Darren Rowse at ProBlogger.net writes a post discussing multiple Amazon Associate IDs. The idea behind this thinking is that multiple IDs will enable you to track your campaigns effectiveness and this does indeed hold true. Many other programs like Adsense and Chitika already allow users to create multiple tracking IDs on their website with all of the money from the sales/clicks going into the same account. With Amazon's tiered system, however, sales on multiple IDs are reported uniquely of one another and will hinder you from reaching the top levels.
To get another unique Amazon Affiliate ID all you have to do is write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them:
I definitely feel this will be useful to some who really need to track the effectiveness of new campaigns or who are distant from reaching the next tier. For those who want to earn the highest percentage from their sales however, I recommend sticking to one ID and simply following an increase or decrease in your sales numbers. Keep an eye out on Amazon changing this in the future to allow for tracking IDs that all contribute to one system.
1. Your main Associates ID.
2. “I would like to receive XXX Associates tracking id’s to track multiple campaigns I am planning to run.”
That’s it. XXX can be any number up to 1,500. You will receive an email within 24 hours with your tracking id’s.
Tracking id’s will look very much like your Associates ID but a bit different. If your Associates ID is “MyWebSite-20″, then your tracking id’s look something like “MyWeb1-20″ through “MyWeb1500-20″.
You will then be able to use your tracking id’s in the same place as you would use your Associates ID.
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