How to embed Amazon ads on your WordPress website

The Amazon affiliate program is one of the largest and most profitable networks for affiliates who recommend products and broker sales.

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This tutorial will show how to use Advanced Ads to manage and embed Amazon ads on your WordPress website.

You will learn how to integrate, target, and track all available official advertising tools like text links, Amazon banner ads, Amazon Native Shopping Ads, Mobile Popovers, or specific promotions. You will also see how to build appealing comparison tables with third-party Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins. Finally, you will find details about Amazon OneLink and the Amazon Header Bidding solution.

This post is very detailed and, therefore, relatively long. Use the table of content below to navigate to the desired topic quickly.

What is the Amazon affiliate program?

The almost infinite variety of products, the international availability, and the high trust are the most significant advantages of the Amazon affiliate program.

As a publisher who wants to earn money with Amazon affiliate marketing, you can find almost any product you can think of on Amazon. That’s why you can recommend a related product for practically every topic on your website.

Amazon offers many advertising tools to integrate these products into your website. If a user buys such a product, you will receive an affiliate commission in return. So we are talking about traditional affiliate marketing here.

Amazon affiliate program sign up
Sign up for the Amazon affiliate program

The Amazon affiliate program is especially worthwhile for publishers who publish product-related content on their websites. However, the Amazon affiliate commissions on referred sales vary between 1% and 20%, depending on your product’s category and your country’s referral program.

  • See here the Amazon affiliate commission rates for Amazon US.
Amazon affiliate commission rates
Excerpt from Amazon’s affiliate commission rate table (2022)

Due to its refund policies and reliability, Amazon enjoys a high level of customer trust. Publishers who direct affiliate traffic to Amazon will notice relatively high conversion rates compared to other online stores.

Amazon affiliate program sign up

Signing up for the Amazon affiliate program is uncomplicated. However, the affiliate program is linked to the respective country sites of Amazon. Therefore, publishers must register for the respective country/region where the potential customers come from separately, e.g., Amazon US, Amazon UK, or Amazon DE.

If you are already logged in with your account in the Amazon affiliate program, the registration process for other marketplaces is less complicated and faster than the initial registration.

Not all ad formats are available for every country-specific Amazon affiliate program. If you don’t find a particular ad format in your account, this may be due to the target region.

I took the examples in this tutorial from the Amazon US referral program because this program offers the widest choice of ad formats.

Use Advanced Ads to embed your Amazon ads 

Advanced Ads is the perfect WordPress plugin to automatically integrate all Amazon ads into your WordPress website in just a few steps. The Advanced Ads features resolve some technical limitations of the Amazon affiliate program.

Thus, it can help you increase your income significantly as an affiliate who generates Amazon referrals.

By using Advanced Ads to embed Amazon advertisements, you’ll be able to:

  • manage your ads clearly
  • auto-inject them into your content and save time by not having to edit individual pages
  • precisely target Amazon products to content and visitors for better conversion
  • tailor Amazon ads to the visitors’ geolocation to match the correct affiliate program
  • track more ad performance data to optimize your ads and increase your income

Embedding the official Amazon ads

Go ahead and insert the ad codes you retrieve in your Amazon affiliate program backend into a new ad unit from Advanced Ads. To do this, create a new ad unit and choose the “Plain text and code” ad type.

You may use this ad type without exception for the ad codes from all available Amazon ad formats that you’ll find in your Amazon affiliate account.

Then, you might like to inject these ads into your content automatically. You can achieve this embedding manually with a shortcode or automatically using a placement.

Advanced Ads Placements
Available placements to auto-inject your Amazon ads into the content of your website

Placements allow you to automatically insert your Amazon ads in predefined places in your content, such as at the end of an article, in the sidebar, or as a sticky anchor ad.

Text links

Text links are probably the oldest ad format since affiliate marketing began. But today, text links are often underestimated because of their age and the fact that these simple ads don’t have the glitz of modern animated HTML5 banners.

I think this attitude is fundamentally misled. Because on my affiliate websites, text links are one of the essential advertising tools and have an above-average performance that any HTML 5 banner can only dream of.

Amazon affiliate link
Example of a simple Amazon affiliate link

First, text links are primarily used in the content and therefore look more like an editorial link than an advertising offer. Consequently, they often have a higher click-through rate than Amazon banners or Native Shopping Ads.

Secondly, text links usually lead directly to a product. Such deep links often convert better than, for example, a general category banner.

