EasyAzon is a powerful, feature packed WordPress plugin created for bloggers and niche marketers monetizing their sites using the Amazon Affiliate Program. In this review, I highlight some of it’s top features, uses, and tell you whether this plugin is worth your time or not.
Are you an Amazon affiliate marketer? Are you looking for a more time-efficient way to add Amazon affiliate links to your niche site or blog?
Have you heard of the EasyAzon plugin? Well, if you haven’t, you’re going to love this short review.
Here’s what we’re going to be covering –
- What is EasyAzon?
- What can you use EasyAzon for?
- Installing the plugin.
- Key features.
- How to use EasyAzon plugin and what kind of problems will it help affiliate bloggers solve?
- Pros and cons.
- Pricing and where to buy the plugin?
Let’s get cracking.
Proof of purchase
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What is EasyAzon 4.0?
It was co-created by entrepreneur, blogger, and Amazon affiliate superstar Chris Guthrie.
You may well have heard of Chris if you’ve been in the online business or affiliate marketing niche for any length of time.
You can, of course, learn more about Mr Guthrie and his entrepreneurial journey over on his blog at Upfuel.
What can you use EasyAzon 4.0 for?
EasyAzon was designed to help you increase your Amazon Affiliate commissions, however, the plugin is capable of doing much more than that.
The plugin, now in it’s 4th iteration, is an upgrade from version 3.0, with many new options and features added, which we’ll look at in just a second.
I’ll be totally honest with you here, OK? I’ve never used version 3.0, so I can’t compare this version with the old one.
I was well aware of the plugin’s existence, but until I started to work on my own Amazon niche sites a few months ago, I never took interest in learning about, or purchasing the plugin before.
Installing EasyAzon 4.0
I want to quickly show you how to install this plugin into your WP site. You probably don’t need to know this if you have experience with WordPress, however, if you’re still new to everything, here’s the process –
You’ll need the following –
- A fresh copy of EasyAzon 4.0 plugin which you can find here.
- An Amazon Associate account. If you don’t have one of these, hit this link to get started with one.
- An AWS account, which I’ll explain how to get shortly.
OK, first install the plugin like you would install any other WordPress plugin.
You can do this by going to Plugins > Add New > Upload. See image below.
Once installed, simply hit the Activate button.
Once you’ve activated it, you’ll then need to create an AWS account to access your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key code. You’ll find these in your AWS account management page.
Note: If you’re already an Amazon affiliate member, all you need to do is log in 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 an AWS account, the rest should be pretty straight forward to you.
If you get stuck at all, don’t panic. The plugin comes with clear instructions with links to a tutorial video showing you how to access your AWS credentials. See image below.
Right, let’s get down to business and check out some of the key features included 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.
1. Amazon Associates tab
On this page, you’ll need to provide your Amazon affiliate details.
If you’re new to all of 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.
If you click on your email address to open the drop down menu, you can also access your Tracking ID’s on the Manage Your Tracking IDs page.
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 IDs.
For instance, if you’re signed up for an Amazon Associates account in each of the other countries available, you can add them here to this page. See image below.
What does this mean?
This simply means that you’re going to be able to earn more revenue from Amazon, regardless of where the visitor to your site is coming from.
2. Search tab
On the search tab, you can decide which country should be used for your default search and results.
For instance, when you’re creating content and want to add Amazon links into your articles, when you run a 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 the Search tab to whichever country you prefer.
3. Defaults tab
Here you can make changes to how you want the plugin features to behave for you.
Check out the image below, and you’ll notice some useful options. For instance, you can choose to make your affiliate links No Follow, or have links open up in a new window.
4. Link localization tab
Finally, I want to briefly talk to you about the link localization 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. Again, this feature can help you increasing your overall earnings with Amazon.
How to use EasyAzon 4.0
So, now you’ve installed the plugin successfully, here’s how to make the most of it.
If you’ve been dropping your Amazon affiliate links into your content manually, then you know how much time that can take up, right?
Here’s the process –
- Go to Amazon website and log in.
- Find links.
- Copy links.
- Go back to your site.
- Find where you want to paste your links.
- Edit links to make no-follow, etc.
What a chore, right?
Well, one of the key features of this plugin is that it gives you 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 straight your editor, hey, you can even fetch images of the products too if you wish, all without ever leaving your site.
Here’s an example of how to do this.
- You start to write your content or online review.
- You highlight the text you want to link and click on the EasyAzon tab in your editor.
- You search and find the links, then you drop them straight into your post.
Take a look at the images below, they should be self-explanatory.
Linking: When linking to a product from the search results, you have several options available. You can use a text link, an image link, a CTA link, or even add an info block about the product link. See image below.
As you’ll see from the image above, you have options to change the link text, make your link No-Follow and various other options.
You can also choose to convert your affiliate link into a product pop-up. See image below.
Pros and cons
OK so we’ve looked at some of the key features in EasyAzon 4.0, let me now share with you some of the pros and cons that I found using this plugin.
- Affordable? Yes.
- Simple to setup and configure with step-by-step video tutorials? Yes.
- Powerful all-in-on solution for getting the most from your Amazon niche websites.
- 30-Day money back guarantee when you purchase EasyAzon.
- Save time by adding Amazon affiliate links and images directly into your content quickly, without having to leave your site.
- Link localization means no wasted traffic, generate Amazon affiliate commissions from the traffic you get from other countries!
- With the developer license you can create niche websites for yourself, your clients, and even flip them and make even more money!
- When you initially buy EasyAzon 4.0, I will say you are offered quite a few upsell options before you actually get to download the product you purchased. Personally I found that to be quite annoying. I know that’s not a con directly linked to the product, but I thought I would mention it.
- Plugin can sometimes conflicts with other plugins or even your theme.
- I also found the customer support to be a little poor. After purchasing the plugin, I needed some assistance installing it, so I sent an email to BoostWP LLC, to which I never got a response. I got the impression, well, I bought the plugin now just get on with it.
Pricing and availability
OK, so how much will EasyAzon 4.0 set you back?
Well, here’s the thing. The Developer site use rights license will currently set you back $67, whereas the Multi-site license will cost you just $47.
Is this a reasonable price to pay for a plugin of this kind?
I think so, I mean you do get a lot of great options and features for your money, even if the customer support does suck.
My final verdict
This plugin is decent enough. It comes with some great features, and if you’re mad about monetizing with Amazon, or are building Amazon niche websites, this plugin will save you a ton of valuable time.
You also get a 30-day money back guarantee when you purchase, however, be aware that if you get stuck or run into any problems using the plugin, that the customer support isn’t the best. Again, based on my own experience.