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How to convert AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate links

Looking to convert your AMZN.TO links on your affiliate site into standard Amazon Affiliate links? Look no further, Linkmoney App has the solution. 

We have made it very easy to “automatically” convert all of the Amazon Short links on your affiliate site, into standard Amazon links.

Click or tap here to jump to see how to “Automatically” Convert ALL the AMZN.to links on your site, at the same time- here in this article. 

If you want to know how to convert your Amazon short links manually, one by one, click here to jump to that section in this article. 

What is an AMZN.to link?

AMZN.to links are shortened URLs that direct customers to products or services on Amazon.com. They are usually used in marketing campaigns to make it easier for customers to find a specific product or service.

Amazon short links are created by the Amazon Affiliate Link Generator. Below is an example of a shortened Amazon Affiliate link using the AMZN.TO link shortener and a clean standard Amazon Affiliate link:

Example of a converted AMZN.TO shortlink converted to a standard Amazon Affiliate product link

Below you can see an Amazon affiliate link that was shortened by the Amazon Link Generator or Amazon link shortner. 

The second example is what the affilaite link will look link after it is converted into a Standard Amazon Affiliate link.

Note: We talk more about what is meant by “Standard cleaned up Amazon Affiliate Link” here.

Are ALL your Amazon Affiliate links making you money from your traffic?

Why convert AMZN.to links into standard Amazon links?

Converting AMZN.to links into standard Amazon links can help increase the chances of an individual clicking on the link.

AMZN.to links are shortened versions of Amazon links and can be difficult to recognize as a link to Amazon.

Standard Amazon links are much more recognizable and can help prevent users from becoming confused or uncertain about where the link will take them.

Why were we using AMZN.to links?

The idea was AMZN.to links were short, easy-to-remember links that redirect to Amazon product pages.

By converting AMZN.to links, the thought was users could quickly and easily access the product page they are looking for without having to type in a long URL or search for the product manually.

Who remembers an AMZN.to link? Unfortunately with so many people using shortend links these days, it has caused people to stop clicking links they do not fully recognize. 

Linkmoney App will do more than just convert your Amazon short links. 

Remove excess query parameters and javascript.  

Oftentimes, Amazon Affiliate links will contain extra query parameters and javascript errors. Linkmoney will turn all your affiliate links into perfect clean standard affiliate links. 

Remove query parameters
The link in the Original Link column was converted and displayed in the Updated Link column.

Ensure all of your Amazon Associates Store ID’s are in every link, including your Shortlinks.

If any of the Amazon Affiliate links do not contain your Amazon store tag, you will not receive your referral commission.

Linkmoney App will automatically make sure ALL the affiliate links on your site have your Amazon Affiliate Store ID.  

Below are examples of Before Linkmoney fixed all the affiliate links on a site and After:

Before automatcially fixing your affiliate links

As you can see below, this site has many different Amazon Associates Store IDs.

This report came from the Baseline Scan Linkmoney runs after you create your account 

The Dashboard Report showing all the different Amazon Store tags on a site.
After automatcially fixing your affiliate links

Below is an example of all of the Amazon Affiliate links that were converted, cleaned, and fixed from a Fix Scan. 

Notice all the incorrect store tags are gone and only one remains, yours.

This is why we say you will make more revenue instantly from your existing traffic after running Linkmoney.  If all your affiliate links have the correct store code, you will make more Amazon referral commissions after the Fix Scan is completed. 

Linkmoney App Dashboard Great Scan
The Dashboard Report showing all Amazon Affiliate links automatically fixed.
Linkmoney App will aslo keep any additional or Preffered Store Ids

If your Amazon Affiliate site uses more than one Amazon Affiliate tag. or Preferred Associates Store IDs, you can reserve them.  

See this article called “Linkmoney App Reserved Store Tags” for more information on reserving Amazon Store IDs. 

Below is an example of a Fix Scan with Reserved Store Tags:

The Dashboard Report showing Linkmoney reserved Preferred Store IDs.

How are Amazon Affiliate Websites using Product links?

Amazon affiliate websites use product links to refer customers to products on Amazon.com. This is done by placing a special tracking code on the link that is used to refer customers to the Amazon site.

The tracking code ensures that the website gets paid a commission for the sales it generates.

Product links are an important part of any Amazon affiliate website, as they generate a passive income and help build a steady stream of customers for the website.

Amazon product links are used in text, images and buttons
Amazon Product Links can be used in many places on an affiliate site.

Why should I not use exposed links in affiliate content?

Exposed links in affiliate content can be a major security risk. If the link is exposed, it can be easily targeted by malicious users who may be able to access sensitive information or hack into the system. 

Additionally, exposed links can also be flagged by search engines as potential spam, which could negatively impact your website’s ranking.

Short links can be used in paragraphs, emails, and more
Poorly placed Amazon Affiliate link in product content

How to automatically convert your AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate product links using Linkmoney App

We have made it quite easy to convert Amazon Short links into standard Amazon links. Here is a guide called Linkmoney App Getting Started Guides that have all the Step-By-Step Details. 

Step-By-Step Guide to converting your Amazon short links.

Step 1. Create a Linkmoney App account.

Step 2. Download the Linkmoney App Plugin

Step 3. Add your API Key to Activate Plugin

Step 4. Look at your Baseline Scan

Step 5. Set up your License. 

