1. Thank you! So clear to understand. I’ve been looking for Amazon affiliate marketing explained in a way that made sense to me, and this did the trick.

  2. I was looking for all the information about amazon affiliate websites and you cleared all my doubts. I checked the amazon TOS and it was soo long, you have summarised with important points which we generally miss. Thanks a Lot.

  3. Hi Tracie, there is one last detail, in the case of images within tables to add the ALT TEXT (I am using the TablePress plugin) how do you do? I tried to add the Alt-text manually but it failed, I analyze it with various tools (such as SeoQuake) and it continues to indicate that AltText is missing.

    1. You are not to download Amazon images but rather use their code for the images on your site. In that instance, there is no alt text.

      If you are finding a work around on Table Press you would need to upload the image to your library and edit the text there so it is attached to every instance of the image being used on your site. That is not working for you?

  4. Hi Tracie, great report, thank you. I have a further question. I have read severeal times, that it will not word, if the noopener an noreferrer tag ist still in the link. What is you opinion? Can it stay or do I have to remove it?
    kind regards lena

    1. I have seen that Amazon still allows it to work even with the noreferrer code (mine does) …. but you can do so if you wish.

  5. Hi Tracie,
    My Account was closed today. I called to ask them why and they replied that I wasn’t following policy. The guy said that I had to have at least 500 members in my group. I’ve read all the pages and I don’t see that this is a requirement.

    Do you know where this is in their policy?


    1. I have never heard such a thing. I wonder if he was confused? They don’t have group requirements to be an affiliate (as they don’t allow you to promote regular links in closed groups).

      My guess it was due to statements on your blog that are incorrect or missing. That is the usual culprit (outside of not making enough qualified sales in 180 days)

    1. Yep! When you look at the code, add in the no pin code. Here is an example — it is the data-pin-nopin=”true”. (remember yours will have the “<" in the code and not be spaced as this - I had to take it out to show you) a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D9QWSG1/ref=as_li_ss_il?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=XVHZXT45NV456NKCMZ5J&th=1&linkCode=li2&tag=thekancitpenp-20&linkId=df0a951782fa1b918fa4ea5991d5dd1f&language=en_US" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">

      img border=”0″ src=”//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07D9QWSG1&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=thekancitpenp-20&language=en_US” data-pin-nopin=”true”> /a>

      img src=”https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thekancitpenp-20&language=en_US&l=li2&o=1&a=B07D9QWSG1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />

  6. Hi Tracie, thank you so much for writing this article, it was so easy to understand! I do have a question regarding amazon ads. Do I need to add them to my site? I remember hearing somewhere that I needed to have amazon ads if I was going to be part of Amazon associates. I just applied 2 days ago, so I am really new to this. thank you!

    1. Glad you liked it!! You do not need to use ads to be part of Amazon assoicates. You can just do the affiliate marketing side.

  7. This article was SO helpful and completely clarified so many things. I have been blogging for years (embarrassed to say) as I didn’t know a lot of this. Thankfully I have been following most of the do’s but I didn’t understand nofollow until I read your explanation. Plus I found a few things I need to tweak. Thank you so much!!

    1. Don’t be embarrassed….we all do those things. ;-). Glad that I was able to help clarify some issues for you.

  8. Hi Tracie! Thank you so much for bringing clarity to this topic!! Huge help!! I have two questions remaining that I’m wondering if you can answer. First, I use the FMTC plugin for my disclosure statement in each blog post already and it’s worked well! You mentioned being able to link the full disclosure policy to the statement which I’ve always wanted to do, but when I created my disclosure statement in the settings within the plugin, I didn’t see an option to add a live link (to my full disclosure policy page). Any suggestions? My second question…the FMTC plugin automatically places the disclosure statement at the very beginning of each post. However, you had written that is not good for SEO to have the statement there since Google will crawl it for keywords. Is that still true when using the FMTC plugin? If so, I”m now thinking that’s a big deterrent to continue using it. Sorry for all the Q’s!! And thank you in advance for any advice!

    1. You can do that with code. Type “See my disclsoure policy for more information. When it displays, the code will be converted and turn that into a text lihnk.

      You are right – it is a the top. However, I’ve not seen first hand accounts that it affected SEO negatively.

  9. Omg thank you. I live in Canada and have tried to find out how the links for US or Can would be displayed according to where the reader lives. You would think this would be an easy Google answer. It has not! Thank you ????

  10. Thanks, Tracie! So helpful! I’ll see about adding the necessary code to my disclaimer statement within the FMTC plugin to make the words, “disclosure policy” a live, clickable link. I appreciate all your help and love reading your posts! Take care! 🙂

    1. Find the link that leads to the product and put it in there – so where you see the https….and your tracking URl. Put it within those tags ….the < and >

    1. I have heard from others it is not working so I am no sure if they are discontinuing it or not. I need to dig into it a big to figure that out.

  11. Thank you so much for clarifying and clearly explaining a few things. Things that you’d think would be easy to find info on, but are not!
    You have definitely put my blogging mind at ease!

    1. You are welcome! The Amazon affiliate program is great but it can be tough to navigate. I am glad I could help!

    1. You need to look at the code’s HTML code and then, find the amazon product link and add it to the end, before that closing “>”. If you look above, you see I share what the code looks like, you need to find that in that line of code.

      That being said, this type of link tends to convert poorly, so I would stick with either the text or image link in your posts.

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