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Friday, August 20, 2010

Place an Inline Link to an Amazon Product with Your Associates ID

In addition to using the Amazon widgets, links, and banners directly available in your Amazon Associates account to place Amazon advertisements on your website or blog, you can also create your own inline links with a simple trick. Keep reading to see how...

Step 0: Figure out your Amazon associates ID (tracking ID). Log into your associates account, and in the upper-left corner of the webpage you should see your Tracking ID. Mine is obscuclari-20, which I will use below. You will need to use YOUR tracking ID.



Step 1: Get the URL of the webpage on Amazon.com that you want to link to. For example, here's a link to some fish food:

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-BettaMin-Flakes-0-81-Ounces/dp/B00025K10M/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=pet-supplies&qid=1282284515&sr=1-11

Step 2: Add your Amazon associates ID (tracking ID) to the link. This is so that Amazon knows that someone arrived at Amazon.com from your website. All you have to do is add &tag=obscuclari-20 to the end of the link in step 1, where obscuclari-20 is replaced by YOUR Tracking ID. The link in Step 1 should then look like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-BettaMin-Flakes-0-81-Ounces/dp/B00025K10M/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=pet-supplies&qid=1282284515&sr=1-11&tag=obscuclari-20

Step 3: Test it! Add your inline link to your website, click it and verify that your Tracker ID properly appears in the URL in the browser's address bar. Here's the inline link I just created: Click me!


I have another working example here, where I've added my own inline links to some harddrive hardware, and it's been working out for me for well over a year.

Piece of Cake!!!

See also: How to Add an Amazon Widget to Your Blog to Make Some Extra Cash

2 comments:

strygorn said...

Hiya,

Can you show me howto make this a hyperlink please ?

Tim Molter said...

strygorn, to create hyper link you need the following HTML code:

<a href="XXX">YYY</a> where XXX is the URL, and YYY is the text you want to appear.