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DealAds

Description

DealAds will help you to pay your hosting bills and all the other expenses, bloggers have. On the flip side, you will provide
your visitors with more value by advertising Amazon’s Top Deals. For this reason, most AdBlockers do not block such affiliate links.
So, compared to using a regular advertising network, it’s a win-win-situation for you and your visitors.

Bloggers, who already use affiliate links to cover their expenses or earn an auxiliary income, can use DealAds to automate that process.
DealAds works as a WordPress Widget and comes with two unintrusive designs (boxed and blank). It rotates 18 products and shows up to three
of them at a time. The product database will be updated every 30 minutes, automatically.

Still no idea, what DealAds does? Have a look at the screenshots below or just try it. You will need to have an Amazon associates account.

Please note: This Plugin is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Amazon.

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Legal advice

Please note that it is your own responsibility to abide by the regulations of Amazon and the applicable law.

Screenshots

  • Boxed design with 3 products.
  • Blank design with 1 product.
  • Demo site with two Widgets.
  • Settings of DealAds.
  • Widget installation.

Installation

DealAds is available at the official WordPress Plugin Directory for free. I recommend to use this directory for installation:

Admin panel – Plugins – Add New – Search for “DealAds” – Install Now

However, if you want to install the Plugin manually:

  1. Download the latest version of DealAds and extract the .zip file.
  2. Create a new folder for DealAds: /wp-content/plugins/dealads
  3. Upload the content of the .zip file to that directory.

After installation you will have to activate DealAds through the Plugins screen in WordPress. Next, you probably want to check the global settings of your new Plugin:

Admin panel – Settings – DealAds

In most cases, you’ll be fine with the default values. So you can head to the Widgets screen of WordPress and add DealAds to your site (e.g. to your sidebar):

Admin panel – Appearance – Widgets

In the Widget’s settings you can choose a title, a design, the number of products to advertise (Product count) and, of course, you can set your affiliate tag.
This is the unique id, you’ve received from Amazon (e.g. dealads-21). Note: It would be a good idea, to check the links generated by the Widget with Amazon’s link checker; you’ll find it in your affiliate account.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

DealAds is available at the official WordPress Plugin Directory for free. I recommend to use this directory for installation:

Admin panel – Plugins – Add New – Search for “DealAds” – Install Now

However, if you want to install the Plugin manually:

  1. Download the latest version of DealAds and extract the .zip file.
  2. Create a new folder for DealAds: /wp-content/plugins/dealads
  3. Upload the content of the .zip file to that directory.

After installation you will have to activate DealAds through the Plugins screen in WordPress. Next, you probably want to check the global settings of your new Plugin:

Admin panel – Settings – DealAds

In most cases, you’ll be fine with the default values. So you can head to the Widgets screen of WordPress and add DealAds to your site (e.g. to your sidebar):

Admin panel – Appearance – Widgets

In the Widget’s settings you can choose a title, a design, the number of products to advertise (Product count) and, of course, you can set your affiliate tag.
This is the unique id, you’ve received from Amazon (e.g. dealads-21). Note: It would be a good idea, to check the links generated by the Widget with Amazon’s link checker; you’ll find it in your affiliate account.

Which Marketplaces is DealAds suitable for?

DealAds works with Amazon’s marketplaces in the United States, the United Kingdom, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Which languages does DealAds support?

DealAds is available in English and German. If you want to use DealsAds in a country, that isn’t supported yet, please provide me with the translation files (.mo and .po).

I’ve found a bug. What should I do?

Please contact the developer(s). A detailed description und screenshots of the bug will help me to reproduce and fix it. I appreciate your assistance!

Contributors & Developers

“DealAds” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “DealAds” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0

  • Stable release.