Cool Amazon Trick That Can Up Your CTR By 20% and Put Thousands In Your Bank

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Alright so you guys might remember a post I made about a week ago that you can find right here!

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...th-amazon.html

Well I've decided that once a week I'm going to release a little Amazon guide for the forum.

Just small tips here and there that will help you convert, increase your CTR and help your Amazon business grow. Also maybe I'll put a fat stack or two into your wallet!

Anyways here's a little trick I use to help increase my CTR

This technique is EXTREMELY effective in the Technology Niche as people in that niche LOVE to watch videos !

Pretty much what we're going to do is put a video review at the bottom of all of our review but as it will be in the form of an image and when clicked will take them to the real video review and will load your cookie onto their computer.


Start off by finding a video review of the product you're promoting (not all products will have a video review)

First Click Here








Then when you find the video you'd like to use for your review right click on the video and click copy link address









After that paste the address into your browser

It will Look a little something like this










Now on this page all there is is the one video review you've selected! So what you'll want to do first is take a screenshot of the page and crop it so all you can see is the video player. Save this because soon you'll be embedding it onto your website


You'll also want to click link to this page in the top left

When you've clicked that you'll want to take out your affiliate hyperlink which will look like this











Now that we have all of this it's time to embed the image onto our website with our affiliate hyperlink'

The Code Should Look like this



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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D0S4N0JRSATF/?_encoding=UTF8&amp;videoPreplay=1&amp;tag=howtobecome05-20&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957"><img src="http://i47.tinypic.com/muihw5.png" alt="Kindle Touch Review" border="0" /></a>
Then when embedded on your website should look like this









So from now on whenever somebody clicks on the video review it really will take them to the REAL video review but will also load your cookie onto their browser!


HERE'S A LIVE EXAMPLE TO SHOW YOU GUYS WHAT IT SHOULD BE LIKE


Kindle Touch Review | Z Tech Reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author Mack Attack 77
    Very cool stuff man...I will have to implement this on my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    That's a cool idea. Very easy to implement. Thx for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Way to contribute to the forum! Appreciate your effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    This definitely works. Oldie but goodie.

    I'm surprised more people don't do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ellen C Braun
      Thanks for this tip! Great concept!
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    It is very good trick and good for the search user as well so they can see the video before they buy it.. When are you launching your product, is it related to amazon or something else..
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by alamest View Post

      It is very good trick and good for the search user as well so they can see the video before they buy it.. When are you launching your product, is it related to amazon or something else..

      I just used to do ONLY Amazon and now I don't do Amazon at all so I'm just giving out a few of my personal tips and tricks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
        Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

        I don't plan on releasing any Amazon products in the future.

        I just used to do ONLY Amazon and now I don't do Amazon at all so I'm just giving out a few of my personal tips and tricks!
        What made you quit Amazon?
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        • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
          Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

          What made you quit Amazon?
          Well for one I was tired of waiting so long for my money... Every payment took like two months

          But I actually got into some bigger things with a partner of mine and it takes up a lot of my time so I don't really have time to keep up with my Amazon sites any longer
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Neat little tip here, way to think out of the box.

    I have been trying to figure out a way to incorporate video reviews into my amazon sites for months now and the best I came up with was linking to the review video
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Instructions are well detailed. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Sovereignn...

    Just awesome! You're 2-for-2 in your tips...Newbies on here can really profit from your detailed tips...both posts are very deserving of 5 star status!

    It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by Michael Franklin View Post

      Sovereignn...

      Just awesome! You're 2-for-2 in your tips...Newbies on here can really profit from your detailed tips...both posts are very deserving of 5 star status!

      It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!
      Appreciate it!
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    • Originally Posted by Michael Franklin View Post

      It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!
      Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.

      "Selflessly" seems a bit much.

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      • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.
        Wow, you really think his goal was to push a few Kindles?
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        • Profile picture of the author luane
          That is one cool technique! Thanks for sharing that as I am sure it will increase conversations for all those who love Amazon sites!

