Using Clean Links

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

What are they? Why do they matter?

It's important to make sure that when you're marketing, you are using "clean" links, also known as untraceable links. Why is this important? When you search for products on Amazon, the link contains lots of data, including the account doing the searching. If you copy and share the full link, Amazon gets suspicious and may flag or decline any reviews made from that link. Think about it. If a book had no traffic and then all of the sudden, it gets hundreds of visits all originating from the same link, they assume that the traffic is fake. After all, a real customer would go to Amazon and search for a product themselves so the traffic would be coming from many different sources, not just one. If you've ever had distant friends say they've left reviews and they don't appear, this may be the reason why. So how do you get an untraceable link? It's easy. You just need to delete everything after the ASIN. ...what's an ASIN? ASIN stands for Amazon Standard Identification Number and every product sold on Amazon has one. I've underlined two examples below: As you can see in the first example, an ebook ASIN starts with a letter (usually a "B") and a physical book's ASIN will be all numbers. Now, look at all the letters and numbers after the ASIN. All of that contains information about what I've searched, my IP address, my Amazon account, and more. I've indicated that in red below: All you need to do to create a clean link is delete everything after the ASIN. Like this: That's all there is to it!

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