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I have noticed that Amazon Links are a bit of a sore spot for some folks.

I put together this short video that explains Amazon Links in their various forms.

I hope it helps folks to understand how to these links work.

There is an updated version of this tutorial that can be found at:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/amazon-links-adding-links-to-your-website


Feel free to like the tutorial

Ask questions if you need clarification.

Thanks.

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Penny49 Premium
Dear Labman,

Your tutorial was just what I needed. I was trying to put the Amazon link into the visual part of my wordpress and the image was not showing up. Only the code would appear. As soon as I added the link to the text part of my wordpress, the image appeared.

Thanks so much for getting to the point and telling me just what I needed to know.

Penny
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Witachai1 Premium
Thank you soooo much this is will be a great help
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JackyA3 Premium
Thank you so much. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to add the link with the picture. All I was getting was the code. This will help me out a lot. Again, thank you.
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martin45040 Premium
Nice job! Right now I'm nowhere near ready to start linking but this gave me a taste of what's ahead. My plan right now is to be an Amazon affiliate and see where that takes me.

Thanks again,
Martin
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ELobello Premium
Good vedio
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Marinowa29 Premium
Could you tell me please, how is possible that I can see amazon link on my website only from my android phone, I can't see on my website amazon add on my computer?
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littlemama Premium
Your amazon links should be linked to text or image anyway so I'm not sure why you're seeing your links on your phone.
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Marinowa29 Premium
thanks
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Labman Premium
Check for an ad blocker on your computer. Often phones have ad blockers on by default.
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Marinowa29 Premium
thanks
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Marinowa29 Premium
thank you very much:)
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Renet Premium
That was very helpful thank you very much for the training. Sometimes it just helps to see it done rather than to try to remember or make sense of your notes. I appreciate your time and your help thank you.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome. Make sure to check out the updated version of this. (Link in the description)
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Cinderella5 Premium
I can see where I must have gone through because I keep on having blank pages on my affiliate Links.. How do I go back to edit the links?
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abdul11 Premium
go back and walk through your steps again
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Labman Premium
Select the link and a box will pop up. One of the icons is edit. Click on this and an editor box will appear.
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Cinderella5 Premium
Nice Training, helped me alot.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome.
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MikeAkers Premium
Thanks for sharing
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Labman Premium
Welcome
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Lucym46 Premium
I'm still a little stuck. How do I start off with Amazon?
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JasonHeard Premium
Hi Lucy,

When you're ready, you can sign up for Amazon's Associate Program here:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

It will walk you through the application process.
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Labman Premium
Thanks Jason
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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Labman Premium
You're welcome.
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ISteiger Premium
Thank you so much for this training, I have struggled all day being new on this site. Will try again
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nessybrown45 Premium
I'm so thankful for this awesome training it really answered a lot of questions for me. "AGAIN THANKS TEAM WA ". . .
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Labman Premium
I'm glad you found it helpful.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for training
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Labman Premium
You are welcome
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docjames Premium
Thank you very much. Just what I needed.
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apollobay Premium
Thank you for training!
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Ckrabbe Premium
Thank you, for the video. Great Job!!
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Thanks Craig, excellent video ...
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LindaCooke Premium
Thank you, great video.
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LouisaB Premium
Thanks for the video! Lots of information.
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Sdaviscs1250 Premium
Thanks for the this information, Will put it to good use soon.
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Mkocher09 Premium
I am very grateful you made this post. I will try your tips and if I still get stuck I'll contact you private message. Thank you again for the help!
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I switched to visual to text just like you said, but when I paste it and update it, it still won't show up. What do I do?
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Labman Premium
Check to see if you have an ad blocker enabled.
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startouched Premium
Sometimes, the ads don't show up when you switch back to visual. As long as you copied them correctly from the affiliate link in Amazon and pasted them in the right place, they will show up. I've found that there really isn't any consistency. For single ads they usually show up but not for the customized Native ads.
Hope this helps,
-Kathy
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Labman Premium
If you are in the editor they may not show. View the page and see if they are displayed.
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kork05 Premium
Hey Labman,
Thank you for sharing your video, adding links was driving me squirrely!
The cut and paste method and switching from visual to text finally got me to where I was able to land the link on my page.
Would it be the same to link to words on your page or post?