          Kristie from Georgia
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by Chris Moore View Post

          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.

          "Selflessly" seems a bit much.

          fLufF
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          Wow, you really think his goal was to push a few Kindles?

          Yeah, I thought he was sharing good stuff, but I considered the possibility when I saw his post, that if had clicked his link, I could have probably caught his cookie.

          Maybe that was not the specific reason for the post, but hey, if he catches some additional cookies, I could see some folks doing that.



          Originally Posted by cashtree View Post

          Neat tip till it starts getting people banned... I bet this violates the TOS.

          I was thinking the same.

          I read all of the experts in the thread, and no one is too concerned about this possibility.

          However, let me explain why I think it will be a problem:

          Amazon claims ownership of all testimonials on their site. Taking a screenshot of a video testimonial of a video on Amazon might cross the line of violating Amazon's TOS regarding who owns the testimonials on the Amazon website.
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          • Profile picture of the author cashcow
            This is a great tip, I had never actually considered doing this until now...

            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            Amazon claims ownership of all testimonials on their site. Taking a screenshot of a video testimonial of a video on Amazon might cross the line of violating Amazon's TOS regarding who owns the testimonials on the Amazon website.
            Yes, I was thinking the same thing. If you login to your Amazon associates account and go to a page that has a video review, the gray bar at the top will let you make a link to that page BUT it doesn't have an option to show a picture like it does with most of the products.

            Maybe it would be safer to make some sort of "generic" video image and then include text below that tells people to click for the video review on Amazon. The clearly allow you to link directly to the page but I agree with Bill that the use of the image of the video might not be cool with them.


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            P.S. I really don't care about the OP dropping a cookie, so what? He made a post with a cool idea, who cares if he gets a commission if you buy something over there? It won't cost you anything and, since you can't use your own cookie, what's the big deal?
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      • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.

        "Selflessly" seems a bit much.

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        • Profile picture of the author Samujaol
          Thanks for shearing this wonderful idea, it nice to see this.
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      • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.

        "Selflessly" seems a bit much.

        fLufF
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        Maybe that was not the specific reason for the post, but hey, if he catches some additional cookies, I could see some folks doing that.
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        I HIGHLY doubt this is the case, especially considering he said that he no longer deals with Amazon. If it was the case though, big deal? He gave you a good trick to use to make yourself money, and if you were to purchase something from amazon in the next 24 hours, you cant get commission off of your own purchases anyway, so why not reward this guy for the great trick he shared with you?
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by trizzypballr View Post

          Originally Posted by Michael Franklin View Post

          It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Oh please. He's hoping you'll click through to his site and watch the review so he can drop an affiliate cookie on you.

          "Selflessly" seems a bit much.

          fLufF
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Yeah, I thought he was sharing good stuff, but I considered the possibility when I saw his post, that if had clicked his link, I could have probably caught his cookie.

          Maybe that was not the specific reason for the post, but hey, if he catches some additional cookies, I could see some folks doing that.

          I HIGHLY doubt this is the case, especially considering he said that he no longer deals with Amazon.

          If it was the case though, big deal? He gave you a good trick to use to make yourself money, and if you were to purchase something from amazon in the next 24 hours, you cant get commission off of your own purchases anyway, so why not reward this guy for the great trick he shared with you?

          Well for one, you obviously give him more credit than maybe he should get.

          Here is the URL behind his image on the page he links:

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          http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D0S4N0JRSATF/?_encoding=UTF8&videoPreplay=1
          &tag=howtobecome05-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

          When I click "Link To This Page" in Amazon, my Amazon Affiliate ID appears behind the "tag=" in the URL string -- highlighted in blue for your pleasure with his Affiliate ID in red.

          You "highly doubt" that he would do that, but he did do that. :p

          Personally, I don't care that he did it... I was simply making an observation that he could have possibly done it, and I was right in my assumption.

          If you are going to correct me, please make sure the facts are on your side.

