Imtbtrails is an Amazon Affiliate

Discussion in 'Forum Related' started by Mikie, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    What does this mean?
    It means that imtbtrails gets paid a commission from referring anyone to any product on Amazon.com.

    To be clear, anyone purchasing through an Amazon Affiliate does not pay more for a product. It simply means the affiliate gets a referral fee for leading someone to a purchase on Amazon.

    How does this happen?
    At the bottom of most every page you will see products offered by Amazon. Most of the time they are random (often the same) products from page to page. Sometimes the products are related to the post based on the subject of the post. By clicking on those products, or searching through the Amazon Search engine at the bottom of any page it channels through a code that would consider imtbtrails as the referring affiliate.

    I'm not trying to be a "salesman" here. All I'm suggesting is if you are going to purchase from Amazon (and it does not have to be a bike product) it would be genuinely appreciated if you would consider through the bottom Amazon search engine. It helps to offset the cost of operating the website and forum.

    Thanks so much for being so awesome about this!

    :)Mikie

    Per request, this is a link to Amazon as an imtbtrails Affiliate. This links to Tailwinds Nutrition but you can search for anything once there and the affiliate link will still work. Thanks!

     
  2. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

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    Dave
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    Does imtbt get the commission only if you click through AND purchase something, or just click through and browse but then don't purchase anything?
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    You gotsta pay da bills.....we get it.

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Pick one, got a few
    I'll soon be shopping for a bunch of Kokopelli stuff.
     
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    As I understand it, it's only if you click through and purchase something (anything) from Amazon.
    The Adsense Ads I'm really not allowed to talk about per Google asking anyone to click on. No purchase required on those...
    Thanks so much for asking!
     
  6. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

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    Maple Valley WA
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    Cisco
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    YT Jeffsy 29
    I'm a big Amazon shopper, will use this feature and hope to get imtb some $$!!
     
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  7. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

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    Mark
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    HAHAHA! J/K @Mikie Good for you and the site! I'm cool with it as long as you don't ask me for money, come to think of it, I should be getting paid for my stellar comical contributions! :Roflmao BTW What's an Amazon??
     
  8. ridinrox

    ridinrox MTB Addict

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    I need a pooper scooper, do they have that?? :poop:
     
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  9. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

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    Paul
    Current Bike:
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    I'll tell my wife. With as many Amazon boxes that show up to our door step weekly, you'll be retiring early! I swear she's addicted. :)
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Greatly appreciated!
    Trust me... nobody is getting rich here. Just want the site to start paying for it's self, and, trying to build a small account to where imtbtrails can donate to great MTB causes... :thumbsup:
     
  13. ridinrox

    ridinrox MTB Addict

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  14. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

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    Dan Vu
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    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    I worked at an Amazon fulfillment center long enough to get a very good look and understanding of the inside workings. The things they have in stock might surprise you. Just like there's an entry level, mainstream level, enthusiast level, and "pro/elite" level for bike stuff, there's also such levels for pooper scoopers and womens sex toys. I remember getting called over by some kid asking me about a product that he was holding by the edge of the poly mailer, asking if it were broken inside... he totally got me. "Jumbo" isn't quite enough to describe it.

    I also understand how affiliate linking works, and will be clicking through as it's no extra work to get money for running this place. Do you know how long they save the cookies? Is it restricted to any categories? Do you also believe having adblock enabled on Amazon.com can cause credit to not go through? More or less rhetoric questions, as I'm interested if you or others know how it works.
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    I know a couple of things...
    1. imtbtrails had to qualify as a viable Amazon Affiliate.
    2. I don't believe having an Adblock changes anything.
    3. The cookies are saved for approximately 25 days if I understand correctly.
    4. As long as you click on a link posted on imtbtrails or go through the Amazon Search bar at the bottom of each page on imtbtrails, it will embed the required code.
    For example: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DPVCQUS/?tag=imtbtrails-20
    (above is a link to Maxxis High Rollers on Amazon, note the link code...) If you click on that and then go surfing on Amazon, anything you purchase will get credited to imtbtrails with a small referral fee. It's a great way to keep the doors open without asking for a membership fee, plus you get great product.
    5. Purchases are not limited to any products, all products are credited.
     
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  16. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

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    Perris
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    Dan Vu
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    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
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  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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  18. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

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    Perris
    Name:
    Dan Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    Here are the precise amounts underlined in red. It might not even show up until amazon charges me (when they ship), or be considered pending for a while, since I used their subscribe and save.

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  19. riiz

    riiz Well-Known Member

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    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    I enjoy the site, so I'll try to do my amazon purchases through the site. Thanks again
     
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    If I ever actually buy anything online, which I have never done yet (yes, it's possible!!), then I shall do so through this site.
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    One purchase down... I'll try to use the website as often as possible. :thumbsup:
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Hmmm... It seems that pooper scoopers are now prominently displayed front and center when I visit Amazon. Thanks, @ridinrox !
     
  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Ohhhh.... that is TOO funny!
    Seems like imtbtrails is constantly surrounded by :poop:-Talk and :poop: related items!
     
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  24. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

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    HEY! Watch yo mouth! I resemble that remark.... :laugh:
     
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  25. StrandLeper

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    Bump. Tailwind, check. Bulletproof Coffee, check. I had the 2007 Perrier Jouet brut in the cart, but did not trust the shipper to keep it the proper temperature... and deleted it at the end. :) Just click through the Amazon pop ups on the site... I think.
     
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  26. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

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    CeeJay
    the possibilities are endless...

     
  27. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

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    Bump. Squatty potty. Check.
     
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  28. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

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    Bump. Steve Kemper's "A Labyrinth of Kingdoms, 10,000 miles through Islamic Africa" (a biography of Heinrich Barth a German expeditionary). Finally, a biography of Barth in English... My German is a bit rusty.
     
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  29. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

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    Bump. Five Ten Freerider shoes and a set of VP mallet type pedals. For doing silly things on my Bronson. Damn you gravity junkies... !!!
     
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  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    You are such a good dude Strand! Looks like I gotta upgrade the site to a faster server. Bless your support!!!
     
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