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Difference Between Linking to Amazon Directly VS Geni.Us?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by BlueBuzzy, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. BlueBuzzy

    BlueBuzzy Senior Member

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    I see a lot of blogs linking to products via Geni.us. I am a notch curious whether this has any effect at all whether you link directly or through something like Geni.us.

    What do you think?
     
  2. ODBmoney

    ODBmoney Newbie

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    Affiliate links for amazon are for specific countries (ie if youre in the uk the affiliate link will be for uk) so if an american uses your link it will not apply to them.
    Geni.us is used to make it so that people outside your country still contribute to your affiliate earnings.
     
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  3. BlueBuzzy

    BlueBuzzy Senior Member

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    why so people choose it over something like AAWP then?
     
  4. ODBmoney

    ODBmoney Newbie

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    That I'm not sure, but I'm assuming it is easy to use as it is just a simple link shortener rather than an entire plugin.
     
  5. Nubian Content

    Nubian Content Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's also to block competitors from hijacking your links.
     
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  6. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How's that work just out of curiosity?
     
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    Fynesttrish Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Geni.us just let's you link to different amazon storefronts. Most beneficial if you have an international audience. You will be able to earn from amazon Spain, amazon UK, amazon France, amazon Italy , etc.
     
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    My affiliate income has reduced drastically since I switch my links to geni.us, of course there can be other factors as well, but the few $ made through other partner programs don't justify the losses. I think it may have to do with people wanting to see where they go, and when they examine or copy the link and says geni.us they don't know what is that so they don't click it because they are afraid, but if they see amazon they click it.
     
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    Basically sets up a malware on people's systems to find Amazon affiliate links and replace with their own.
     
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