Hey folks, I have the honour of bringing you yet another useful and relevant product review, this is the 13th product I’m reviewing for on this blog, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to enjoy this one.
Today I’ll be sharing with you my personal review of the EasyAzon 4.0 plugin.
What is it? EasyAzon is an Amazon affiliate plugin designed for WordPress. It was co-created by entrepreneur, blogger and Amazon affiliate superstar Chris Guthrie from Entrepreneur Boost (now known as UpFuel).
EasyAzon 4.0 is an upgrade from the previous version of the plugin, EasyAzon 3.o. Some of you may actually already be familiar with the EasyAzon plugin, but if you’re not, then you’re going to love it!
In all honesty I have never owned EasyAzon 3.0, although I have briefly used it on another site that I was testing, but I don’t have enough experience with the previous versions of EasyAzon to compare with version 4.0.
Having said, I am an Amazon affiliate and have been for a number of years. I do happen to monetise several of my niche sites using the Amazon Associates program.
In this review I aim to provide you with an in-depth insight into what this plugin can do, some of the key features found, what you can use it for, the pros and cons, pricing and where you can get your hands on a copy of EasyAzon 4.0 for yourself.
Proof that I purchased and now own EasyAzon 4.0!
So as with all reviews I create on this blog, I like to provide my readers with some proof of purchase for clarity.
Yes, I have purchased this product to use on my own website, and therefore feel confident enough to provide a decent review for you peeps. So here it is in all it’s glory, the humble PayPal receipt to my purchase of EasyAzon 4.0 developer rights!
Installing EasyAzon 4.0
So this was my first time with EasyAzon 4.0, and after installing and activating the plugin in my WP dashboard for my tech review niche site, I then had to set up my Amazon credentials and make some other configurations, let’s talk about these first.
If you don’t have an Amazon associates account, you’ll have to signup for one first before using this plugin, it’s a very simple and quick process, hit here to get started.
Credentials: The credentials you need to add, to make the most of EasyAzon 4.0 is the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key code, which can be found in your AWS Account Management Page, here’s the link.
If you’re already an Amazon affiliate member, all you need to do is login and signup for an AWS account. You’ll need to add your billing details during the process, however you’re not charged for anything so don’t worry. If you already have a AWS account, the rest should be pretty straight forward to you.
As a complete newbie to this plugin and signing up for an AWS account, I found the whole process above relatively easy to do, especially Since the credentials page in EasyAzon settings conveniently have links placed, pointing to some external tutorial videos showing you exactly where to go and how to get your Amazon credentials.
If you’re a complete newbie to this plugin, or in fact new to Amazon Associates, this is a very useful feature. See image below.
Right let’s get down to some of the awesome key features you can expect to find in EasyAzon 4.0!
I’ll go through each of the tabs on the settings page and briefly explain what you need to add to these areas to make the most of EasyAzon 4.o on your WordPress site.
I’ve already talked about the credentials page, so let’s move onto the Amazon Associates page.
Amazon Associates: On this page you’ll need to provide your Amazon affiliate details, if you’re new to all this once again, your affiliate tracking ID is usually located on the right-hand side of the screen when you log into your Amazon Associates account. It will look a little something like this: xxxxxxxx-20 (Also see image below)
With the Pro version of this plugin, you can also enter multiple tracking ID’s, so for instance if you’ve signed up for an Amazon Associates account in each of the other countries available, you can add them here to this page.
What does this mean? This simply means that you’re going to be able to earn more revenue regardless of where the visitor to your site resides, or is accessing your site from, because you’re an Amazon affiliate for each of these countries. Again, there is a signup link for each country located by the tracking ID field. See image below.
Currently I have a US and UK ID set up for this plugin on my tech review site, I will add more countries as I apply for them in the future. You can add ID’s for Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India (you must be a resident of India to apply for an Amazon Associates account), Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK.
Search: On the search tab you can decide which country is going to be used for your default search and results. For instance, when you’re creating content and want to add Amazon links into a review, when you search for a product, the default site in which the plugin will search for products will be Amazon.com, the US site. This default setting can be changed in this tab to which ever country you’d like.
Defaults: Here you can make changes to how you want the plugin features to perform for you. Check out the image below and you’ll notice some useful options.
Link Localisation: Finally I want to briefly talk to you about the link localisation feature. This is enabled by default and is useful if you want EasyAzon to automatically change your affiliate links to match the country your visitors are viewing your website from. So for instance, if you create an affiliate link for Amazon.com, and a UK visitor clicks on this link, they will automatically be taken to the Amazon.co.uk site, increasing your earning potential.
