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TerriRexson
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on 09/11/2011

Are we able to feature products from Amazon UK at all? (I have some UK interest wizzles.)


pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

I think it's probably the same issue as with that other place in terms of the modules only being able to display US products.  If we could have UK products I would certainly be very pleased - not sure whether we are allowed to use our own affiliate banners for Amazon UK given that we are not meant to use affiliate banners for programmes that are offered through Wizzley - bit of a grey area which hopefully Chef can clarify?


TerriRexson
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on 09/11/2011

Exactly Paul. I'd be happy to use Wizzley modules if the ability to display UK products gets implemented, but I understand it may not be financially viable. 

Otherwise it would be nice to get the okay to use our own links. 


chefkeem
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on 09/11/2011

We hear ya, friends. Tell you what...we'll discuss this again over the next few days and then let you know what we came up with. We certainly wish to accommodate you in any way we possibly can.

Don't make any rash decisions just yet (swinging from the chandelier is circumstantially acceptable) - we'll get back with you ASAP.   Smile 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

Thanks Chef - just love the responsiveness here!  Much appreciated


Simon
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on 09/11/2011

The thing is, the majority of all visitors of Wizzley come from the US. In numbers: Only 5.9% of all visitors are from the UK. Thus, incorporated UK affiliate links would only work on 5.9% of all visitors. Whereas the US-part corresponds to more than 70% of all visitors. Do you know what I mean?

For that, using UK links is actually a big loss for both, authors and Wizzley. Also it's not only a small change in the back-end of the Amazon module, but really a lot of work. What's more: By giving a choice on which Amazon should be used, the navigation/settings will be even more complicated than it is already :-/

However, we certainly will find a solution, so you can use UK links as an option ...

Cheers,

Simon


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pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

Simon completely take your point and understand that as a percentage it would not make sense to allocate a disproportionate amount of resource to service them in terms of sales modules.

However 2 points to ponder:

1. Do UK visitors not arrive at a US Focused site because they know they cannot buy from there anyway?  Or do the UK searchers not have the Wizzley pages presented to them as options because the Search Engines don't see them as relevant?  So the number of UK visitors is proportionally lower because of that?

2. For me (based on visitor numbers to date) 955 people have not had the opportunity to buy - not lost sales but sales that could never have happend.

I am sure whatever solution you come up with will be great - and I would be happy with being able to use simple banners with something like "Shopping from the UK - click here"


TerriRexson
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on 09/11/2011

Hi Simon, 

I agree with you for the majority of wizzles. But I have a few wizzles on UK-specific topics. Those are the ones where it's worth putting Amazon UK links. 

And I understand the technical issues involved (I'm a lapsed techie.)

Thanks Chef, 

Look forward to hearing what you come up with. I have no chandelier so I'll just have to be good while I wait Smile

 

And thanks to both of you for the Sunday replies. Great service!

 

 


pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

 

TerriRexson: 11. Sep 2011, 15:41

Hi Simon, 

I agree with you for the majority of wizzles. But I have a few wizzles on UK-specific topics. Those are the ones where it's worth putting Amazon UK links. 

And I understand the technical issues involved (I'm a lapsed techie.)

Thanks Chef, 

Look forward to hearing what you come up with. I have no chandelier so I'll just have to be good while I wait Smile

 

And thanks to both of you for the Sunday replies. Great service!

 

 

Absolutely with you on that!  

Our chandelier does swing a bit (we live in a very old house!) so it could be precarious LOL


chefkeem
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on 09/11/2011

Until we have all this figured out...I hereby declare (solemnly, no less!) that UK authors may use their personal Amazon.co.uk affiliate links in text modules and/or image links. Banners too.

Amen.

May the Christmas-Pounds be with you.     


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

 

chefkeem: 11. Sep 2011, 15:59

Until we have all this figured out...I hereby declare (solemnly, no less!) that UK authors may use their personal Amazon.co.uk affiliate links in text modules and/or image links. Banners too.

Amen.

May the Christmas-Pounds be with you.     

You are very kind young sir and may the Christmas pounds weigh heavily in your wallet and not on your waist


Simon
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on 09/11/2011

I really like and approve Achim's decision Smile

@pkmcr: The lower number of UK visitors only results from two facts:
a) There are far less web users from the UK than from the US.
b) Wizzley is mainly promoted in the US, therefore we also get more readers from there.

The search engines show the articles to US and UK users more or less alike. Readers will not be able to see on SERPs, where they can buy from products presented on those articles.


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pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

Simon I too heartily welcome Chef's agreement to my suggestion of using our own banners for UK visitors and it will be interesting to monitor how that plays out.

For general interest the Stats do make interesting reading when one looks at where internet users come from - and for a significantly smaller population our 82% population penetration versus 78% for the US makes reveals a very active internet population.

The US represents 11.6% of all internet users and I think we in the UK do rather well at 2.4% lagging slightly behind Germany at 3.1%

But the real opportunity is Wizzley China :-)  representing 23% of total Internet Usage and that on only a 36% ppopulation penetration

 


Simon
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on 09/11/2011

Yeah, China would be nice :-D !!

Well, personally, I wouldn't want to be the one explaining to Chinese users why Duplicate Content is not allowed *lol*


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pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

 

Simon: 11. Sep 2011, 16:25

Yeah, China would be nice :-D !!

Well, personally, I wouldn't want to be the one explaining to Chinese users why Duplicate Content is not allowed *lol*

That's one for Chef LOL


chefkeem
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on 09/11/2011

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Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
pkmcr
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on 09/11/2011

Gosh Chef!  I searched Google for that and was shocked LOL 

Innocent


chefkeem
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on 09/11/2011

Me too, Paul. It's shocking how accurate Google Translate is, these days.   Innocent


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
TerriRexson
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on 09/11/2011

Thanks guys. Much appreciated. 

I'll have to think of some more things to ask for Wink

 


Simon
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on 09/12/2011

Laughing Our Chef, he's incredible!! 


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
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