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Can i hide an Amazon affiliate link behind a custom .png button?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Shilas, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Hi BHW

    Short Q:
    Can i hide an Amazon affiliate link behind a custom .png button? And is it allowed to 301-redirects to create pretty URLs? :)

    Thank you in advance! ;)
     
  2. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You mean use a .png extension as the url, and then redirect to your aff url ? yes, it is possible, you need to edit your htacess file to read .png extensions as .php, create a dummy .png file (which will actually be treated as .php), and put the redirection code in it.
     
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  3. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    When i read my question now, i see that i forgot to add this: Is it allowed by Amazon?

    This a site i want to last for a long long time.

    Basically what i want is to create my own buttons and put an affiliate link on it. But through the Amazon Associate "tools" this doesn't seems to be possible and therefore i was curious about if it's even allowed at all.
     
  4. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Bump with love. <3
     
  5. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Why don't you use HTML tag?
    Just google "html image link tag" or upload a button to your site and if it is wordpress, you will find redirector in picture's settings. :)
     
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    Yes, you can use amazon urls on custom buttons or images.
     
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  7. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Because i don't need the HTML links, i need the links to be on my custom .png buttons. :)

    Thanks man. [​IMG] - But is allowed? I just don't understand why they don't provide you with a naked URL then.
     
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    Typical amazon url will be like this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074W7IFC/tag=YOUR_ASSOCIATE_TAG

    You can use this url as part of your button or image.

     
  9. Shilas

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