To create your own affiliate link for Amazon, at least in the United States, it’s actually fairly simple…
Locate the ASIN for a Product
Locate Your Amazon Affiliate Tracking ID
So, taking the the pieces identified above and replace ASIN and the your_Associates_ID in the following template URL:
This now becomes:
How to Verify Your Link Will Work
At least Amazon was nice enough to create a link checker so you can breathe freely knowing you’ll get credit for your link building – click the following link…
What Will You See if it Didn’t Verify?
An EVEN BETTER Way to Create Your Affilate Link…
Yeah, so I showed you the basics of creating your very own affiliate link…but, what if you don’t want to have to remember the format for the url, or, even better, what if you want to send someone to a search results page and you don’t have an ASIN. Well, it seriously couldn’t be any easier than this:
- Navigate to the page you want to share as an affiliate link on Amazon.com
- Just put your “tag” at the end of the URL
SERIOUSLY – it’s that easy! So check it out…
This is the link that was produced in the browser’s url bar for this particular search:
Yeah, that looks nasty, but check this out. All you have to do is add your tag to the url…see, the highlighted section for what I added:
Am I sure that will work?! Well, let’s take a look…we have that handy link checker from above:
Remember, if it wouldn’t have been a valid Affiliate Link, you would have gotten a failure message as displayed above. Also, I want to demonstrate that the link checker is actually smart enough to make sure you’re actually using an affiliate link and not just a page from Amazon…
And, while I demonstrated using a search results page, you can easily do the same by copying the URL out of a product page and adding your &tag at the end of the URL. The & is extremely important so don’t forget it!
How do I Know You’re Not Feeding Me a Line of…..
Just to put your mind at ease, this information is actually available on a help page on Amazon’s Affiliate program help site – good luck finding it on your own!
I hope you found this information helpful. I literally went looking for it tonight and couldn’t find much useful (trustworthy) information out there so I decided to do some research and some playing around. I’ll be using this resource as a reference for myself and I hope you’ll bookmark it and do the same! Considering this is how I earn most of my money online, I figured it was time to figure this thing out!
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