How to Shorten Amazon Affiliate Links
Do you use Amazon affiliate links for your blog? I do, and I recently found out during a major product that those links can be quite long! So after a little digging, I found out how to shorten Amazon affiliate links!
1. Open the Amazon Associates Area by clicking on the top right corner of your screen when Amazon is open in your browser.
2. Complete the sign in process.
3. Type in the name of a book or product in the search field and click the “Go!” button.
4. Click on the tiny arrow next to “Get Link” for the product you want to share. A drop-down box will appear.
5. Click “Shorten URL with amzn.to?”
6. Copy/paste the HTML code and insert into your blog post.
And that’s it! You don’t have to worry about different options or image sizes; this provides the HTML for a text-only link. And yes, it is coded to use your affiliate ID since you are already logged into the Associates area.
I found this particularly useful when I want to link to a specific item on Amazon but I don’t need the picture or price, just a reference link to a product.
I hope you found this information helpful. It has definitely helped reduce some of my post writing time since I can search, find the short link, and keep on writing!
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive compensation or payment.
Angela Johnson says
I so need this How to Shorten Amazon Affiliate Links post! I didn’t even know it was possible. Thanks!
Melissa @ Stockpiling Moms says
Thanks so much for this how to – I have always wanted to know how to shorten amazon affiliate links!
Amanda Boehmer says
Wonderful post as we are still learning the ins and outs… I will pin and save for later. Thanks!
Holy crap, nice to know!! I actually have only done one post with Amazon links and it was tedious. Thanks for sharing.
Katrina W says
Super helpful to learn how to shorten Amazon affiliate links! Those things can get super long and definitely easier to grab the code when you just need it for the text purposes.
Laurel Cole says
Thank you for the tips, I always have a hard time with this!!
Thanks for the info on shortening amazon affiliate links. I can see this coming in handy!
Donna Hup says
Thank you again, Sherryl! I love all your tips!
Great tip! I always use this option through Amazon! Makes it so much easier!
Silvie Armas says
Great post! I’ve been wondering how to shorten those mile ling links :).