So, you have a WordPress website, and you’re an Amazon Affiliate, enrolled into the Amazon Associates program. Nice! You’ve gotten off to a great start! If you’re already starting to see traffic coming into your website, then I know you are ready to start monetizing.
There are a few different ways to monetize your website but for this article we are going to focus on the Amazon Associates program. You can use Amazon’s internal tools to place text links, image links, and ad strips, but by far the most powerful method of monetizing a niche is natively placing products that solve your customers problems.
So far, if you’ve only been linking text and using images to drives sales to your affiliate links, all that is about to change as I will show you how I actually embed Amazon products effectively and natively into any WordPress website in this article.
How Do You Embed Amazon Products into WordPress?
To embed Amazon products into WordPress seamlessly you need to download the AAWP plugin. The developers at AAWP have in my opinion created the very best plugin for Amazon Affiliates like you and I. What makes their plugin the best is that it uses these awesome “product boxes” that are completely customizable.
For example, you can embed any product and add custom text, buttons and headings. The AAWP method is the best method I’ve discovered but it isn’t free. Here are a few examples of how to use this powerful strategy:
Simple Product Embed
- Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.
- Play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
- Call or message family and friends hands-free, or drop in from the Alexa App to your Echo device.
- Controls lights, locks, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices.
- Use the built-in speaker, or for bigger sound, connect to speakers through Bluetooth or audio cable.
The simple product box is a way for you natively embed any product as it comes from Amazon. Inserting a product via this method is a staple. For a beginner, you simply copy the short code (__) place the short code into the desired area of your article, then insert the ASIN into the appropriate section of the short code. Once saved the product box should display like this…
There are modifications available to this method that allow you to edit the Product’s name/heading, product description, button text and more. To take your articles to the next level you would want to utilize these features to really SELL the items in the context or your article.
At this point you know how to successfully embed Amazon items into WordPress. If you want to know more tips and tricks on how to increase conversions and how to make these product boxes standout keep reading as we get more specific in the remainder of this article.
Grids are cool for embedding products side by side. We think they are the best for product round ups and “side by side” comparisons with LARGER images. As you’ll see in the next subheading AAWP does offer comparison charts, that allow you to create full charts with as many columns and rows as you like. However, the main downside I see to the chart is that the images are a little too small to me.
What I prefer to do is a combination of both! So I’d recommend setting up a Grid first and then embedding a chart beneath the grid to show a list of key features to consider when shopping for the type of product being considered. Grids are also a great way to create a cliff notes area to your article. People have short attention spans these days, so build the pages to give them the information they want right away without having to search too much.
Taking this approach can help increase your affiliate sales by solving a problem at the beginning of an article.
Comparison Chart Embed
When it comes to Charts there are a few different styles. The first example shown above is called a “Table” and I really liked these a lot when they first came out. However, as I progressed and built more and more sites they fell out of my graces. If you think they will work for you, give them a try. You can always set up a split test when you divide the amount of traffic that visits your page by the amount of conversions you get to see which type of product box converts best on your specific website.
Best Sellers List Embed
On Amazon the “Best Sellers List” is the holy grail of any particular category. It’s basically a curated list of the top 100 best best selling items. What makes this list powerful is that the top 20 products are proven to convert at a high clip. Having this bit of information you can strategically feature these items on your WordPress blog to get them in front of your readers because they will most likely convert.
Usually these items on the “Best Sellers” list will have lots of reviews, great images and be a customer favorite. I’d recommend using these lists If you are feeling a little lazy or you want to share an overview of any niche. Close your articles with the Best Sellers List. See below as I close this article with the best reads for Affiliate Marketers.
So there you have it! How to embed Amazon products into your WordPress articles. Learning these techniques made a huge difference in my business and took my earnings up a notch for sure. Remember the whole point is to make these product boxes look as “native” or natural as possible in the flow of your content.
If the reader is looking for Affiliate Marketing Books you could use a customized product box, a grid and then a best sellers list to close. Just like this…
Native Product Box
Cliff Notes Grid
Best Sellers List
Thanks for reading this article on adding Amazon products into WordPress now get out there and BUY AAWP and get started monetizing YOUR website!!!