Want to add Amazon ads to your WordPress site?
Amazon ads can be a great way to make money online. Besides, they have a faster and simpler approval process compared to other ad networks.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add Amazon ads to your WordPress site, step by step.
What are Amazon Ads?
Amazon ads are display ads from the Amazon network. These ads operate similar to Google AdSense and other ad networks. However, these ads will show related products from Amazon.
You can add Amazon display ads throughout your content or at the end of your posts to encourage readers to click.
Native display ads will show relevant products to your visitors based on the content and their search history.
The setup process is very easy. All you need to do is add the code to your site once, and it’ll automatically display ads across your site. This means you earn more profit without having to do any additional work.
There are 3 different types of native shopping ads you can add to your site:
- Recommendation ads show products based on the content and user’s search history
- Search ads allow users to search Amazon products directly from your website
- Custom ads let you display your favorite products to your readers
Why Add Amazon Ads to WordPress?
Amazon ads have a much faster approval process, which allow you to quickly start earning money with display ads and affiliate marketing.
Display advertising is one of the most popular ways WordPress blogs earn money.
However, a lot of advertising networks have strict approval processes, and it can take a while to get your site approved especially if you’re new.
Amazon ads can shortcut this waiting period. If you get approved by other networks in the future, then you can add these alongside your existing Amazon ads.
Depending on the type of site you have, these ads can convert pretty well too.
How to Add Amazon Ads to your WordPress Site
There are some ways you can add Amazon ads to your WordPress website.
Before you can ad Amazon ads to your site, you’ll need to join the Amazon.
Go to the Amazon Associates program website and click the ‘Sign Up’ button.
Then, you’ll be asked to log in to your existing Amazon account using the email and password associated with that account.
If you don’t have an Amazon account, then go ahead and create one now.
Once you’ve logged in to your account, you’ll need to add additional account information and answer questions about your website. Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
After you’ve finished, your application will be reviewed by Amazon. The approval process is pretty fast and much more accessible than other networks like Google AdSense.
Create Your Amazon Ads Code
Before you can add Amazon ads to WordPress, you’ll need to create your Amazon ad code.
To do this, open up the Amazon Associates ad editor. Then, visit Product Linking » Native Shopping Ads.
After that, click on ‘Recommendation Ads’.
You can also create ‘Custom Ads’ or ‘Search Ads’, but for this guide we’ll focus on recommended product ads.
Here you’ll name your ad, choose your ad format, and choose the product categories that products will display from.
You can also set a keyword fallback.
If there are no relevant products to display, then Amazon will pull a product related to that keyword.
You can also preview your ad on both desktop and mobile.
After you make your changes be sure to click ‘Save and View Ad Code’.
Now, you’ll need to copy the ad code and paste it into a text editor. You’ll need this code later to embed your ads into WordPress.
Now, you’re ready to add Amazon ads to your WordPress site.
Method 1. Add Amazon Native Display Ads in WordPress
Adding Amazon display ads to WordPress is pretty simple.
You’ll have a wide range of different display options and ad types to choose from.
For instance, let’s say you’re writing an article about how to improve your posture. You could include Amazon Native display ads at the end of your post that feature posture correctors and other mobility tools.
The easiest way to add Amazon Ads is by using a WordPress plugin.
We recommend using the WP Advanced Ads plugin. It’s easy to use and lets you quickly embed several ad types into your website, including Amazon ads.
Firstly, you need to install and activate the plugin.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, you’ll have a new menu item called ‘Advanced Ads’. Go to Advanced Ads » Ads and click ‘New Ad’.
Next, add your title and choose ‘Plain Text and Code’, then click ‘Next’.
Then, paste your Amazon ad code that you created earlier.
Then, click ‘Next’.
On the next screen, you can choose to hide the ad from some users and pages. However, we’ll leave the default settings. Then, click ‘Next’.
Now, we’re going to select where our Amazon ads will display. You have several options to choose from including, before, after, and within your content. You also have the option to display Amazon ads in your sidebar.
We’re going to select ‘After Content’. However, you can choose the option that works best for your site.
After you select your display option, your ad will now be visible on the front end of your site.