Adieu, eBay & Amazon! Thanks For Nothing!
Any regular reader of my Hubs is well aware of the respect and appreciation that I have for HubPages and its management. Having been in this business since most of my readers were zygotes, I've worked with a very wide range of publishers ranging from august luminaries to stark raving maniacs. Paul Edmondson is definitely in the "pleasure to work with" category as he has managed to build a great management team and a powerful brand that is gaining in popularity and status by the day... therefore far be it for me to argue with HubPages' setup, structure and policies.
But... I've decided to do something that flies in the face of HubPages' recommendations. Sorry, Paul and gang, but I've thought about this for a good long time and I think that it's the best way for me to proceed.
I'm giving up on the eBay and Amazon capsules. Here I am with about 500 Hubs published in almost a year and a half, each and every one of them with eBay and Amazon capsules which have been diligently formatted with the proper keywords, and I have yet to see one single solitary penny from either of them. Five hundred times I've clicked on eBay and Amazon. Five hundred times I've entered this keyword or that keyword. Five hundred times it's been a complete and total waste of my time.
Let's take my famous Mac Plus vs. AMD Dual Core Hub. It's my leading Hub, it's had more than a quarter million legitimate unique page views over 16 months (including 800 just today alone), and it's the second from the top of the Google results when you search for "HubPages". Do you think that any one of those quarter million people would have clicked on:
- 4GB Ram Set Apple MacPro 2X2GB FBDIMM 667Mhz No Reserve Current Bid: $.99
- Skintouch Keyboard protector for white Apple Pro keyboard and wireless keyboard Price: $12.77
or any of the other rotating ads that the eBay and Amazon capsules have presented and bought one of them? Even something for 99 lousy cents! At least I'd get a penny or two out of it. But nope... I have absolutely, completely and totally nothing to show for it.
This Hub is not a blast against eBay and Amazon capsules. It's just to show that the vast wealth promised by all those filthy lying scumbags who barrage you with testimonials of how Mrs. Jane Housewife made thirty eight million dollars online yesterday while she lounged poolside is just pure, unadulterated scamming. And anyone falling for those schemes and actually paying for these “astounding secrets” is a braindead idiot moron.
Whatever these Illusion Pushers say, don't believe them. When you're cornered by a get rich by lunchtime offer that looks too good to be true, remember... it always is! If you get into a situation where you're confronted by a scammer who is pushing this junk on you, just point them to me! Tell them: “Hal Licino has completely original content with hundreds of thousands of page views on a major site, he made a few hundred dollars off AdSense and nothing at all off eBay and Amazon. So go to hell, scammer!”
Adieu, eBay and Amazon. I have better uses for my keystrokes. Good riddance. Don't let my HubDoor hit you on the butt on your way out.