Amazon Associates Central sranje je jednako loš kao i Komisija

Amazon Associates

John Chow nedavno napisao zašto nije koristio Amazon za affiliate marketing, primarni razlog što su provizije prilično niske. Pridružit ću se Johnu iz drugog razloga.

Amazon čini gotovo nemogućim korištenje njihovog paketa Associates. Apsolutno je suludo svaki put kad uđem tamo po vezu, ne mogu je dobiti. Evo primjera. Nedavno sam kupio Stado: Kako promijeniti masovno ponašanje iskoristivši našu istinsku prirodu ( Mark Earl) nakon čitanja o tome na blogu Hugha MacLeoda - gapingvoid.

  1. Prijavljujem se na Amazon.com Associates Central.
  2. idem u Izgradite veze.
  3. Odabirem Veze proizvoda budući da već znam naziv proizvoda.
  4. Ja ulazim kuhalo s kategorijom proizvoda kao knjige.
  5. Vraćam 10 rezultata. Od njih 10, Markova knjiga jedina se zapravo zove "Stado", ali je broj 3 na popisu. Broj 1 je Slonov tajni osjećaj. Hvala Amazon!
  6. Sada moram kliknuti "Dohvati HTML" što me dovodi do strašne stranice da napravim svoju vezu:
    Amazon Build Linkovi
  7. Ako sada odaberem drugi ID podružnice, stranica će izbrisati sve moje odabire i moram početi ispočetka. Arrgh.
  8. Kopiram i zalijepim kod u WordPress i objavite ga.
  9. Slika se ne prikazuje. Shvaćam da Amazon ne uključuje relativni put do slike putem njihove domene. Vratili su mi e-poruku i rekli mi da je to zato što bih trebao hostirati sliku na svom poslužitelju. Šališ se? Nije li Amazon dom S3?

Ažuriranje: Ako se i dalje borite s izgradnjom svojih veza, toplo bih preporučio upotrebu SiteStripe Amazonova suradnika!

Neki savjeti za poboljšanje proizvoda za Amazon:

  1. Stavite neku vrstu obrasca „Preuzmi veze“ na odredišnu stranicu za prijavu.
  2. Dopustite mi da napravim svoj omiljeni predložak i spremim ga na svoj račun (koristim samo 1 izgled).
  3. Kada pretražujem stavku, odgovorite predloškom HTML koji sam odredio u koraku 2)
  4. Nemojte reći da je to HTML ako to stvarno nije HTML. HTML koji navedete ne sadrži pravo URI na sliku!
  5. Izvadite piksele za praćenje slika iz jednostavnih tekstualnih veza. Geesh. Priključuje moj izgled. U nastavku pogledajte gdje imam Amazon vezu do "Ajaxa". Primijetite razmak nakon njega?

Trebalo bi mi 20 minuta da pronađem prokleti kod i svedem ga na manje od minute. Iskreno govoreći, mislim da se dizajn ove povezane usluge nije promijenio od njezina početka. Alat za izradu veza čak i dalje objavljuje poleđine (Amazon - potražite Ajax u vašem izboru knjiga). Bilo je užasno 1. dana i užasno je sada. Dakle ... ne samo da je provizija niska, sučelje je sranje.

PS: Poveznica do Stada sada je uključena u moj Stranica za čitanje. Radujem se ovom!

23 Komentari

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      Hi Nathania!

      That’s one of the nicest plugins I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, I use the plain editor since I add a lot of scripts and multimedia in my posts and that plugin isn’t compatible. It’s been beta for many months now – I hope he can get it working with whatever editor is present!

      As well, any plugin authors should definitely take a look – that’s one heck of a plugin!

      As well, Amazon should contact manalang and hire him to remake their Associates page!!! 🙂

      Hvala!
      Doug

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        It would be very easy for you to use this plugin, even on a default WP install. I too use the plain editor, but by default WP also has the rich text editor installed. Just use the rich text editor by default, and toggle the tab for code view to do whatever work you want. Then toggle back to rich text view to drop and drag the amazon items into your post. It’s just an extra click, and then you can keep using the editor you prefer for the bulk of your work!

