How to Easily Create Short Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress

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Affiliate marketing is a steady source of income for many blogs. Amazon’s affiliate program is one of the largest and most popular program in the market. Due to the large number of products available, there is always something you can recommend and earn a commission. Did you know that Amazon also offers a short URL service? In this article, we will show you how to easily create short amazon affiliate links in WordPress.

Amazon affiliates

Why Use Short Affiliate Links for Amazon?

By default an Amazon affiliate link is a long URL containing strings and IDs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470560541/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0470560541&linkCode=as2&tag=wpb09-20

This link is lengthy, and it is hard to look at. It also increases your chances of accidentally making a typo and breaking the URL.

One possible solution is to cloak affiliate links in WordPress by using a plugin like ThirstyAffiliates. Using an affiliate link manager allows you to redirect users while using your own custom short URLs like this:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/prowp

The problem with using a cloacked URL is that users do not know where they will be taken when they click on that link. You may want to show users that they will be redirected to Amazon’s website, because Amazon is a trusted brand name.

This could potentially increase your earnings, particularly if you most recommend products from Amazon.

Amazon comes with its own short URL option that allows affiliates to easily transform any Amazon link into a short URL using amzn.com domain name.

Creating Short Amazon Affiliate Links

There are two type of short URLs that you can create for your Amazon affiliate links. The first one uses Amazon.com domain name.

You need to simply add /dp/yourproductid/?tag=youraffiliatetag.

Take a look at this example:

http://amazon.com/dp/0470560541/?tag=wpb09-20

You can create an even shorter URL by using amzn.com domain name. Simply remove the /dp/ prefix and add your product id with your affiliate tag.

http://amzn.com/0470560541/?tag=wpb09-20

That’s all, we hope this article helped you easily create short amazon affiliate links in WordPress. You may also want to see our list of the 10 best affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress.

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