Quickie Tip – Amazon Global Links

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Now and then I’ll spot a book I like on Twitter, click on the link to go buy it, and find myself on the Amazon UK site. Unless I really, really have to have it I won’t bother to log on to Amazon.com where I get to shop, so someone just lost a sale. A while ago this year, I spent HOURS laboriously heading off to each different Amazon site, copying and pasting all my book links there, then turning them into links to pop on to my book page up above. They’re still there because I’m not taking down all my hard work, on the general principal of the thing. Then, after working my fingers to the bone like that, a lovely blogger friend let me know that there had been no need to do it at all. What you need is your Amazon Global Link, which automatically takes whoever clicks on it to the Amazon site relevant to their country. If you haven’t already got yours, pop over to Free GeoIP and save yourself the pain of the over-clicked finger.

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16 thoughts on “Quickie Tip – Amazon Global Links

    lucciagray said:
    September 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    This is so helpful! I’d heard of this type of link but I’ve never used it. Thanks for sharing!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Pleasure Luccia! It works perfectly every time. 🙂

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    Jack Eason said:
    September 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Unfortunately Jo , with Twitter’s severely restricted limit on available characters, no one can give all links. 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      That’s why the global link is so good Jack – it’s shorter too. 🙂

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    olganm said:
    September 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks so much Jo. I use booklinker (http://www.booklinker.net), although I think there might be issues if you have an affiliate account. You only need to enter one link and you actually choose the name of yours (they just link the information) There’s another one called smarturl (https://manage.smarturl.it/) that I believe is more similar to the one you share, Jo, as it also tracks sales, etc. Not sure about their option of sending people in Portugal to the Amazon.es as that will be in Spanish and they won’t be able to buy from it if they don’t have an account there… They seem to be sorting out issues though.

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    Pamela Beckford said:
    September 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    This is quite helpful – thank you

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Pleasure Pamela. Wish I’d found out about it before my epic copy and paste session. 😉

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    September 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    Thank you Up 😀
    This third party global link creator can be used with ANY website/blog and even has a WordPress plugin 😀

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    ihidemychocolate said:
    September 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Jo, You will love this article and this book. Read the comments also! xo

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/garden/362-birds-and-unruffled.html?ref=garden&_r=0

    Love from Sally sallmurphy@msn.com 914.843.9004 http://www.ihidemychocolate.com

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    theowllady said:
    September 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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    theowllady said:
    September 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    This is great! Thank you for finding it for us. @v@ ❤

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    Bette A. Stevens said:
    October 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Hi, Jo. Can’t thank you enough for this awesome tip. I just set up a global link for both of my books and shared your post on Twitter. YOU’RE AWESOME! XO

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      October 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Thank you Bette! It really is great to know that you won’t lose a reader because they’ll zoom to the right spot. HUGS! XXX

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