Genius Link Review
If you are an affiliate marketer with Amazon, you must be looking for ways to increase your revenue, aren’t we looking for ways to increase our income?
But I am sure you know that increasing revenue is not that easy. Maybe you feel that increasing revenue also means getting more people visiting your site. And we all know how that goes; it involves having better SEO, more content and back links.
And that requires you to put in a lot of work, right?
Well, one effortless way that I found out was inserting the genius link plugin and letting it localize my links so that I couln start earning revenue from Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany and Amazon Australia.
And that is not all.
With the tool, you can earn from many more countries.
Amazon has stores in about nine countries which you should join since you might have visitors in those countries. Below, I list the links where you can join them
- USA: https://associates.amazon.com
- Canada: https://associates.amazon.ca
- United Kingdom: https://associates.amazon.co.uk
- Germany: https://associates.amazon.de
- France: https://associates.amazon.fr
- Japan: https://associates.amazon.co.jp
- India: https://associates.amazon.in
- Mexico: https://afiliados.amazon.com.mx
- Brazil: https://associados.amazon.com.br
Now with the genius link, you can have visitors redirected to all those stores depending on their device ip address. The tool checks their ip and redirects them to the Amazon store that is most convenient.
It is a sure universal amazon affiliate link!
Well, I did use it and saw at least an increase of $50 in my monthly Amazon associates earnings. Not so high but again, not bad because the subscription cost for Genius link is a measly $10. So every month, I am getting a profit of $40.
It might seem small but it is still something to me.
What are the requirements to start localizing your Amazon links with Genius plugin
- Actually the only requirement is that you are an amazon affiliate marketer with any of their stores. If so, you can then go ahead to localize the links so that you start redirecting your readers to their respective amazon stores.
- You should have signed up as an associates with all the stores where you wish to localize your links. If for example you are an affiliate with Amazon.com and want to send your UK readers to Amazon.co.uk, then you will need to sign up as an associate with Amazon UK.
- Installing the genius plugin( it is also called amazon link engine), activating it as well as giving it your associate API.
Benefits of Having Genius Link
- Localize your Amazon links: After installing Genius link, I found out that I was leaving a lot of money on the table. I was surprised that on those months that I earned over $500 from Amazon US, I must have been leaving from $50 to $100 from Amazon UK, CA and Australia.
- Better your reader experience: I figured out that if someone was in the UK and wanted a review of a beard shaver on my site but found out that I was directing them to Amazon.com instead of Amazon.co.uk, they were going to be pissed off and were not likely to visit my site again. With Genius link though, you will direct them to the store that is appropriate for them based on their ip address.
- Know the amount of links you are getting from individual countries: After signing up on Genius Link, I was provided with a dashboard which had statistics of the clicks I was getting as well as where they were coming from. This was good as it showed me which other country to sign up for as an affiliate with Amazon.
- It informed me of the products that were out of stock as well as my broken links: This way, I was able to better my user experience as well as replace the broken links or change products which were out of stock.
- Geni.us link has a 14 day free trial: During this period, I had already seen revenue of over $20 and so I stuck with it since it had showed positive results.
- Awesome customer support: There was this one month when there were no funds on my credit card. Isaac of Genius link was very understanding and even went ahead to come up with a good payment plan for me. See it here on email.
- Recommended countries where I need to sign up with Amazon as their affiliate. They for example in the picture below recommend that I sign up with Amazon associates India since am receiving a good amount of clicks from there.
How to Install Geni.us Link On your Site
Installing Geni.us link proved to be an easy thing since all I needed to do is:
1. Sign up for the account
2. Provide my credit card details,
4. Generate the Geni.us API and intergrate on your site
5. Put down your Amazon affiliate tracking codes and I was done.
After a day or two, Genius started showing clicks and my UK, CA and Australia accounts started showing revenue.
Comparing Genius to Amazon Onelink
Before installing Geni.us link, I had tried Onelink which is a free tool by Amazon.
Installing Onelink is pretty easy since you just need to go to your Amazon associates Central page and click on the tools tab. Then click on Onelink.
You will then be asked to link your accounts, meaning that you will have gone to the individual universal affiliate programs and applied to get affiliate codes.
Then you will be supplied some code to put in your theme editor.
This video demonstrates this so well
Anyway, I started out with Onelink because, well it was free.
The truth is that I was more than disappointed because Amazon Onelink seemed not to be localizing my links really well.
I also saw a small conversion rate and because I was out there to improve my earnings, I removed the onelink script and went ahead to try the geni.us link free trial.
I was really amazed with what it did.
Within the 14 days trial, it had already given me an extra $20 and so, I decided to keep it.
Wrap Up on Genius Link
Other than localizing my links and giving me an additional $50 per month, I found out that there actually exists an affiliate program by genius link so that you will be earning some referral commission for having more people signing up and using the tool.
Anyway, that said, the tool has helped me extensively and I am happy that it enabled me post my amazon associate success story.
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