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Amazon affiliate - can anyone figure this out?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by bhaffil, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    So I am trying to get my amazon affiliate code into an Amazon product review.

    When you are creating a review of an Amazon product you can insert a link to another product by using the "insert a product link" button on the review page. This allows you to select a product and then that product is placed in the review.

    You CANNOT however paste a product link into a review. It will not be clickable. I've tried pasting html or placing a naked link but no go.

    I REALLY NEED to get my affiliate link into a review. The insert function however just seems to drop some code into the review that amazon then interprets and creates a link for.

    Can anyone figure out how to manually make a link in a review clickable or append an affiliate code to the amazon link that is dropped in by the button?
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You can't. Amazon strips out any http codes, even amazon aff codes.
     
  3. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    It looks like when I append an affiliate code the link it just ceases to be clickable, but still exists in the thread. Problem is it is then just an ugly, unclickable link.
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Can you send me a link to one like that? Pm me if you want to keep it private.
     
  5. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    Looks like I need 15 posts to PM, but if you PM me I will reply with a link
     
  6. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    OK I can't even reply to a PM until I have 15 posts. I post a few things today and get up to 15, then get back to you.
     
  7. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    ok, need one more before I can send pm
     
  8. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    alright sending pm now :)
     
  9. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    ok, still won't allow :(
    Guess I will have to wait a while longer
     
  10. newnetworks

    newnetworks Junior Member

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    guess so,
    so far i see you have 8 posts, but 0 "countable" posts.
    it is against bhw rules to try and increase your post count
    artificially, so my advise is do not do it...
    besides,
    only certain areas of the forum count as posts,
    go search the forum rules and ettiquette,
    and contribute meaningfully to the discussions going on,
    and you soon be able to post pm's and lots of other things too.

    hope that helps you.
     
  11. rans_mang

    rans_mang Newbie

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    Did it work for you, i'm having the same problem i think
     
  12. bhaffil

    bhaffil Newbie

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    no luck yet