Monday, November 07, 2005


I've had yet another purchase on Amazon from this site. I'm pretty sure it was my brother buying Shoalin Soccer.

Amazon provide an online wizard that you can use to build Associate links to their site, but it is a bit of a rigmarole so I have been doing a bit of research on making it easier and there is a much simpler method.

If I search Amazon for Shoalin Soccer, the full URL that I get is:

If I remove the session ID and ref tags that follow the ASIN number I am left with just:

All I need to do then is to append my ID to give:

The link above takes me to a purchase page. I can go to the exact original page that I started with by adding ref=nosim after the ASIN number to give:

I turns out then that all I have to do to get a link is navigate to the product and replace the portion of the URL after the ASIN number with:

Couldn't be easier.

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