Thanks again!
kork05
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mrsnye2222 Premium
this should help
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mauraketo Premium
Thanks a million!! It worked I would have spent ages trying to figure it out!!
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DessertMiles Premium
Very helpful video, thank you so much!
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Labman Premium
I'm glad it was helpful for you.
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AnamCarra Premium
That was a very helpful video explanation, and have been thinking about Amazon Affiliate links to add to my site.
Very much appreciated.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome
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alomax Premium
Very helpful...
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Thank-you!! Great Video
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albert1304 Premium
Thank you for sharing.. I am getting more educated on each day since I first started this..
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Labman Premium
Glad to help.
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shahril Premium
thank you very much.. finally i found away to solve my problem.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome
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rachelannie Premium
I am SOOOO grateful I found this! I have been having the hardest time with this, and I'm so happy with how you explained it! Thank you!
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Labman Premium
You are welcome, glad it helped.
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Wayne66 Premium
So, I am still trying to figure out this "links" stuff. I already have a picture of the products I want to link to, do I need all three types of links or is one ok? I tried adding just the text link but it shows up on the page when I preview the changes. What is your suggestion?
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upsgirl Premium
You can use all of them...mix them up!
Make sure your coding goes under TEXT, not Visual.
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Thank you SO much for such an informative & visual lesson! I can only hope to get as great as you are!!
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Labman Premium
You are welcome
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MyraBeth Premium
Thank you, this training has really helped me to understand how to add my Amazon affiliate link to my website. And since I am a visual person, I do appreciate being able to add photos, rather than links in the text. Thanks, again.
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Labman Premium
You're welcome.
Images are more powerful than the Amazon widgets because they will always show. The widgets are blocked by the adblockers and never show for a good percent of your readers.
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Shaw01 Premium
It solved my problem! Thanks!
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Labman Premium
Glad to help
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Wayne66 Premium
Just have one question. Does the link text have to be placed in a specific spot?
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Labman Premium
No it can be wherever you wish.
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campbellb Premium
Thank that is just what I needed
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DonnaRyder Premium
Thank you for sharing. I'm still stuck but will keep at it.
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justrite616 Premium
Thanks for sharing. But how do you make it so that when you click on the image or link on your site, it will open up a new page for that link? Thanks
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Labman Premium
Click on the image you will see a pen icon in a small box. Open that and down at the bottom is the word advanced. Click that and there is a box to click that opens in another tab.

For a text link. There is a box below after you click on the gear.
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CSpears Premium
Thank you, You made that a lot easier to understand, That will help out a lot of new people like me. Thanks again Carl
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ccavagnaro Premium
Thank you for this video! Your videos are so helpful for me (and everyone else here at WA!).
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jhuston Premium
Thank you for this video!
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Labman Premium
You're quite welcome
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Amely Premium
Thank you for making this video, it really is very helpful!
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Labman Premium
You are welcome.
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Mleal Premium
This was a great video! I followed the up to when you showed your site page "my dog dental store" which looks really different and you mentioned they put a widget in. Could you expand on how you created that page?
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Labman Premium
That is called an Amazon Store. There is training on how to use them inside the Amazon affiliate area.
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Mleal Premium
ok thank you!
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YasminRashid Premium
Thank you, this video helped me today :)
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Labman Premium
You're welcome glad it helped.
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DiemN Premium
Thanks Labman, Your video is a great help.
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Labman Premium
You are quite welcome.
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NicoleMart Premium
Helpful video!

Question: How do I add an Amazon Product Link to my Widget on my Homepage? It asks for the Link URL and the Banner URL on the Widget....I have been beating my head trying to figure this out today!

-Nicole
untiltheyhaveahome.com
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upsgirl Premium
This is the video I would share!
He does cover this...
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NicoleMart Premium
I watched the video and it does not answer my question.
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upsgirl Premium
Unless you have a different question, PM me, if needed.
Labman does cover the Sidebar Widgets.
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NicoleMart Premium
Thank you! Thank you! This is exactly what I was trying to figure out!!!

