How To Add Amazon Ads To Your WordPress Site (3 Methods)

Do you want to add Amazon ads to your WordPress site?

Amazon ads can be a great way to make money online. They also have a faster and easier approval process compared to other advertising networks.

In this article, we are going to show you step by step how to add Amazon ads to your WordPress website.

What are Amazon Ads?

Amazon ads are display ads from the Amazon network. These ads work in a similar way to Google AdSense and other advertising networks. However, these ads show related products from Amazon.

You can add Amazon display ads in your content or at the bottom of your posts to encourage readers to click.

Native display ads show your visitors relevant products based on their content and search history.

The setup process is very simple. All you have to do is add the code to your website once and it will automatically display ads on your website. This means that you can make more sales without doing any extra work.

There are 3 different types of Native Shopping Ads that you can add to your website:

  • Recommendation ads display products based on the user's content and search history
  • Search Ads allow users to search Amazon products right from your website
  • Custom ads are a great way to show your readers your favorite products

Why add Amazon Ads to WordPress?

Amazon ads have a much faster approval process, so you can make quick money with display ads and affiliate marketing.

Display advertising is one of the most popular ways that WordPress blogs make money.

However, many advertising networks have strict approval procedures. It may take a while to specifically approve your website if you're new.

Amazon ads can shorten this waiting time. If you are approved by other networks in the future, you can add them alongside your existing Amazon ads.

Depending on the type of your website, these ads can convert quite well as well.

How to add Amazon ads to your WordPress site

There are a handful of ways you can add Amazon ads to your WordPress website.

Before you can run Amazon ads on your website, you must first sign up for Amazon.

Visit the Amazon Associates program website and click the "Sign Up" button.

Amazon Associates sign up

Next, you'll be asked to sign in to your existing Amazon account with the email address and password associated with that account.

If you don't already have an Amazon account, create one now.

After signing into your account, you'll need to add additional account information and answer questions about your website. Follow the instructions to complete your profile.

Amazon Associates account information

As soon as you are done, your application will be checked by Amazon. The approval process is pretty quick and much more accessible than other networks like Google AdSense.

Create your Amazon Ads code

Before you can add Amazon Amazon Ads, you must create your Amazon Ad Code.

To do this, open the Amazon Associates ad editor. Then navigate to Product link »Native Shopping Ads.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads

Then click on "Show Recommendations".

You can also create "Custom Ads" or "Search Ads". However, in this tutorial, we will focus on recommended product ads.

Create recommendation ads

This is where you name your ad, choose your ad format and the product categories from which products will be displayed.

You can also set a keyword fallback.

Add fallback for product keywords

If no relevant products are to be displayed, Amazon retrieves a product that is related to this keyword.

You can also preview your ad on desktop and mobile.

Save the Amazon ad code

After making your changes, click "Save and view ad code".

You will then need to copy and paste the ad code into a text editor. You will need this code later to embed your ads in WordPress.

Copy the Amazon ad code

Now you're ready to add Amazon ads to your WordPress website.

Method 1. Add Amazon Native Display Ads in WordPress

Adding Amazon display ads to WordPress is pretty easy.

You have a variety of different display options and display types to choose from.

For example, let's say you're writing an article on how to improve your posture. You can include Amazon Native Display Ads at the end of your post that include posture corrections and other mobility tools.

Example of Amazon ads

The easiest way to add Amazon Ads is to use a WordPress plugin.

We recommend using the WP Advanced Ads plugin. It's easy to use and allows you to quickly embed multiple types of ads on your website, including Amazon ads.

First you need to install and activate the plugin. For more information, see our guide on installing a WordPress plugin.

WP Advanced Ads add new ones

As soon as the plug-in is installed and activated, a new menu item called "Extended Displays" is displayed. Navigate to Extended Ads »Ads and click on "New Ad".

Next, add your title, choose Text And Code Only, then click Next.

Settings for WP Advanced Ads

Then paste in your Amazon ad code you created earlier.

Then click Next".

Add WP Advanced Ads Amazon ad code

On the next screen, you can choose to hide the ad from some users and pages. However, we keep the default settings. Then click Next".

Now let's choose where our Amazon ads should appear. You have several choices including, before, after, and within your content. You also have the option to display Amazon ads in your sidebar.

We will select "By Content". However, you can choose the option that works best for your site.

Viewing Amazon Ads by Content

Once you've selected your viewing option, your ad will now be displayed in the front end of your website.

Method 2. Add Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress

Do you want to create an Amazon affiliate site? Affiliate websites work a little differently than websites that are monetized only through display ads.

