我必须承认我”的原因之一January Recommendations“是实验Amazon.com associates program同事赚up to 10%of the purchase if they drive traffic to Amazon.com and the customer actually places an orderNot that I was expecting to make any money of this, but I was interested in seeing what the experience is for an associate if s/he needs to create a collection of links, and how good the tools are for tracking the results.
It appears that my readers are not going to earn my dinner for me: of the almost 2000 people that saw the positing only 63 actually clicked on one of the links to visit the product page at Amazon.comAnd none of you actually ordered something…
As you can see 3.2% of you actually looked at the product detail pages referred to in the January recommendations postingThe last four columns are conversion, items ordered, items shipped, and referral feesSadly they are all still 0 (Conversion is the percentage of clicks that results in an order)
I am having great fun though with the tools at associates centralThere is lots of trending tools and other reporting that allows you to build a real business out of being an associate.
It also gives you many more ways to collect referral fees than just direct product linksThere are different sizes of banners for promotions in different categories, search boxes, and recommended product links.
The link above here is what Amazon.com will produce dynamically as recommended products for the keywords “面向服务的体系结构” in the books categoryNext project is to see how easy it would be to integrate this into the weblog feeds…