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Questions tagged [amazon]

For questions about the various integrations of Amazon services in the Stack Exchange network, e.g. the affiliate link replacer and the onebox in chat. General questions about Amazon are off-topic on Meta Stack Exchange.

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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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Stack Exchange is messing up my links to Amazon [duplicate]

Stack Exchange is messing up my links to Amazon. Example: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/hpc/3774321, which works (can't post as link as SE will transform it), is transformed into https://...
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Does Amazon Alexa use Stack Exchange content, and if so, is it done legally?

According to the Stack Exchange content license (CC-BY-SA), uses of content on Stack Exchange sites must be properly attributed. However, I have noticed Amazon Alexa (accessed using an Echo device) ...
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Amazon oneboxing broken in chat

It seems like Amazon oneboxing in chat is broken completely at the moment. Even tried links that previously oneboxed that don't onebox any more. Here are some test links: https://chat.stackexchange....
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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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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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Amazon onebox thumbnail picture is broken

I posted an Amazon onebox here, and this is the result: The onebox thumbnail points to this URL, which does not exist. If it matters, the original URL which was oneboxed is: https://www.amazon....
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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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Amazon links are broken

In this question (specifically this revision), there's a (working) link to http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Home-Improvement-Automation-Controllers/zgbs/hi/6478740011 which is replaced with http:/...
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The geo-location for Amazon referrals seems broken

StackOverflow is using a referral system to associate each Amazon Book link with its Company Account, using htttp://rads.stackoverflow.com for this service. As was pointed out during the announcement, ...
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The Amazon is huge, but that doesn't mean the oneboxes need to be

Recently, animuson was dissatisfied with his clock. Therefore, one of our illustrious members sought out an Amazon link to a clock that would solve all of animuson's needs. And this happened: It's ...
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Careers: no useful response if amazon.com is down

If amazon.com is down (as it is right now), searching for books in the careers returns no results and reports no error. It would be better to show an error message to let the user know what went wrong....
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Careers is missing the good parts

I have the Crockford Bible in my Careers CV reading list. In the search result when adding a book, as well as in the edit view, the book title is displayed correctly: However in the final rendered ...
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Best Stack Exchange site for asking about Amazon AWS

I have several questions about setting up Amazon AWS (Virtual Private Cloud/VPC, Load Balancers/ELB) -- I see a lot of questions relating to AWS on Stack Overflow, but my questions aren't really ...
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Stack Overflow Careers Profile using our Amazon reading list

It would really be great if you could pull my kindle reading list off of my amazon profile. this would save me so much time from having to re-enter my information all the time. Linkedin has the same ...
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Can the Stack Exchange data dump be provided as a public data set on Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Amazon provides Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services (AWS): Public Data Sets on AWS provides a centralized repository of public data sets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based ...
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Are edits to include Amazon links to books appropriate?

If you can see the suggested edit queue or Matthieu's profile you'll see they have been suggesting a large number of edits inserting links to Amazon. Are these edits appropriate?
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EC2 socks proxy, cannot access Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Amazon AWS blocked I regularly use an EC2 instance as a socks proxy. When visiting Stack Exchange sites, I receive the following error: We're sorry... This IP is ...
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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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Does the amazon-ec2 tag belong in stack overflow? [closed]

The amazon-ec2 tag has existed for quite a while in stack overflow which I feel only invites questions that belong in server fault. Should it really exist in Stack Overflow and if so what are some ...
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Allow linking books written in foreign languages (and not distributed on Amazon.com) from Careers profiles

It seems you are only referencing amazon.com in Careers 2.0. The book I wrote is in German and only to be found via amazon.de; even the ISBN is not found. Can you please change the handling ...
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Why is Amazon AWS blocked?

I've been doing my browsing through a VPN hosted on Amazon. (Due to increased governmental and recording industry snooping, I'm working on alternatives to traceable IP addresses. I'm not actually ...
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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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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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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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Referencing books in a country-agnostic manner

I've seen various questions referencing programming books by linking to the book on the US Amazon website. Being based in the UK this isn't much use to me; It's also not great if Amazon ever stop ...
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Amazon affiliate links are not inserted into user profiles

Evan's post just now made me realize that I had intended to order a new book when it came out (which it just has, last week), so I went to the author's SO profile hoping to find an Amazon affiliate ...
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Replace Amazon.com links with amzn.com permalinks

Did you know? Everything on Amazon has a permalink. Not many people know about this, and so many questions and answers are littered with complicated Amazon URLs which are probably more fragile than ...
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links to external commercial sites, redirect links (for monetization) [duplicate]

I added an Amazon book link to a comment and it got transformed to: http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/0131177052 This performs a redirection to Amazon. If somebody clicks on it, do you get ...
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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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Yet another small ad CSS bug [closed]

I accessed the site with Internet Explorer 7 from my university today, just to see how it looked for unregistered users. I came upon this: Programmer ignorance pet peeves http://i35.tinypic.com/...
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add an <isbn:> tag?

Can we have isbn tags for books? I'd like to be able to refer to somebody to a title using syntax such as <isbn:1597491098> # 10-digit form <isbn:978-1597491099> # 13-digit form ...
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Make it easy for me to link to a book on Amazon.com (and earn money for Stack Exchange at the same time) [duplicate]

Often the answer to a question contains a reference to a book. This might as well point at Amazon.com in such a way as Stack Exchange earns the commission.
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Problem posting on Super User

I tried to answer a couple of headphone related questions on Super User. Once I pasted in an Amazon url, and the answer did not appear; None of my answers made since actually appear as answers on the ...
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With as many questions related to EC2, why close a very serious topic?

I was recently linked the following: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1284680/warning-about-amazon-ec2-urgent-if-you-use-this-service In looking over many of the questions here, this site seems 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?
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Would it be a problem if all Amazon links were converted to affiliate links? [duplicate]

I'm thinking that one way Jeff and the Stack Overflow team could squeeze some extra money out of this site would be to automatically convert all Amazon links posted here into affiliate links, e.g. ...