Amazons Associate Scheme

You may have noticed that my blog has related Amazon books for a particular post. Each of these books are hooked up to my Amazon Associates account. The intention is to provide my readers with books that might interest them and also then to make a little bit of money from the referal to Amazon.

I have had one referal [Thank you to who ever that was, I appreciate it].

My Question is:

  1. Do you [the readers] like this information that is attached to each post?
  2. Would you consider a book that I have recommended?
  3. What would make you more likely to buy the book?
  4. Is it clear that there is a seperation between the UK Amazon site and the US Amazon site?
I am asking this, because one of the Stats that I have seen recently that has been published is that 4% of visitors to a site would 6% of the time buy a product.

During the beta, visitors to Associate sites who viewed a product previewclicked through to Amazon.com over 4% of the time; those clicks resulted in apurchase nearly 6% of the time
Through deduction then, this means that 0.24% of visitors will buy a product.

Is this really worth it, for the amount of Advertising Amazon will receive from me.

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.