-Nicole
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upsgirl Premium
:)
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WealthyAthar Premium
This information you Provided is very helpful for the people but you please go through my question still not answered as " I ask just different Affiliate link in side bar Widgets area not blog area, on each page i want to put different add link
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upsgirl Premium
I shared this because IT DOES ANSWER your question.
I answered your PM as well.
Please let us know, if you have another question.
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WealthyAthar Premium
I am sorry not this answer for my question, but i will search my own or i will try to put a video or pictures to make you understand my question better way and yes thanks for all your efforts to solve this

"" I want different ADDS or affiliate link on side bars widget area not common on all pages side bar"
I Agree with blogs this possible to insert in body area as you answer before with amazon Example ionic ball. Thank you again
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upsgirl Premium
I mentioned this already.
Your SIdebars are the same on every Page/Post.
Foolow the link I provided.
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Levinsay Premium
Nice and useful teaching
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Craig you answered many of my questions,
Tim
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research61 Premium
Thanks for this very informative video.
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djzip2 Premium
Great Post, i've been struggling for hours to figure this out. Very helpful
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Labman Premium
Glad it was helpful for you.
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Patirke Premium
I would like to put the same as you did with a widget in my sidebar.
Can you tell me how to do that?
Thanks!
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SKeighley Premium
Thanks - I was wondering how this was done.
Haven't got this far on my training yet but I understand now.
Thanks for the clear explanation - Great video.
Simon.
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Patirke Premium
Great video.
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Merns Premium
I just join the Affiliate Associates of Amazon and your tutorial really helps me.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome.
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Very Nice, Craig!, I am sure I will be revisiting this video in the Near future !!
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Labman Premium
Glad it helped.
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lynnsam61 Premium
I was hoping to find something like this. Thanks so much!
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Labman Premium
You're welcome
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uga23 Premium
Thank you very much Labman. Really helped me with your video.
Rob
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Labman Premium
You're welcome. Glad it helped.
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CherylK Premium
Just stopping by to tell you, again, how great this tutorial is. I'm slowly but surely redoing my Amazon affiliate links using these guidelines. Love it.
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startouched Premium
Wow......I certainly did not get that from the lesson. Thanks so much!! I was doing the same thing over & over, expecting different results.
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Scottxyz Premium
Thanks Labman, I sure can make things more difficult than they need to be, adding amz links is pretty straight forward.
Also, I like to look at your doggies, give them a scratch & hug at least once a day.....
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CherylK Premium
I just watched this for the second time. It's so good! I was wondering how you created that dog store widget with the shopping cart? Thanks much.
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Labman Premium
That is part of the Amazon platform. An A-Store.
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CherylK Premium
I guess I'll have to check that out...thank you.
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jivitaa339 Premium
Hi Labman, thanks for this video, quite useful.
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Sharonjo Premium
Upsgirl suggested your video, thanks so much.
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upsgirl Premium
Success?!?!?!
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Labman Premium
You are welcome. Thanks Diedre
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upsgirl Premium
:)
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Thank you for this vid! Absolutely helped me!
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KarenDemers Premium
Thanks for putting this together...it filled in the missing link for me.
Karen
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MKearns Premium
Was led to your post from T DeYoung's question. This information is a keeper. Thanks..
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Labman Premium
You are welcome, glad it helped.
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JackieParker Premium
This is great! thank YOU for making it!
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Labman Premium
Glad you enjoyed it.
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myrealityck Premium
Helpful Video! Thank you!
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Labman Premium
You are quite welcome.
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Debdanc Premium
Thank you for the video, it was a huge help. Very easy to understand.
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Labman Premium
I'm glad it was helpful for you. You are welcome.
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MisterReen Premium
Very good video. Just when it started not to work for me as intended, I found your video. This way I could avoid a lot of wasted time.

Thank you
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philaccardo Premium
Hello Sir:
When I click on an image I do not get the two little icons on the top left area of the picture.
Can you tell me why please.
Thanks. Ciao
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philaccardo Premium
Thank you. I watched that video. So no two little icons is just OK with the latest WP.
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philaccardo Premium
Hi:
Hello Sir:
I have already reported my problem with Amazon links whenever I try to insert one in my post. When I go to the site to check the link by clicking it I am directed to a different page. ALWAYS
So I called Amazon help and they told me "You'll need to go into your wordpress and add that HTML to the site code, the source code" and that to find the source code of my site I have to "right click inside your site and clicking View Source".
The support said they could not tell me more.
Can you?
Thank you.
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upsgirl Premium
Let me have your url.
You're making this harder than it is...
I can help!
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philaccardo Premium
many thanks for your followup girl.
Please go to www.thesummerlawns.com and check in the "health tools" tab.
Ciao
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friendlybf Premium
Hi Phil, I just clicked on a link and it took me straight to the Amazon product page so I could buy. This means that your problem must be a local one. Is it possible that you have a browser add-on that blocks ads ? How exactly did you insert the links and which page are you redirected too ?
You don't need to update your source code.
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philaccardo Premium
Hey Friendly, and where would the browser ads block add-on be?
I inserted the link two ways,
1 - just as everyone does here (paste the HTML code in the post after it is set to the TEXT mode, then I update then go back to VISUAL, then I go to PREVIEW and click the link I have inserted and Im taken to another, different Amazon page.
2 - The other way is how Moritz explains it in his training linking the text with the LINK connector in the visual mode. Same result.
I do not know what to do any more.
Ciao
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friendlybf Premium
Those are good ways to doing this. After I went looking on the net more there might be some ways that your are unknowingly violating Amazon's agreement.

