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Re: Skimwords - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2012, 18:33
by BLTMama
Aitch wrote:it's supposed to do that already, oriel, there's a wp plug in set up for it. i know it's working because back in feb of last year there was TWO CENTS credited to the account, hahahaha. and not a jot since then, so it must be a traffic thing rather than a plug in thing.

Aitch, if what it's supposed to be doing is sending me to the Amazon US site when I click the link, I promise that isn't working. I go to the UK site.

Re: Skimwords - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2012, 18:37
by Aitch
that's irritating... grrr. it deffo worked for a while. will investigate, thanks for the heads-up, BM.

Re: Skimwords - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2012, 18:39
by AwayinaChive
So how does this skim thing work? Like, if I recommend someone in a thread a waterproof suit I like and put a link in, and someone click it and buys it, then you get money?

Re: Skimwords - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2012, 20:17
by Jem
How it's SUPPOSED to work is that if, say, you or another poster links to a product on amazon or ebay (for example), skimlinks adds an affiliate ID to that and aitch gets 70% of any affiliate revenue (which is generally a few pence, so not the biggest money spinner, but nice and non-intrusive unlike big gawking flashing banners etc)

Seems like we had a setting ticked earlier that auto-linked random stuff which should be turned off now..

Re: Skimwords - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2012, 21:21
by Aitch
yep, that was a thing called skim words, rather than skim links... it was on automatically and pretty cack if you ask me. let's try the skim links thing, see what happens. if it's duff, it's off.

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 07 Mar 2012, 21:01
by Aitch
i've emailed american amazon, wonder if they can help? fingers xed.

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 07 Mar 2012, 21:05
by marchemum
While you're talking about amazon, aitch, I got some stuff a while back - Christmas? - from amazon.it. After having clicked on the link which took me to the UK site, I clicked through to the .it site and hoped that in this way a few cents would work their way into your account. Do you know if it worked? I don't get a lot of stuff, but I figure every little helps...

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 07 Mar 2012, 21:08
by Aitch
it does indeed, marchemum, thanks! i think i have to sign up separately to every country... [hmm face] nice of amazon to make it so easy but i'm wondering if there's a wordpress plug in been invented that might save me.

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 07 Mar 2012, 21:11
by marchemum
good to know, thanks, but sorry about all the work for you!

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 08 Mar 2012, 09:56
by Aitch
don't be daft! it all helps keep the site hobbling along...

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012, 11:03
by Violet_Cue
I also once tried the amazon thing, but it only makes me said since I need amazon .ca (where you can buy exactly nothing but books and dvds) and then I get jealous... so yeah, if you add that amazon I could click through...

Or i'll remember to go and donate on the front page... and then don't have to remember the amazon thing...

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012, 11:12
by Aitch
is that right about canadian amazon? why is it so limited? i thought they'd taken over the WORLD...

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012, 12:45
by Violet_Cue
oh yeah, it is brutal... I am also super jealous of target in the US... I lied a little, I once bought a vacuum from amazon.ca... but all the toys and diapers and so on, not in Canada...

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012, 13:39
by Aitch
gosh, and why is that? canuck protectionism or something? (veh farking sensible)

Re: Skimlinks - funding the site etc

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2012, 08:12
by skip
Is this meant to have been activated again? Getting random links (like "and"!) put into lots of posts the last few days...