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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Add Amazon Product Links to Blogger Posts

In this tutorial you will learn how to deep link a specific Amazon product directly into your Blogger posts so that the link will appear either on every post page or alternatively only on a selected post page. By deep linking a targeted Amazon product directly to your Blogger blog you can expect to increase your Amazon sales and to make extra money from Blogger. If you wish to learn more about adding Amazon widgets to your blog please refer to my earlier tutorial Make Money Add an Amazon Widget to Blogger

This tutorial provides you with a complete walk through of the process of adding Amazon product links to Blogger. I have rated the tutorial as moderate as it involves setting up the Amazon product link, converting the code and adding a block of code to your Blogger template. All these steps are within the capabilities of the average Blogger user provided you follow the step by step instructions below.

How to Deep Link an Amazon Product to Blogger Posts
This tutorial will show you how to add an Amazon Product Link at the foot of every post in your Blogger blog. If you want your link to appear only on a specific individual post page see Tips and Troubleshooting below for instructions.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  1. Sign in to your Amazon Associates account. If you are not a member sign up is free to both and

  2. Click on the Links and Banners tab

  3. Under the Product Links heading choose the Add Product Links Now link

    Add Amazon Product Links to Blogger Tutorial - Choose Add Product Links
  4. From the Product Links page choose your Product Category from the drop down list and enter your search keyword phrase to identify the product you wish to link to. Hit the Go button.

    Add Amazon Product Links to Blogger Tutorial - Search for Desired Product
  5. From the search results choose the individual product you will linking to by clicking on the Get Link button on the right hand side of the product

    Add Amazon Product Links to Blogger Tutorial - Get Link for Specific Product

  6. You will now be taken to the Customize and Get HTML code page.

    • Select Link Type
      By default both the product image and text link will display but you can customize it to display the image only or the text only by checking the box alongside these options

    • Customize Link
      Choose the appearance of your product. With or without a border. Choose color options to suit your blog. I suggest you keep the default setting for the link opening in a new window. Amazon lets you see a live preview of your product on the right so that you can make any adjustments before embedding the code into your blog.

    Add Amazon Product Links to Blogger Tutorial - Customize Link
  7. Once you are satisfied with the product's appearance click on the highlight code button at the foot of the page and copy the HTML code for the Amazon Product Link.

  8. Open a Javascript to HTML converter such as Centricle. Paste your code into the content window and press the Encode button

  9. Highlight and copy the code that has been converted

  10. Login to Blogger if not already logged in

  11. Navigate to Layout > Edit HTML

  12. Back up your Blogger template as a precaution

  13. Check Expand Widget Templates box

  14. There are several places you may wish your product link to appear. I have assumed for the purposes of this tutorial that you want it at the bottom of your post. Therefore find the following code in your template:

    <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'/>

  15. Directly below this line paste the converted Amazon HTML code

  16. Click on Save Template

  17. Click on View Blog to view your link at the foot of every Blogger post including the home page view.

Tips and Troubleshooting
If you are writing about a lot of different products on your blog you may need to place targeted Amazon product links on your Blogger individual post pages. To have the Amazon Product Link only appear on a specific post page follow these steps.

How To Add an Amazon Product Link to an Individual Blogger Post
Before you get started you will need to know the full URL address of your Blogger post. To get this navigate in a new window to the specific post page of your Blogger blog and copy the address from the address bar at the top of your browser

  1. Follow steps 1 to 13 as per adding an Amazon Product Link to the foot of every Blogger post.

  2. Find the following code:

    <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'/>

  3. Directly below this line paste the following code:

    <b:if cond='data:blog.url == "your blog post URL including http://"'>
    Paste your Amazon code here

  4. Replace "your blog post URL including http://" with the URL address of your blog post

  5. Paste over "Paste your Amazon code here" with your converted Amazon HTML code

  6. Click on Save Template

  7. Click View Blog and navigate to the individual post page to see your Amazon Product Link at the foot of your Blogger post (Blogspot post)

In this tutorial you have learned how to add an Amazon Product Link to your Blogger posts (Blogspot posts). I have also shown you how to embed an Amazon Product Link directly into a specific Blogger post. By adding targeted Amazon product links to your Blogger blog you can expect to make extra money from your blog. I would love to hear from anyone about their experiences of adding Amazon widgets or product links to their Blogger blog so if you have the time please let me know how you get on.

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Political Policy said...

This was a great help, thanks.

The Whizz said...

Great stuff Political Policy. Its good to know that this article helped you set up Amazon on your blog

Unknown said...

Thank you,you helped me a lot

The Whizz said...

Hi Joheal. Glad to have been of assistance. Look forward to seeing you here again.

markjob said...

Your blog has helped so much, my learning curve have shot through the roof. I don’t know if it can be done but I’m looking for a way of having an Amazon widget at the top of a specific post. I have read your post about putting it at the bottom of a specific post and found that very helpful but would like to place it at the top. Do you know of a way it can be done? Thank you so much for putting up, what i believe to be the best blogspot tips and tricks blog I have come across.

The Whizz said...

Hi markjob. There are several ways to add an Amazon product link below a Blogger post. The easiest is to place the parsed Amazon product code directly above this line:

div class='post-header-line-1'

Remembering of course to enclose your Amazon code in an if statement if you want the advert to only appear on a certain page

Speak English said...

Thank you

JWise said...

So, I'm doing this all the time now. But sometimes I want to remove a particular link. Like today, for instance, I added a Martial Arts video and it appeared double! Ugh. It's so frustrating. How do I get rid of the one at the top? I want to keep the Wiki photo but not the extra vid pic. Thx, S - 12/20/2010

The Whizz said...

Sorry selfcare1 I haven't struck this problem but I imagine if you go back and update the product links at Amazon you should be able edit the links and delete the product link you don't want. If you continue to have problems I will take a look at it for you.

eky said...

Thanks for sharing! it is good to encourage people to comment, not just reading. The only reason I writing blog rather than diary is because of the feedback.

Anonymous said...

I've been blogging for a few years and bnever taken the trouble to follow a blog on blogging. After this tutorial I'll be coming around every time you update! GREAT STUFF thanks.
I've added an Amazon Link at the bottom as outlined, but wonder, can it have text wrap around it. So for example, I'm saying "This great book is well worth a read". I'd like the text (obviously it will be longer than that!) to wrap around a picture and link

jakie and the beadstalk said...

thank you soooo much!!!!

Mens Health said...

I'm doing this all the time now. But, I think is not easy.

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