Why not give hubbers the option to show the star rating of an item as well as the title in the capsule? I'm thinking that 4- and 5-star ratings will encourage readers to click and buy, thereby garnering more income for HP and for hubbers!
I like this idea. I think it would help conversions. The other thing this made me think of is that on your own websites/blogs you can get a bit of code from amazon that will show a small version of the product page when you hover over the link. I wonder if HP could integrate that too?
Squidoo has this thumbnail(rollover) feature on module and i found that it turns off buyers. After deselecting that option from modules my sales were improved. As per my personal tests stars/thumbnail don't help especially for electronic items.
If implemented here on HP, there should be option to deselect this feature.
That's interesting sky - I didn't know squidoo had that feature. If it puts off buyers then scrap the idea completely, lol.
That's interesting to hear - as always, I'm going by my own "buying mindset". I know that I personally would be more likely to click on a product if I could see it had high customer ratings, but then again, my brain isn't the same as most people's! As for the rollover/thumbnail idea though, I think that I too would find it offputting as a potential buyer.
I definitely agree that people should have the choice to opt out if HP ever did implement this idea.
I'm not sure I would want either of these changes either. I just can't stand rollovers, so I'm not surprised at Skyfire's findings.
As to the ratings, you really need to hold back important info to get them to click. It's not all about them buying that product. A large part of the game is getting the cookie in their browser and just getting them over to Amazon. More than 50 percent of what I sell on Amazon has nothing to do with anything I've written or any hub I pushed. I just sold a $300 Xbox Kinect (sp?) the other day, and I don't even know that the durn thing is!
I'm with lrohner - the rollover/popup feature is very annoying - just like Kontera which is why many people don't use it. As a consumer myself it would definitely turn me off. Also, what she said about "the game" is so, so true! Make them want to read or learn more and you just might get lucky. Well, said, Lisa!
FYI - eBay is beta testing a product review. Same concept.
I am still very annoyed at eBay and bringing in items without photos - I think it ruins the focus of my Hubs. Wish eBay would fix that item first.
Please no rollover ads.....
I wouldn't mind a few changes with the ebay capsule, so that we can focus on 'buy it now' items instead of auctions and BIN. I'd like the option of having it as is, as well as BIN only.
by Paula Atwell 3 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Mary McShane 3 years ago
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you because we have not seen sales activity on your account.At the time your application was...
by Maryam Nasrullah 7 months ago
So, this is the third time HP has snipped Amazon from my hubs. Every time one of my Hubs is edited by HubPages to add to a network site they snip any Amazon capsules on the Hub. The Amazon capsule is always extremely relevant to the topic discussed and is not spammy, yet HubPages doesn't seem to...
by Catherine Giordano 10 months ago
I understand the rationale for removing amazon capsules. I'm very careful not to include amazon capsules unless they are 100% relevant, and I can provide a personal opinion. I rarely do more than one per hub.HP is not only snipping amazon capsules on hubs for niche sites, but also just to have a...
by Ginny 5 months ago
I have been updating my hubs, but almost all of the amazon capsules have been snipped (even if there is only one on the hub and it is directly relating to the article). I see that HP is limiting them, but is there a definitive rule that is being used to snip out the products capsules? I...
by rebekahELLE 8 years ago
I have just checked my latest hub about love quotes ... and I had 2 amazon capsules with products. now they are not showing, saying there are no amazon results.I don't have time to fill them back up now, has anyone had this happen before?
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