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Using the Amazon Associates program is one of the best ways to make money online from referral sales. However, there are some strict guidelines for how to add Amazon Affiliate links to WordPress posts and pages. If you do not set the URL correctly, you may be removed from the program.
Fortunately, there are some clear guidelines you can follow to avoid that scenario. In addition, you can insert Amazon Affiliate Links on your site manually or with a WordPress plugin. Both methods enable you to more effectively achieve compliance and market products to your readers.
In this guide, we will explain how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress posts and pages. We’ll explore setting the URL manually and using a dedicated plugin. let’s get started!
First, we will see how to manually insert Amazon Affiliate URL by generating links in Amazon Associates Dashboard and then adding them to your WordPress site.
Before getting started, you’ll need to sign up for the Amazon Associates program. Once your profile is activated, you can log in and start looking for links to access.
First, open Product Linking drop-down menu in your Amazon Associates dashboard. click on product link, And your browser will direct you to a new page:
You can search for any product by typing relevant keywords in the search bar and clicking on Go. Alternatively, you can scroll down and explore the best-selling products in different categories:
Once you find the product you want to promote, click on it get link button next to it. Doing so will take you to a new page where you can choose your URL type and customize its appearance:
You will notice that there are three different link options:
In addition, you can choose the color for your link and the image attached to it. You can also decide whether the URL will open in a new window and whether a border will be displayed around the product picture.
Once you have selected your desired affiliate link type, scroll down Get the HTML code for this product link,
Alternatively, you can enter the URL as anchor text. you can do this by selecting standard link Copying options and URLs.
Then go back to your WordPress dashboard.
At this point, you can open the WordPress post or page where you want to add the Amazon affiliate link. For this tutorial, we’ll show you how to insert text/image link placement (but the process is the same for all three link options).
To start, add custom html Block in the editor where you want your link and/or image to appear. Then, paste the code from the Amazon Associates Dashboard into custom html block like this:
To see what your link will look like, you can select Preview option on custom html Block Toolbar:
If you choose the standard link format, you can use it as any other URL in WordPress. However, keep in mind that you cannot cloak Amazon Affiliate Links. Doing so is against the Amazon Associates Program Terms of Service.
Using the Amazon Affiliate Links plugin can simplify the process of putting a URL on your site. You will no longer need to manually move data back and forth from the Amazon Associates dashboard. As such, it can be an excellent time-saving technique.
We’ll be working with the Auto Amazon Links plugin in this part of the tutorial. This free tool provides a variety of settings that enable you to automatically insert URLs into your posts and pages.
To get started, install and activate the plugin. then navigate Auto Amazon Link → Settings in your WordPress dashboard. There you’ll want to input and save your Amazon Associates ID:
then head Auto Amazon Link → Add Unit by Category, Select your desired settings and click on To move on,
Here, you can find affiliate products according to different categories. You would like to save the people relevant to your business by clicking on add category and selecting Amazon Department and Sub-Department. For example, you can choose Apps & Games,
Next, jump on Auto Amazon Link → Manage Units, This page will show shortcodes that automatically display the affiliate products from your selected categories:
You can add this shortcode to any relevant post or page. It enables you to promote multiple products at once and save time choosing products and adding links individually.
The Amazon Associates Program enables you to generate profit from referral sales. However, working with the program isn’t as easy as pasting a product URL into your content. You will need to insert affiliate links correctly to maintain compliance and get paid for your conversions.
In short, you can add Amazon Affiliate links in WordPress using the following methods:
We also have some other posts you might want to know about working with Amazon Associates on WordPress:
Do you have any questions about adding Amazon Affiliate links to WordPress posts and pages? Let us know in the comments section below!
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