Linked Questions

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Is the revenue made by the Amazon Affiliate link rewriting enough to offset the costs of maintaining it?

As most of us active here know, all Amazon links that are posted here (at least for U.S. amazon.com, not for Amazon in other countries, e.g. amazon.co.uk, amazon.in, etc.) are rewritten to go through ...
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How can we link to products that exist on amazon.co.uk but not amazon.com without the auto-inserted affiliate link breaking?

I understand that the amazon.com links are automatically updated to include the affiliate link However, some products appear only in the .co.uk Amazon domain. For example, the following link (which I ...
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Auto Inserting Amazon affiliate links take me to the wrong Amazon

I live in the Republic of Ireland which is served by amazon.co.uk. The rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/ redirector sends me to amazon.com. According to this article, the redirector should use IP ...
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Amazon links are broken network-wide

Clicking on book recommendations in this SO answer currently redirects one to https://stackexchange.com/site-not-found. A couple of links from that answer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628 https:...
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Link to commercial site: is it spam?

Here is a really poor question with mainly a link to amazon. I'm pretty sure the initial intention of the OP was not promotional, but anyway the link remains. Should this kind of question be flagged ...
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Amazon links in comments

Sorry if this is a dup, but I couldn't find it. It seems that the Amazon affiliate links code doesn't work for links placed in comments.
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Hey! You're not eeeeking out the maximum profit you could be! (on Amazon links)

Since this was introduced Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon book links (of which I am very much in favor of course) [I like my sites 100% free :D] I happened to come across a ...
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What licence is subscriber content provided under 4.0, 3.0 or them all?

In the footer it says: site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. rev 2018.8.7.31273 However, in the footer under ...
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

tl;dr: There is very little, if any, purpose to maintaining the current rewriting and redirecting mechanisms for Amazon links in Stack Exchange posts, since the redirecting mechanism no longer adds SE ...
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Don't auto-replace Amazon links in codeblocks

In this question a user is asking about how to scrape an Amazon URL. The included MCVE contains the URL as a string literal: However, anyone visiting the question can't see that URL, as it is ...
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How much revenue does Stack Exchange make by auto-inserting affiliate ID into all Amazon links?

I wonder how much revenue Stack Exchange makes by auto-inserting affiliate ID into all Amazon links.
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Should the Amazon affiliate URLs be improved by including titles?

Some time ago when answering a question about learning resources, I posted a couple of Amazon links. To my dismay, I noticed that the links were converted to rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/... Then I ...
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Magic ISBN markup?

A magic ISBN markup similar to the one on Wikipedia would benefit several of the StackExchange network sites created over the last year, including cstheory and math. It would also be useful for 1.0 ...
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Archival annoyance: Amazon URLs in data dump are rewritten to go through the old Stack Overflow affiliate redirect domain

I was recently generating some pages from data dump content, and noticed something problematic: links to Amazon books/products in the data dump HTML are still rewritten to use Stack Overflow's ...
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Brand / organization specific tags on Meta Stack Overflow

Do brand/organization specific tags such as amazon or microsoft provide any value on Meta Stack Overflow? I think they should not be allowed otherwise we would be opening gates for all kinds of tags ...

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