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Amazon Affiliate Links For UK Rather Than US

Updated on June 4, 2010

Can Amazon Links Be Pointed to


Well, depending on what you are asking.

If you signed up as a UK affiliate with Amazon to earn money online, then the code you generate from that program should indeed point your visitors to the UK site. In fact, in some cases, there are widgets and links provided via the Amazon Associates website that allow you to determine which Amazon shopping website is used. Of course, this only applies to dynamic Amazon ad links or those that otherwise do not specify a specific product target for the affiliate link.

To gain more granular control over which international or worldwide Amazon website an affiliate marketing link directs to, create product specific Amazon Associates links. To do so, choose one of the affiliate options from the Associates dashboard website that requires you to input a particular product. Then, either use the toolbar or the search function to locate the item you wish to create a promotional affiliate link for. The trick, is to select the product from the right country's Amazon site.

For example, if you want an Amazon Associates link to point to instead of, then choose the product from the website. This will have the added effect of having the ad display the price in Pounds instead of Dollars on widgets and links that support that feature.

If you are asking about earning money on HubPages, then the answer is no. HubPages generates generic code and inserts your Amazon number. As a US website, that generic code points to Amazon US. The good news is that Amazon will give you credit whether someone buys something via the UK site or the US site. If you want to be 100% sure, or just keep your US/UK stuff separate, you could sign up for a US Amazon account.

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HubPages Amazon Links Point To Other Country

Many HubPages authors use the affiliate settings feature to make money from writing online by generating ongoing passive income from HubPages traffic. However, by using the HubPages system, the writer loses some of the granular control involved with ad placement and the creation of affiliate marketing links.

In the case of Amazon Associates links, HubPages generates a template of generic code based upon the Amazon module that the Hubber selects when writing and publishing their hub. Regardless of what option the author chooses, this generic code does two things.

  1. The author's Amazon Associate ID number is inserted into the ad code based upon whatever information is provided in the My Account section under Affiliate settings.
  2. The widgets and links all point to by default.
The good news is that you should get credit in your Associates affiliate account regardless of where the product is purchased from. That is, unless you are from one of the states banned from Amazon Associates due to unfortunate state laws.

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      6 years ago

      Localising Amazon affiliate links is more important than most people realise and getting it right can make a huge difference in sales.

      I'm not entirly sure how it works with HubPages, but for one of my websites, I've had to use JavaScript to detect a users location via their IP address and then serve them an Amazon affilaite link for their region. This meant signing up for every Amazon associates accounts in each region such as UK, US, France etc. So, if someone in France clicks my affiliate link, they will get directed to the French Amazon site and if someone in the UK clicked the same link, they would go to the UK Amazon site.

    • safiq ali patel profile image

      safiq ali patel 

      7 years ago from United States Of America

      Good hub. But do remember that the hubpages is available all over the world. It does not make sense to have hubpages and amazon tuned into british buyers only. I have taken a look at the people who have read my hubs and those people who have come through search engines are based all over the world. While many of my hubpage based readers are based in America. Worthy hub but I think have hope that having a global rather than a local perspective will help capitalise amazon useage to the max. Thank you. from safiq.

    • Rismayanti profile image


      7 years ago from Tropical Island

      Is that possible become an affiliate, while i live in Indonesia. I already have my affiliate to How the earning will be sent if we got earning?

    • gunsock profile image


      7 years ago from South Coast of England

      Nice hub. Thanks for some very useful information. I'm a US Amazon Associate, but I'm in the UK. You've really got me thinking!


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