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    Their stock is up about 70% YTD. They must be doing something right!

    I try to avoid those product links in favor of deep linking or linking to a thumbnail like you are doing on your reading page.

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      I was pretty rough on them, wasn’t I? I do have a lot of respect for Amazon, Robert. They’ve transformed the retail and distribution industries. I’m just really perplexed that a company so advanced would pay such little attention to garnering more web space.

      If they could advance their APIs as Google has, I truly think they could have double-digit growth in web sales. Some companies are moving in this direction and Amazon could be outpaced if they don’t take the opportunity to invest!

      Hvala!
      Doug

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    I tried Amazon a while back… I just keep a small searchbox on the English mainpage of my blog… I don’t have the patience to build my links manually:)

    On the other hand, I’ve seen Roger Johansson from 456BereaStreet be quite successful with Amazon? (he’s a very good CSS designer) 🙂

    Cheers:)

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    I was on the same way with you, Doug.

    A couple months ago, I’ve tried to monetize one of my Blogspots with this Associate and fell into the same trouble. The image didn’t show up! And yes, they’re kidding you. 😈

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      Amazon Associates has the world’s most useless customer service. They do reply within three days but their answers are INANE. They do not make sense. It’s like they don’t even bother reading your concern, they just blather useless, mindless, worthless information. One time they asked me to send them “information they requested” but they didn’t even ask for anything at all.

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    I for one, like the income generated from Amazon Associates but I couldn’t agree more about the link building. I get so dang frustrated at how many hoops I have to jump through just to get a product link.

    If you want to use one of their widgets, it’s a breeze. But when you want a link for an individual product, it’s a royal pain.

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    You are missing a bigger point why amazon isnt doing well for most people.

    Amazon gives you only a 24 hour window for your referal to buy a product. after which you get nothing.

    80% of people will not buy within 24 hours.

    I am experimenting with some of the best books on amazon and i am getting a lot of click throughs.

    I am also sure many people will actually buy something from them but not within 24 hours.

    That my 6% gone and amazon gets a new customer

    Rememeber, the hardest part for amazon is earning a new paying customer. Once it does that, it will make a lot more through the lifetime of the customer.

    In an ideal world, i would get a commission amount through out the lifetime of the customer i refer.

    Unfortunately, i am just sending amazon free traffic, and making nothing for myself.

    A
    http://www.lucky-six.blogspot.com

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    I think Amazon Associates is still the best. Sure some of the tools are a little quirky, but if you are a developer, they really give you all the tools you need to make sales.

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    Amazon.com Associates website is a JOKE… I'm unable to update my address under payee-info.html page. It's not a problem with my computer or with cookies or with a firewall as Amazon “support” suggested. They told me there is nothing they can do to help me update from a North Carolina address to another state. So, I guess I will be closing my Amazon Associate accounts and all my past work i sgoing to atrash bin and Amazon is not going to get any sleepless nights over losing me as their associate ONLY BECAUSE their website is a joke and their support can't even update my address! Never again will I buy anything from Amazon.com!

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    Google Adsense pays my website thousands of US$ while Amazon jusyt pays me $7 – $12 a month. I don't think that is fair, I will be removing amazon links from my site very soon.

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    By the way, i just realised that I've been giving Amazon traffic from my large website for about 6-8 years now and I didn't realise that ID was already canceled – Amazon did not bother remind me that I was shooting with no bullets… they quietly and happily took all the traffic and customers I sent them and di not even kindly let me know I could make some money from it…

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    omg Andrew, didn't you think something was off when you saw no income from Amazon for a few months?

    Anyway, another reason they should consider updating their service is that currently they don't have a built in sub-id tracking (keyword tracking) functionality for those of us doing PPC…

    Pozdrav,
    Orobiti

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