Problem with Amazon Affiliate A/C or Hubpages?

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  1. Jean Bakula profile image93
    Jean Bakulaposted 8 years ago

    A fellow hubber ordered a book from one of my hubs about one week ago. I didn't get any credit for it. I began checking my Amazon capsule links, and sometimes my Affiliate Code is not on the URL when I pull up the Amazon page, although it was when I wrote the hub and published it. If I stay on the same hub and look at the other Amazon items I placed on it, my Affiliate Code is there, and then if I go back to the first item in question, THEN the Affiliate Code magically appears. So natually, I am afraid all of my URL's are incorrect. I went back & forth with Amazon Affiliates via email for a few days, and now just got off the phone with a man named Patrick. We were on the phone for over a half hour, and he also sees that sometimes my Affiliate Amazon code is in the URL, and sometimes it is not the first time he clicks, but shows up later on after he checked for the second time. He is looking into it furthur as he was not too familiar with HP. But is anyone else having problems having their Amazon products tagged to their accounts? I have been on HP for 6 months, am a big Amazon fan, putting products on all my hubs. Another hubber suggested that since it's about clicks, that HP took the credit, but they are only due 40%, and I should have gotten my portion. I put between 3-6 products on most of my hubs if they are long enough, and have not had one sale in my whole time at HP. Let me know if you are having an issue too. Thanks.

  2. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    jean, Hubpages takes 40% of IMPRESSIONS not earnings.

    This means that you receive 100% of the commission 60% of the time.

    1. Michael Willis profile image74
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So who gets the earnings 40% of the time if Hubpages only gets impressions?

  3. Michael Willis profile image74
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    My understanding of Amazon and E-Bay account was WE the Hubber receive the money and not split it with HubPages. We get paid from the Affiliates, not HubPages.
    Is this wrong? I knew it was the split on Adsense.

  4. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    You misunderstand me,

    By impressions I reffer to teh fact that 60% of the time your ad code will be displayed, 40% of the time Hubpages ad code will be displayed (Unless referrals are involved but I am keeping this simple).

    So if someone buys and item in hubpages 40% of ad impressiosn tehy get 100%, if someone buys something during your 60% of ad impressions you get 100%.

    This is the most common way of revenue sharing.

    1. livewithrichard profile image83
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly as how I understand it.

    2. Michael Willis profile image74
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is how I understand it with "ADS." But I understood it to be different with Amazon and E-Bay.

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, it is the same across the board, whether you are using HPAds, Google Adsense, Amazon, or eBay, revenue is shared by giving you a percentage of impressions, that way it allows you to earn directly through each individual affiliate rather than Hubpages having to take all the earnings and divvy them up.

        1. Michael Willis profile image74
          Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK, I hadn't thought about this until I read the OP post here.
          Since I did not get an E-Bay affiliate account, I do not display E-Bay products. And since Arkansas has passed the internet tax, I will take down all Amazon capsules also as soon as I get the e-mail from Amazon. So, both HP and myself lose in that deal.

  5. tritrain profile image80
    tritrainposted 8 years ago

    This has been reported by others before and I think there may be a problem with the linking from HubPages.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! That's the issue. The Amazon links from our hubpages are NOT displaying on our products that we put on our hubs. The person from the Affiliate verified this with me. At least somebody understands.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Your code may be part of the line of digits and words, but it isn't correct. I understand about the 40-60% split, but think in 6 whole months and the display of at least over 150 items, I would have sold something.


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