I noticed that when you search for a term (e.g. "top widgets") on Amazon and grab the affiliate link using "link to this page" in the toolbar above, the link is sometimes so long that Hubopages cuts off part of it (and losing the tag doing so).
Is this possible?
This is how I link to Amazon in my hub text itself:
- For product pages: "link to this page" than "only text" than just take out the link from the html code
- For search results pages: "link to this page" than just grab the link
Apply to become an Amazon affiliate. You will be given an ID and, hopefully, approved. Once approved, which can take a few days, enter you ID in the affiliates part of your account and SET it.
Now, when you edit your hub, one of the things that will appear on the upper right is an Amazon link button thingee. Click on it and it will cause a new module to appear on your hub which you can move around to suit.
Click on the edit feature for the module and you can either enter the appropriate Amazon data, or just enter a keyword or two and ask for suggestions. You'll see. It's pretty easy.
Save and you're done.
I think he want to link directly to the search page... there are good reasons to do that, because for example if you know what you are doing you can link to a page of new releases, lowest price, or even goods with 50% off or more from the list price.
So far, I haven't been able to do it successfully from hubpages, I guess you would have to get your own site.
To be clear: The problem is not getting the affiliate link to any page on Amazon (for which you can just use the "get link" function in the header bar).
The issue is that these links can be so long that Hubpages cuts off part of it (or so it seems, maybe the browsers doesn't show entire link when opening a long link?) thus losing the aff tag in the process.
Hope this makes things clear.
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