Amazon Associates Units Migration effective August 3rd

 

Amazon Associates are making changes to their technology platform: older Amazon banners and widgets on your site(s) will need to be fixed, otherwise they might show blank spaces.

(At the moment they are showing linkless HUNGER ads, see below).

 

It is an easy fix, follow Amazon’s instructions here (or scroll down and look at the screenshot from admin).

 

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(Basically to make the ads work again simply to go Appearance>Widgets, open the Text widgets, locate the affected Amazon ads, and find & replace (if present):
ws.amazon.com
with:
ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com

or find & replace (if present):
rcm.amazon.com
with:
rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com

If you see AWS.AMAZON.COM leave it alone since it is not obviously the same as ws.amazon.com.


(For the technically inclined: If you have lots of adverts you can also do this in one go from Cpanel>phpMyAdmin using the search/replace script that we mention in our readme which came with your site).

 

GIVEN THE LARGE AMOUNT OF WEBSITES SOLD (AND FOR SALE) IN NEED OF THIS UPDATE,
WE ARE UNABLE TO HELP ON A SINGLE CASE BASIS.
BOTH AMAZON’S AND OUR INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD SUFFICE SINCE IT IS A VERY EASY FIX.