New hubber. Need help with my Amazon capsule.

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (8 posts)
  1. profile image0
    travelusposted 7 years ago

    I'm setting up my first hub and including the Amazon capsule. I find when I enter an ISBN number as the line shows you are supposed to, it does not include my associate i.d. when it clicks back to Amazon.  Amazon gives us code to use but I can't find a place in the hubpage to put it. What am I doing wrong?

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sign into your Amazon account before you select the specific products, then copy the link address which should have your Amazon id, but you need to remember that 40 % of the time Hubpages id will be displayed. You can recheck after a couple of hours to ensure that your id is shown.

  2. profile image0
    travelusposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the reply.  I do understand how to sign in to Amazon and copy the link code given. What I can't find is a place on my hub page to put it. The Amazon Capsule gives a space for an ISBN number not several lines of code. Appreciate if you can clear this up for me.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Click on the Amazon capsule, select the option that says specific products ( not keywords).. and paste the links.. it works.. I can assure you of that smile  The pasted link magically turns into ISBN number on its own.. don't worry .. Best wishes to you and welcome to Hubpages smile

      1. profile image0
        travelusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for your help and the welcome wishes! I will try as you suggest. Thx.

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is unnecessary to put in any code.  Just use the ISBM number (or the URL of the particular product) and HP takes care of the rest.

      Don't forget that when you click a link yourself it could well be assigned to HP and not to you.  This is a random process, but it would be quite possible that clicking a link 10 times could end up having HP's code 10 times.  Unusual, but possible.

      The only way you will really know if it is working is to put the capsule in place, just as you are doing, and wait.  Somewhere around 1-5% of the total traffic clicking through seems to be a good figure to shoot for.  That means that if that hub gets 1000 views you might see 10 clicks.  They won't all buy, but you should see some clicks.

  3. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    Did you paste your associates ID into your Affiliate Settings page in My Account?

    If so, your ID will automatically be displayed 60% of the time on the capsule when the hub is published. (HubPages will get the other 40%.) Neither ID will appear in the box where you paste in the ISBN, and if you try to put yours in, HubPages will automatically strip it out. As wilderness said, all you need is the ISBN or link to the product, and Hubpages will automatically take care of the rest.

  4. profile image0
    travelusposted 7 years ago

    Thanks to everyone who replied. I'm starting to understand it better now.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)