Third, unlike other ad formats, ad blockers cannot simply block these links. That’s why all your users will see these ads. You will not lose those ad impressions and, therefore, potential revenue.

Text link integration

You can do much more with text links than just insert them into the content, like in the screenshot above. For example, consider integrating them into tables. The WordPress block editor lets you build handsome comparison or product tables in mere minutes.

In addition, using text links to build your custom version of Amazon Native Search Ads is a great option. To set this up, you create a pool of text links that you target to specific content on your website.

Custom affiliate link unit
Example of a custom affiliate link unit

Advanced Ads will automatically build a block with a selection of these ads from this pool. In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure this setup, which is also reminiscent of the former link units of Google AdSense.

If you use Advanced Ads Pro, you can use such text links as ideal fallback ads for users with an activated ad blocker. This way, you’ll show another format redirecting to the same product to users whose ad blocker would have suppressed the regular Amazon ad loading.

But before creating an ad unit with your text link, you must first generate one. The Amazon affiliate program offers two ways to do this: SiteStripe and the “Link to any page” function.

SiteStripe

SiteStripe is comfortable because you can create text links on your website’s frontend. Find and use the button to enable SiteStripe in your Amazon affiliate backend in Product Linking > Product Links.

Now, you’ll be able to create Amazon text links directly on the Amazon website — without visiting your Amazon affiliate account backend.

When creating a new link, you can choose your desired Tracking ID. You may also decide whether you want to use Amazon’s link shortener or an unmodified link.

If you enable the link masking feature of the Advanced Ads Tracking add-on, you should use the untagged link. This way, you avoid unnecessary redirections.

On the other hand, if you don’t mask your outbound links, you should use Amazon’s Short Link option so that your ads have friendlier target URLs.

Amazon Sitestripe
Using SiteStripe to generate Amazon affiliate links

Link to any page function

The “Link to Any Page” function is a second method to create Amazon text links. Find this tool in your Amazon affiliate backend under Product Linking > Link to any page.

Here, you can choose to link to a specific (sub)category page (e.g., > Beauty > Hair Care).

Amazon link to any page
“Link to Any Page”, the Amazon affiliate link generator

Alternatively, consider linking to search results (“Link to Search Results”) or using the Amazon affiliate link generator to create deep links to any other page (“Link to Any Page”).

Copy these links as HTML code. This code contains the editable anchor text and your Amazon affiliate tracking ID.

Creating text links in Advanced Ads

Create a new ad and select the “Plain text and code” ad type to include a text link. Either paste the provided HTML code or create it yourself.

Creating Amazon affiliate text links in Advanced Ads
You can use the “Plain text and code” ad type for all ad codes from Amazon

Using a text link, you can adjust the anchor text precisely to your needs. Google recommends adding the “sponsored” attribute to links of this kind.

This is an example of what the code of such a link can look like.

<a href="https://amzn.to/3u3x2B8" rel="sponsored noopener" target="_blank">Find more related products on Amazon</a>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

After publishing the ad, proceed by inserting it manually via the shortcode or automatically using a placement.

The combination of a product image, price, and buy button is a classic ad format of Amazon. Create this ad type comfortably using Amazon SiteStripe.

The code of this Amazon banner includes an iframe. Copy and paste it like any other Amazon ad into a new ad unit of Advanced Ads.

Then you can inject this ad unit into your website.

Amazon SiteStripe Text+Image
Using SiteStripe to generate Text+Image ad units from Amazon

Amazon banner ads

Amazon also provides thematic banners for different categories and services like Amazon Prime. Find them in your Amazon affiliate account under Product Linking > Banners.

Amazon offers these banners in typical sizes, e.g., 728×90 leaderboard, 300×250 rectangle, or 320×50 for mobile devices.

The format of these Amazon banners is mostly an iframe code. However, some are also available as JS code.

Amazon banners
You can find various Amazon banners in your Amazon affiliate account

The Amazon banners look appealing. But their performance strongly depends on the context in which you embed them. Don’t have too high expectations for the Amazon banners because their selection is limited.

If you include Amazon banners on your website, I recommend tracking their performance and doing split tests with different banner campaigns.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads

The Amazon Native Shopping Ads are the successor to the Amazon widgets. In the early years of the Amazon affiliate program, one used these widgets to build product grids, recommendation blocks, and similar formats.

With Amazon Native Shopping Ads, publishers now have access to modernized responsive formats.

