I have not created a new hub for a while and was editing one of my hubs this morning and noticed that the adding a link box has changed.
I noticed that the box that comes up also gives you the option of searching for a hub of your own or someone else that has the word or phrase you are linking - or to add an Amazon product.
I thought I would try the Amazon product link out and just added the phrase smoothie maker, a list of smoothie makers appeared and I chose one and added it to the capsule.
However, I found that the Amazon URL that the link was pointing to DID NOT contain my affiliate link so do I earn from this type of Amazon link on the same 60/40 basis as Amazon links in the Amazon capsule? It just had the URL for the product page followed by /?tag=rebelpilot - am I missing something here?
I also found that there is no longer an option to get the link to open in a new window (target="_blank) so adding links automatically takes readers away from my page.
I would be interested to know other hubbers' views on the Amazon Link in particular!
If you refresh the page, the link will show your Amazon affiliate ID for 60% of views, just like with the Amazon capsules.
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
Why is it that excessive links to Amazon products seem to be permitted when they are added to the body of hub rather than as a Module on the side? In my naivety, I did not realise that this was permitted. Will these links survive when hubs are selected and moved to the niche sites?
by Catherine Giordano 14 months ago
I understand the rationale for removing amazon capsules. I'm very careful not to include amazon capsules unless they are 100% relevant, and I can provide a personal opinion. I rarely do more than one per hub.HP is not only snipping amazon capsules on hubs for niche sites, but also just to have a...
by Jean Bakula 9 months ago
I am almost ready to publish a new article, and I want to add two Amazon Capsules. I know how to do it the old way. But I saw on lobobrandon and a few other's hubs a different way. There is just an orange "A" and what looks like a hyperlink, and when clicked, it takes the reader right to...
by Jackie Grant 17 months ago
I think I missed something here but have recently seen some discussions about in-text Amazon links v Capsules. How do you put in text links in, is there a special way? Do I just get the link that I get from Amazon when I go on there and choose the product? Or does this only work for people who have...
by Whitney 9 years ago
I know it's been asked before. I've even asked it before. But is there a better and easier way to bring in links to a link capsule from another hub. It'd make linking series so much easier. I spent about 2 hours yesterday linking an old series that I have together. It included about 20 or so hubs...
by Barbara Radisavljevic 2 years ago
Any time I add a link in the text capsule, it shows up when I save the link and turns blue. Then it disappears when I try to save the capsule. I don't remember this happening last time I edited a Hub. The affected hub has 2280 words, two Amazon products ( one each in two capsules) and one affiliate...
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