Recently i installed this link , that says it will localize your Amazon links so that the it updates any amazon links on your website /blog with your amazon id for that country so that you don’t miss out on commissions.
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I installed this plugin and though i would do a check to see how things are going . to my horor i found that the amazon link are pointing to someone else amazon id , which would obiviously be the plugin maker. So i was ytricked into handing over all my commisiions to the this guy . DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN it is a scam. IT will replace all you amazon links with this id link “http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=petewill-20” .
[ Author of this plugin has sent me a clarification message , which i have posted at bottom of post ]
check out the pic below
I clicked one of the about links http://petewilliams.info/ and also the id link that covered mylinks with his links was “http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=petewill-20”
The plugin ” Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer”
This is totally sneaky and wrong, please do not download this plugin.
Clarification sent from Plugin author: Pete williams
My name’s Pete and I wrote this plugin. It looks like there’s been a bit of a mixup here so I thought I’d try and clear it up for you.
Just to explain, the script does use my affilliate IDs, but *only* where you don’t provide your own. It will never overwrite your IDs, and so will never deprive you of any commission. This is explained on the page on my site for this script, on it’s page in the WordPress Plugin directory and again in the plugin’s readme.txt – so obviously I am not trying to scam anyone:
If you do not insert your own affiliate IDs the script will use mine. Hopefully this will help fund my book addiction!”
With this in mind, I’d appreciate it if you could update your post to correct the information.
My response: I certainly had put my id in and this was still happening when i had used this plugin , this might have been fixed since then . so you can most certainly have a look for yourself if you interested in this plugin and check it outfor yourself if you like.
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