Yesterday, lensmaster AJ Ashley started a thread on Facebook about using unique Amazon ID to track your lenses performance. I started doing this recently and I am slowly in the process of adding a unique tracking to each of my (many) lenses. It’s a long job because I have way too many lenses. But it makes a lot of sens.
This allows you to pin point exactly which lenses bring the clicks and the sales. Obviously it takes time to change all those links but it is well worth it. You can have a nice overview of Amazon performance on your lenses by using the Tracking ID Summary report:
Here’s how to do it (with screenshots too!):
1- Log into your Amazon affiliate dashboard.
2- Locate on the left navigation “tracking ID box” and click “manage”:
3-On the manage page, click “add a tracking ID” :
4- Type a tracking ID you would like to have and click search:
5- Click use selected to have this ID added to your bank of Amazon ID’s:
6-Congratulations! You have a new Amazon tracking ID:
Now whenever you make an Amazon link, just pick the correct ID in the drop down menu like this:
For older links you wish to change to new tracking ID, you don’t need to re-do the links from scratch! Just edit the links directly on your Squidoo page and replace the old ID with the new.