Amazon Mashups

Amazon has been doing a great job of staying up to date with RSS. They have released several feeds that give us the opportunity to keep up with Best Sellers, New Releases and Tagged products. Using RSS is a great way to allow users the ability to mashup pages with their content while maintaining an affiliate link to make money.

Amazon RSS web feeds can be subscribed to or used as a data source for your own applications. The mechanism to add your affiliate link is the best part. You simply add your affiliate id as a parameter in the URL.

There are 2 pages to visit to see learn about these feeds.

Tagged Products web feeds

Bestseller and New Release feeds

To show how easy this is I have created several pages that take the Amazon feed and parse it with MagpieRSS which is built in to WordPress. If you look at the links in each one it includes the affiliate id.

Products -This page is part of and utilizes the Tagged Products RSS. It is also based on a page template and includes a form to do more searches with.

I have been an Amazon affiliate for years, and this by far is the easiest way I have seen to create pages with Amazon content.

Tell me what you think?

Suggested reading onĀ Amazon Simple Store in PHP.

6 thoughts on “Amazon Mashups

  1. I think this is great! This really makes lives of people who what to show case Amazon products much easier.

    I have had a lot of success with Amazon in the past. It falls in second place against Google Adsense.

    With the Amazon Mashup you are able to quickly and more effectively present products to your readers. Nice work, I love it!

  2. Sounds very interesting but I’m not sure how it works. I went to the Amazon link but don’t see how you make an actual page of… say… the most popular electronics.

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