Don't you just love it when...

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Don't you just love it when someone buys a $400 camera--- and a case for it, on your Amazon account?  I do. I love it every time it happens, even though it has only happened once. It was not even a selling hub-- I don't think. At least I have never written about cameras.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I need a new camera (mines smashed to smithereens, which is why I have no images of my own on hubs) However, I was thinking more along the lines of used, ebay.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I have an eBay account, too--- Just kidding!!! please don't buy from other hubbers. just in case it looks fishy.

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's always nice when people buy unexpected items. lol

    3. Tiger Mom profile image60
      Tiger Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As a new Amazon Associate, can someone please explain exactly how it benefits me when someone else buys an unrelated item from Amazon using my hub link - in dollars and cents? (especially $400 cameras).  Thanks guys.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Anyone can buy anything from your hubs and it's not a requirement to be related to what your hub's content is.

        And how much you are paid is based on your level of commission on the product or is preset by Amazon.

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        As I understand it (and surely someone will correct me, if otherwise) People click on an Amazon ad that appears on your site (maybe it works for  adsense too -- see how knowlegeable I am?). Your ad is for muffin tins or rat poison which the clicker is mildly interested in.
        While they are still on the site, which they entered from your ad-- they get totally distracted and click on $400 cameras which they have been craving for quite awhile. So instead of buying the muffin tin or rat poison, they think "Hey, that looks like the camera I have been craving" and they push the buy button.
        They got there through your ad link-- you get the credit.
        It happens.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes Rochelle, you are correct. The timing of the cookie is what matters. If the person purchases while visiting via one of a hubber's links, then they get credit for the sale.

        2. mega1 profile image77
          mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I find it interesting, indeed, that you picked muffin tins and rat poison as your examples!  lol  lol  Once again, you totally make my day!

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Yes-- I know it seems totally odd and that is one reason I picked those two. The other reason is that I have actually had these things advertised on my hubs. NOT in the same hub, mind you, that would just be WRONG on so many levels !  big_smile

  2. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    Woo hoo for you!!!!  I'd love that too smile  congrats smile

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image58
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    I wont. Although I'm sure I've read that this can be done through anothers affiliate code. Think I will contact HP, if it can be done then why give the commission to someone outside HP.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, you can purchase anything you want from anyone on HP. It doesn't matter.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Do you have a reference for that? -- not that I doubt you, I like verification.
        I know you do NOT click your own ads.... but how do they know you don't have another HP (or other) account?

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          This was brought up plenty of times before. Just don't make a habit of shopping from the same hubber. Otherwise, Amazon might consider you family/relative and not allow commission to that particular affiliate. But, Amazon cannot stop someone from shopping on an affiliate's link. Secondly, if you want to avoid detection, don't do it while logged into your Hubpages account.
          This is IP question. Google probably monitors IP address of it's affiliates/publishers. wink

  4. Hollie Thomas profile image58
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    Ok, well I'm also going to buy an e-cigarette starter pack soon.

  5. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    it does happen, Rochelle.

    Once upon a time, much to my extreme surprise, on another site where I write someone bought a Segway that got credited to my Amazon account.  And it didn't get returned.  The purchase had absolutely nothing to do with what I was writing about.  I have no idea what they decided to look at or click on that got them started but I like how they decided to go shopping.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, I'm hoping when someone decides to click on my Tobasco sauce that they will decide to buy a 40" widescreen instead. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Stranger things have happened. I'm thinking about when I was non hubber, internet shopper. You honestly would not believe how one click leads to another. When I start thinking about buying something I have to justify to myself for ages, then I set amount that I'm prepared to pay, no higher. If I then see that product, and I not only want but need it, I'll buy when the price is right.

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm-- Amazon doesn't sell luxury cars do they?

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          No, but they can introduce you to a man that does. lol

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's great! Those things must cost a couple thousand at least. Hope that person is still following you (on a Segway perhaps). big_smile

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Yay!! A Garden Gnome sold on my Amazon account!
    Come to think of it, I DO have a hub about garden gnomes.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats. smile

  7. Rising Caren profile image73
    Rising Carenposted 6 years ago

    On my other account, I have a hub for an expensive toy that I wrote last year. Last month, someone bought it for $450, this month another person bought it for $280.

    Gotta love the Xmas season. I need to get started on next year's xmas hubs soon so they have time to age.

 
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