How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links

How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links

16th January 2019 0 By NIKHILVANKA

In this article I will cover how to add an Amazon Affiliate link to your website. These are often referred to as the “money links” simply because if a visitor clicks on one of your “special links” and makes a purchase at Amazon, then you will get paid a commission

Where should I Put Affiliate Links????

Personally I never add any type of affiliate link on my information pages and place them only on my product review pages. I do however internally link almost all of my information pages to the appropriate product reviews.

The reason I do this is that some visitors just want to read information without being distracted. By having a lot of links, and especially affiliate links, it can get very irritating for a visitor and even result in them never returning to your website.

Types of Affiliate Links

  1. Text Links
  2. Banner Links
  3. Links to any page
  4. Widgets

TEXT LINKS

I have always found that simple text links (product links) are the best way of including an Affiliate link. This is where you add a piece of text to an article and make that a clickable link.

This text could be something like…Buy at Amazon UK…you would then hyperlink that to the actual product page with your special unique affiliate code. These work very well and you are telling the visitor that they will be going to Amazon.

BANNER LINKS

This is where you can get some code from Amazon Associates and include that code in an article on your website. You can also add it as a widget on your sidebar or in the header and footer areas of your website.

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These banners come in different pixel sizes.

  • 300 x 250
  • 160 x 600
  • 120 x 90
  • 250 x 250
  • 468 x 60
  • 120 x 600
  • 234 x 60
  • 728 x 90
  • 320 x 50

Why Create Ad Banners or Text Links?

Well, it helps your affiliates with the product promotion… they can just copy and paste a bit of code to start promoting your products on their websites.

After you configure some ads, your affiliates will be able to log into their affiliate portal and see ad code specific to their accounts. They will be able to use the ad code to send traffic to your website.

HOW TO CREATE EASY LINKS

There is an easy way to create a link and is the one that I use almost all of the time. You simply go to Amazon and find the product that you want to link to. In this case I have picked some Bose headphones. The full URL for this page is very long:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0117RGG8E/ref=br_asw_pdt-1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=desktop-3&pf_rd_r=1ZV4SAG9SNWCB392PGE5&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=778528167&pf_rd_i=desktop

However all we need to do is copy the URL to the following point:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0117RGG8E/

So really up to the part where you see the Capital letters and numbers followed by the back slash. Then you add the following to that

?tag=youraffiliate ID

So assume your affiliate ID is betty01-21 your affiliate link would look like this when finished

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0117RGG8E/?tag=betty01-21

the thing is that simply add the product id to your site …at the end

Conclusion

Now is the time to go to your product review pages and add 2-3 affiliate links to each article. I would recommend doing that at a rate of one article per day until you get them all done. Then as you add a product review article include your affiliate links right at the beginning.

You should not hide in your own shell of unawareness.

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