Self Made Minds had a short but brilliant post last week that I think is Gold for those using Amazon’s affiliate program to make money from their blog (in fact it can be adapted to any affiliate program).
Al writes that he hacked together a little ‘Buy Now’ in the style of Amazon’s buy buttons (pictured below) and added it to his posts (linking it to Amazon’s pages for the products that he was writing about).
Here’s the button Al used:
Conversions went up by 50-100% on the pages that the button was added to.
I’m not sure if that kind of increase will be seen across the board – but it makes a lot of sense.
Most web users are familiar with Amazon and their buttons and simply adding one to your page is sure to grab their attention but also get people in the door at Amazon (a very powerful thing).
I’ve just added the button to quite a few of my own pages and am interested to see what impact it will have in the next 24 hours to my own Amazon Affiliate commissions.