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Dori asked for an MTAmazon feature that would allow you to link directly to a product page instead of Amazon’s marketing page. She pointed out that if you add ref=nosim to the end of a product URL, you’ll bypass Amazon’s landing page for a product.

The other advantage to using this link format instead of the one that Amazon provides through their Web services interface is that you’ll earn a larger commission on products sold this way.

Amazon uses a special URL for their Web services links and that’s the URL that MTAmazonLink uses. Products sold through this special URL only earn a 5% commission. Products sold through a normal URL can earn up to 15%.

You can link directly to a product page by using this MTAmazon template code for your link:

<a href= "http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/<MTAmazonASIN>/<MTAmazonAssociateID>/ref=nosim/"> <MTAmazonTitle></a>

Christoph
July 16, 2003 2:36 PM

Hi Adam, What I don't understand: MTAmazon still generates the old link-type (without the ref=nosim)... I added the /ref=nosim/ manually to the generated links, but noticed that they still only generate 5% ! Any idea? christoph

Christoph
July 16, 2003 2:49 PM

ok ok never mind... I see that i may NOT USE MTAmazonLink but build it instead with your way... christoph

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July 16, 2003 2:52 PM

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Excerpt: Waaaaay cool.... Adam Kalsey has really good information about his plugin - and useful tips on how to get the most out of them. Like this little tip. I changed the link in the MTAmazon/Overlib to the link format in...

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October 26, 2007 5:39 PM

A much faster way to do it is to use the Triggit amazon tool. All you have to do is highlight the product in your text and it automatically creates a link to that product on amazon with your id. It super cool.

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