A-FWD: Link Globalizer for Amazon Affiliates

You can have an international Amazon Associates link that redirects to the correct locale.

The Problem with Amazon Links

Amazon has establishments in multiple countries, however each site offers different products to different regions of the world. So if you create a link to an Amazon product, chances are that people visiting from the web are not getting directed to "their" Amazon.

Complicating matters further, its affiliate program is not international, so you need to be subscribed for each store program separately. If you have an international website, you'd want to get sales comission worldwide.

This means you need to create separate links for every Amazon in your target country (US, Canada, Germany, France etc).
This is troublesome and possibly ugly in your website layout.


The Solution

You can have one special global link for all stores. This site provides a way to create such a special link that automatically detects the users country (doing geo-targeting) from their IP and forwards them to the correct Amazon store for their country.

This service is free and easy to use. It does not require a plugin and works with every website or CMS.

You can use our Link Builder to link to specific products or to a search results page.



Some Link Examples

Link to "your" front page:

http://a-fwd.com/fp

Get directed to the "Harry Potter" results of "your" Amazon:

http://a-fwd.com/s=Harry+Potter

Link to a specific product with a certain global ASIN:

http://a-fwd.com/asin=0747594562

You should use the builder to create your own links!


International Link Builder

You can use this generator to create a special worldwide deep-link.

The link contains information like the ASIN you want to link to and your affiliate tracking IDs for the different countries you have IDs for.


Receive your global link (click the button if it is not auto-generated):

Some hints and information:





Does it work for your CMS? Is it supported by Wordpress?

This method works for all websites and blogs. You don't need to install any software or plugin for it, making your life easier. You also don't have to use Javascript to get your user to the correct store. You can also use the link on other media like e-mail, twitter or chat.

Already having a Wordpress blog? Or using Joomla or Drupal?

We have created a Wordpress plugin that transparently rewrites all your Amazon.com/Amzn.com links to global A-FWD.com links. We also have a Joomla extension and a module for Drupal. These extensions enable you to enable universal affiliate links without changing your existing articles/postings.



Is it free?

Yes, it is free and will stay like that! Woboq is sponsoring the server and bandwidth for the A-FWD GeoIP technology.
In exchange for that, 1% of your visitors/clicks will be using our affiliate ID instead of yours. We will also add our ID if you don't specify one for a certain Amazon store your user is redirected to.
You can contact us if you need special arrangements without this feature. Thank you for supporting us!


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