View Full Version : Word Links - can it be used to monetize eBay and Amazon links/URLs?
06-22-2012, 02:38 AM
Can Word Links it be used to monetize eBay and Amazon links/URLs? I run a vintage action figure collecting forum, and would love for eBay links people most to automatically insert my affiliate ID. Just not sure if it works this way. If it does, it would be well worth the $15 asking price.
06-22-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm sorry it does not work like you want it to work. It only converts static words (like "Amazon") to static links (like www.amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)) and while you can enter your affiliate code on the static link it does not rewrite links to auto insert your affiliate code.
In VB3 you could do this with the "Automatic Media Embedder" Mod 2.5, but no similar mod exists for VB4. (AME 3.0 doesn't work like 2.5 did.)
There honestly hasn't been much demand since many admins have started using sites like Skimlinks (http://www.skimlinks.com) which does what you ask but of course with their affiliate id.
I will put some time into this, see how difficult it may be to get something working for Amazon and Ebay affiliate ids... I'll post back here if/when I get something going.
06-22-2012, 06:07 PM
I know there were some for VB3, I wish there was at least one for VB4. I just would rather not share the profits, however little they may be, with Skimlinks, etc.
If you can create something that does this for eBay and Amazon links, we would certainly purchase it!!
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