Amazon SiteStripe

Amazon SiteStripe is a type of toolbar that appears on top of your Amazon.com (or other country site) when you are logged in with your Amazon Associates account.

If this bar is not there, then you are perhaps logged in with a buyers account.

Login With The Right Account

To switch accounts or to logout, Hover over Hello, *name* and click in this menu:

At the top it says Hello, *name* with Account & Lists below it. If you happen to have two accounts, one for buying stuff and one for your associates, be sure to Sign Out or Switch Accounts to the right account for affiliate link building.

If it doesn't say your name, you are not logged in. Instead it will Say: Hello, Sign in.

Hover with your mouse-cursor over the Hello, sign in and the below menu will open. Click now on the Sign in button and sign into your Amazon Associates account.


If you do not have an Amazon Associates account yet, you need to sign up for the program first before you continue with this tutorial. Check Page 1 of this tutorial for the link to the right Associates Program for you.


SiteStripe Basics

As you can see there are several different types of affiliate links you can get from the Amazon SiteStripe, namely:
  • text link
  • image (+link)
  • text & image (+link)
  • Native shopping ads

It also shows options to share on Facebook and Twitter. Although I understand the idea of that, I do believe that Social media are not too fond of referral links directly there. I also believe that the effectiveness of that is very small.

As you can see from above image, I haven't searched anything yet. I am on the main page for the Books department (btw Amazon started with selling books). Therefore only Text link is activated.

This means that you can even put up referral links to:

  • the main page,
  • department pages
  • categories
  • Best selling pages
  • Offers

In other words, your affiliate links are not required to be to only a single product. Very nice to use that when someone for example asks in the comments section of your post about a tool that was not part of the review. You can then link an entire category to answer the question and redirect them to where they could buy such a tool.

For the sheer purpose of simplicity, we are going to search for a product on Amazon before I show you how to put affiliate links to your post/page.

You can of course search for any product that you want to place affiliate links for on your post, but I am going here for a book about WordPress Themes. I found a book that teaches me how to create my own WordPress Themes from scratch.

  1. I searched for "wordpress theme" in the search bar of Amazon.com
  2. I had a list of results and chose a book Building a WordPress Theme (clicked upon)
  3. The Amazon SiteStripe bar changed, now text, image, text+image and native shopping ads (custom) have become active.

Click next to see how to link this product with a Text link



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Steven-A Premium
Thanks. Very timely as I am just adding some Amazon links to my sites.
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ownonlboss Premium
Haha, glad to help out in the right moment! I feel now like a firefighter saving those in need haha.

Steven
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks Steven

Wayne
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks Wayne!

Steven
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ChrisBarr Premium
Hi Steven, Great... Great... You nailed it. Great Job.
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bonzo124 Premium
Nice training Steven.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thank you Ilias!

Bookmark it for later use if you have the need to go back to it later. Bookmarks also work for quickly finding resources to link to others in chat or question & answers.

Steven
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ChrisShouse Premium
This will be helpful when I get to this point. Thank you
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ownonlboss Premium
You are most welcome. You can bookmark tutorials by clicking the Star icon on the top left of the tutorial. Save it with a certain tag so that you can remember to find it back again.

You can find bookmarks on the right of the search bar when you there (again) click on the star icon to see all the bookmarks listed.

Glad to be of help if anything else comes up.

Steven
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