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Topic   Amazon Hyperlinks are Broken

DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
8-Jun-2018(#1)
I couldn't find if this was address, but it seems hyperlinks for Amazon links are formatting weird. Twice almost, it seems. For example:

Raw URL - https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Hyperlinked with href - https://www.amazon.com/HD-Link-Cable-Dreamcast-Seg..." title="www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=https://www.amazon.com/HD-Link-Cable-Dreamcast-Seg... (secure)">Amazon Link


bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 8-Jun-2018(#2)
Yeah, GameTZ's system will try to re-write amazon urls to add the GameTZ referral code to them. You can see it as the link will have the word "redirect" in it. It's like a wrapper around the original link. It makes the URL really long and complicated too, but then the site will truncate it so, it's not so bad.

You can't use href markup with amazon links because of this. But, there is a special mark-up for amazon links you can use instead that generates really clean URLs that have the gtz referral code in them. To use them you need to figure out the ASIN for the amazon product. Usually, it's pretty obvious if you look at the URL. e.g. The page you're linking has an asin of B07BZP7HML (it's often after a /dp/ in the URL, and almost always starts with a B unless it's a book).

Once you have the ASIN, use the {asin} markup. e.g.

{asin}B07BZP7HML Amazon Link{asin} = Amazon Link

I think most people just use the link raw, though. It's easiest and only a little ugly.

I know it would be nice to have the href markup just work, but I couldn't figure that out to be honest.
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
8-Jun-2018(#3)
Ahhh gotcha. Thank you for the clarification!

Topic   Amazon Hyperlinks are Broken