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How to switch from a Amazon aStore to a website

Did you hear the news? Amazon is pulling the plug on it’s aStores as of October 2017. Amazon affiliates are wondering what the next step is for their aStore(s) and if it’s worth it to explore switching from having an aStore to a website.

aStore to a Website

 

Here are a couple of things you can do to convert your aStore to a website:

If you have your own self-hosted site, or if you pay for web hosting, all you need to do is create a page with all your aStore picks and recommendations, install the images and links, and you will be good to go. See examples of my aStore page and bookstore page on my site.

Steph Cockerl - before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl – before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl - after aStore to Website
Steph Cockerl – after aStore to Website

Displaying your aStore recommendations on a WordPress.com site.

For a site that is not self-hosted such as WordPress.com, the process is the same. Just create a new page with all your aStore picks, install the images and the links. Make sure you copy and page the code into the HTML editor area of your page.

See this example on an aStore site and the links on a WordPress.com site.

Non-profit - aStore to a website before
Non-profit – aStore to a website before
Non-profit - aStore to a website after
Non-profit – aStore to a website after

 

For other websites, such as Blogger, TypePad, Wix, Weebly, etc., it’s best to do a test post with an image and the title of the book.

With these tips, your Amazon aStore to website migration should be smooth sailing.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Google AdWords would like to Spring Clean your Account

Good Monday Morning! In addition to welcoming the warmer weather, Google AdWords has decided to get a jumpstart on “Spring Cleaning” by permanently deleting ads and keywords that haven’t gotten any impressions, or that have been removed for over 100 days (or for  over 3 months.) I’m concerned because I won’t be able to see what… Continue Reading

Snowed in? 7 things you can do right now for your business

Snowed in? 7 things you can do right now for your business

Over the past few weeks, Mother Nature has had more than her say about the weather. However, she doesn’t need to have a say about your business. Learn 7 things you can do for your business while you are snowed in. Backup your website. Review your email newsletter performance Review your web analytics Have a… Continue Reading

Saying Adieu to nRelate? 3 alternate related posts plugins to use

Saying Adieu to nRelate? 3 alternate related posts plugins to use

If you have the nRelate plugin installed, you probably already seen the prompt asking to remove the plugin. According to the blog post, As of 5pm EST today, the nRelate plugin will cease to function. Looking for alternatives for your internal WordPress related post needs? Here are some to consider.   Related Post for WordPress… Continue Reading