Yes, you can put Amazon capsules on every hub. You may only have one link (LINK, not capsule) per 50 words in that hub, though.
You will probably find it counter-productive to do this, however. Amazon capsules work much better when the hub is optimized for that purpose; when the entire purpose of the hub is to sell those products. Few hubbers report getting many clicks without designing the hub for that purpose.
Thanks Wilderness, I knew of the word limit from the learning center.
What do you mean by the hub being optimized for that purpose?
If you are writing a hub about how to give yourself a perm you probably won't make anything with an amazon capsule.
If you are writing a hub about which DIY perm to buy for the best results you may well make something by putting amazon links to the products you claim are best.
The first in an informative "how to" hub and people aren't much interested in buying anything. The second is about which perm is best to use and readers will be reading it to buy the best perm for them. They are already ready to buy and you can take "advantage" of that by offering them the products you recommend.
Product review hubs can do well (if you approve of the product). I wrote a hub about the Bob Ross method of oil painting which provided me as opportunity to push Bob Ross products through amazon links and it has netted me several good size sales. Another hub about personal integrity had several amazon links but never sold anything in a year (it's really hard to find a personal integrity kit to plug into your brain) and those links have been removed.
Wilderness explains it well.
If you put Amazon capsules in a Hub that's not optimized for Amazon, it can be counter-productive - readers may click on the pretty picture in the Amazon ad instead of your Adsense ads, even though they have no intention of buying, and that means you lose a click.
"Is there an limited amount of hubs I can place the Amazon capsules on?"
Seems to me..., do not mess with it.
I use amazon capsules for my hubs on mystery authors and movie hubs. Nothing else. The ads are selling books or films dicussed in that article.
The reason why I asked is because I am still getting used to HP, and I don't want to break any rules. I saw that there was a limit to the amount of items you can place on a hub. I also noticed that some of the more experienced hubbers do not have the capsule on all their hubs.
If the question is dumb then please feel free not to answer.
I would rather ask a dumb question than have any more violations on my hubs.
Very sensible. Don't mind Paradigm, he has an odd sense of humour sometimes.
You can have Amazon capsules on every single Hub if you like, there's no limit in that sense. Within a Hub, you're limited to one Amazon product for every 50 words you write.
However, you'll see many Hubs without any Amazon ads at all, because there's simply no point putting an Amazon capsule if it's unlikely to make a sale - it will only distract your readers from the other ads. A good rule is to only use an Amazon capsule when you can find a product that's directly related to your text - and make sure you feature the product right next to the relevant text, or directly under it.
Thanks Marisa, that makes sense.
I have been sprucing up my hubs a bit. I started putting the capsules in yesterday and got a few clicks already. I know it's gonna take a while to make any money but as my Google traffic increase the chances increase too.
I totally forgot about my Amazon account......silly me
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