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A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:38:52 am »
Here's a simple, easy-to-use way to link words in your post to Amazon.

I've prepared a new button that appears in your posting pages: it's a 'Search Amazon' button and looks like this:

When you're citing a book or accessory in your posts, you can:

1. Select the text (e.g. War and Peace), and...
2. Click the 'Search Amazon' button

Simple! In your post, that text will become a clickable link. When readers of your post click on it, a new browser page will open with search results from Amazon.

It's a quick and easy way to link the content in your posts to Amazon. (Note that, to go straight to a particular Amazon product page, or to create an image link, you still need to use the Link-Maker tool.)

Let me know if you have questions or problems with it!

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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 11:39:49 am »
    Nifty!
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    After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 11:43:07 am »
    The Amazon Kindle FAQ

    I hope Amazon appreciates all the business we are sending their way...

    Thanks, Harvey!

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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 12:12:52 pm »
    Cool... I love new toys!! :D
     

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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 12:20:30 pm »
    Cool!  And you will still get an amazon affiliate commi$$ion if a purchase is made during that visit, right?  I now always make sure I link to amazon thru this site so that a wee bit of the money I spend there will go help support this great board.  It might not be much, but I figure it all adds up and every little bit helps.

    Thanks, Harvey!

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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 01:13:05 pm »
    ^ Yes, that search has our affiliate information in it, so Amazon will credit us for any sales that result. Thanks, Xia!
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    Re: A new way to link to Amazon in your posts
    « Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 05:15:16 am »
    Here's a simple, easy-to-use way to link words in your post to Amazon.

    I've prepared a new button that appears in your posting pages: it's a 'Search Amazon' button and looks like this:

    When you're citing a book or accessory in your posts, you can:

    1. Select the text (e.g. War and Peace), and...
    2. Click the 'Search Amazon' button

    Simple! In your post, that text will become a clickable link. When readers of your post click on it, a new browser page will open with search results from Amazon.

    It's a quick and easy way to link the content in your posts to Amazon. (Note that, to go straight to a particular Amazon product page, or to create an image link, you still need to use the Link-Maker tool.)

    Let me know if you have questions or problems with it!

    - Harvey

    Cool, I've wanted to link some searches to Kindleboards, so this is great!

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