Build Simple Amazon Affiliate Text Links with just ASIN (10 digit ISBN) and Your Amazon Associate Tracking ID

by Yang Yang on May 15, 2009

Amazon Affiliate system does a great job presenting you a variety of ways to make associate affiliate links so that you can take credit of their products that you have referred to others. Today I messed around a little bit with their generators and finally come to a simple solution to generate affiliate links dynamically and simply with server side programming.

The simplest way to link to an Amazon product and take the referral credit is to use this link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0470633956?tag=maawe-20

Wherein 0029724600 is the ASIN (equally the 10-digit ISBN) of the product (books!) and maawe-20 is my amazon affiliate tracking ID.

Or this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470633956?tag=maawe-20

These would come quite handy when you build a book site with thousands of theme books, possibly on the same subject, and, you have a database of the books that contain the exact ISBN number for each of the book records. Now that you know amazon affiliate links can be built this way, itโ€™s nothing more than a breeze to just insert the 10-digit ISBN number as ASIN into the URL template with your own affiliate ID.

Jonathan September 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Hello!

Are you currently running a website using scraped ISBN data (other than military fiction books)?

Yang Yang September 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I tried once but it’s not worth the effort so I closed it off.

Slavi September 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I’ve heard that it is a good idea to check user’s IP and then redirect to the proper amazon site (with your aff link)

e.g.
for japan users -> http://www.amazon.co.jp
for UK users http://www.amazon.co.uk

Yang Yang September 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Wow, I thought I could only use my affiliate id on amazon.com.

Muskie October 6, 2010 at 6:58 am

Is this link format still valid for people in North America, there is a an Amazon.ca but I prefer to buy from Amazon.com as they have a greater selection.

Yang Yang October 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I think it is. But you can also use /gp/product/xxxxx.

nichom January 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for the idea,

How to filter the products with this method,

Pls blog about this

Samodra March 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

I use this software to filter amazon products.
http://www.amasuite.com/

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