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Adding Amazon to Hubs

  1. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 6 years ago

    Hi! I just got signed up with Amazon and was wondering if I can go back to my Hubs and add that in? Also where it says "capsule subtitle" what does that mean and what do I put in there? Where is the best place to postion the Amazon capsule?

    Thanks for answering what may seem like moronic questions!
    Sheila

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    You can add Amazon capsules anytime by editing the hub. The subtitle is optional, it works like a Level 2 headline. Place the capsules visibly without disturbing the reading experience, use the arrow on the Amazon capsule to align it on the right  alongside text.

  3. Ign Andy profile image58
    Ign Andyposted 6 years ago

    Hi, just like WE said, you can edit all your hubs anytime you want and add/delete a capsule anywhere you want. There is no limitation in this case.

  4. Eleanor's Words profile image87
    Eleanor's Wordsposted 6 years ago

    I don't always put anything in the capsule subtitle, because I put the title in the text capsule to the left instead if I'm writing about a product.

    In my opinion it is better to enter specific items from amazon rather than using the keyword search, as general keyword items can change and become less specific without you knowing.

    1. brandonhart100 profile image82
      brandonhart100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is a limit of 10 per capsule.  I've noticed that lining up a text capsule next to the amazon capsule and writing enough to go just beyond that Amazon capsule is very effective. 

      Specific items are the only way to go for Amazon. 

      Also, I'm not sure I'd suggest going back and adding Amazon capsules to your hubs randomly unless your hubs are product specific.  You are better off with more Adsense ads as the click/buy ratio for non-product related hubs is very low.

      1. catgypsy profile image80
        catgypsyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the info. So I can add 10 amazon products per hub, in addition to the Adsense ads? Sorry, I have to ask exact questions!  Thanks for the tip about adding Amazon to hubs that aren't product specific...that makes sense!
        Sheila

        1. Eleanor's Words profile image87
          Eleanor's Wordsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No, you can have 10 products on a capsule, but as many capsules as you like - I sometimes have 2 capsules side by side, so products are displayed in two columns. Although I don't often have that many, you can if you like.

  5. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Elanor for the advice. I'm going to go try it now.
    Sheila

  6. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 6 years ago

    OK,I added my Amazon ads. One more stupid question...it has a drop down maximum listing.  How many ads can I put on there?  Is there a limit?

    Thanks again,
    Sheila

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    There are no restrictions on the amount of Amazon capsules, where you'll be sharing the page impression with HubPages. Only two textual Amazon affiliate links are allowed in each hub.

    1. tonymac04 profile image89
      tonymac04posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I feel very ignorant about all this stuff - what are "textual Amazon affiliate links"? Are they good to add to a Hub?

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Fair enough. They are links where you get a product link containing the affiliate code from Amazon's website, and then create a regular hyperlink within the text of your article. Placed strategically, I could see that making sense as a supplement to the capsules. Besides, you get all revenue from sales through such links, not just 60% of the page impressions.

        1. tonymac04 profile image89
          tonymac04posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks. Useful to know.

  8. Trish_M profile image86
    Trish_Mposted 6 years ago

    Hi smile

    I just tried adding a couple of direct links, to two Amazon items, on one of my hubs.

    I immediately received a warning at the top ~ and I had to remove both of them.

    Is this what you are referring to? I'm still ignorant on such matters, so I am a bit confused.

    Thanks smile

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about that. You are supposed to be allowed two affiliate links to the same domain per hub. I don't know what other links you have. Don't particularly understanding the warning. I will be following this thread, something to learn from. I do not use these links personally. Maybe someone who does will come along.

  9. Trish_M profile image86
    Trish_Mposted 6 years ago

    I think that I have worked it out ~ it's because I had already added rss feeds to Amazon smile

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, then it all makes sense.

  10. Trish_M profile image86
    Trish_Mposted 6 years ago

    Yes smile

    Sorry, Website Examiner, to cause confusion smile

  11. Doc Wordinger profile image97
    Doc Wordingerposted 6 years ago

    Hi,

    Hope I'm not hi-jacking your thread but I have a question about Amazon and I think it would be suitable for this thread.

    Is it true that Google penalises pages for having too many Amazon products on display? And if so, what do people think is the acceptable limit? I assume it would be so many products per 1000 words rather than an exact figure. I've placed 22 Amazon products in one of my hubs which I'm starting to think is very excessive. It's not even a sales hub.

    Thanks.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't heard of such a rule. Of course it's important that you make your hubs have enough other content to keep it even and maintain a reader's interest. I recommend at least 400 words and some photos/videos.

      I think the most Amazon items I have on a sales hubs is probably about 15.

      1. Doc Wordinger profile image97
        Doc Wordingerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi WryLilt, thanks for the advice. I read about Google penalising too many Amazon ads fairly recently but I can't remember where. It may have been in a hub or it might have been somewhere less reliable. Does anyone else know anything about this?

        1. brandonhart100 profile image82
          brandonhart100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The penalty you speak of has more to do with too many outbound links than anything else.  The good part of it is that sites like HP mark Amazon hubs nofollow.  Other sites and competitors of HP that use Amazon capsules but don't mark them nofollow make it very difficult for their writers to get to the first page of the SEP. 

          All of this applies to your own site as well wink.

          1. brandonhart100 profile image82
            brandonhart100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I need to correct my first sentence... too many outbound dofollow links..

            1. Doc Wordinger profile image97
              Doc Wordingerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Many thanks for clearing this up Brandon.

 
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