the revenue on sites with text links...
simply put "Read other amazon customer reviews" at the end of the review page, and you convert like crazy.
That sounds interesting! Actually I would like to know how to put an amazon.co.uk link in a hub with my referral id. I have a couple of hubs currently full of amazon.com links that is getting hit by .co.uk viewers, so it would suit me to put a link in for them.
Check out this hub by Susana S.
She's using amazon.co.uk links on her hubs in order to redirect UK users.
Thanks for that, but she doesn't say how to write in her code? I have a laptop review for a product that is only sold in the UK and can't figure out how to put the link in. Anyone know and care to share? I have a separate affiliate with amazon.co.uk
We offer a variety of link types in our Build Links section, including those that can link to specific items at Amazon.co.uk. While we suggest that you use our Build Links tools to ensure that you have a properly formatted link and to ensure that you qualify for the direct link bonus, we have received a lot of requests for a simple text link. So if you need to build a simple text link to a specific item on Amazon.co.uk, here is the link format you need to use:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/ASIN/ref=nos … SSOCIATEID
This link format qualifies for the direct link bonus.
Just replace ASIN and YOURASSOCIATEID with the respective details:
ASIN: ASIN is the 10-digit code that Amazon uses to denote specific products. It is short for "Amazon.com Standard Item Number." Every item in our catalog has a unique ASIN. You can find items' ASINs on their product pages under Product Details, along with other information like sales rank and release date. Although Books' ASINs used to be the same as their ISBNs, this is no longer guaranteed because of the introduction of 13-digit ISBNs. See the ISBN-13 FAQ for more information.
To give an example: If you want to link to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition] (Hardcover) the 13-digit ISBN is 978-0747591054, but the ASIN is 0747591059.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0747591059/r … SSOCIATEID
If you want to link to Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 (PC) the ASIN is B000IB9QXI.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000IB9QXI/r … SSOCIATEID
YOURASSOCIATEID: YOURASSOCIATEID is the unique ID that is used to identify your Associates account, automatically generated when you apply for the Associates Programme.
the above is from the amazon UK web site. you enter in the link via the link capsule... using this technique will mean you won't get the tracking data, but you will get paid.
n.b. I hope it's ok to have the above links in, they don't reference my associate ID but I am new here, if I'm breaking the forum rules I'm sorry.
Hi Izzy, When you go to the product on amazon.co.uk click the link to this page link in the grey bar at the top of the page. A pop up box will appear with the html for the link including your ID. Specify your anchor text. Then copy the html. Go into your text box on your hub and click the html button. Paste the html into the pop up box. It will then say something about cleaning up the html, click yes. After that you should see your live link in the text box.
Pretty amazed at that, I thought you couldn't add HTML in hub pages. You live and learn.
Very useful info, thanks Susana S.
You can't use HTML here to the extent you might believe.
However what Susana S said is a quicker method than typing anchor text and then creating a link. When you copy and paste the Amazon HTML into the HTML box, it will tell you that many tags aren't allowed, remove them and then just end up with the link.
That's brilliant! It worked - it took me a while to puzzle it out seeing as I wasn't actually signed into my affiliate account LOL
Cool - glad to hear it!
I just discovered a way that is a little easier. When you get the html pop up from amazon you can just copy the link part of the html rather than the whole lot and then just use that to link the text as you would normally in a text box.
I suspect a rule like the one you propose would be a bear to police. At least HP is losing out completely. If the hubs aren't doing well, no skin off of anyone's nose. If they are doing well, HP is at least getting the AdSense share.
On squidoo you get 9 links to same domain. You're allowed to use your own amazon and other affiliate links. (Your EPN is not allowed on squidoo pages btw). Squidoo still earns from adsense/chitika/infolinks, not a single member from squidoo thinks it's unfair to them by using your own affiliate ID because it's not.
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