Amazon [[AMZN]] has just announced beta release of contextual PPA links. Dubbed ‘Context Links‘, the new feature will automatically identify and link relevant phrases within page content to Amazon products. Setup is via the Associates admin panel, Associates Central->Build Links->Context Links.
Amazon ‘Context Links’ only process web pages after they have been viewed a few times on your website (typically 2-3 times). Until then no phrases will be linked on the page. It can take up to 3-4 hours until the Context Links systems figure out phrases to link on the page. Be patient!
How about an example? Let’s say that I mention the TiVo DVR in one of my posts. Then, a link and preview will be automatically generated by ‘Context Links’. Nice!
Note: I have removed Amazon context links from this blog as I found that using both the preview links and context links slowed page load times. I am, however, using the context links on another blog.