          The fact that he did it really is no big deal to me.

          Yes, I do think it is a good tip that he shared -- it is one that I have already shared with others...

          But while you are suggesting that I should probably consider clicking his link and buying something from Amazon to reward him for the great tip he shared, did you also buy something from Amazon to reward him?

          Or, are you thinking that it is the least I can go to recompense myself for pointing out the thing that was obvious to Fluffy and myself?
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          • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            Well for one, you obviously give him more credit than maybe he should get.

            Here is the URL behind his image on the page he links:

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            http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D0S4N0JRSATF/?_encoding=UTF8&videoPreplay=1
            &tag=howtobecome05-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

            When I click "Link To This Page" in Amazon, my Amazon Affiliate ID appears behind the "tag=" in the URL string -- highlighted in blue for your pleasure with his Affiliate ID in red.

            You "highly doubt" that he would do that, but he did do that. :p

            Personally, I don't care that he did it... I was simply making an observation that he could have possibly done it, and I was right in my assumption.

            If you are going to correct me, please make sure the facts are on your side.

            The fact that he did it really is no big deal to me.

            Yes, I do think it is a good tip that he shared -- it is one that I have already shared with others...

            But while you are suggesting that I should probably consider clicking his link and buying something from Amazon to reward him for the great tip he shared, did you also buy something from Amazon to reward him?

            Or, are you thinking that it is the least I can go to recompense myself for pointing out the thing that was obvious to Fluffy and myself?
            I know how to look at the URL and tell if its an affiliate link or not, my point is that he obviously states the URL above the pic also, showing his affiliate is in it. IMO he is showing us how it is supposed to function.

            As far as buying stuff with his cookie goes. I did not mean that you must buy something to thank him. My point was, so what if you clicked his link and have his cookie? If you happen to buy something from amazon within the 24 hours that you do have his cookie, its not like you can use your own and take your own commission anyway. So what does it hurt to allow him to get the commission for your purchase if you do happen to buy something from Amazon? He did give you a really cool tip on how you can make extra sales yourself threw Amazon, so IMO I dont see the big deal with allowing him to have the sales commission.

            Thats all I was trying to say...
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          • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            Well for one, you obviously give him more credit than maybe he should get.

            Here is the URL behind his image on the page he links:

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            http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D0S4N0JRSATF/?_encoding=UTF8&videoPreplay=1
            &tag=howtobecome05-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

            When I click "Link To This Page" in Amazon, my Amazon Affiliate ID appears behind the "tag=" in the URL string -- highlighted in blue for your pleasure with his Affiliate ID in red.

            You "highly doubt" that he would do that, but he did do that. :p

            Personally, I don't care that he did it... I was simply making an observation that he could have possibly done it, and I was right in my assumption.

            If you are going to correct me, please make sure the facts are on your side.

            The fact that he did it really is no big deal to me.

            Yes, I do think it is a good tip that he shared -- it is one that I have already shared with others...

            But while you are suggesting that I should probably consider clicking his link and buying something from Amazon to reward him for the great tip he shared, did you also buy something from Amazon to reward him?

            Or, are you thinking that it is the least I can go to recompense myself for pointing out the thing that was obvious to Fluffy and myself?
            I clearly stated that I put up a live version so you should see exactly what it is and what it does in my post.
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            • Profile picture of the author tpw
              Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

              I clearly stated that I put up a live version so you should see exactly what it is and what it does in my post.

              I know you did, and you are missing the bigger picture.

              In context, one member said, "It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!"

              And Fluffy responded saying that you were probably including an affiliate link, so saying you did it "Selflessly seems a bit much."

              I simply agreed with Fluffy that describing your post as "giving Selflessly" seems a bit over the top.

              You gained two advantages by posting the thread:

              1. A cookies link that people might click; and
              2. Your personal branding as an Amazon expert.

              Since you are gaining two potential advantages, would "Selflessly" really be a good description?

              We are not taking away from your original post. There is nothing wrong with what YOU did -- taking either advantage that you gained from this thread.

