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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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Do I need to disclose my affiliation on non-promotional, technical answers on my project

As a web search will tell you, I'm a committer on the Tycho project. This means that I'm affiliated with the project, and according to the FAQ, implies that I need to state that affiliation in every ...
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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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What is the policy for non-commercial affiliate links on the Stack Exchange Network? (And is there a single policy for all sites?)

I recently asked a question on Programmers.SE, How should one effectively use time at software conferences?. I included links personalized to my Microsoft TechEd account. If you get some number -- I ...
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Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only ...
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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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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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Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon links

We have officially discontinued the Amazon book affiliate remnant ads, since despite our best efforts they don't perform well for our audience and cannot be made to perform well. We've often wondered,...
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Suggestion: have a Stackoverflow affiliate program

Now that you can associate accounts between SO, SF and SU and there being sister sites in How-To Geek and Doctype, why not have some kind of affiliate program so qualifying sites can associate with ...
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Using affiliate links in answer/question [duplicate]

In answering Learning Design for UI and Website Design I found myself linking to a lot of books at Amazon. Because it felt like an abuse I did not use my Amazon Associate link as a means to link to ...
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Affiliate links (Amazon and others)

I've just read this question (now deleted). What is the policy on putting affiliate tags into Amazon links on Stack Overflow? What about other affiliate links?