How To Use EasyAzon 4.0
So if you’ve been dropping Amazon affiliate links into your content manually, you’re going to absolutely love using the EasyAzon 4.0 plugin, because it’s going to save you a ton of time. That’s certainly one of the key features of this plugin, the ability to search for a product directly from your post editor, without having to venture off to the Amazon site to get your links. You can drop them directly into your content from your editor, even fetch images of the products too!
Let me give you a few screen shot examples of how this feature works.
A while back I created a review of an amazing product I purchased a few weeks ago. So basically once I’ve finished writing my little review of this product, I then simply highlight the phrase or keyword that I’d like to link to and hit the EasyAzon link tab in my editor to access the search box. See image below.
A search options box will then appear allowing me to search Amazon using keywords or the ASIN number of the product. I can also decide whether to link to a product or the search results itself for what ever keyword I’m using. Usually I like to link to a product directly, so I simply find the product I’m reviewing or want to link to and link to it. See image below.
Linking: When linking to a product from the search results, I have several options available. I can use a text link, an image link, a CTA link, or add an info block about the product link. Most of the time I like to either add an image link or a text link. See image below.
It doesn’t stop there, before I add my text link I have more options available about how I want that affiliate link to display and behave. See image below of the link options.
As you’ll see from the image above, I can change the link text, decide whether I want people to stay on my site and have the link open up in a new window, add no-follow attribution (always without fail), choose to display an add to cart button, choose to cloak the link using cloaking prefix, localisation and whether I want a pop-up to appear when people hover their mouse over the link itself. Check out the image below for an example of a pop-up link.
So what are your thoughts so far on the EasyAzon plugin? It’s clear to see why EasyAzon is considered to be the best WordPress affiliate plugin for Amazon affiliates. I’m so glad that I purchased the developer rights license myself, because in the distant future I do want to be able to build niche websites using Amazon and sell them on.
If you want to learn more about this plugin or buy EasyAzon, you can visit the EasyAzon official site by clicking the button below.
Pros And Cons
OK so we’ve looked at some of the key features in EasyAzon 4.0, let me share with you some of the pros and cons that I found using this plugin.
2. Simple to setup and configure with step-by-step video tutorials.
3. Powerful all-in-on solution for getting the most from your Amazon niche websites.
4. 30-Day money back guarantee.
5. Save time by adding Amazon affiliate links and images directly into your content quickly, without ever having to leave your site.
6. Link localisation means no wasted traffic, generate Amazon affiliate commissions from the traffic you get from other countries!
7. With the developer license you can create niche websites for yourself, your clients and even flip them and make even more money!
1. Beats-about-the-bush with too many “up-sell offers”, before you can actually get to download your plugin when purchasing!
2. Plugin sometimes conflicts with other plugins or even theme, lack of robust support when needed!
Pricing And Availability
OK so how much is EasyAzon 4.0? Well the developer license will currently set you back $67 , where as the Multi-site license will cost you just $47.
I think that’s reasonably well priced for a premium plugin of this kind, there’s a lot of great stuff built-in.
I’m still building my tech site using this plugin to help me monetise with the Amazon associates program. Personally I’ve found using EasyAzon 4.0 to be a HUGE time saver, to me that’s the biggest selling point here; to be able to add Amazon links without having to keep bouncing back and forth to the Amazon site looking for product links.
Secondly I love the link localisation feature, this alone can help boost revenue, so I can’t wait to continue building my tech site and seeing what can be achieved with the help of this plugin.
Would I recommend it to you folks?
Yes and no… Confused? Let me explain
I think if you’re building a niche website or a review site using WordPress, and want to monetise using the Amazon Associates program, then yes I’d recommend getting this plugin absolutely.
If you run a personal blog and want to just add the odd Amazon affiliate link here and there, then in my opinion this plugin might be a bit of an overkill, but I’ll leave that for you to decide.
That being said, this is an impressive piece of work. Like I said at the start of this review, I haven’t had much experience with previous versions of this plugin, but starting from version 4.0 for me, it’s been a good investment so far.
I’ll definitely share with you later on in the year perhaps, any results that I gain from using this plugin on my tech site, and any other sites that I build running EasyAzon 4.0.
If you found this review super useful, please do leave me a comment below. If you’re not currently using EasyAzon, are you likely to purchase it and use it after reading this review? Do let me know your thoughts over on Twitter or Google+.
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