I’ve just made a minor modification to the bookmarklet I created for tagging the URI of any Amazon product page with your Amazon Associates ID. I was compelled by Marco Arment to make this change, when the other day he tweeted the following:
I’ve been doing my Amazon affiliate links wrong most of the time.
Can’t do: /yourname–20
Must be: /?tag=yourname–20
That’s actually incorrect–according to Amazon’s Link Checker either way is fine–but I’ve seen the
&tag syntax more frequently of late and even Amazon’s own Link to Any Page dingus uses it, and so I thought I’d make sure my bookmarklet does too. Future-proofing is never wrong.