You can now share Amazon affiliate links on Twitter! Amazon is launching a new feature for the Amazon Associates Program available today. The purpose of this feature is to facilitate their affiliate marketing efforts.
If you visit Amazon.com while signed in with your Amazon Associate credentials, you’ll see a new bar available at the top of your screen.
The “Share on Twitter” button on this toolbar allows you to quickly share the product on Twitter. When you click on this link, a new window will open with the Twitter homepage and will fill in the tweet box with the page title and a link to the product. You can edit the text of the tweet if you like, but I don’t recommend editing the link unless you are an advanced user. You will risk removing your affiliate ID from the already shortened URL.
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If you have multiple accounts on Twitter, you should double-check the account you are logged into before sending the tweet. When you send it to Twitter after clicking the button, it will use the account you are currently logged into. If you need to switch accounts, or you’re not sure which account you’re signed in to, don’t worry. You can log out of Twitter and then log back in under the appropriate account before posting the new Tweet. If you are not logged in, it will ask you to log in to Twitter.
The current way you share an affiliate link on Amazon is to find the product page, make sure the affiliate ID is in the URL, short the URL, and then use your favorite Twitter client to post the tweet.
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This represents 6 procedures To tweet your affiliate link.
With this new feature, it only takes 2 procedures To tweet your affiliate link.
You can also rest assured that your affiliate ID is correctly inserted into the URL with this new Amazon Associates feature. With the old methods, you had to manually check if the value existed and worry about whether or not the URL shortener would remove your affiliate tag.
Here is an image showing what happens when you click the Share on Twitter link (click to enlarge):
If you have any questions about this feature, feel free to leave a comment here. paying off http://twitter.com/amazonassociate for more information.
Joshua Odmark is a Senior Research Specialist at Admax Media Inc. As well as blogging for a performance marketing blog. follow him Twitter Or connect with him on LinkedIn.