Amazon Associates is one of the best ways of monetizing websites that can be found out there. Unfortunately, most people do it wrong. They neglect to implement Amazon OneLink. As a result, they lose out on thousands of dollars on international traffic. If you are one of these people, here is how to correctly implement OneLink to monetize traffic from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany and many more countries.
What is Amazon OneLink?
Amazon OneLink is very necessary, but what is it? Thing is, most people, including Amazon affiliates, are blissfully unaware that Amazon has stores in many countries. It’s not only in the United States that you will find Amazon! But why does it matter?
Well, all these stores are different. Each of them operates as a standalone entity. So, what it means is that if you have joined the .com store, you also need to join the .co.uk store if you want to monetize traffic from the United Kingdom. This is something that most affiliates neglect to do. They lose lots of money as a result.
So, do you need to create separate websites for separate stores? The good news is; no, you don’t need to do that. This is where OneLink comes into play. The purpose of OneLink is to make sure that people are directed to their local stores.
So, when someone in Japan clicks on an amazon.com link on your blog, they don’t get directed to the U.S store. They get directed, instead, to the Japan Store. That way, they will be able to make local purchases. This increases the chance that they will buy, which earns you more money. The same applies for those in Japan, Australia and so on.
Available Amazon Stores
The following are the currently available Amazon Stores. Each of them is located in a different country and they run separate affiliate programs. Therefore, you need to join each if you want to monetize traffic in these stores.
- United States
- United Kingdom
Why it’s important to monetize international Amazon Affiliates traffic
Linking all your Amazon account IDs through OneLink is important because most people buy most things from their local stores. So, if you direct them to an Amazon store in another country, they are unlikely to buy. By implementing OneLink, you get the chance to convert traffic across the globe into sales. This increases the money that you earn from Amazon Associates.
How to Link your Amazon Accounts using OneLink
Linking your Amazon Associate accounts from different countries through OneLink used to be a bit complicated. That was because you needed to integrate a script called OneTag onto your site. This was certainly doable, but it could be complicated by the fact that people out there use different CMSs and themes.
The good news is that Amazon has now simplified the entire process. The result is that you no longer need to implement OneTag on your site. In fact, if you have it, you should probably remove it. Amazon now automatically redirects people to their local Amazon store without using OneTag.
Linking all your Amazon Associates accounts
To link all your Amazon Associates accounts as part of monetizing international traffic, all that you need to do is the followings;
- Go to the OneLink page.
- Join other Amazon stores where you wish to monetize traffic. If you use Google Analytics, you should use that to find out where you get most of your traffic.
- That’s it. Now, all your traffic will be directed to the appropriate Amazon Store
As you can see, the process of monetizing your Amazon Associates international traffic is simple. If you are an Amazon Affiliate, you just need to join relevant stores. From there, you can use OneLink to connect your U.S. account with your international accounts. That way, you will be able to earn from sales in other Amazon markets. The process will work in the background so you don’t need to do much work. Another piece of good news is that now you can view all the stats about your earnings in one place.