AMZ Watcher

Discover broken Amazon affiliate links

AMZ Watcher is a tool for Amazon Affiliates, which checks your website for links to Amazon and notifies you when products become unavailable.
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Maker
👋 Hi Product Hunt, I’ve been running small side-hustle sites reviewing products on Amazon for quite a while. One of the problems i’ve always had is products on Amazon going 404 or turning unavailable for whatever reason. This caused my readers bounce off Amazon and look for the products elsewhere, which meant that I was not getting my affiliate commissions. After spending a lot of time trying to keep track of my broken links, I craved a better way of doing this. This is why I created AMZ Watcher. AMZ Watcher automates the mundane tasks of finding links to broken Amazon products on your site and notifies you when something goes wrong on Amazon’s end. Current features: - Monitor your site’s Amazon Affiliate links - Get notified when products turn 404 or unavailable - Find missing Affiliate Tags - Export data with ease into *.csv - Effortlessly track and analyze site performance - Compatible with popular plugins: genius, AAWP, EasyAzon, OneLink... - Multi-language support: Amazon US, UK, CA, AU, ES, FR. You can check our our Case Study where we looked at the most popular case study sites to see where they stand on affiliate link count. https://amzwatcher.com/amazon-li... Got a Q? Ping us here or in the live chat.
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Steph KellyAussie Digital Marketer
Such a great idea! It already saved me some money ;)
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Lachlan Kirkwood
Helping Makers Look Better 👕
Great product helping creators save revenue, awesome work!
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S A
Maker
@lachlankirkwood Thank you for your kind words 😊
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Marco J. GrishabereCommerce Growth Marketer (PPC&CRO)
Good stuff! Really like it as the interface is super handy and easy to use.
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S A
Maker
@marco_j_grishaber Thanks for your feedback!
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Love this and I think it is well needed!
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S A
Maker
@creynoldslive Appreciate the kind words 😊
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Jesse LakesCEO, Geniuslink
This is definitely a big problem, congrats on building a solution! And a big thank you for ensuring compatibility with Geniuslink (full disclosure, I'm a founder)! However, could you share a bit more about how the plugin works? If I'm not mistaken the service crawls a site and resolves the links it believes to be Amazon links to check if they are "working". Is that correct? The reason I bring this up is that I believe that this process of detecting broken Amazon links is putting all of your users'​ Amazon accounts at risk. :-( Buried deep in the Policies section of Amazon's Operating Agreement for the Amazon.com Associates Program you'll find this: 6. Content on your Site (s) You will not artificially generate clicks or impressions on your Site or create Sessions on an Amazon Site, whether by way of a robot or software program or otherwise If you haven't connected with an Account Manager at the Associates Program to review how your plugin works I'd encourage you to do that soon! Upsetting Amazon or having your users get in trouble with Amazon is not good! I hope I'm wrong about how the tool works, but if not, I hope the notes are helpful! Good luck and let me know if there is anything we, at Geniuslink, can help with. -Jesse
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S A
Maker
Hi @jesselakes, Thanks for your comment, I appreciate the feedback! This means a lot coming from you. Indeed, we are well aware that there is a policy that forbids to affiliates to artificially generate clicks to Amazon. Which is why we’ve split this into completely separate processes, which results into us having the site crawl totally separate from scraping amazon listings. On top of that, we scrape ASINs only, i.e. we remove any identifying information from the links themselves(like referrer, affiliate ids and other identifiers). Besides, 3rd party integrations help a bit as well ;) As for the rest of Amazon's Operating Agreement for the Amazon.com Associates Program, we are not storing any data from Amazon which might put us or our users at risk right now. However you know Amazon's tricky policies better than anyone, so thanks for the tip, we've been planning to start with working with them directly :) I loved seeing that you solved this issue on your end and have this as a feature of GeniusLink. Having been a long-time customer of yours, I want to thank you for building such a great product. One question though. How does this exact feature work at GeniusLink? My intuition tells me that either you have a really good deal on your Product Advertising API or there’s some scraping (by you or a 3rd party) involved as well.. Cheers, Serge
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Jesse LakesCEO, Geniuslink
Hey @sergey_shlykov1, Well played! That set up / process makes a lot of sense. We use the Amazon PA API for our "Link Health" tool. We are already a major consumer of the service for the link translation aspect and checking the products status / inventory level is just paying attention to a few more of the values coming through. Thanks for the kind words and best of luck. Let me know if you can think of any collaborations for us. Cheers! -Jesse
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