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Amazon-AdsIf you’re looking for a way to increase your Amazon affiliate sales you might like to check out AmazonAds – a textual ad system that puts Amazon Ads on your pages in a similar format to the way Google serves Adsense ads to your blog. I’m yet to use the program (I’ve signed up and will test it shortly) but it looks like a fairly professional package – and as far as I can see its free.

They let you customize the ads your serve to your site but you don’t have complete control over which ads will and won’t be served (all you can do is select if you want them to be ‘books’, ‘electronics’, ‘apparel’ etc). So its a basic system – but might suit some situations quite well – especially if you set them up as alternate ads for your Google ads.

They describe the system as follows:

‘AmazonAds is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display Amazon unobtrusive product ads on their website’s content pages and earn money.

The ads can be categorized by Channels (Products Category) and so you can display only “Electronics” or “Books” ad and so are always related to what you want your users to looking for on your site. You’ll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages. AmazonAds is the program that can give you amazon product revenue from each page on your website—with a minimal investment in time and no additional resources.’

Read more at AmazonAds – Because Simplicity is the key

Update: Just had an email from AmazonAds who have just announced that you can now nominate a keyword to give the ads a topic to draw ads upon. Its not true contextual advertising (ie it doesn’t determine what to serve ads for based on what is on your blog) which is good for Adsense users as it means you can use it in conjunction with that program – you simply nominate a subject and home the system will find an appropriate ad for it.

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Comments

  1. dirvish says:

    I’m trying it out as an alternative ad for adsense. It has a very easy to use, simple interface. Maybe a little too simple though…I don’t see a couple features that I would like.

  2. Fitzgerald says:

    Not really sure why you would need this, Amazon’s Affiliate site allows you to create all kinds of links, from banner ads to text. By subject matter or by product. Maybe I’m missing something here.

  3. Michele says:

    You can’t use that in conjunction with Adsense as it would breach their terms of service

  4. Brett Dix says:

    By applying to a network affiliate services company, a web publisher can choose exactly what offers they want and what URL’s they will be placed on. CPA’s, and Co-Registration advertising is a great way to get a good ROI as long as your site is getting the impressions. It’s certainly worth looking into. and there are many affiliate networking service companies to help you out. One of the biggest and most reputable is Commission Junction for starters…