I recently opened a second HP account and, following directions from HP, signed it up for Amazon. Eventually I made one sale (for $100, darnit!) and found that it was credited to a totally separate Amazon account which will mean that the total sales will not be added together to determine the payment rate.
I have closed the second Amazon account (they say the one sale will be credited to next month's figures for the primary account - we'll see) and put the primary amazon affiliate code into the second HP account under the Amazon affiliate code section in "affiliate settings" (I hope that makes sense), so I now have 2 HP accounts and profiles sending (I hope) clicks to Amazon on the same "hubpxxxxxx" affiliate code.
Question: Have I now done this correctly, or am I going to miss all the amazon clicks from the second HP account? I also filled in the blanks at Amazon indicating they would receive referrals from both profile pages.
I also have the same google affiliate code for both HP accounts, but am not sure that the traffic or clicks from the second account is showing up. (Traffic is too low to spot yet) Should analytics tell me, or do I have to tell analytics something?
If you want to, you can create a separate ID under your primary Amazon account and use that to track sales from the different accounts. It's kind of like creating a referral tracker here at HP. You can look at earnings and orders reports separately so you can see how each account is performing, or combined which gives you a heads up on your total earnings.
As long as you put the right Analytics code into both accounts and you have HubPages set up once in Analytics, there shouldn't be anything else you need to do.
OK, I think I get it. Check me here?
Go to Amazon, at "manage tracking ID's" and add a tracking id, maybe by adding the lettter "a" in the ID I already have (I think that is what I was trying to do when following the instructions but managed to transpose two of the other letters at the same time, giving two separate accounts), then put the new id with the "a" added in the HP spot.
I'm a little gunshy here after probably losing a sale. It wasn't much, but last month I had a buyer get over $900 of tools in one shot - I'd hate to lose that one at 6.5%!
And I think you got the answer to the analytics, too - I've never set it up at HP for the second account. I'll do that, using the same account code. I set up adsense, but of course can't tell where the clicks or visits are coming from. Can't even tell for sure if there are any.
For the Amazon bit, yes. You can even create two trackers and call one "Primary HP Account" and the other "Secondary HP Account" to make it easier to distinguish. I have several different IDs I use under my Amazon account. I even have one Amazon tracker I use for in-text HP links so I can distinguish whether the $$ is coming from capsules or not.
In AdSense, just add URL channels for the hubs you want to track so you can see where the $$ is coming from.
OK, I now have two tracking id's in Amazon - one the original code and a second one with an "a" in the middle of that same code.
Now should I put the second tracking ID in the "affiliate settings, Amazon affiliate code" section on HP in the second account? Instead of the original Amazon code?
As I say, I'm a little gunshy and don't want to lose any sales.
I appreciate your help here, too, Irohner!
Can anyone verify that the second "tracking #" from Amazon is the one I should use in the HubPages block for the Amazon affiliate code?
Sorry, looks like I dropped the ball here.
Yes. You can use the new code for the new account.
Really, think of it as the same as an HP tracker. Same account, tracks different things.
Just make sure when looking at reports that you know what you're looking at in Amazon Affiliates. You can look at each account individually by just choosing it from the dropdown box, or you can check off consolidated reports to see everything on one report.
OK - it's done. What you say is exactly what I had assumed - I was just chicken to try it without really having a way to check it out. I guess I could have clicked one of my own amazon ads (I think it would show up as a click) but of course any purchase wouldn't.
I had already put the original account # in and got a sale, so know that much works - with your wisdom I'll now try the new tracker # and hope for another sale soon.
You're quite welcome. I just like using different trackers for different accounts as it gives me a better sense of what's working and what's not. Good luck with everything!
Only one Amazon account using different trackers to see how different HP accounts or other personal blogs or websites perform.
Never use more than one Amazon account. The total sales will not be additive for purposes of assigning a commission percentage.
That was my mistake - I think I transposed two letters when signing up the second HP account and ended up with two Amazon accounts which is not optimal. At the same time I would like to know which HP account is producing sales and clicks, thus the tracker Irohner has talked me through using.
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