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    Question about placing the tracking image code
    Hey everyone,

    I don't think this should break Amazon's ability to track items, but having those 1x1 pixel images following my links in my blog posts leaves a bit of a space.

    I figure I could just move those images to the bottom of my posts.

    This wouldn't break the links, would it?

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    I'd make sure they links are tracking sales, impressions and clicks if you do that.

    I was told by an Amazon rep last year that dropping any part of their insanely L O N G link URL would kill the tracking. It's a PITA but I work around using their entire code now.

    Ask someone at Amazon - see if you get the same answer I did. If you do or don't please come back and let us know. :-)
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    An Amazon rep gave me the following URL format about 2 years ago and I've been using it ever since. It is supposed to be the shortest trackable URL.

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/{asin}/ref=nosim/{associd}
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    I'm not compromising the URL in the href, just moving the 1x1 pixel image to the bottom of the post, which I assume they use to track where their links are being placed.

    I talked to someone at Amazon, and they said that if I moved the <img> tag, they could not guarantee proper tracking (It really just sounded like she had no idea). If amazon cannot track where the links are coming from (without the image, that is), how could they track WHERE in the HTML the image is in relation to the link? I want to talk to an Amazon tech guy who knows his stuff, not some rep who doesn't know a lick of HTML...

    It's a bit technical, I know, and a tad obsessive/compulsive, but I'm a pixel perfectionist, to my detriment.

    btw, thanks for the short URL Tech Evangelist.

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    There is a difference between tracking impressions and tracking clicks. The 1x1 image is for tracking impressions (page views). I have never used the tracking images for recording page views on any of my affiliate sites and have never seen a problem--with Amazon or any other merchant.
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