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question about spliting amazon commissions

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    djingersollposted 6 years ago

    I understand that hubpages splits the impressions/sales when you use a Amazon capsule, but what I wanted to know is if you write a hub and include links in the actual content and people click on those and buy from amazon do you split those impressions and sales too or are you just splitting adsense and when people click in the Amazon capsule?

    Also, do you make the same rate on all your Amazon sales (if so, what is it) or is promoting Amazon products on hubpages just like doing it on your own site in the sense that when you sell more you start making a higher percentage on your sales?

    Thanks

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      djingersollposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry I should have included this in my post.  In this hub for example http://hubpages.com/hub/Squinkies_Cupca … e_Bakeshop

      Would the person be splitting the commissions with hubpages when people click on the link in her post or would she get all of those since I don't think she is using a amazon capsule?

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Amazon capsules are covered under the impression sharing program, textual affiliate links are not. If you think about it, this is kind of logical. Since the textual links contain your affiliate code, there is no way for HubPages to get revenue from those. For Amazon capsules, the affiliate codes rotate with 60% to you, 40% to HubPages.

    No more than two textual affiliate links to Amazon are allowed in each hub, whereas there are no restrictions on the Amazon capsules because of the revenue sharing. Commissions are set similar to if you ran Amazon on your website or blog.

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      djingersollposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your reply.  Just so I am clear, this example http://hubpages.com/hub/Guide-to-Buying … Gold-Watch where there is a amazon capsule you would share the revenue, but this example http://hubpages.com/hub/Squinkies_Cupca … e_Bakeshop where the links are in the content you don't split the commissions and amazon pays just like it was coming from your normal site, is that correct?

      If that is the case why would someone use the capsules when you are giving up that money? I guess I can see it if you were using a general keyword like watches, because you would have a variety of watches for them to click on with the capsule, but I am considering doing hubs on specific products so It would seem to make sense to just put links in the text to those specific pages on amazon or other affiliate sites so I keep all the commissions, does that sound right?

      Thanks

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      djingersollposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, I found another example.  I assume one lie this where there is a box  on the right where they have the link to amazon you would not have to split the commission either since I don't believe that is a amazon capsule, is that correct?
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Iron-Man-Walking-RC-Robot-Toy

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Your understanding is largely correct:
    - Amazon capsule: Page impression sharing;
    - Textual links: No page impression sharing;
    - Regular link capsule: No page impression sharing.

    But like I wrote above, no more than two textual Amazon affiliate links are allowed in each hub. The same thing goes for regular link capsules. So that would be pretty restricted. This is because of the rules concerning "overly promotional."

    In Amazon capsules, you get 100% of revenue from your share of the page impressions, 0% of the revenue from HubPages' share. Therefore, it is not commission sharing as such.

 
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