AmznHawk: An Amazon Affiliates New Best Friend

Making money online isn’t just some far fetched dream that only the tech savvy can do. Average Joes all over the world (yes, world!) are creating websites, linking products on their social media channels, and even linking products in the description boxes on their YouTube channels. In fact, as of writing this, there are 435,722 live sites that use Amazon affiliate marketing (245,157 in the United States alone) and add 1,311,952 sites that have used this program since it launched in 1996.

As you can imagine, keeping track of those links across so many platforms can be difficult, exhausting, and even a little deflating. Fortunately, AmznHawk is here to save the day!

In going through this article, you’ll learn more about the masterminds behind AmznHawk, how to use the program, future features, and so much more. 

So, without further adieu, let’s dive right in, shall we?

Who Are the Creators of AmznHawk?

AmznHawk is the brainchild of the VisionQuesters team, a team who specializes in creating high-performing websites and managing multi-million delivery systems within the technology and business sectors. The visionaries have over 20-years of engineering experience and are always thinking of new and innovative ways to expand the reach of their own businesses as well as their client’s businesses.

One of the cornerstones of VisionQuesters is to maximize effectiveness by way of increasing returns and profits. They are firm believers that success isn’t dependent on the quality of one’s ideas, but success truly lies in the quality of the idea’s execution, and AmznHawk is an example of what quality of execution looks like. 

The Birth of AmznHawk

As an affiliate marketer, you have to stay on top of broken links, outdated or ineffective plugins, misplaced or incorrect associate IDs and even watching out for discontinued or unavailable products. That is certainly a lot of things to manage, don’t you think? Now just imagine doing that for numerous affiliate sites!

Over the years, VisionQuesters have created countless successful Amazon affiliate websites, some of which are niche specific while others cover a broader spectrum and are considered high authority sites.

Since the company has launched numerous sites, they started to wonder if there was a way to monitor their affiliate links across all of their affiliate sites. They did some digging and discovered that there were other programs available, but they were clunky, difficult to use, and didn’t offer features that would make the task of link-monitoring a piece of cake. 

Then they wondered how many other affiliates had the same problems they had. After all, surely they weren’t the only ones, right? 

That realization is the catalyst that lead to the birth of AmznHawk

What Does AmznHawk Do?

In short, our tool simplifies how affiliates manage and maintain working affiliate links. However, it does much more than that.

Unlike other link monitoring tools, AmznHawk looks at your site as a customer would. The program then verifies all of the affiliate links on the site (yes, the whole site) and will detect any changes to the links. It also detects malware and other issues that might slip by if you were monitoring your links via spreadsheet or manually looking through your site. 

What makes AmznHawk unique is that you don’t have to change your website or affiliate links in any way to use the service. All you have to do is plug your site and affiliate links into the tool and that’s it. 

The primary features of AmznHawk include: 

  • Link Monitoring
    • Goes through your entire website and views the links as your customers do
    • Will check the links for an Amazon affiliate tag
    • Solves broken links and incorrect affiliate IDs
    • Will verify Amazon has the product in question is even in stock
  • Backlink Monitoring
    • Allows you to enter sites that link back to your site (backlinking)
    • Monitoring those sites daily to check your backlinks
    • Evaluates your sites backlink footprint
  • Daily Health Checks
    • Runs every day and informs you: 
      • If backlinks vanish
      • Critical failure of affiliate links
      • Products are out of stock

Word to the wise, but we highly recommend responding quickly to the notifications the tool sends you because you’ll be able to address the issues, therefore increasing your revenue since you’re not missing potential sales. 

If you’re concerned that you may not be able to participate in the Amazon affiliate program, you’ll be glad to know that the program is available in 12 regions, all of which we support 100%. These regions are: 

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Diving into affiliate marketing isn’t going to make you rich overnight, but it is an excellent opportunity to generate passive income (earn money with little effort). Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything because you do. 

Affiliate marketing is based on performance. Like other commission-based sales jobs, you need to create good content, advertise your content, and network. The more traffic your site gets, the more likely people will purchase through your links. When your site gains popularity, your reputation is going to grow and you’ll become a trusted voice for your specific niche. 

Let’s say you’re a makeup lover and you have a few YouTubers who creates content that is engaging, informative, and they have a good personality to boot. If they give honest reviews and you purchase products that they recommend and you like the products, you’re going to trust the YouTuber. When that YouTuber makes a recommendation and indicates that the are an affiliate of X-Brand, you’re going to be more inclined to trust them and click on the link. 

