How To Add Amazon Affiliate Links To Your WordPress Blog

how to add amazon affiliate links to your wordpress blog

The Amazon Associates Program provides a great way of monetizing your blog.

All you have to do is add an Amazon affiliate link to any product your mention and you can passively earn income from your article.

To add an Amazon Affiliate link to your site follow these steps:

1. Login To Your Amazon Associates Account

Links below:

CountryAmazon Associates Login Link
Amazon UShttps://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
Amazon UKhttps://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/
Amazon Canadahttps://associates.amazon.ca/
Amazon Australiahttps://affiliate-program.amazon.com.au/

2. Click ‘Product Links’

In the menu hover over ‘Product Linking’ and a drop-down menu will appear, click ‘Product Links’ it should be the first item in the menu.

Note: If you want to link to an Amazon category page then click ‘Link to any page’ instead.

3. Input The Product ASIN

If you have the ASIN number of the product you want to link to put it into the box.

The ASIN number is this part of the URL on a product page

If not you can type a product into the box to search for it.

Note: If you selected ‘link to any page’ in the last step then simply copy and paste in the URL of the page you wish to link to at this stage.

4. Click Get Link

5. Choose The Type Of Link You Want

You have three options:

  • A text and image widget
  • A text link
  • An image link

6. Adding A Text Link

For most blogs, text links will be the most commonly used form of Amazon Affiliate link.

To add a text link to a WordPress site follow these steps:

  1. Select either ‘standard link’ or ‘short link‘.

These are far simpler to add to existing posts than html links.

2. Copy the link displayed in the box.

3. Open the WordPress editor on the post you wish to add a link to.

4. Highlight the text you wish to add the link to and click the link button in the editor.

5. Paste your Amazon Affiliate link into the box shown and press enter.

6. Reselect the link and turn all the link options on.

As it is an affiliate link it should include both a ‘nofollow’ and ‘sponsored’ attribute.

It is also a good idea to open the link in a new tab so that the user remains on your site.

7. Adding An Image Link

To add an Amazon Affiliate image link follow these steps:

1. Select the ‘image only’ tab.

2. Highlight and copy the HTML code.

3. Open the WordPress editor on the post you wish to add the image link to.

4. Create a new block, then search ‘html’ and select ‘custom html’

5. Copy and paste the Image HTML into the custom HTML box

6. Add The Nofollow & Sponsored Tags

To do this simply copy and paste this line of code:

rel=”nofollow sponsored”

..and paste it after target=”_blank” and before the href as shown below:

7. Click into the html box and select ‘Preview’ To See How It Looks

8. Adding An Image & Text Widget Link

To add an Amazon Affiliate image & text widget link follow these steps:

1. Select the ‘image and text’ tab.

2. Under ‘Customize Link’ tick ‘open link in new window’

You can also edit the widget colors here to match your site.

3. Highlight and copy the HTML code.

4. Open the WordPress editor on the post you wish to add the widget link to.

5. Create a new block, then search ‘html’ and select ‘custom html’

5. Copy and paste the widget HTML into the custom HTML box

6. Add The Nofollow & Sponsored attributes

To do this simply copy and paste this line of code:

rel=”nofollow sponsored”

..and paste it in the location shown in the image below:

7. Click into the html box and select ‘Preview’ To See How It Looks


So there you have it you’ve successfully added Amazon Affiliate links to your WordPress blog.

Now you just need to drive traffic to your page (easier said than done!) and watch the cash roll in.


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