              Mine and Fluffy's participation in this thread revolved around the other poster's use of the word "Selflessly" to describe your contribution to the forum.

              And then someone else said that you were not linking to a page that had an affiliate link on it. So, I showed that you were.

              We are not taking issue with you or what you have done, but with how people responded to your post, period.
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              • Profile picture of the author WraithSarko
                Originally Posted by tpw View Post

                I know you did, and you are missing the bigger picture.

                In context, one member said, "It's nice to see members like you contribute selflessly!"

                And Fluffy responded saying that you were probably including an affiliate link, so saying you did it "Selflessly seems a bit much."

                I simply agreed with Fluffy that describing your post as "giving Selflessly" seems a bit over the top.

                You gained two advantages by posting the thread:

                1. A cookies link that people might click; and
                2. Your personal branding as an Amazon expert.

                Since you are gaining two potential advantages, would "Selflessly" really be a good description?

                We are not taking away from your original post. There is nothing wrong with what YOU did -- taking either advantage that you gained from this thread.

                Mine and Fluffy's participation in this thread revolved around the other poster's use of the word "Selflessly" to describe your contribution to the forum.

                And then someone else said that you were not linking to a page that had an affiliate link on it. So, I showed that you were.

                We are not taking issue with you or what you have done, but with how people responded to your post, period.
                you are taking away from his original post and it's all over nothing... no good deed goes unpunished...
                Great tip Sovereignn
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              • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
                Originally Posted by tpw View Post

                You gained two advantages by posting the thread:

                1. A cookies link that people might click; and
                2. Your personal branding as an Amazon expert.
                Not sure bout that - If he is no longer doing Amazon as he says in the OP, the cookie won't be to his advantage, and neither will the branding, unless of course he's planning on an Amazon WSO in the near future...

                it remains to be seen if this complies with the tos. Has anyone contacted Amazon to get confirmation on it?
                Seems like that wouldn't be a problem, as you are just linking to the video on their site. I think what they frown upon is putting their content on your site (ie: embedding video that plays on your own site, or copying testimonials and pasting them into your site). Just linking to a video online is pretty much something anyone can do, even if they're not affiliated with the site in question.

                Of course, their TOS doesn't have to make sense, so I could be totally wrong...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    with Michael endorsing this tip you can be sure it's a winner!
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      Testing 123
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        Originally Posted by jkiley View Post

        Testing 123 567
        just testing
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        • Profile picture of the author jkiley
          rehman here
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          this is just a test
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        • Profile picture of the author Louis Foussard
          Thanks...

          Clear, simple, easy and right to the point.

          This strategy will certainly help many folks make more money.


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    thanks for info, quick and easy
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  • Profile picture of the author DeMango25
    Genius! Will implement it asap, thanks mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author drees5761
    Good method, thank-you.
    I tend to use Amazon less now because of the crazy 1 day cookie they have.
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by drees5761 View Post

      Good method, thank-you.
      I tend to use Amazon less now because of the crazy 1 day cookie they have.
      I admit this also had something to do with me leaving Amazon. But it's still a very stable monetization method and MUCH better than adsense
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      • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
        Thanks for the tip! Im new to amazon sites I hope this will help me out!
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        • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
          Originally Posted by trizzypballr View Post

          Thanks for the tip! Im new to amazon sites I hope this will help me out!
          No problem! Make sure you keep an eye open for my next update
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          • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
            Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

            No problem! Make sure you keep an eye open for my next update
            I sure will man! Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelgee123
    Great innovative thinking! I will try this out asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author ovilpat00
    Thanks for this great tip! I will implement it soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
    Nice Tip I use videos on many of my sites but not quite the same way so great tip THANKS.

    Not sure why you would give up money making Amazon sites even if you had to wait 2 months for your money because as you know its pretty residual once you get going and that leaves plenty of time for other revenue opportunities that may produce faster revenue.

