Geni.us Link Review: Amazon One Link Alternative

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Are you an Amazon affiliate partner & would like to earn more money without doing extra work?

If your answer is yes, then today is a lucky day for you.

Today, you will be learning about a crucial aspect of the Amazon affiliate program that could help you earn more money without lifting a finger.

Did you know the Amazon Associates program is country-specific?

This is one factor most newbies & intermediate Amazon affiliates don’t know. They end up leaving a lot of money on the table. Well, today I will show you exactly how you can take advantage of new technology to start earning more from the Amazon Associates program.

Many of the existing Amazon affiliate partners don’t know about one important thing:

  • Amazon doesn’t pay you for a sale which is made on stores in a different country other than the one you have signed up for.

Call it intelligent links, link localization, global linking, universal linking, or link globalization, it all means the same thing with regards to the Amazon ecosystem.

Here is a list of countries where you can create country-specific Amazon Associates profiles:

How To Start Using Geni.us for Optimizing Amazon Earnings:

The concept of Geni.us is brilliant for any internet marketer & I really like the way they’ve made it easy for anyone to get started. The onboarding is simple & once you have created a trial account, you can straight away track how effective this service is going to be for you.

Connect Affiliate Program

You need to copy/paste your Amazon affiliate link to let Geni.us auto-detect the country you are signed up for in the Amazon affiliate program.

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Note: Copy your affiliate URL from the address bar & paste it as shown in the above screen. It will auto detect the location, but do cross-check before clicking on “Connect this Program”.

This is how it looks for me:

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Adding iTunes Affiliate Program

To connect your iTunes affiliate program with Geni.us, you just need to copy/paste the token from your PHG account:

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I’m not utilizing the iTunes affiliate program via Geni.us at this moment.

Creating Your First Link

Click on the “Links” tab & paste your first affiliate link.

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You can learn how to create global Amazon affiliate links here.

Integrating Geni.us with Your Website

The best part is they offer multiple ways to integrate Geni.us on your website.

  • Javascript method:
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This is the easiest method that works with every platform including BlogSpot. All you need to do is add the lines of code just before the closing </body> or </head> tag. You can use the Google Tag Manager to manage all such tags from one place.

If you have multiple websites, do take advantage of the “Group” feature.

  • WordPress Plugin (Amazon Link Engine):
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If you are a WordPress blogger like me, you can use the official Geni.us Amazon link plugin. All you need to do is create an API key from your Geni.us account & configure the WordPress plugin with your API key.

After this, all existing links will be automatically redirected to the affiliate program.

Download the Geni.us Amazon WordPress plugin

Chrome Add-on

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They also have a Chrome Add-on which lets you create the Geni.us link directly from the product page. This is useful when you don’t want to use Javascript or the WordPress plugin.

Download the Chome Add-on

My Amazon Income Stats After Using Geni.us for 30 Days:

Before using Geni.us, I was only linking to the Amazon.com store. Once I integrated Geni.us, I started sending traffic to all the Amazon stores based on a user’s geo-location. In the below graph, you can see the distribution based on click destination.

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Here are the stats from my Amazon India Associates program which was generating no money before using Geni.us:

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In the below screenshot you can see the earnings report from the Amazon U.K. Associates program.

Note: Ignore the amounts as we only promote a few products from Amazon.

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Geni.us Pricing:

The pricing of Geni.us is pretty simple as you only need to pay based on the number of clicks.

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You can also try it for free with unlimited clicks for 14 days which is good enough for you to test out the service.

Well, Geni.is is indeed one such tool that every Amazon affiliate should use. Apart from affiliate marketing, you can also use it for various purposes. For example, you can use it to send users to different pages based on their device or geo-location.

The practical implementations are numerous & I’m pretty sure you will figure out a smart way to use this tool.

Alternative to Geni.us for Amazon Associates: There is a WordPress plugin called AAWP which is not as powerful as Geni.us, yet popular among marketers who are into the Amazon affiliate niche.

So give Geni.us a try and let me know your experience in the comments below. I will be sharing a detailed case study on how much extra money I have made using Geni.us in coming days.