In affiliate marketing, you receive a commission every time a visitor clicks on your link and buys a product.

Adding Amazon affiliate links to your website is easy with the help of the right plugin. We recommend using Pretty Links or Thirsty Affiliates. These are two of the best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress.

The first thing to do is to install and activate the plugin. We'll be using pretty links. However, you can also choose Thirsty Affiliates. For more information, see our guide on installing a WordPress plugin.

Once activated, a new menu item called "Nice Links" will appear in your WordPress dashboard.

Before creating an affiliate link in Pretty Links, you must create a link in your Amazon Associates dashboard. In your dashboard, navigate to Product Link »Product Links.

Amazon product links

Here you can search for the product that you want to create a link for.

When you find the product, click Get Link.

Get the Amazon affiliate link

Next you need to copy the link code.

To do this, click on the "Text Only" navigation element and then on the "Short Link" radio button.

Copy of the Amazon affiliate link

This will bring up the affiliate link that you need to copy.

Now go back to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Nice links »Add new.

Pretty links add new

Next, you need to name your link, add your destination url, and create your link.

Your destination URL is the link you copied from your Amazon Associates account. The "pretty link" is the shortened URL that you want to use instead.

Also, make sure you choose a 301 redirect. After making your changes, click Update to save the link.

Now you can add your affiliate link to your content.

Open a WordPress page or post. In the post editor, highlight the text you want to link and copy your partner link from above.

Add an Amazon affiliate link

Now, when your readers click the link, they will be directed to the product in the Amazon Store. When they buy the product, you will receive a commission.

For more information on affiliate marketing, check out our ultimate affiliate marketing beginner's guide.

Method 3. Add Amazon Pop-up Ads in WordPress

Another unique way to add Amazon ads to your website is with a popup. You have complete control over when and how the popup appears on your website.

You can even personalize the popups based on user behavior, their location, the page viewed, and more.

The easiest way to add Amazon popup ads is to use OptinMonster. It's one of the best WordPress lead generation plugins out there, used by over 1.2 million websites.

You can use it to easily add all kinds of popups to your WordPress site.

First, you need to install and activate the OptinMonster plugin on your WordPress site.

The plugin acts as a connection between your WordPress website and the OptinMonster software.

After you have activated and installed the plugin, click on the "OptinMonster" menu item in your WordPress admin bar.

OptinMonster main menu

After that, you need to connect your site to OptinMonster by clicking on "Start Setup Wizard".

Here you can connect to an existing account or claim your free account.

OptinMonster setup wizard

After going through the setup wizard, your WordPress site will be connected to OptinMosnter.

Navigate to to create a pop-up ad OptinMonster »Campaigns.

Then click "Add New" to create a new campaign.

Add a new OptinMonster campaign

Then select the campaign type "Popup".

Next, select the campaign template. We'll be choosing the Canvas template as it will give us a blank template to add our Amazon ad code to.

OptinMonster canvas template

Then enter the name of your campaign name and click "Start Build".

The name of your campaign will not appear in your design, it is meant to help you remember.

Name the OptinMonster campaign

This will open the OptinMonster app, where you can customize the appearance of your popup.

You won't be making that many visual changes. Instead, copy and paste the Amazon ad code you generated earlier.

OptinMonster HTML block

First click on "Blocks", then select the "HTML" block and drag it over it.

In the "Edit HTML Element" field, paste your Amazon ad code. It is automatically displayed in the editor.

Add Amazon HTML code

You can further customize your popup by adding new blocks, headings, text, and more.

When you're happy with the way your pop-up looks, click Save, then click the Display Rules tab.

OptinMonster popup display rules

This is where we set your popup display options.

The default setting is for the popup to appear when a visitor has been on the page for at least 5 seconds. However, you can adjust this if you want the time period to be shorter or longer. Then click on "Next Step".

You can leave the default options on the next screen. You can always add animation or sound effects if you want. When you're done, click Next Step.

Use the Summary page to verify that your display settings are correct.

OptinMonster popup overview page

Then switch to the "Publish" tab and switch the "Publish Status" from "Draft" to "Publish".

Then click "Save" and close the screen.

Publish the OptinMonster popup

Your Amazon ad pop-up will now be displayed on your website and will be shown to visitors after the time period you specified earlier.

The best thing about OptinMonster is that it's one of the few WordPress popup plugins that gives you complete control over personalization. Your display rules are extremely powerful. You can use it to run multiple Amazon ads that target different areas of your website.

We hoped this article helped you add Amazon ads to WordPress. You might also want to see our expert tips on the 24 plugins for WordPress and our list of the best email marketing services to increase your website sales.

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