This post provides a factual comparison between BestAzon vs. Amazon Link Engine, a wordpress plugin provided by the GeniusLink service.
BestAzon is the most popular Amazon link localization service on the Web, and for good reasons! However it is not the only option for website owners looking to monetize the international visitor traffic for Amazon Associate commissions. For WordPress users, there are several plugins that provide link localization service, and one of the them is GeniusLink (WordPress plugin – Amazon Link Engine) – below is a factual feature comparison of BestAzon vs. Amazon Link Engine (GeniusLink).
Bestazon vs. Amazon Link Engine (GeniusLink): Feature Comparison
|Amazon Link Engine
|What happens as soon as you install it?
|You make more money
All your Amazon links instantly localized, with YOUR affiliate tags
|You make THEM more money
All your international Amazon links start using THEIR affiliate tags – you DO NOT EARN more money, they do.
|What do you need to earn global commissions?
Nothing more is needed, sit back and relax
|Register, pay and provide details
You need to register on their site, pay upfront and then provide your API secret and tags on their website
|Do you need to register on another site?
All setting are on your site, controlled by you.
Need to register on Geniu.us site, and provide your Amazon tags and API keys to them
|Do You need API Keys?
BestAzon does everything without needing any APIs keys
Need to provide use Geniuslink API keys
|Google Analytics Integration
Full integration with Google Analytics. Detailed reports on BestAzon handled clicks available on your Google Analytics dashboard
Not integrated with Google Analytics – need to go on their website to see the details of your website clicks
|How is it funded?
|Fixed, flat fee of $7/Month
Unlimited clicks, all features included
Limited clicks, locked in features
|Does it pay people to recommend the service
BestAzon has no affiliate program – all positive reviews online are from actual users who have no incentive to provide incorrect information
Provides “generous” affiliate commissions to people sending them visitors who end up using their service. Needless to say, a lot of positive reviews/recommendations are influenced!
Note that Amazon Link Engine provides localization service for “free”. However, you cannot add your tags to your Amazon links in the free version. If you are an affiliate interested in making money from your visitor traffic, the “free” version is not for you. Thus this feature comparison does not consider the free version of Amazon Link Engine.