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Instagram ==> Amazon **OR** Instagram ==> Blog ==> Amazon?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by christianbed, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. christianbed

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    I've got a physical product business (no, I'm not talking about the ones in my signature) that I've been promoting lately via Instagram and tracking the clicks. I manufacture in Asia and retail via FBA. I watermark my posts with my company url, but the bio link is a direct link to the product on Amazon (which is also an affiliate link, so even if people don't buy my product, I still get paid if they buy something else).

    Anyway, I'm thinking about promoting affiliate stuff on IG now because I see it working for my own product. I know a lot of people talk about linking a blog in their bio, where they have articles interspersed with affiliate links and/or an Amazon store. That is a fair bit of work, and I've got a lot of irons in the fire, so I don't want to manage a dozen new sites or hire/train more VA's to do the work.

    That said, about the blog in the bio setup, I get it. BUT like a lot of things in IM, I haven't come across any real proof that (Social Network) ==> Blog==> Amazon is more profitable than (Social Network) ==> Amazon.

    Yeah, there might be a couple data points out there, but nothing that approaches statistical significance.

    So, as I'm gearing up for 2016, I'm wondering how many of you are doing the (Social Network) ==> Amazon and how many are doing the (Social Network) ==> Blog==> Amazon and why.

    Looking forward to hearing from those who are pretty experienced in this area...social network marketing is new-ish territory for me.
     
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    - - bump - -
     
  3. imGrej

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    BTW if you need someone to manage your Instagram accounts I would love to help you out!

    I've been doing Instagram for 2 years now and currently have accounts with a total amount of over 800,000 followers under my management.

    I can also provide you with my knowledge and tips!
     
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    Anyone else? Still haven't solved this
     
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    Bumping again because the only answer I got wasn't an answer, but an unsolicited pitch offering services.
     
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    i emailed Amazon and they tell me "Instagram is not an accepted social media network for the Amazon Associates program" ... so what would the Instagram ==> Amazon be? I assume that would get you banned or at least Amazon wouldn't pay the commissions to you, if the links are coming directly from IG.
     
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    In this case, there is no alternative to go IG ==> Blog ==> Amazon .. I am sure this should work with amazon.
    Further Amazon is Okey with direct traffic from FB and Twitter.
     
  8. redarrow

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    Come on , think about it, so silly quistion, why u not getting ansaws

    You get a product from amazon

    You then do a review write up , as a blog with a link going to money page or direct to deal.

    You use your insta to promote your review blog .......

    The looker iver go from blog to money site or blog to direct link.


    How that hard to understand.


    Next time split test see best results keep asking and bumping might get u deleted....

    Best of luck redarrow
     
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    Wow. I just got this response from Amazon: "The Amazon Associates Program does pay advertising fees for qualifying sales generated from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, but no longer Tumblr or Instagram. In fact, we offer a "Share on Twitter" and a "Share on Facebook" feature via the Associates Site Stripe."

    So it seems Amazon doesn't even accept links from Tumblr anymore !!