Using the Amazon Associates program is one of the best ways to make money online from referral sales. However, there are some strict guidelines for how to add an Amazon affiliate link to WordPress posts and pages. If you don’t set up the URLs correctly, you might be removed from the program.
Fortunately, there are some clear guidelines you can follow to avoid that scenario. Furthermore, you can insert Amazon affiliate links on your site manually or with a WordPress plugin. Both methods enable you to achieve compliance and market products to your readers more effectively.
In this guide, we’ll explain how to add an Amazon affiliate link to WordPress posts and pages. We’ll explore setting up the URLs manually and using a dedicated plugin. Let’s get started!
How to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress manually
First, we’ll look at how to insert Amazon affiliate URLs manually by generating the links in the Amazon Associates dashboard and then adding them to your WordPress site.
Before getting started, you’ll need to sign up for the Amazon Associates program. Once your profile is active, you can log in and start looking for links to use.
Step 1: Find product links
First, open the Product Linking drop-down menu in your Amazon Associates dashboard. Click on Product Links, and your browser will direct you to a new page:
You can look for any product by typing relevant keywords into the search bar and clicking on Go. Alternatively, you can scroll down and explore the best-selling products in different categories:
Once you’ve found a product you’d like to promote, click on the Get link button next to it. Doing this will take you to a new page where you can choose your URL type and customize its appearance:
You’ll notice there are three different link options:
- Text only. This will give you anchor text that links directly to
This article was written by John Hughes and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.