http://www.icanteachmychild.com/blogger-beware-3-ways-you-could-be-breaking-amazons-affiliate-program-rules/

As for possible wrong settings, or an add-on you have, you check your security settings within your browser and you go to settings --> extensions or Tools --> Add-ons, depending on which browser you are using.

Also check your antivirus / firewall / internet security settings.

Let me know how you get on please.
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Labman Premium
You are probably talking about her item 1. Link shortening. You are not doing this. A link shortener such as bit.ly or goo.gl actually changes the link to a shortlink. You are just copying a portion of the link.
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philaccardo Premium
I checked the three, no problem there.
I have the same problem with safari, and chrome.
Ciao
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philaccardo Premium
Hi:
I have problem with text link. I insert it in my post (TEXT mode) then I update, then go to the site and when I click it I am directed to a kindle page. ALWAYS
And I do not understand how you link the picture. Where does that page you put on the screen come from?
Thanks
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upsgirl Premium
Okay, you are saying two different things...well, 3 things...
You must have a Kindle link copied...make sure you have the correct link.
Putting something within Text mode is not linking an image.
Have your link copied and ready to paste.
Click on your image.
See the chainlink? Click there.
INSERT LINK so paste.
ALWAYS Open In A New Tab.
Save.
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philaccardo Premium
Hello Girl:
Thanks. I am exhausted now.
I have tried all day these damn links but to no avail: when I click on the link created I am taken to a different page. Only in one instance I was properly linked. I cannot understand where my mistake is, damn it.
Any advise?
Ciao-
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Labman Premium
Copy the Text link see the image linked here: http://take.ms/4mSdV

You need to insert the image into your page then link the image to the amazon link you copied.

Here's a tutorial that explains images and how to link them: http://onlinelabguy.com/wordpress-tutorial-how-to-images-in-wordpress
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upsgirl Premium
Labman and I are really trying. One more time...breathe and try again!
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philaccardo Premium
Talked to amazon support again, went through all the motions together and failed again.
Support recognize everything I/we did is correct and that the HTML code is good so he thinks there is something wrong in my WP which causes the problem. And cannot help me more.
support final comment:
"I'm sorry its not working correctly on your site. The HTML is formatted correctly. It could very well be another section of code on your site that is interfering with this ad working as intended. I'm sorry I cannot shed any more light on what that might be".
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upsgirl Premium
PM me when you're ready to fix this issue. You're killing me!
You are missing something...
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clergyman Premium
The image i uploaded to my media is not responding the same way yours did, when i highlight the product image on my wordpress editor it does not show the same results but rather align right left edit and delete button which i have no other choice than to click edit and pops up to a page and the link box is directed with link to rather than link url like your training but for the Amazon links that i added to the test HTML is awesome, now all what am saying is how do i link the image i attached from my media
Thanks
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russelcrown Premium
What do you mean?
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upsgirl Premium
Have your affiliate link copied so you can paste.
Click on your image.
See the chainlink?
Click there.
Paste your affiliate link.
Always Open In A New Tab.
Save.
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russelcrown Premium
Awesome upsgirl ^_^
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upsgirl Premium
Oh, yeah! Perfection!
You're welcome!
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philaccardo Premium
Isn't there a simpler way to add the amazon link?
Isn't, there a plugin for it?
Thanks
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Labman Premium
You can add the code directly from Amazon. If someone is running an adblocker it will be blocked.

You can decide how you wish to proceed.
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russelcrown Premium
There's a plugin called easy azon you might wanna check it out.
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