I installed the script on the blog but I have not seen any of the new contextual links popping up yet. Let me throw up some keywords in this post and see what happens
- Harry Potter
- Stephen King
- Anne Rice
Now comes an interesting problem. Will Kontera play nice with Amazon?
If you have not already noticed I added Kontera to the blog (all the double underlined links) and it looks like Amazon's Contextual links will be working in a similar manner. I likely will not know for sure until the end of the week as it probably will take time for the new system to properly begin working.
In regards to Amazon as a whole, I have not made any money off of them. I have had the links up on the blog for a few months and have not made any money yet.
They do have a very nice backend and I see lots of reports but, no money. Because of this I took down the generic Amazon link in my sidebar. If this new contextual system pans out than I will be very happy. The Kontera links have already begun to bring in a few dollars, will the Amazon CPA links do as well? Only time will tell.
The following is from the Amazon email:
Who Should Use Context Links?
Context Links are for people looking for an easy way to generate money from the content they write. Bloggers, review sites, and people that have archived pages that are currently not monetized are excellent candidates for Context Links.
Why Should I Use Context Links?
Earn Additional Referral Fees - By identifying and linking relevant phrases in your content, Context Links will unlock new advertising inventory, thereby providing the opportunity to earn incremental referral fees.
Convenience - Embed a piece of code on your page one time and automatically monetize both current and future content. This saves you the time from having to manually create Text Links.
Delight Your Site Visitors - Context Links provide your site visitors links to relevant products on Amazon.com, and the interactive preview functionality allows them to view these products in the context of your website without having to leave it.
Why Launch With a Beta?
We want your feedback. We have just completed a closed Beta, and we are proud of the results. An open Beta will allow us to gather more feedback that will be instrumental as we continue to improve Context Links.
source: Amazon email