    Also there is now a way for non US Amazon Affiliates and other affiliates networks to receive instant Amazon payments via a new payment service which gives you a US Bank account to receive affiliate payments this has cut 8 weeks waiting time off the payments for me and NO MORE CHECKS which is great.

    Any non US Amazon affiliates can read about it on this post

    http://www.warriorforum.com/articles...ml#post6211013

    Kickin it on Amazon

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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by GazCooperOnline View Post

      Nice Tip I use videos on many of my sites but not quite the same way so great tip THANKS.

      Not sure why you would give up money making Amazon sites even if you had to wait 2 months for your money because as you know its pretty residual once you get going and that leaves plenty of time for other revenue opportunities that may produce faster revenue.

      Also there is now a way for non US Amazon Affiliates and other affiliates networks to receive instant Amazon payments via a new payment service which gives you a US Bank account to receive affiliate payments this has cut 8 weeks waiting time off the payments for me and NO MORE CHECKS which is great.

      Any non US Amazon affiliates can read about it on this post

      http://www.warriorforum.com/articles...ml#post6211013

      Kickin it on Amazon

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      It's not that I don't love Amazon I do!

      I just don't have enough time to work on it anymore.

      All my time goes into my clients and programs I'm creating with partners.

      But I do have five minutes a day to help others succeed where I left off!

      Though I won't reveal everrry little thing I know
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  • Profile picture of the author MrPete2000
    That is a great tip, very clever.

    My initial thought was that this might in some way be against their affiliate TOS, but thinking about it, there is really nothing sneaky about it. You're visitors see an image of a video preview, they click and go directly to the Amazon website to the exact video preview they were expecting to see.

    It's a brilliant tip, thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
      Originally Posted by zivkovicp View Post

      That is a great tip, very clever.

      My initial thought was that this might in some way be against their affiliate TOS, but thinking about it, there is really nothing sneaky about it. You're visitors see an image of a video preview, they click and go directly to the Amazon website to the exact video preview they were expecting to see.

      It's a brilliant tip, thanks for sharing.
      When I first started with Amazon there was a guy in the same niche as me that had a massive photo the size of the whole page and it looked like a complete web page and the real text only appeared below the fold.

      He was using this technique but in a non ethical way because no matter where you clicked above the fold you were transported to Amazon.

      You had to click though as he had a video with sexy cheerleaders and the video start button LOL so instead of seeing dancing cheerleaders you ended up on Amazon.

      This is a twist on that but much more ethical in my opinion.

      Kickin it on Amazon

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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    Neat tip till it starts getting people banned... I bet this violates the TOS.
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by cashtree View Post

      Neat tip till it starts getting people banned... I bet this violates the TOS.
      I believe it's only against the TOS if you're cloaking the link

      For example you use pretty link to make the link appear as

      http://www.kindletouchreview.com/supercoolvideoreview

      which then takes you to amazon
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      • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
        Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

        I believe it's only against the TOS if you're cloaking the link

        For example you use pretty link to make the link appear aw

        Domain Name - Registered by Domainmonster.com - kindletouchreview.com

        which then takes you to amazon
        Amazon has no problem with cloaked links, I personally contacted them as asked them because there was so much misinformation posted about this very topic I contacted them and asked them specifically about Pretty links and bit.ly.

        Their answer was very clear, they have no problem with cloaking links using these services on your site.

        As long as you have your disclaimer on your site advising people that links on your site will click through to amazon all should be fine.

        They have a specific problem when people are automatically being forwarded to Amazon without them taking a specific action or clicking on a link.

        Kickin it on Amazon

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        • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
          Originally Posted by GazCooperOnline View Post

          Amazon has no problem with cloaked links, I personally contacted them as asked them because there was so much misinformation posted about this very topic I contacted them and asked them specifically about Pretty links and bit.ly.

          Their answer was very clear, they have no problem with cloaking links using these services on your site.

          As long as you have your disclaimer on your site advising people that links on your site will click through to amazon all should be fine.

