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How to track Earnings on Web pages or Blogs with Amazon Tracking IDs

Updated on May 10, 2014

Amazon Tracking ID's

Have you ever wondered how you can track your earnings with Amazon? I hope to show you in this article how to track your earnings on Web pages or Blogs with individual Amazon Tracking IDs. You can see which blog or writing site is earning the most clicks or money simply by creating individual tracking IDs for each blog or web site.

Most people know how they can earn money with Adsense by writing on the internet and still earn extra money from another affiliate such as Amazon. Although they do not realize that they can see reports on how much each individual site or blog is earning.

Earning Money on the Internet

Earning dollars and cents while you sleep

It may sound funny to some people that anyone can become excited over earning a few dollars or cents every day, but those few dollars will add up to hundreds if you continue to write articles with good content on the internet. They will also earn you money while you are asleep. How good is that?

It is terrific to watch your earnings add up as people either click on an advert or buy things from affiliates on your websites, blogs or writing sites such as hub pages or info barrel. There are also other sites that have the capabilities of earning money from Amazon.

Tracking your earnings

Amazon allows you to have multiple tracking ID’s although there is a limit of 100 Tracking IDs per associate account. By using them you can track the earnings for each of your sites. In other words if you had 100 websites or blogs you could track each one with an individual tracking ID for each with one associate account.

If you really must have more than 100 you can. Contact Amazon with your Associates ID that you want to set up multiple tracking IDs for. Then tell them how many you will require, you can have up to 1000 tracking ID’s. These will allow you to track the activity of individual links with ease and accuracy.

Earn money with Amazon

If you have not yet registered with Amazon you will need to do this first before you can earn money with them. Once you have registered, then you can add Amazon capsules to your hubpages which are relevant to the article that you have written. For instance; if you have written an article on the topic of restless legs then you would need to add capsules that will ease this condition.


How to set up individual Amazon tracking ID’s

You will have to login to your Amazon account to create tracking ID’s. When you registered you will have created your account; which for the purpose of explaining this we will say it is called- retirement-20

Once your are into this account section, click on your Account settings then click on Manage your tracking ID’s then click on the Add tracking ID. This is where you type the name for your new tracking ID.

How it works

1. If for instance you have a health blog you may want to call it weight reduction-20.

2. You may have another blog for selling Toys so you call it kidstoys-20

3. And if you join hubpages and have written many hubs you could call it myhubs-20

Continue in this manner for each new tracking ID that you wish to create under the one Associate account of retirement-20.

Why is the number 20 on the end

This is added to all tracking ID’s to distinguish what area or region your account is from.

How to View individual Tracking ID reports

Log into your Associate account for retirement 20; to view your individual tracking ID’s you will need to take the tick out of combined reports then click on the little arrow at the side to choose which tracking ID you want to see a report on.

Different report views

You can view different sorts of reports:

  • You can change the date, month or quarter
  • Change it from earnings to orders
  • Misc. referrals
  • Link type reports
  • Daily trends
  • Tracking ID summary reports

If you have a problem or cannot understand anything you can be assured that if you click on help and type in the required information Amazon will respond to your query. They are very helpful in this regard.

In conclusion, if you were not sure on how to set up your tracking ID’s then I hope this will help you to understand how to track your Individual Earnings on Web pages or Blogs with Amazon Tracking IDs in future.


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    • Gloshei profile image


      7 years ago from France

      I will Eileen thanks for the tip. Have a good day.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Gloshei, give it time and it will happen. Just learn and keep reading on using keywords and as the articles mature so your earning will improve.

    • Gloshei profile image


      7 years ago from France

      Great hub Eileen and very useful. This is bookmarked for me to refer to.

      It would be nice to start to earn something!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      Good tips on amazon for those affiliates, part of making money with there network is knowing where and what produces sales..

    • E M Smith profile image

      E M Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Bookmarked as I must return to this when I have more time. Great info.Hope you are well Eileen

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      RTalloni, Thanks for your votes and taking the time to comment.

    • RTalloni profile image


      8 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for this info. Voted up and useful.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Support med, thanks for stopping by again havent been here much lately. Like you. Hope it helps you and your earnings pick up with amazon soon

    • Support Med. profile image

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Very helpful! Now only hoping I earn with Amazon! Will keep as a reference. Voted/rated.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      don simkovich, as far as I know you cannot track any more than the 200. I have two main sites that I write for here and infobarrel. and just have to keep deleting non earning sites to add new ones to see how they go.

      But then you do not know where your earnings of the ones deleted are coming from. they may be earning more that at first. ... just have to keep writing and hope to earn more.

    • Don Simkovich profile image

      Don Simkovich 

      8 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Nice Hub, Eileen. These little tips are useful. I do have to say, I'm terribly disappointed with Amazon. I've made 36 cents in two years. I know that many of my Hubs are not geared for Amazon but I have at least two dozen that are and that receive steady earnings from Adsense . . . oh well, I'll keep writing and plugging away. I'm real happy with my growing Adsense earnings, though. I'm wondering how people with more than 200 Hubs track their Hubs' performance since Google limits the number of urls for tracking Adsense. Any comments on this?

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      mquee, thanks for your comment. you are very welcome Merry xmas.

    • mquee profile image


      8 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Very detailed and informative. Thanks for sharing.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      acisni, thank, to be honest I am not sure how it work for the uk traffic. You could ask in the forum.

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      8 years ago

      great hub, very useful info. looking for more info on using amazon associates between us and uk traffic.

      good luck and thanks

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks Eileen. I have so much more to learn:)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Minnetonka Twin, you need to go to your My Account and click on affilliate and look to see if you have set up an amazon account then if you have you can also create tracking links when you click on the right of this on amazon earnings, if you havent set up an account then you will have to do that first. Hope that helps you.

      Check in the learning help for setting up amazon accounts if you still have a problem

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Cool, didn't know I could do this. I'm definitely gonna book mark this. This may be a silly question but is an amazon account separate and different from my hubpages account? I know I can add a capsule for amazon/books for my hubs. Not sure if this is the same thing or not.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Eiddwen, thank you for that, hope it helps you to earn more and keep track of the earnings. Thanks for commenting. cheers eileen

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      I'm giving this one a useful and voting up as well as bookmarking for future reference.

      I still class myself as a newbee and hubs like this one are priceless fo me.

      Thank you for sharing. Take care Eileen

    • Shirley Anderson profile image

      Shirley Anderson 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Tweeting this, Eileen!

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      funride, yes hope it helps thanks for that.

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hey Eileen, this hub will surely help those looking for tracking their amazon earnings. Great work! I´ll try it myself :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      bobbiRant, we just have to keep reading and writing and then we will just keep on learning. Whats the saying we are never toooo old to learn. thanks for commenting.

    • BobbiRant profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      This is a great hub. Very, very useful and I book marked it for future reference. I did not know this either. Thanks so much for the information.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Beatsme, Well to be honest I have been trying to work out how to checkout my earnings from different sites for ages and finally have. So thats why I wrote this to maybe help someone else with the same problem as I had.

      It not an individual hub article thing although you could do it for a couple of them. Hope it helps. Thanks for stopping by

    • BeatsMe profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub, Eileen. I didn't know Amazon has tracking IDs. :)


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