Amazon divides Native Shopping Ads into three types, which differ only slightly from each other: Recommended Ads, Search Ads, and Custom Ads.

I’ll describe the integration in detail only for the Recommended Ads. Integrating the Search Ads and the Custom Ads works identically.

Recommended Products

Choosing the Recommended Products type of the Amazon Native Shopping Ads lets you include products of a particular category and show them as a grid. Optionally, Amazon selects these products based on interests.

Amazon native shopping ads: Recommend Ads
Recommended Ads show related products per category

Unlike Search Ads and Custom Ads, you can only embed the products in Recommended Ads as a grid. You cannot select a different layout, e.g., List or Strip.

Opening the advanced settings, you may choose between a responsive format or the custom size option, where you can specify whether the grid should be one row or two rows. Contrary to what the name suggests, you cannot define fixed dimensions for the ad here.

Furthermore, you’re able to optionally activate a fallback, specifying a keyword and a category.

Amazon ad code
Copy the ad code from your Amazon affiliate account

After you have checked the preview to ensure that the ad is displayed correctly, copy the ad code to the clipboard.

Then, create a new ad unit in Advanced Ads and paste the code there.

Embedding Amazon ads into WordPress
Paste this ad code into a new ad unit of Advanced Ads

Now, you can assign this ad to a placement and check whether it shows up correctly in the frontend.

I chose the Before Content placement for this example. The ad embeds interest-based products from the beauty category. I also enabled Fallbacks to allow Amazon to show other ads in the case of a mismatch of category and content.

Example for Amazon Native Shopping Ads: Recommended Ads
The recommended product grid is an excellent match for an article about the best running sunglasses

Search Ads

The Search Ads ad type is perfect for including products based on a search term and a category.

If you select the grid display, you can choose between responsive display or determine in the “Custom Size” settings whether the grid should have one row or two rows.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads: Search Ads
Search Ads settings

You can also place a search field above or below the grid.

The Search Ads ad type also allows for choosing the strip layout. This layout appears as a narrow two-column banner.

Exsample Search Ads from Amazon
Example of the Amazon Native Search Ads that show products from the Books & Textbooks category based on the keyword “WordPress”

Another available layout is the List format. With this, Amazon displays the search results as a vertical list of text links.

Custom Ads

When you select the Custom Ads ad type from the Native Shopping Ads, you have the most control over the displayed products because you pick them manually.

Amazon Custom Ads settings
The Custom Ads ad type gives you the most control over ad content and layout

You can include your Custom Ads as a grid with an optional search field.

Usefully, Amazon offers a dynamic search box for this directly when creating the ad, with which you may conveniently select the products.

In contrast to Recommended Ads and Search Ads, you can specify a particular height and width in the custom size settings of your Custom Ad.

Other choices are the strip format or the list layout with a definable number of displayed product links.

Amazon Custom Ads
Example of Custom Ads with the grid layout and a search field

For the Custom Ads, you must always select at least two products.

That’s why you can’t build something like a visually appealing box for a single product this way. However, you may accomplish that by creating and retrieving this ad code in the frontend using Amazon SiteStripe.

Creating Custom Ads using SiteStripe

Using SiteStripe, generating text links, image links, and iframes with image text boxes is a cinch. What’s more is you will also find a link to create a custom native shopping ad in the selection bar.

This type of layout is called Card. It is the fourth layout type of the Amazon Native Shopping Ads besides Grid, List, and Strip.

Amazon Custom Ads Card layout
SiteStripe allows creating Custom Ads in the Card layout

Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t offer any other options to customize the Card layout.

However, this is one way to include a strip-style single product without using an external Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin.

Example of Amazon Custom Ads with Card layout
Use the Card layout to embed appealing single products

Promotions

In your Amazon affiliate account, you’ll find Amazon banners for different promotions, e.g., Amazon Prime, Beauty, Fashion, or Baby. Choose from multiple standard banner sizes like 300×250 rectangle banners and multiple text links.

Amazon Bounty program

The Amazon Bounty program contains the lead campaigns of the Amazon affiliate program. Find it in Promotions > Amazon Bounty Program.

In this program, leads garner fixed affiliate commissions. That means you earn money when visitors sign up for or try certain services, e.g., Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Baby Wishlist, Amazon Audible, or Amazon Kindle.

Amazon Bounty program
Amazon links and banners from the Bounty program

The number of banners and text links available to promote these lead programs are limited. They are available as iframe codes and, in some cases, in a JavaScript format.

