Are you an Amazon affiliate partner & would like to earn more money without doing extra work?
If your answer is yes, then today is a lucky day for you.
Today, you will be learning about a crucial aspect of the Amazon affiliate program that could help you earn more money without lifting a finger.
Did you know the Amazon Associates program is country-specific?
This is one factor most newbies & intermediate Amazon affiliates don’t know. They end up leaving a lot of money on the table. Well, today I will show you exactly how you can take advantage of new technology to start earning more from the Amazon Associates program.
Many of the existing Amazon affiliate partners don’t know about one important thing:
- Amazon doesn’t pay you for a sale which is made on stores in a different country other than the one you have signed up for.
Call it intelligent links, link localization, global linking, universal linking, or link globalization, it all means the same thing with regards to the Amazon ecosystem.
Here is a list of countries where you can create country-specific Amazon Associates profiles:
How To Start Using Geni.us for Optimizing Amazon Earnings:
The concept of Geni.us is brilliant for any internet marketer & I really like the way they’ve made it easy for anyone to get started. The onboarding is simple & once you have created a trial account, you can straight away track how effective this service is going to be for you.
Connect Affiliate Program
You need to copy/paste your Amazon affiliate link to let Geni.us auto-detect the country you are signed up for in the Amazon affiliate program.
Note: Copy your affiliate URL from the address bar & paste it as shown in the above screen. It will auto detect the location, but do cross-check before clicking on “Connect this Program”.
This is how it looks for me:
Adding iTunes Affiliate Program
To connect your iTunes affiliate program with Geni.us, you just need to copy/paste the token from your PHG account:
I’m not utilizing the iTunes affiliate program via Geni.us at this moment.
Creating Your First Link
Click on the “Links” tab & paste your first affiliate link.
You can learn how to create global Amazon affiliate links here.
Integrating Geni.us with Your Website
The best part is they offer multiple ways to integrate Geni.us on your website.
This is the easiest method that works with every platform including BlogSpot. All you need to do is add the lines of code just before the closing </body> or </head> tag. You can use the Google Tag Manager to manage all such tags from one place.
If you have multiple websites, do take advantage of the “Group” feature.
- WordPress Plugin (Amazon Link Engine):
If you are a WordPress blogger like me, you can use the official Geni.us Amazon link plugin. All you need to do is create an API key from your Geni.us account & configure the WordPress plugin with your API key.
After this, all existing links will be automatically redirected to the affiliate program.
My Amazon Income Stats After Using Geni.us for 30 Days:
Before using Geni.us, I was only linking to the Amazon.com store. Once I integrated Geni.us, I started sending traffic to all the Amazon stores based on a user’s geo-location. In the below graph, you can see the distribution based on click destination.
Here are the stats from my Amazon India Associates program which was generating no money before using Geni.us:
In the below screenshot you can see the earnings report from the Amazon U.K. Associates program.
Note: Ignore the amounts as we only promote a few products from Amazon.
The pricing of Geni.us is pretty simple as you only need to pay based on the number of clicks.
You can also try it for free with unlimited clicks for 14 days which is good enough for you to test out the service.
Well, Geni.is is indeed one such tool that every Amazon affiliate should use. Apart from affiliate marketing, you can also use it for various purposes. For example, you can use it to send users to different pages based on their device or geo-location.
The practical implementations are numerous & I’m pretty sure you will figure out a smart way to use this tool.
Alternative to Geni.us for Amazon Associates: There is a WordPress plugin called AAWP which is not as powerful as Geni.us, yet popular among marketers who are into the Amazon affiliate niche.
So give Geni.us a try and let me know your experience in the comments below. I will be sharing a detailed case study on how much extra money I have made using Geni.us in coming days.
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