- January 11, 2019 at 2:39 am #203916
I’m having an issue with my Amazon affiliate links. I created a product link and input into wordpress like I always do. But if I left click on the link it goes to Amazon.com. The correct link only works if I open in new tab! Help!! It only recently started happening.
I know the Amazon Affiliate links are correct, but they just aren’t working on the site.January 11, 2019 at 5:20 am #203933NodaKeymaster
I was able to reproduce your problem, im not sure if this is a theme problem
Can you please try your problem on any other default WordPress theme?January 11, 2019 at 7:46 am #203941josh08Participant
To help you out I would like to know that are u using any URL shortener for your Amazon product? because sometimes URL shortener doesn’t redirect properly.
In my one of tech site which is Techcortex, I tent to promote amazon product earlier but at that time I used pretty links but sometimes it doesn’t work. If possible try to use Contentegg to promote Amazon or any ecom product and also try to clear cache. Maybe this will help.
January 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm #203969
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Aigars.
Hi Josh. I am not using any link cloaking as that is against Amazon affiliate policy. I did use their “link shortener” and thought that was the issue, but I changed all my links to the full and it still isn’t working.
Also, my links work on Pinterest still. I did try clearing my cache, and that didn’t change anything.January 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm #203979MikeModerator
I hope you are doing well today.
I can see this issue. Were the links working in the past? If so, when did this start happening?
SupportJanuary 11, 2019 at 1:10 pm #203983
To be honest, I’m not exactly sure when it started happening. I haven’t had any Amazon affiliate clicks showing in my dashboard since January 6th. (which is weird because I average 10-15 clicks per day and have been for several months) But I noticed the issue when I was building that specific blog post on Jan 3rd.
Yes, the links were all working previously. I went back and checked a few other posts that I’ve had for a long time and those aren’t working either.January 14, 2019 at 3:25 am #204218
I figured out what my issue was… I was trying to track Amazon affiliate links. I forgot I added code to a widget based on this website: https://www.petagadget.com/blog/how-to-track-amazon-affiliate-earnings-in-google-analytics/.
It was directing all my amazon links to amazon.com I think. Bummer, since I’d really like to know where my clicks are coming from! But I guess I will have to find another work around. Thanks for the support. This issue is resolved now though!January 14, 2019 at 7:21 am #204250NodaKeymaster
I will close this case now, Feel free to contact us again if you have other questions Thanks!
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