Amazon account with zero impressions

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  1. Fineprint profile image71
    Fineprintposted 11 years ago

    Hi everyone.  I just started here and put Amazon affiliates on my hubs.  I already have an account for my blog, however I set up a new tracking ID.  The problem is even though I have had over 50 views on my 3 hubs when I go to Amazon I have zero impressions.  Any clues as to what is going on?  I have triple checked to make sure my ID is correct I have entered here.

    I also was wondering how many hubs I should produce before trying to sign up for Adsense?

    1. shogan profile image81
      shoganposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      For Amazon, the reader has to actually click on the link to show up.  Of course, that doesn't help you much if he/she doesn't go a step further and buy something.

  2. Ohma profile image61
    Ohmaposted 11 years ago

    most likely the views you are seeing are being created by your own editing and writing. Another potential scenario is that your views are all coming from inside of HP so it is unlikely that those readers will click on the ads

  3. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    Shogun is correct.  You might expect 5% of organic viewers to click on a link, and only 10% of those might buy.  In other words, less than 1/2 of 1% might actually buy something.  Of course, when they DO buy the income is usually much greater than adsense.

    Most people seem to find that it takes quite some time to get any clickers on sales hubs.  It also usually takes a different kind of hub - one centered and aimed at making sales on a particular product.

  4. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    Hiya Fineprint, welcome to Hubpages!  Shogan is correct.  We don't earn by impressions on Amazon.  People should actually click on an Amazon link AND buy something for you to earn on Amazon.  If someone clicks the Amazon product in your hub but ended buying something else, you still get paid from that purchase.  But, they will have to click the Amazon link first.. no clickey and no buyey, no money. smile

  5. Fineprint profile image71
    Fineprintposted 11 years ago

    Ok so, impressions doesn't show on my affiliate page like it does on my blog.  I was thinking for a second that something was wrong and it hadn't linked my affiliate account to the hubs. I didn't expect to have any clicks yet.

    Any advice on how long to wait before I apply for Adsense?  Will they approve my account with only 3 hubs?

    1. shogan profile image81
      shoganposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Seems like there's a range of experiences on that.  Not knowing any better, I applied after posting 1 hub and was accepted immediately.  However, I've heard others say that you should have at least 3-5 articles before giving it a shot.

      1. Fineprint profile image71
        Fineprintposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the help Shogan!  Thanks to everyone else for their reply also.  I think I will write a few more hubs then apply for Adsense. smile

  6. earner profile image84
    earnerposted 11 years ago

    For Hubpages, you need to be using the US Amazon affiliate program.  I think I went 2 years with my UK account before I stumbled across this little difference smile

    So, I signed up for the US Amazon and luckily hit the Xmas rush.

    1. Fineprint profile image71
      Fineprintposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am using the US affiliate.  I was just worried because I hadn't seen impressions showing up under my Amazon account.  From my understanding now, only purchases shows up.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    clicks will show also, not only purchases. Lately clicks have been low for many hubbers.


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