If you want to increase your amazon affiliate sales and earnings this little ‘hack’ I learned might boost your sales. It sure did increase my commissions with Amazon!
Imagine being able to say something like this:
‘82% Off Pet Supplies At Amazon.com’
Or have a banner like this:
Since we are using a Pet niche blog, or site, as an example use your imagination and substitute ‘Pet Supplies’ with any main category in Amazon.
Do you think someone would click on it? Do you think someone would buy?
The problem is that there is no area on Amazon to search by percentage off unless they are having a special deal that day. But now there is!
Increase Sales With This Amazon Hack:
Every category on Amazon has what’s called a ‘node’ that identifies it. A node is a number that is used to identify a list of products that are for sale on their site.
But the cool hack that nobody really knows about is that you can find all the products that are for sale at any specified discount you want. So if I want to see if there are any items 82% off the retail price in the pet supplies category (Node 12923371), I would use a link that looks like this:
The red numbers starting from the left are the node number for the category, and the 82 is the 82% off.
Check this out:
You can’t find or search Amazon any other way that I know of.
The cool part is yet to come!
So how can you use this to improve your Amazon Affiliate sales?
Once you have the link you want to use with the right node and percentage off, copy the entire link, and then go to your Amazon Associates center.
Click on Links and Banners:
Then click on ‘Link To Any Page’:
Scroll to the bottom and copy and paste your link into the link builder in the Link to Any Page section, and type in the text you want where it says Name Your Link, and click Get HTML in the lower right corner:
Here’s what you get:
All you have to do now is click Highlight HTML, and the right click and save it to notepad or your HTML editor.
Your new text link will look just as it is shown in the above image where it says Preview.
Some affiliates take the actual raw affiliate link out of the HTML, and then create a banner add…
ATTENTION: An Internet marketer that I respect once told me that you have to use Amazon’s tools to create links and banners. So I do not know if you can create your own banner and use the raw affiliate link. I do not know if this is part of their terms of service agreement. I’ve checked and can’t seem to get a definitive answer, so check for yourself.
With that said, they are pretty forgiving in my experience. Much more so than the evil Google Empire 😉
Here is what they had to say when I asked them if they had custom banner creation services or if I can make a banner myself and code it with my raw affiliate link. See if you can sort it out:
I am sorry, we do not offer banners for individual products. You are welcome to create your own, or you can create a product link in Associates Central.
You can find these tools by logging into Associates Central at http://associates.amazon.com and visiting the “Links and Banners” and “Widgets” section.
We ask that you use these tools to create the links you need. The tools will automatically insert your correct Associates ID into the HTML code, which allows us to track sales from your links and will present you with images where applicable. You’ll need to paste the HTML code into your website using your HTML editor or the authoring tool provided by your web host.
There are a number of links that we offer so please take the time to consider all of the linking options available.
I hope this helps.
Here Is A List Of Amazon.com Node Numbers:
- Node 16310091 – Industrial &; Scientific
- Node 172526 – GPS and Navigation
- Node 165796011 – Baby
- Node 404272 – VHS
- Node 1036592 – Apparel & Accessories
- Node 1040668 – Shoes
- Node 3367581 – Jewelry & Watches
- Node 599858 – Magazines & Newspapers
- Node 283155 – Books
- Node 5174 – Music
- Node 130 – DVD
- Node 16261631 – Unbox Video Downloads
- Node 468642 – Computer & Video Games
- Node 229534 – Software
- Node 13993911 – Amazon Shorts
- Node 172282 – Electronics
- Node 1065836 – Audio & Video
- Node 502394 – Camera & Photo
- Node 301185 – Cell Phones & Service
- Node 541966 – Computers & PC Hardware
- Node 1064954 – Office Products
- Node 11091801 – Musical Instruments
- Node 1055398 – Home & Garden
- Node 1057792 – Bed & Bath
- Node 1057794 – Furniture & Decor
- Node 3370831 – Gourmet Food
- Node 284507 – Kitchen & Housewares
- Node 286168 – Outdoor Living
- Node 12923371 – Pet Supplies
- Node 15684181 – Automotive
- Node 228013 – Tools & Hardware
- Node 16310101 – Grocery
- Node 3760911 – Beauty
- Node 3760901 – Health & Personal Care
- Node 3375251 – Sports & Outdoors
- Node 165793011 – Toys & Games
You can customize the link to find products that are only sold by Amazon.com and not by other vendors on Amazon. You do this by placing this code at the end of If you want to limit results to just items sold by Amazon, add this to the end of the search:
Example: The search below will show items at least 82% off in the pet supplies category but the items are only sold by Amazon:
Now that you know how to do this, consider putting a text link in a highly visible area on your site that says something like:
Get 75% Off Computers and Electronics At Amazon.com!
Or choose a different percentage off. Be sure to search for to see if there are items available at the discount price you are searching for.
I have a free tool that you can use to make this idea that will increase your Amazon earnings easier. Go to my webmaster tools site with the Amazon Secret Link Finder…
It’s really simple. Just select the percentage off you want to search, choose Node number (by category), choose whether or not you want all listings to be sold and fulfilled by Amazon (check the box):
Click Generate Link:
And then your link shows up in a gorgeous yellow box. All you have to do is select it all, right click, and then save it.
After that you need to follow the directions above to get your affiliate link.
Be sure to test your links to be sure they work properly before you get your affiliate link, and after. Even the ones with my free tool. If you have a problem let us know.
Try using total notify plugin, which is basically the same as the Hello Bar, but free (at least it was when I first created my tool).
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