Step 6. Choose Expand Shortlinks, Cleanup links, and TablePress if you use the plugin on your site. Here is an article called “Linkmoney App License Control Panel and API Key” for more information on the License Control Panel. 

Expand, Cleanup Shortlinks including tables
This is the License Control Panel with all the link options checked (recommended).

Step 7. Start Your First Linkmoney App Fix Scan by clicking the Linkmoney App Plugin button. Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Plugin” for more information on the how the plugin works. 

That’s it. After you run a Linkmoney App Fix Scan, every AMZN.to link on your site will now be standard Amazon product links.

How do I know how many AMZN.to links are on my site?

Once you have created a Linkmoney App account, the system runs what we call a Baseline Scan. Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Baseline Scan” that has more information on what a Baseline Scan is.  

The Baseline scan looks at every link on your affiliate site and creates a Link Audit. But does not make any fixes. Only Fix Scans fix errors. Here are a couple of links on Baseline Scan and Fix Scans:

1. What is the difference between a Fix Scans and a Baseline scan? 

2. How to run a Fix Scan.

After your Baseline Scan is finished, you can simple go to your Dashboard and see how many AMZN.to links are on your site. The number of Amazon short links on your site will be displayed in the Audit Metrics area of the report called “Amzn.to Links”. 

Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Dashboard” that has all the details about the dashboard. 

AMZN.TO Links in the Linkmoney App Dashboard
The number of AMZN.to links on your affiliate site after a Baseline Scan.

Are ALL the Amazon Store Tracking Codes on your site yours?

Can you view all of your AMZN.TO links prior to converting them?

Yes, if you would like to view all of your AMZN.to links prior to converting them, just go to the Product Link Report. Then click the “shorltink” filter.

Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Product Link Report” for more information on the report that is generated from all the product links on your affiliate site. 

Locate AMZN.TO shortlinks
The Product Report can filter all the AMZN.to links on your affiliate site.

How do I know what AMZN.to links were converted to Standard Amazon Affiliate Links?

Linkmoney tracks every fix and change made from each Fix Scan in the Detailed Report.

Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Detailed Fixed Report” that explains this report in detail. 

Below is an example of the Detailed Report showing the original links and updated links:

Linkmoney App Detailed Report Example 3
Example of AMZN.to links that were converted into standard links in the Detailed Report.

Can I filter the Detailed Report to just show converted AMZN.to links?

Yes. Just choose the filter called “Shortlinks” from the Detailed Report and all of your shortlinks will be displayed.

Convert shortlink Orginal link and updated link
Clicking the "shortlink" filter will filter out all other affiliate links.

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Will I lose Amazon analytics if I convert AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate product links?

No, you will not lose Amazon analytics if you convert AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate product links. The Amazon analytics data will still be tracked, but the links themselves will be different.

How do I convert all my AMZN.to links manually?

Not using Linkmoney to convert Amazon short links is what we call “doing to the hard way. This will be an almost impossible task. But for a very small site, with only a few links, it can be done. But beware it is very time consuming and you will need to be very careful to not add any new affiliate link issues while doing it. 

First, if you do not know how to edit a WordPress link, here is a great article called “How to Change Your WordPress Site URLs” that show exactly how to do it.

Step 1. Go to a page that has AMZN.to links being used for product links.

Step 2. In a new tab, open up your WordPress editor. 

Step 3. Find the AMZN.to link in the article you would like to convert. Click to edit the link.

Step 4. Now, copy the shortlink, and in a new tab, paste it into the browser. 

You can now see the full link.

Step 5. Go to the Amazon Link Checker and test the link. Here is the link for the checker.

The link checker will either show a “Success” or “Failed”.

Amazon Link Checker with a Success message.

If you the Amazon Affiliate link you checked is a good link, you will get a Success message. 

This means the link also has your correct Amazon Store Code in it. 

Amazon Link Checker Success message
Amazon Link Checker with Success message.

Amazon Link Checker with a Failed message.

If you paste and check the link and the Amazon Link Fixer returns a “Fail” message, then you will need to delete that link and get a new one. 

Amazon Link Checker Failed message
Amazon Link Checker with Fail message.

Step 6. Go back to the page you were editing, and paste either the converted link (from Step 4) or the new link you made after the link failed the Amazon Link Checker back into the link in the article. 

Step 7. Do the next link(s) the same way until your site is finished. 

Conclusion

Converting your AMZN.to links into standard Amazon Affiliate links is a good idea.

If you are looking to convert your Amazon short links (AMZN.to) into standard Amazon Affiliate links, you have two choices:

  1. Use Linkmoney App. It’s quick and precise. Our AI doesn’t make mistakes. It knows the difference between a “0” (number zero) and the capitol letter “O”. Nor does it accidentally paste an incomplete URL into a WordPress external link. 
  2. Do it yourself. This is fine if you have a few links to do. But if your entire site is and has been using AMZN.to short links for a while, I wouldn’t wish that task that on anyone. It is nearly impossible- and in most cases, as a human, you could be introducing new link problems to your site.  And the time it takes just to convert one link is a lot. 

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Charles Joyner

Charles Joyner

Hello, I am a fellow Niche Website Publisher. Like you, I’m always looking to earn the most revenue I can from Amazon Affiliate websites. We created Linkmoney App so we all could earn more revenue from our hard work and time publishing and operating affiliate websites. I love all things SEO and Publishing! Software nerd since 1998. Leave me a “whoot!” in the comments if you read the article, and please comment on what would make it better. Thank you!

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