If you take part in Associates Central, Amazon’s affiliate program, you probably already know that the official tool for creating Amazon affiliate links is awful. It’s bloated and includes a lot of unnecessary code. Here’s the HTML code it generated to create a simple text link for Ancillary Justice, a sci-fi novel I’m reading:
This code generated by Amazon annoys me. This is a text link, but it has a lot of inline style information that’s not needed.
A better, most efficient way of adding an Amazon affiliate link is to just code it yourself the old-fashioned way. All you have to do is include the following URL to the title, word, product, or image you want to link to:
Replace ASIN with the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) of what you are linking to. Then, replace your_Associates_ID with your associates ID. Finally, replace Product Name with the word or the image you are posting to.
Clicking on the link takes you to the product’s detail page.