Set up these ads in Advanced Ads using the “Plain text and code” ad type like all other Amazon ad formats.

Example of Amazon banner ads on a WordPress website
Amazon banner ad from the Bounty program

Since some Amazon Bounty promotions are limited to a certain period, these links either become invalid after expiration or lead to a page that no longer contains the advertised discount.

You should remove such ads after they expire to not violate the Amazon Associates Program Policies. Also, you would avoid losing ad impressions this way and missing out on potential revenue.

I recommend setting an expiration date for these ads. Once the ad expires, Advanced Ads will stop displaying them. However, for this scenario, I recommend using an ad group with a fallback ad.

Amazon Promo Codes

You can share temporary discount codes for specific products if the discount section is available in your backend under Promotions > Amazon Promo Codes.

With an attractive discount, you’ll be able to increase the conversion of your ads. But of course, the essential requirement is finding a deal for products that match your content.

Amazon referral program promo codes
Test discount codes to increase your Amazon affiliate earnings

Amazon allows you to retrieve these codes as a text link, choosing between an HTML code or a direct link with optional link shortening.

With these links or the HTML code, create a text link in Advanced Ads as described above and assign them to your placements.

Example of Amazon promo codes
Amazon promo code in the frontend

Especially when using promo codes, your text links will become invalid at some point. Use the expiration date mentioned above so that these ads disappear from your ad rotation after they expire.

Mobile Popovers

Mobile Popovers are a dedicated anchor ad format for Amazon affiliates to better monetize the ever-growing mobile traffic. Amazon claims it can achieve up to 30 % higher sales on mobiles.

Find this ad type in your Amazon affiliate account under Product Linking > Mobile Popover.

You can’t change your mobile popover ads’ ad content or layout. Just copy and paste the ad code into a new “Plain text and code” ad in Advanced Ads.

Ad code from an Amazon Mobile Popover ad unit
Amazon Mobile Popover code

Then you create a footer placement, which you can recognize by the </body> icon.

After embedding the ad, Amazon decides whether or not to show a mobile popover on a new page view.

Footer placement of Advanced Ads
Use a footer placement to inject the Amazon Mobile Popover ads

Since Amazon shows mobile popovers only to users with mobile devices, it’s pointless to let desktop users load this script.

Therefore, to optimize the loading time of your website, I advise targeting this ad to mobile users only by adding a dedicated visitor condition like Device or Browser Width.

Also, consider setting up frequency capping for this ad type to avoid scaring away your visitors with too many anchor ad impressions.

Example of an Amazon Mobile Popover
Amazon Mobile Popover ad on a mobile

Ads from dedicated Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins

More appealing than the Amazon banner ads or the Amazon Native Shopping Ads ads are advertisements created with Amazon Affiliate WordPress plugins like AAWP.

AAWP product box
Example of an appealing product box created with the AAWP plugin

With these Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins, you can import product data via an Amazon API and automatically create pretty product boxes, product lists, or product tables.

You may customize their layout to better fit your website before inserting them into your site using a shortcode.

AAWP product table
Example of a product table created with the AAWP plugin

Integrate content from other Amazon plugins

Advanced Ads integrates seamlessly with all major Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins. So you do not need to edit your pages individually when you want to insert these shortcodes. Instead, you create a new ad unit in Advanced Ads to automatically inject these shortcodes into your content.

If you use the “Plain text and code” ad type, please don’t forget to activate the box for executing shortcodes. This permission is unnecessary if you use the Rich Content ad type because this one executes shortcodes automatically.

Manage shortcodes from other Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins
Copy the shortcodes from Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins into Advanced Ads and auto-inject them

There are two main benefits of using Advanced Ads and Amazon affiliate plugins together.

First, the automatic injection into the content is a time-saving capability.

Secondly, you can use the display and visitor conditions of Advanced Ads to target your products precisely to your users and your content.

Easily create product widgets, comparative tables, or bestseller lists with dedicated Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins like:

Note: If you have an active All Access license for Advanced Ads, you can find a 20 % discount code for the awesome plugin AAWP in your account. AAWP is one of the best Amazon affiliate plugins for WordPress, and I highly recommend it for Amazon affiliate websites.

Ad Targeting

An essential part of ad optimization is targeting your ad units. The better you match your ads to the interests and needs of your users, the higher your click-through and conversion rates will be. Better ad targeting is key to significantly increasing your revenue from the Amazon affiliate program.

