What Are Amazon Tracking IDs?
Before we delve into the details of how Lasso can protect your Amazon tracking IDs, let’s first understand what tracking IDs are and why they are important.
Amazon tracking IDs are unique identifiers assigned to each affiliate marketer, allowing Amazon to track and attribute sales generated through their affiliate links. These IDs play a crucial role in ensuring that you receive proper credit for the sales you drive.
What Happens If Someone Switches My ID With Theirs?
When someone switches your Amazon tracking ID with theirs, it means that they are essentially stealing your commission. This can happen when writers or contributors publish content on your website and replace your tracking ID with their own. As a result, any sales generated through those links will be attributed to the writer’s ID, and you won’t receive any commission for those sales.
How Do I Check If All My Amazon IDs Are Correct?
Checking the accuracy of your Amazon tracking IDs is essential to ensure that you are receiving the credit you deserve for the sales you generate. Here are a few steps you can take to verify the correctness of your IDs:
- Access Lasso’s Amazon Settings: Log in to your Lasso account and navigate to the Settings > Amazon section.
- Review Your Primary Tracking ID: In the “Tracking ID for This Site” field, make sure that your primary tracking ID is correctly entered. This is the ID that you will use most frequently.
- Enable Multiple Tracking IDs: Toggle the “Allow Multiple Tracking IDs” option to the “on” position. This will allow you to add additional tracking IDs and whitelist them.
- Whitelist Your Approved IDs: Under the “Tracking ID Whitelist” section, add all the Amazon tracking IDs that you want to use on your website. By default, Lasso will monetize your Amazon links with your primary tracking ID. However, when Lasso detects a whitelisted ID, it will retain that ID and won’t change it.
- Save Changes: Once you have added all your approved tracking IDs, click the “Save Changes” button to update your settings.
By following these steps, you can ensure that only your approved tracking IDs are used on your website, minimizing the risk of unauthorized changes.
Protecting Your Amazon Tracking IDs with Lasso
Lasso is a powerful tool that can help you protect your Amazon tracking IDs and ensure that you receive proper credit for your affiliate sales. Here’s how you can use Lasso to safeguard your IDs:
- Set Up Multiple Tracking IDs: In Lasso’s Amazon settings, you can add multiple tracking IDs. This allows you to have more control over the tracking IDs used on your website. By whitelisting these IDs, Lasso will retain them and prevent any unauthorized changes.
- Use Lasso for SiteStripe Links: Lasso allows you to paste links from SiteStripe, Amazon’s built-in tool for generating affiliate links. When you paste these links into Lasso, your approved tracking ID will be used, ensuring that you receive the commission for any sales generated through those links.
- Change Tracking IDs in Link Details: Lasso also provides the option to change the tracking ID in the Link Details page. If you need to update the tracking ID for a specific link, you can easily do so by removing the existing ID and replacing it with the new one. This flexibility allows you to adapt to changes in your affiliate marketing strategy without compromising your tracking IDs.
The Benefits of Using Lasso to Protect Your Amazon Tracking IDs
By leveraging Lasso to safeguard your Amazon tracking IDs, you can enjoy several benefits:
- Peace of Mind: With Lasso’s robust tracking ID protection, you can have peace of mind knowing that your affiliate commissions are secure. Unauthorized changes to your tracking IDs will be prevented, ensuring that you receive the credit you deserve for the sales you generate.
- Efficiency and Control: Lasso’s intuitive interface makes it easy to manage and update your tracking IDs. You can add, remove, and whitelist IDs with just a few clicks, giving you full control over the tracking IDs used on your website.
- Streamlined Affiliate Marketing: By using Lasso to protect your tracking IDs, you can streamline your affiliate marketing efforts. You won’t have to worry about unauthorized changes or lost commissions, allowing you to focus on creating valuable content and driving sales.
- Enhanced Analytics: Lasso provides detailed analytics and reporting, allowing you to track the performance of your affiliate links and optimize your marketing strategies. With accurate tracking IDs, you can gather precise data on your sales and make informed decisions to maximize your earnings.