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Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

40 thoughts on “Geni.us Link Review: Amazon One Link Alternative”

  1. Must read post for the people who wants to make money from the amazon. I came to know about this from you, i was not aware before. Thanks 🙂

    1. @Ravi
      Yah, its a not so known trick and something everyone should know. However, I just realized Amazon has launched Onelink solution recently and you can use that for free.
      So now, no need to pay for geni.us for amazon associate program. You can learn more about Amazon onelink here https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/202164400?cid=integrationguideonelinkintllp&ac-ms-src=integrationguideonelinkintllp

      I will be publishing a tutorial for the same in the coming days. Stay tuned!

  2. Hey Harsh
    What is the need of using third party paid plugins. Amazon provide a wordpress plugin and they also launched Oneclick for geotargeting clents to their nearest amazon stores.

      1. One thing to watch out for is that Amazon’s OneLink service doesn’t work with adblockers. So if someone is using an adblocker (more and more people do), then you won’t be seeing any commissions from that person. Once I recognized that, I immediately stopped using OneLink.

  3. hello harsh
    thank you for sharing this use full post on this topic. I am very impressed with this post

  4. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I don’t know about geni.us earlier and not earning much from Indian amazon affiliate program. I’ll soon start using it and let’s see how it helps me. 🙂

  5. I don’t know about this program before but before this i have make so many links and sold the items of amazon but i didn’t get any money for those items can you please tell were i am wrong in the whole process.

    1. @Anshul
      Could you be more specific and clear with your question?
      Did you mean that users purchased using your referral link and you didn’t get paid or users were redirected to their country-specific store and you didn’t get paid?

  6. Looks good didn’t know about this plugin I recently get the Amazon affiliate going to use this plugin.
    Thanks

  7. Sure, I will follow your instruction for affiliate marketing.
    Can we do seo for affiliate marketing?
    either way, keep up the good work!

    1. @Himanshu
      Yes, you can do SEO for Affiliate marketing website/blogs. That’s how you can drive highly targeted traffic for free.

  8. Yah affiliate marketing is really the best things to earn without investing and when we talking about Amazon, oh it’s really amazing but nowadays people just think that an affiliate marketer is always biased. How to deal with that? Please do your valuable comments.

    1. @Antara
      That’s an interesting question and as a lot of users are not adding value and just dropping links for the commission, this gives a bad reputation to anyone monetizing from Affiliate marketing.

      The only solution is the mindset and how you present your work. If you ae regularly adding value for your readers, they will see it and will start trusting you. It takes a lot of time and effort and that’s what the fun of blogging is. Is int it?
      You should also read this post which I believe will help you: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/blog-like-professional-blogger.html

  9. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hey Harsh,
    Very informative post. Joining different country affiliate program of Amazon is very time consuming and monetize them is also a big challenge. I haven’t heard about genius, but will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the share.

    Have a Great day 🙂
    Vishwajeet

    1. @Vishwajeet
      Good to see your comment again.
      Yah, this is one of the secret of Amazon affiliate program. If you like the concept and got a grasp of it, then you should use it. Instead of Geni.us you can also use Onelink from Amazon which is free. I got to know about this after publishing this article and will do a detailed write-up on it soon.
      For now, you can read yourself and start using it as its free https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/202164400?cid=integrationguideonelinkintllp&ac-ms-src=integrationguideonelinkintllp

  10. Prashant singh

    Thanks for this amazing blog on this amazing topic.I was waiting for this since a long time.Nice post,i understood everything easily.Thanks a lot 🙂

    1. @Phoenixer
      Glad you liked it and I loved your website intro “strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions” 👍🏻

  11. Hello Sir, Thank you so much for sharing this post. It was also looking for similar posts for several days. But thank you once again for my help by sharing this post.

  12. Kingsley Felix

    Hello;

    This is good when you promote just few products but what if you want to promote a lot of products

    1. @Kingsley
      You can use this for any amount of product. If you are worried about charges as its based on clicks, you can consider using Onelink program from Amazon which is free.

      1. Kingsley Felix

        no its cool… so do you suggest using the WP plugin or JS script? i already have the official amazon plugin installed though

  13. I never knew about this geni.us thing, though I must say this is great information thanks fo sharing

  14. Mohammad Afsar

    Very nice and fantastic post.
    Andi good feeling Must read post for the people who wants to make money from the amazon.
    Thannks.

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