Advanced Ads offers several tools to improve ad targeting, e.g., Display Conditions like Category, Tag, or Post content.

These conditions will restrict the display of ads to posts of a particular category or those that contain a specific keyword, for example.

ad targeting by keyword
Targeting an ad to content containing the keyword “WordPress”

In contrast, you use Visitor Conditions to target ads to specific user groups, e.g., by Device, Referral URL, or Geo-position.

For example, on an affiliate website with international traffic, you could ensure to display your Amazon Native Shopping Ads only in those countries where this ad format finally gets filled with content.

Advanced Ads Geo targeting
Use the Advanced Ads Geo-Targeting to show native ads only where they will be displayed

Tracking and reporting

Amazon offers publishers only very rudimentary means to measure the success of their ads. If you analyze the ad performance additionally with the Tracking add-on, you will get much better data for your ad optimization.

Amazon Earning Report

Find the report in your Amazon affiliate account under Reports > Earning Reports.

Besides the overview of referred Bounties and sold products, you can find a few key performance indicators (KPI) in the “Link Type Performance” tab. These KPIs include clicks, conversion, ordered items, and earnings. But the number of ad impressions is missing here.

Amazon affiliate earnings report
Amazon affiliate earnings report

In the report, the results are sorted by Link Types like Product Links, Native Shopping Ads with different numbers for the multiple native ad types, or Amazon banner links.

Unfortunately, this data is only available in aggregated form, filterable by Tracking ID. For example, in this report, you can analyze the clicks on all your text links carrying the same Tracking ID. But you can’t differentiate which specific links were clicked how often or generated a conversion.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads report

The native ads report shows impressions, viewability, click-through rate, RPM, sold items, and conversion. The viewability data in this report tells you how many ad impressions have been viewable in the viewport of a visitor and can, therefore, potentially be seen.

Unfortunately, Amazon aggregates this data by ad format. For example, if you use different custom ads in parallel, you cannot analyze the performance of a specific ad unit in more detail.

Example performance report of Amazon Native Shopping Ads
Amazon Native Shopping Ads report

Managing multiple Tracking IDs

You best avoid the problem of composite data by using different tracking IDs for your ads. In the performance report, this data stays aggregated, but Amazon assigns it to the respective tracking IDs.

You can easily create additional tracking IDs under Account Settings > Manage Your Tracking IDs.

Manage tracking IDs in the Amazon affiliate account
Creating new Tracking IDs in your Amazon affiliate account

Tracking Amazon ads with Advanced Ads

If you integrate your Amazon ads with Advanced Ads into your WordPress site, you can track the impressions and clicks of each ad and optimize them based on this data. The Tracking add-on supports all ad types, including text links, Amazon banner ads, and Amazon Native Shopping Ads.

You get even more information if you connect the ad tracking with Google Analytics. For example, this enables you to determine precisely on which pages someone clicked your ads and see more information about this user.

However, the number of impressions tracked with Advanced Ads tells how often visitors loaded the embedded ad code. It does not state whether an ad was visible to the user.

For example, if a German user opens a US blog with an Amazon Native Shopping Ad embedded, this visitor will only load the ad code but will not see the ad. The dedicated reports of Amazon Native Shopping Ads provide more precise information here.

One limitation of the tracking affects the Mobile Popover ads. Advanced Ads counts the ad impressions, but click tracking is not possible. Also, there are no further data about this ad type in your Amazon reports.

Therefore, I recommend editing the ad code and replacing the Tracking ID with another dedicated to your Mobile Popover ads.

Ad code Mobile Popover
Tracking ID in the ad code of Mobile Popovers

Amazon OneLink

The Amazon OneLink feature is a simple way to cover users from different countries with the same link. The international traffic gets redirected to the country-specific Amazon sites with that region’s correct sales tracking code.

Set up OneLink in your Account > Tools > OneLink. For each tracking ID, you may determine whether Amazon should redirect international traffic to their dedicated stores.

In the OneLink settings, choose between “Close match”, “Exact match”, or “Do not redirect”. 

Amazon OneLink settings
Activate Amazon OneLink to manage redirections to different Amazon shops

“Close match” means that Amazon will only forward your international visitors to the nearest Amazon marketplace if an identical or similar product is available. Otherwise, the link follows the original destination.

With the “Exact match” option, Amazon will only redirect international visitors if an identical product is available.

And finally, you can also select the “Do not redirect” option for each tracking ID so that all visitors land at the original destination.

