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How to create an Amazon Associates affiliate ad
How to create an Amazon Associates affiliate ad
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After you have created an Amazon Associates account, you’re ready to start making money through Amazon. In order to make money, you’ve got to show an ad to the visitors that come to your website. Let’s figure out how to create an affiliate ad on Amazon Associates. Step 1: Finding an Amazon product to promote Finding the perfect Amazon product to promote can depend on a few things: Commission Each product has its own commission percentage ranging from 1 - 10 percent of the price of the product. A full list of Amazon’s commissions can be found here. Make sure you keep this in mind when picking a product to promote. Your Niche Your product should have something to do with your website’s niche, or topic. Products that are along the same lines as your website’s niche will sell a lot better than products that aren’t because your visitors will most likely be in the product’s target market. This can lead to more clicks. Purchase/Click-Through Rate It’s important to make sure that your product is nice and presentable. It should have an image and readable title. The better the product display, the more chance there is that a visitor will click on the product and possibly purchase. You are allowed to go with whatever product you’d like. As soon as you’re satisfied with your product, you can create the ad that you will embed in your website Step 2: Get the Amazon Native Shopping Ad code When creating a Ninth Digital Effort, the Native Shopping Ad code is what you will enter in the ‘Amazon ad code’ text box under the ‘Amazon’ tab after clicking ‘Amazon’ under the ‘Type’ tab. If you are using this code for your own website, you will want to enter this code wherever you want your ad to display.
To get the Amazon Native Shopping Ad code for your product, start on the product’s page. At the top you will notice a bar going across your screen. This is called the Amazon Associates SiteStripe, and is what you will use to create links to your products. There are a few different options in the SiteStripe, but we are looking for the Native Shopping Ads options. Click ‘Custom’. You should be looking at a popup card that displays your Tracking ID, a preview of the ad, and the code for the ad. Just like the image above. All you have to do is copy this code. It should copy automatically when clicking the code, but if not, just use CTRL/Command-C or right click to copy the code It’s important that you do not change this code. Changing the code can cause errors, such as someone clicking through your link and purchasing the product, but you don’t get credit for the sale. It can completely break the ad in general, leaving your website with a blank space and no sales in its place. Native Shopping Ads are responsive. Responsiveness is great because it means they look just as good on a small mobile phone as they do on a tablet as they do on the largest desktop. In 2021, we never know what our users will be visiting our website with. Per the Amazon Associates Operating Agreement: You must identify yourself as an Amazon Associate somewhere on the page that your ad is showing. An example would be something like, ‘As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.’ After everything is all said and done, the ad is on your website, and you are all set to go! Native Shopping Ads are what we recommend using. However, there are a couple of other ways to promote Amazon products. Other ways to promote Amazon products The main reason we use Native Shopping Ads is because they look good no matter what device you are using. But, sometimes a Native Shopping Ad isn’t an option, or you don’t need the entire banner. Other options to promote Amazon products are Text, Image, and Text + Image. Text Text ads are great for when you just want to directly link to a product without adding all the details. Using a Ninth Digital Website, it can be as simple as adding something like this to your content - link[Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS][https://amzn.to/2IiawT7], which will end up showing as Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS. Using your own website, you can do something like this - <a href="https://amzn.to/32vHcQi">Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS</a> You have the option to use a short link, or the full link depending on how you want to link to the product. We find the short link a lot cleaner. Image The image option includes a link to the product through the image of the product. These ads are not responsive. You only have the options of ‘Small’, ‘Medium’, and ‘Large’.
As you can see, these don’t look that good sitting just anywhere. I even had to do some magic just to get it to sit in the center of the page. Keep this in mind when adding them to your website. Text + Image The last option includes both the product’s text and the image. You have a couple of options with Text + Image, like including a border, or allowing the user to open the link in a new tab. Again, these ads are not responsive, and can have super weird behavior on your website. Summarize Make sure you pick a product that is in the same topic as your website, as this will have a better chance at converting visitors into sales. We, personally, recommend sticking with Native Shopping Ads because they will always look good no matter the user’s device. However, links and images can still be important for certain situations. It’s completely up to you when deciding on a product and an option to promote it. Best of luck, and don’t forget to share this with someone who may need help! Per the Amazon Associates Operating Agreement: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.
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