          They have a specific problem when people are automatically being forwarded to Amazon without them taking a specific action or clicking on a link.

          Kickin it on Amazon

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          "In addition, you must not use a link shortening service in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site."


          Directly from their updated TOS

          Not saying I don't believe you! This is just what they had led me to believe
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          • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
            Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

            "In addition, you must not use a link shortening service in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site."


            Directly from their updated TOS

            Not saying I don't believe you! This is just what they had led me to believe
            Sure I understand

            It was made clear on my correspondance that you have to make it clear using the required disclosure agreement which i mentioned above and this should clearly state that links on the site, link through to Amazon.com which would cover your point made above and allow you to comply with that TOS.

            Kickin it on Amazon

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        • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
          Originally Posted by GazCooperOnline View Post

          Amazon has no problem with cloaked links, I personally contacted them as asked them because there was so much misinformation posted about this very topic I contacted them and asked them specifically about Pretty links and bit.ly.

          Their answer was very clear, they have no problem with cloaking links using these services on your site.

          As long as you have your disclaimer on your site advising people that links on your site will click through to amazon all should be fine.

          They have a specific problem when people are automatically being forwarded to Amazon without them taking a specific action or clicking on a link.

          Kickin it on Amazon

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          I don't know Gaz. The TOS says this. "For example, you must include your Associates ID or "tag" (appearing as XXXXX-20, or such other format as we may designate) as a parameter in the URL of each link you place on your site to the Amazon Site. In addition, you must not use a link shortening service in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site."

          Does a shortened link or cloaked link with a disclaimer (that in most cases no one pays attention to) make it clear you are linking to Amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author silverline
    Thank you for the tip. I'm definitely gonna try this.
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  • Great tip! Thanks for sharing. I have never been a super big fan off Amazon affiliate program but am considering giving it another shot.
    Thanks for the inspiration
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansie koch
    Great trick, just mind the time on site issue and bounce rate that may affect you if you try and rank in the big G.
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    • Profile picture of the author payperman1000
      It sounds good and all and I would love to try it, but is there any risk of being banned from amazon for cookie stuffing or anything like that. Just asking before I give it a go tomorrow. I love simple minor adjustments for quick major cash!
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      • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
        Originally Posted by payperman1000 View Post

        It sounds good and all and I would love to try it, but is there any risk of being banned from amazon for cookie stuffing or anything like that. Just asking before I give it a go tomorrow. I love simple minor adjustments for quick major cash!
        Its not cookie stuffing so you are ok, like I said just make sure you have your Amazon disclaimer in place advising visitors that you are an Amazon affilaite and they should expect that any links on the site click thru to Amazon

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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Another excellent post by you sir!

    Just one question? I haven't disected the technical details as yet but can you embed a YouTube video review if one doesn't exist on Amazon?

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Excellent posts you are putting out there, especially to help many newbies get started. I don't deal much with Amazing but I can see how you can make money with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreasJacobsen
    thanks for not making this a WSO man, and for sharing your tricks for free it is actually quite a nice little trick, and easy to implement.. even though I am not an amazon marketer, I still appreciate people contributing to this community with the best they have got!

    Andreas
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  • Profile picture of the author Weblover50
    Nice tip, thanks. If I were in your position, I wouldn't have been sharing it!
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Thanks for the tip.

    Im wondering though, isn't it better to embed a proper video on your site so your bounce rate is lower because people stay on your site for longer?

    Also, are you 100% sure this complies with the tos? I know Amazon allow affiliates to use product images, but showing a screenshot of a consumer video is a bit like using consumer images and i've heard they cannot be used.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmister
    Thanks this a really good and unique idea that I have never heard before and it also is good for users and my wallet too! The only downside is many products don`t have video reviews and also that the amazon cookie is so short.

    I look forward to reading more of your Amazon tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author teamcrunk
    Wow what a great tip, first useful thing ive seen in along time Thanks x1000000
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  • Profile picture of the author ochaim
    Excellent tip.

