I’m sure many of you received this yesterday too.
It looks like Amazon is partnering up with Blogger, to provide automatic insertion of ads from the marketplace into your site. This sounds pretty good in theory, but also opens up the opportunity for shitloads of MFA (read, made for amazon) sites to clutter the tubes. Anyway, just thought this would be something interesting to discuss especially with the decline of EPN lately.
Here’s the letter I received;
Today we are excited to announce Amazon Associates for Blogger, a direct integration between Amazon Associates and Blogger. This new collaboration enables Bloggers to monetize their content by adding relevant Amazon products to their blog posts without interrupting the blog editing process. Amazon Associates for Blogger is available now available here on Associates Central. Amazon Associates who dont have a Google Blogger account can set up a free Blogger account with their Associates ID and start earning right away.
The new tool allows Bloggers to add links and images to their blog posts in just 2 easy steps:
1.Bloggers highlight the relevant text and the Amazon Product Finder will search Amazons millions of products and recommend the ones that are most closely associated with the text
2.Bloggers can then insert a link or image to that product which includes their Associates ID, enabling them to earn up to 15% in referral fees from Amazon
Bloggers will also be able to show dynamic content in their blog sidebar using a new set of integrated Sidebar gadgets, such as gadgets for MP3 clips from the Amazon DRM-free music store, an Amazon Deals gadget, and an Amazon Search box.
Also as part of this new integration, Bloggers who dont have a free Amazon Associates account can create one directly within Blogger so tell your friends that use Blogger how they can start earning with Amazon Associates today.
Please tell us what you think of our new Amazon Associates for Blogger feature using hashtag #AMZN4BLGR on Twitter or contact us via the contact form. We want to hear from you!
The Amazon Associates Program
Did you guys get it too? What do you think? Are you going to attempt more with amazon now? or just stick with EPN or forget them both?