WP Amaz-One Update Fixes Banner Ads – June 2012
WP Amaz-One has been updated early in June 2012. I’ve been expecting this update, and Lisa Gergets — who is very ethical about keeping her products updated — is always quick to respond to Amazon’s API changes.
This update fixes broken Amazon banner ads that had failed to load for Amazon.co.uk Associates. That’s specific to UK Amazon Associates. For everyone else, the older Amaz-One version seems to be working fine.
If you’ve bought one of my websites during or after June 2012, the video tutorials are at this YouTube link.
So, if you like a plugin that was included with your website purchase, you’ll need to arrange for updates directly with the plugin retailer.
Frankly, if you’re earning money from your Amazon-related websites, purchasing your own copies of plugins like Amaz-One should be a high priority. That way, you receive notices like this directly, along with a download link for the updated files.
Plugins like Amaz-One are best for people who want to automate much of the work of listing Amazon products, with descriptions. I use Amaz-One on most of my own Amazon websites, to add new product posts when I’m too busy to manually add fresh content. It’s not my only way of listing and promoting Amazon products, but it’s an important one.
When I have time to manually add products and write articles and/or lengthy reviews, I use the free WP plugin, Amazon Product in a Post.
If you’ve bought one or more of my websites with lengthy articles and reviews, WP Amaz-One is ideal to automatically supplement those posts. This postpones (and, for some, prevents) the need to write your own articles or hire someone else to write them for you.
(Note: I never recommend relying entirely on autoblogging. There’s no value there to help your webpages rank well. However, good WordPress plugins can sensibly supplement your manual updates. That’s why I recommend Amaz-One.)
If you’re serious about earning a significant income as an Amazon Associate, WP Amaz-One is among the few Amazon-related plugins I recommend. It’s not vital, but it’s tremendously helpful. That’s why I include it with many of my Shiny Websites, so customers can give Amaz-One a good “test drive” to see its value.
As I’m writing this, we’re quickly moving into the time of year when it’s essential to add content steadily to Amazon-related sites for Halloween and the Christmas holiday season. This means fresh content and product reviews about Halloween costumes, ghost-related books and ghost hunting tools, Halloween party supplies, Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving-related products, Christmas decorations, and holiday gifts.
The simplest way to do that — and still enjoy your summer holidays — is to use a premium plugin like Amaz-One. There are plenty of premium plugins for Amazon products; I own copies of most of them. That’s why I’m so enthusiastic about Lisa Gergets’ products: She actually keeps them updated. Many (and perhaps most) premium plugin sellers don’t maintain the integrity of their plugins more than six months after the initial sale.