    I believe that since you are presenting an image of a video, then bringing the user to the video, its not cookie stuffing.

    This reminds me of a WSO that was released a couple months back that was closed due to its unethical'ness. Basically it was instructing you to post an image of your video review for the wso in the wso thread, that would take the user to the page with the video while placing the affiliate's cookie.

    But I digress, great tips, I'm still working on the best way to implement the first one.

    Thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author yuccarichard
      excellent tip! thanks for sharing, will sure give this a try, of course doesn't fit for all products but those that have video review. in any case, thanks for the tip
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  • Profile picture of the author reshmita
    Nice share...appreciated 1000 times.
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  • Profile picture of the author calculon
    I believe this trick only will work with Customer Video Reviews, not Amazon's own.

    Does anyone know of a way to search for products that have Customer Video Reviews?

    In any case, thanks for this tip. I will be testing it soon as I find a video in my niche.

    Edit: This works for searching- Site:amazon.com "customer video review" + niche
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by calculon View Post

      I believe this trick only will work with Customer Video Reviews, not Amazon's own.

      Does anyone know of a way to search for products that have Customer Video Reviews?

      In any case, thanks for this tip. I will be testing it soon as I find a video in my niche.

      Edit: This works for searching- Site:amazon.com "customer video review" + niche
      Thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author SirStanley
    Thanks very much for the share

    I do love learning the techy stuff, more than anything else

    Cheers again
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  • Profile picture of the author maestro_mr
    Definitely it is a very good tips though.
    Looking forward to try it soon.

    Thanks, Sovereignn.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    +1 we have just started in this game, or have been there for a few month.

    Some nice tips in here by everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Right on nice tip! Great idea with weekly tips and helping other people out. That is the whole idea. Right on man!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve McBride
    Great stuff. Bookmarking for later reference. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author derprinz
    Thanks, great one
    Is there a trick to post it on facebook, like a youtube video but link to amazon ?
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    • Profile picture of the author orek2an
      Originally Posted by derprinz View Post

      Thanks, great one
      Is there a trick to post it on facebook, like a youtube video but link to amazon ?
      same question
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  • Profile picture of the author jason17
    awsome ,,,,really cool technique ,, thank's
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  • Profile picture of the author denis57
    Thats awesome, I havent really focused too much on Amazon, but you're making me think more towards it!
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  • Profile picture of the author UptonGoodwin
    Well, just going to say thanks for this awesome tip, not something I normally would think of doing on my own! Will be using this tip now on a regular basis!

    For all you haters focusing so hard on his example page having an affiliate link on it, you're not being scammed or anything like it!

    It's an exact example of what he's telling you to do with your own website to create your own amazon affiliate commisions! It shouldn't be a surprise that he put his affiliate link on his example page!

    I can't wait for more tips from you Sovereignn, I hope you don't let all these fools sway you off helping people make more money!
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  • Profile picture of the author derprinz
    I totally agree UptonGoodwin
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Seriously disappointed with the negative feedback on this excellent post.

    Your capacity to learn is your ability to earn. Use this knowledge people!
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      Seriously disappointed with the negative feedback on this excellent post.

      Your capacity to learn is your ability to earn. Use this knowledge people!
      I don't think the OP is trying to earn from putting his site in the post, but it remains to be seen if this complies with the tos. Has anyone contacted Amazon to get confirmation on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I clicked knowing that I'd be hit with a cookie. That's fine with me. I don't care about giving someone an extra commission if they share quality information.
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    • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      I clicked knowing that I'd be hit with a cookie. That's fine with me. I don't care about giving someone an extra commission if they share quality information.
      Thank you! That was my point exactly!
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  • Profile picture of the author Artwm
    It's a really smart idea. Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author John Racine
    Very awesome stuff here. I have never played around with the videos in that way at all. I have WP Robot and let it autopost the videos.

    Thanks for this, guess I know what I'll be doing later!

