Geo-targeting allows you to redirect your website visitors – when clicking on Amazon affiliate links – to the nearest Amazon shop.
You’re running a German website and presenting products from Amazon.de shop. A visitor from France clicks on an Amazon affiliate link and will be redirected to the same product on Amazon.fr instead of the German shop.
This way you don’t lose a conversion which might be the case when forwarding him to the German shop.
Geo-targeting for Amazon links
In order to use geo-targeting for Amazon links you have to enable the feature via plugin settings (tab “features”). Additionally it’s mandatory to signup for all Amazon affiliate programs individually. After this you have to enter your local tracking ids into the corresponding fields at the settings page (tab “Amazon API”).
A geo-targeting redirect will only work if the corresponding local tracking id is available.
To determine the country of origin, the current IP address of your page visitor will be analyzed. This happens via the interfaces of some free online services.
On the plugin settings page, you can choose between the following services:
(As of today: Plugin version 3.8.4 or newer)
The location itself will be temporarily stored via cookies.
This article is also mentioned in our GDPR article.