Amazon .com vs .co.uk affiliate links?

by Mark_w
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Years ago I signed up for the amazon.co.uk affiliate scheme. My current blog is very internationally targeted. The US gives me about 3 times as much traffic as the UK.

Should I simply sign up to the amazon.com affiliate scheme and put everything towards amazon.com - since that is where the largest single chunk of my traffic comes from (USA).

If the answer is simply yes, then cool.

Or is there a smarter way that I can show different .com/.co.uk/.de affiliate links depending on the visiting country?
#affiliate #amazon #couk #links
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Why not use both.

    Check out this blog of mine - I have a US Amazon store and a UK version too.

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    I'm sure there's probably a clever why to look at the visiting browser and redirect them to the right one based on country if you really wanted to.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
      Is your blog a WP blog? If so, grab this plugin: Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer.

      Sign up for amazon.com and then add your ID to the plugin. Assuming both UK and US have the same product, your visitors are directed to the right website.
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      • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
        Originally Posted by ElleJ View Post

        Is your blog a WP blog? If so, grab this plugin: Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer.

        Sign up for amazon.com and then add your ID to the plugin. Assuming both UK and US have the same product, your visitors are directed to the right website.
        Does this work for germany and all the others as well? The one closest to the visitor?

        It sounds great. I was considering looking at my traffic stats, and putting up a link for each of the areas where I get a good number of visitors from.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
          Originally Posted by MisterMunch View Post

          Does this work for germany and all the others as well? The one closest to the visitor?

          It sounds great. I was considering looking at my traffic stats, and putting up a link for each of the areas where I get a good number of visitors from.

          Hi MisterMunch, yes Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer should work for Germany too. cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
          Originally Posted by MisterMunch View Post

          Does this work for germany and all the others as well? The one closest to the visitor?
          It will work for all the countries amazon works in, so just sign up for whatever ones interest you.

          If the product you are promoting isn't available in the country the visitor comes from, they will be sent to the US site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
        Originally Posted by ElleJ View Post

        Is your blog a WP blog? If so, grab this plugin: Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer.

        Sign up for amazon.com and then add your ID to the plugin. Assuming both UK and US have the same product, your visitors are directed to the right website.
        This is great, thanks!

        I do find I get more traffic from the US, but for some blogs it would definitely be a good idea to use my Amazon.co.uk links and this sounds perfect!

        ~Ruth
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        • Profile picture of the author shaunyb1
          HI, does this work on recent wordpress installs ie version 3 and above?

          What happens if a product on us and uk are different, will you lsoe the commission form an amzon uk site if it redirects to the uk version?
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    Do check out this forum as well, where the creator of this plugin has also joined:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...localizer.html

    Bhupinder
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    For US traffic, host the site on a US-based webhost. For UK traffic, a UK-based webhost.

    Use the appropriate Amazon affiliate code for each area of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    For US traffic, host the site on a US-based webhost. For UK traffic, a UK-based webhost.

    Use the appropriate Amazon affiliate code for each area of traffic.
    What's the advantage in that?
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Perkins
      Originally Posted by howudoin View Post

      What's the advantage in that?
      I've tested that, and honestly there isn't that much of an advantage.

      Google looks a lot of stuff, but site-location isn't really one of their priorities.


      Use the Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer Plugin, someone posted it a few plug-ins up. It works great, I use it myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlieKevin
    I guess you must take up both since both the choices are good.
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