Currently, Amazon Onelink is available for:

  • US
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • UK 

You can find more information about OneLink settings in the official integration guide.

Amazon Unified Ad Marketplace (UAM)

Amazon’s header bidding program is called Unified Ad Marketplace. It is accessible by invitation only. Therefore, this service only concerns large publishers and is not described in detail here.

If you have a website with extremely high traffic, it might be worthwhile to contact the Amazon Unified Ads Marketplace.

Amazon Header Bidding
Amazon’s header bidding program

Amazon’s server-to-server header bidding integration requires a Google Ad Manager account (formerly DFP). It automatically creates your ads as line items.

The Google Ad Manager add-on of Advanced Ads is the most comfortable tool to integrate these ads into WordPress. It works the same way as any other ad from Google Ad Manager.

FAQ & Troubleshooting

Amazon does not show the Native Shopping Ads to all users. For example, if you are in Germany and load a website with a Native Shopping Ad from the US affiliate program, it will remain unfilled. If you are not in a country for which the marketplace is intended, please check with a VPN to see if a different location makes a difference.

We have observed that Amazon seems to limit the number of Native Shopping Ads with identical tracking IDs to three. If there are more ads on the page, they remain unfilled.

You can solve this problem by creating additional tracking IDs in your account. Then, create new ads with identical content but different tracking IDs. This way, you’ll be able to integrate more than three Amazon Native Shopping Ads.

Rocket Loader, which is available through Cloudflare, optionally makes JS elements asynchronous. This optimization can be the cause of JS-based ads not working correctly anymore. In those cases, you don’t need to disable all JS optimization but can disable Rocket Loader for specific JS by adding data-cfasync="false".

Please check out this guide if these two problems do not apply to you.

Currently, there is no way to customize the font or color of Amazon Native Shopping Ads.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads contain products based on the visitors’ country for only two countries: the US and the UK. Therefore, all visitors from the US will see products from Amazon.com, while visitors from the UK will see products from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon has announced plans to expand this feature to other countries.

The Amazon Native Shopping Ads are a responsive ad type and fit the available space. Using the Custom Ads format lets you specify a fixed size banner size with definable values for height and width.

If you edit Recommended Ads, you can make little adjustments like defining the number of product rows.

If you choose the list layout, you may limit the number of displayed products.

Amazon does not require publishers to label ads. If you want to do that on your site, here’s a tutorial about the Ad label feature of Advanced Ads.

The Amazon Native Shopping Ads ad codes are not AMP-compatible. However, using the Responsive Add-on, you can customize the ad codes for Search Ads and Custom Product Ads. This compatibility is not possible for the Recommended Product Ads. They are simply not made for AMP.

You should disable these ads on AMP pages if you use this ad type, e.g., by applying the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) display condition.

Hiding ads on AMP pages

Using a display condition to hide ads on AMP pages

Amazon prohibits modifying, redirecting, suppressing, or substituting the operation of any button, link, or other Amazon feature in Amazon Associates Program Policies.

To shorten your URLs, you can use Amazon’s Link Shortener when creating your links with SiteStripe.

Technically, the optional link cloaking from the Advanced Ads Tracking add-on — which creates friendlier URLs — is an internal redirect. However, we are not aware of any issues with this to date.

You can post Amazon ad units on your website and integrate Amazon affiliate ads in your mobile app. Your content mustn’t violate the Amazon Associates Program Policies.

But Amazon does not allow you to use the ads offline, share them on social media networks, or in an email promotion.

Amazon’s affiliate commissions vary depending on the product category, the marketplace, and if the sale was direct or indirect, between 1 % and a maximum of 20 % for Amazon Games.

Amazon affiliate commission rates

Amazon commission rates

Find the affiliate commission rates of your marketplace in your account > Help > Operating Agreement or see them here.

Amazon pays out the affiliate commissions to the affiliates on a monthly rhythm. It takes 60 days for the commission until Amazon remunerates an item sold.

Both the payout method and the payout minimum vary depending on the Marketplace. Usually, Amazon sends the affiliate commission as a bank transfer to the bank account.

Joachim

Joachim started marketing his first local news website in 2009. Shortly after, he successfully monetized his travel blogs about Morocco. He is an expert in affiliate marketing in the tourism and travel industry. When he's not writing tutorials for Advanced Ads or supporting other users, he prefers staying in Marrakech or at the Baltic Sea.

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