Adding Amazon affiliate links to a blog post can be tricky. There are a few techniques that I use on a daily basis to get the most out of my Amazon affiliate links. If you are looking for a way to increase your blog’s income Amazon affiliate links could be the answer. The great thing about adding Amazon affiliate links to a blog post is that they also carry weight for SEO!
If you are confused about the process of adding Amazon affiliate links to a blog post don’t feel bad. It takes some serious getting used to; make it part of your post routine to make sure you get the most out of your Amazon Affiliate program membership. This can be a truly profitable way to make some extra money from your already occurring blog traffic. With a little extra work and the following process you’ll be a pro at adding Amazon affiliate links to your blog posts in no time.
How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to a Blog Post
Setting up an Amazon affiliate account is actually pretty easy. They can link to your existing Amazon account so you don’t have to jump through hoops or remember which account to log into, etc. Once your account is set up the process of finding and inserting links is pretty simple.
Step 1 – Search for Products
You can search for products in the regular old product search bar on the Amazon homepage. Search for relevant products. You want the items that you are linking to be relevant to the topic of your blog post. Cat food links in your recipe posts are probably not going to do well. If you include Amazon affiliate links for products who are relevant, readers are much more likely to click and buy.
Step 2 – Head for the Site Stripe
When you have an Amazon affiliate account there is an Amazon Site Stripe at the top of your page. This is where you can get the code for your affiliate links. They will already include your specific tag so that you get credit for the sales! Inserting a link is easy, just watch.
Step 3 – Click Text Only
You will want the text only link unless you are looking to insert an image with a clickable link, in which case you can choose accordingly in the Site Stripe. When you click on any of these options you will see the link text populate in the box. I always use the full link option. It includes the keywords and because they are relevant to my post, that extra bit is useful for SEO!!
Step 4 – Copy & Paste
Once you have the full link visible in the box on site stripe, just copy and paste. You’ll paste the link into your regular URL link space in WordPress or other platform.
Remember, linking to keywords that are relevant and useful to your page is a great idea. You don’t want to over-link though. If you link all of your keyword phrases you won’t get credit for those as regular words in your SEO algorithm.
Another key element that you want to remember is that you need to make sure these are “nofollow” links. You can add that into the code manually, or use a simple plugin or hard coding to keep yourself within the user agreement for the Amazon Affiliate program!