Oops.Amazon Affiliate Image Mistake Caution

Last Update: August 03, 2020

Okay, I'm sure I am not the only beginner to make this mistake, so I am putting this out there as a word of caution to others. Be careful how you add Amazon Affiliate "Image" or "Text + Image" to your site. If you do it incorrectly, you can get in trouble with Amazon.

If you are anything like me, you play a little. Perhaps want to get to stuff before Kyle does in his lessons. The information I am writing here may be found in lesson beyond where I am at, but I guess that was too late for me. If you are going to add an image from Amazon, don't just copy it or as I did grab an image using something like a snipping or snagit. I normally would not do that, but was confused about how to use Amazon's "Image" and "Text + Image" in the Amazon Associates SiteStrip. Adding those to WordPress is not intuitive, while linking using "Text" is easy.

Another reason you want to use "Text + Image" the correct way is because it includes a price and updates it automatically. Well, I am a beginner and that is my understanding. Please comment and correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, I am going to spend this morning putting images in the correct way before I get in trouble. Another WA member suggested I watch YouTube videos when I get stuck on things like this. I'm going to link the one I found last night that appeared the most helpful to me. If someone else has a training within WA or other info, I would love to hear your comments.

I will let you know how I make out. Here's the video I am using.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIL4CHSvPpg

Cheers,

Denise

Update: I was having trouble and found this great training on WA

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/use-and-resize-amazone-sitestripe-images/getting-an-image-from-sitestripe

Update 2: After much frustration, my son finally figured out for me that my Amazon Image Links were not showing for us on Chrome becaue I have on an Ad blocker. <sigh> You have to love technology.

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megawinner Premium
No worries, We all make mistakes in our first steps! Florentino
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I made that mistake initially as well
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DeniseG7 Premium
Thanks for sharing that you did too.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
You are very welcome my friend
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DeniseG7 Premium
Have to love it when the problem is solved by restarting your computer or trying another browser <sigh>

I did find a great training here on WA though
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DeniseG7 Premium
Hmmm. I did everything he said and it is now working for me. If anyone has any insight, that would be awesome.
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DeniseG7 Premium
LOL...It was NOT working for me, not NOW. I love typos. I did get it straightened out though.
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Duane-Diana Premium
We'd never grow our business if we didn't make a bunch of mistakes. It's what we do with what we learned by them that makes all the difference.
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