How to Create Your Own Amazon Affiliate Marketing

If you’re thinking about joining the world of affiliate marketing and joining the Amazon Affiliate Program, you’ll be happy to know that it’s really simple. All you have to do is sign up via the “Join Now” link on the Amazon Associates Page.

With that said, there are some requirements to be accepted into the program. These include things like:

  • Have generated at least three quality sales within 180 days
  • You must own your website with recent content (60 days or less) and have 10+ live posts

You can read more about their requirements, the tools they offer and more by clicking here.

How to Use AmznHawk and Its Features

We’ve talked about the founders, how and why AmznHawk was created and some of its features. Now, we want to give you a behind the scenes look at our tool in use and give you a general walkthrough on how to use it. 

Before you can dive in and start using the tool, you must choose a plan and sign up first. Don’t worry, we do have a 14-day trial period so you can get a first-hand look at what AmznHawk can do for you.

We have three plans to choose from: 

Starter Plan – $24/m Pro Plan – $69/mEnterprise Plan – $149/m
Monitor 3 Domains
Unlimited Backlink Monitors
24/7 Monitoring & Support
Daily Site Checks
Daily Product Checks
Daily Backlink Checks
Monitor 10 Domains
Unlimited Backlink Monitors
24/7 Monitoring & Support
Daily Site Checks
Daily Product Checks
Daily Backlink Checks
Monitor 25 Domains
Unlimited Backlink Monitors
24/7 Monitoring & Support
Daily Site Checks
Daily Product Checks
Daily Backlink Checks

If you need to monitor more sites or on-premises hosting, feel free to contact us.

After completing the registration process, you’ll be taken to your dashboard. Here, you’ll click on the orange “Add Domain” button in the top right corner. For our example, we used several of our sites.

Here, you’ll see a quick snapshot of your site, the number of links on the site, how many Amazon affiliate links are on your whole site, and you’ll see how many associate IDs are on the site. 

In our examples, you’ll see a few sites that have a number of possible issues or if it’s healthy, which means everything is perfectly fine. If you click on the red “possible errors” link on the top of the cards, it will take you to a page like this one. 

Here, you’ll see the affiliate links that have some kind of issue. These two links have availability issues. A snapshot of the page in question is clickable, so you can correct the issue. In this case, you might want to find another product to replace it.

This particular page does not have an associate ID. This means these products will not earn a commission if someone purchases through the link. You’ll also see that there isn’t an ASIN found. This means there are some links on this page that Amazon cannot identify. 

You can get an overview of all the links on your website when you click on the “Site Links” button on top of the screen. Here you’re going to find a snapshot of each page on the site, the title of each page, how many products are linked on the page, which domain it’s on (you can opt to view all your linked domains or you can see stats for individual domains). You’ll also see the status of each link. 

If you click on the “Product Links,” you’ll be brought to a really useful page. On this page, you’ll see a detailed list of all of your affiliate links. You’ll see the product, the price of the product, it’s rating on Amazon, the product category and the status. 

One thing to note is that with other programs, you might be prompted to shorten your affiliate link or the program will do it for you. This is problematic because it’s not clear that the link your readers click are affiliate links. AmznHawk adheres to the Amazon Affiliate Program TOS and will never make you change anything.

You can also look up your links according to Associate ID. This can be useful if you have a site that has several different niches. You can create associate ID’s for each category. 

Let’s say you have an outdoor activity site and want to review/promote camping gear, hiking boots, and tents. You can create an associate ID for each category (one for camping gear, one for hiking books, and one for tents). As your site grows and you accumulate more affiliate links, this will help keep you organized. 

The Backlink tab is pretty basic. It shows websites that have linked back to one of your pages and on which domain. You can choose to delete the backlink if you don’t like the kind of content the site creates. 

AmznHawk: Made by Affiliates for Affiliates

It’s not uncommon to come across massive websites that do Top 10 product lists (BuzzFeed is good for this, especially around the holidays and TwentyTwoWords is notorious for creating these “Things I Bought on Amazon” types of lists), product comparisons, and reviews. However, could you imagine keeping track of all those links? 

AmznHawk makes everything much easier. The user interface is clean and is a breeze to navigate. You have a few different ways you can monitor your links by associate ID, by domain, and product links. 

If you don’t have an affiliate site but want to create on and start generating passive income, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing. If you do have a site but you’re still on the fence and are unsure if this tool will work for you, take advantage of our 14-day trial period. What do you have to lose?

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