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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    Nice idea mate, but I heard that Amazon really does not like their TEXT reviews displayed on other websites, I wonder whether they are not happy on publishing video reviews or not.... Any advice warriors...??
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    • Profile picture of the author trizzypballr
      Originally Posted by Theeban View Post

      Nice idea mate, but I heard that Amazon really does not like their TEXT reviews displayed on other websites, I wonder whether they are not happy on publishing video reviews or not.... Any advice warriors...??
      I hope its acceptable to take quotes out of the reviews... Ive been using 2-3 sentences out of reviews for each product to show how the customers feel about the products in my reviews. I dont think thats against the ToS is it?
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        Originally Posted by trizzypballr View Post

        I hope its acceptable to take quotes out of the reviews... Ive been using 2-3 sentences out of reviews for each product to show how the customers feel about the products in my reviews. I dont think thats against the ToS is it?
        You're not allowed to do that by copy and paste, you need to use the API to quote customer reviews I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author John BR
    This is what a real pro does... think out of the box and take action!

    Thanks for this excellent tip. This has now sparked off many other ideas which I am going to 'action' on very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author acaforreal
    Thank you for the information. It is very insightful
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    Thanks for sharing, pure genius!!!
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    Thanks for sharing, this is some good stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Mav91890
    I was wondering if you would get banned from Amazon for doing this? Also, if you just get sales on other things people are buying and not what you are advertising will Amazon allow that? For example, I have a tech site advertising a Ipad. People get my cookie and within the day buy accessories for the Ipad.

    I have done this and gotten credit for 3 sales but would like to know if I can continue doing this without being banned?
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Awesome tip, brilliant!
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      Originally Posted by Des Lau View Post

      Awesome tip, brilliant!
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  • An excellent tip! Will definitely use this info and some variations to this type of technique. Many thanks Soverignn!
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Nice trick, thanks for sharing it.

    The thing I don't like though is building sites based on tricks. Now that this is out there, it's going to be copied by a lot of people. The problem is amazon will notice a lot of affiliates linking to videos directly with their affiliate links and I bet they classify that as indirect cookie stuffing in the future. I also bet they block this real quick once they notice. This is based on their past actions.

    My point being, tricks have short lifespans. If you're doing SEO to get traffic to your Amazon sites, I would not base it on tricks and certainly would not risk my account for some quick dollars.

    I'm not bashing the OP at all. I just hope that people who are going to jump all over this are prepared and willing to accept any future consequences. (IF they even happen).

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  • Profile picture of the author xMizzlex
    I've read about your success with Amazon. I have a quick question, I found a new product that releases soon and the productname.com is available. Would it be a bad move to make my amazon review site using this domain name? What do you suggest?

    Thanks in advance for the advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author think more
    Really great trick.Thanks for sharing
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    • Profile picture of the author jkiley
      thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author BizEffortsOnline
    Wowza! I've never thought of this.
    I'll certainly use this tip in the future. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    Sweet tip man! Very creative
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Nothing sad going on here! I'm not trying to be rude but I feel like clicking his link that much more now. Haters only build the perception of value when they are a minority in judgement.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaraki
    thanks for the info
    i am learn a lot
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      Great !!!! Trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    Good tip here man...I will put it into play this week!
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  • Profile picture of the author mfmam
    Really cool idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice extreme tricks!
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Neat little trick !

    You could have almost sold this as an WSO with another 2 or 3 similar tricks...

    Thanks !
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    My guess is that Amazon could not like it or maybe It is already against the TOS, although I'm not sure as to confirm it

    Just my opinion
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by ArielT View Post

      My guess is that Amazon could not like it or maybe It is already against the TOS, although I'm not sure as to confirm it

      Just my opinion
      As far as I know it's not I've been using it for quite a while now
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    Very cool tip! Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Nics
    This is very cool and I will start implementing it right away. There is such a huge volume of products to promote on Amazon and if you're struggling with narrowing down a method on which products to pick for promotion, this is a great way to narrow down the list of what to go after.
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