Adam Wade Harris

How to Create Amazon Affiliate Links

I started using Amazon Affiliate links to see if I can earn a little money from my websites and when you go to get a link for a product, you end up with something really long and hard to understand like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M1NEUKK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00M1NEUKK&linkCode=as2&tag=adahar09-20&linkId=EPDKEC4OQ7GJWBYL

But I wanted to know what part of this link is actually important and figure out the fastest way to create a working affiliate link. Thankfully Amazon provides a tool to check links.

It turns out that all I need is:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M1NEUKK/?tag=adahar09-20

where adahar09-20 is my Amazon Associates tracking id.

So all you have to do is take any amazon link and add ?tag=adahar09-20 (or &tag=adahar09-20 if there is already a ? character in the url). Of course, use your tracking id instead of mine.

And if in doubt, just use the link checker.

Posted October 6, 2015

author Adam HarrisWritten by Adam Harris who lives and works in Silicon Slopes. You should follow him on Twitter