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Amazon USA v UK

 
SteveRogerson
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on 05/28/2013

I have in my settings an Amazon UK number but every time I insert an Amazon module in an article it comes out as Amazon USA module. How do I fix this?


Steve Rogerson
humagaia
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on 05/28/2013

You don't and you can't. Wizzley and every other Web 2.0 site that links to Amazon, links to Amazon USA (.com) and will only do so with an Amazon dot com number.

So there is a fix really - sign up for Amazon dot com and get that number to plug into Wizzley. Then you may at last get paid for any visitors that buy something (but NOT from the .co.uk Amazon site).

There is a recent forum post where I asked for Wizzley to create a UK site where Amazon dot co.uk affiliations could be utilised. Check it out (http://wizzley.com/forum/chatter-away-friends/not-sure-where-to-put-out-this-query-request/)


WordChazer
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on 05/28/2013

I have tried linking some of my in-text links to Amazon UK, Steve. Not sure if that works?

Am hoping that humagaia's idea will be taken up, as I am fed up with having everything quoted in $ when I'm talking about UK events and will shortly be adding UK bands to the mix.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
KathleenDuffy
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on 05/28/2013

I just want to get a couple of things clear.

1. We are not talking about Amazon.co.uk links through Wizzley, are we?  I've got a few Amazon UK links I made myself with text  and images from Amazon UK, so hopefully these will be ok through Vigilink?  I am not affiliated to the Amazon UK site, but that's ok, isn't it?

  2. Looking at Vigilink's Merchandising tool, it gives a list re Amazon:sites.  On Amazon.com it says "6% of sales at myhabit.com"  and for Amazon UK it says "10% Amazon Instant Video.   I don't know what myhabit.com is - but are we restricted to just getting paid if someone buys something from whatever myhabit.com is?  And same with Amazon UK - do we only get paid if someone buys an Instant Video?  Or are these just special case scenarios and anything that's sold gets a commission, not just videos?

Any clarification welcome!  Also, sorry if I have misunderstood anything as this is all new to me.

thanks for bearing with me, I appreciate your patience.

Kathleen

 


Kathleen
Simon
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on 05/28/2013

Amazon.uk.com links are affiliated by VigLink. That should work nicely. It's just our Amazon module that only works with Amazon.com ...


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KathleenDuffy
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on 05/28/2013

Simon - thanks for your reply!  Apologies for my massive thesis on such a simple thing.  I'm glad the Vigilink works with Amazon uk!

Cheers!


Kathleen
WordChazer
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on 05/28/2013

 

KathleenDuffy: 05/28/2013 - 05:28 PM

Apologies for my massive thesis on such a simple thing.

*Grin*. 'Massive thesis'.

Kathleen, if only you saw some of the comments on my local news site. Now that would be a thesis!


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
KathleenDuffy
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on 05/28/2013

 

WordChazer: 05/28/2013 - 05:35 PM

 

KathleenDuffy: 05/28/2013 - 05:28 PM

Apologies for my massive thesis on such a simple thing.

*Grin*. 'Massive thesis'.

Kathleen, if only you saw some of the comments on my local news site. Now that would be a thesis!


:)   makes me feel better - but I do tend to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut...:)


Kathleen
WordChazer
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on 05/28/2013

 

KathleenDuffy: 05/28/2013 - 06:05 PM

 

WordChazer: 05/28/2013 - 05:35 PM

 

KathleenDuffy: 05/28/2013 - 05:28 PM

Apologies for my massive thesis on such a simple thing.

*Grin*. 'Massive thesis'.

Kathleen, if only you saw some of the comments on my local news site. Now that would be a thesis!


:)   makes me feel better - but I do tend to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut...:)

We're writers. Why use one word where a dozen (finely crafted, correctly spelled and with good grammar) will make the point so much better!?

And the latest threads I'm thinking about on the local news site are still ongoing with 80+ comments on one...all badly spelled with no punctuation (so painful to my innate editor). Plus the opinions therein are painful to my brain too. I'd rather be here discussing the finer points of Amazon UK v Amazon US with people who understand, or who are at least sympathetic.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
KathleenDuffy
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on 05/28/2013

Well said!!    Yep, I agree - kant stand it wen peeple wont spel things right!  Thank gawd there ur peeple like us ter keep up standurds!

Nite nite chuck!   xx


Kathleen
SteveRogerson
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on 05/29/2013

Sorry if I'm being really thick about this, but I'm registered with VigLink but can't see how to put a VigLink module into an article. It doesn't appear on the module list.


Steve Rogerson
humagaia
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on 05/29/2013

Steve, you will not find a Viglink module, there isn't one. You have to go find the site / product category / product you want to 'sell' (after checking that the site can be affiliated through Viglink) and add the URL to your article. 

When the article is read, Viglink sees the URL and adds its own affiliate links to the end of the URL at the point in time that it is clicked. You (or Wizzley) will get 70% of the revenue generated by the click, paid by Viglink (once they have been paid).

There are some tutorials (Wizzley articles) that may help you out with understanding this, and the Viglink site is a good place to start.

BTW you need to sign up to Viglink, through Wizzley, for everything to work properly.


KathleenDuffy
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on 05/29/2013

 

SteveRogerson: 05/29/2013 - 03:28 AM

Sorry if I'm being really thick about this, but I'm registered with VigLink but can't see how to put a VigLink module into an article. It doesn't appear on the module list.


Hi Steve - If I want to make my own module with a product from Amazon uk  I do the following:

  • I go to amazon uk and find a photo of that product.  
  • Then I click on the photo and save the image to my computer.
  • I go back into my article and using the Image module  I bring up the photo of the product from my computer.
  • Then I do a text module underneath the pic and type in 'Amazon UK'.
  • Still in the text module I highlight the words 'Amazon UK' and click on the 'link' chain button.
  • Then I enter the we address of the Amazon uk item which I go back and retrieve from Amazon UK

That should create a link to amazon uk that Vigilink recognises. I also do links to amazon uk in the text of my article sometimes - but I think with a pic you might have more chance of making someone click.

Hope this makes sense - if not, someone please butt in!

 

Kath :)


Kathleen
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