Support » Plugin: Amazon Associates Link Builder » Call management or cache

  • Me again. I will try to be more concrete so maybe we go somewhere.

    I think the problems some of us have, that our links doesn’t show or we can’t even search, are caused by a problem between the API limits and the Plugin API calls management.

    As said there:

    “Check how quickly your application is submitting requests.
    If your application is submitting requests faster than once per second per IP address, you may receive error messages from the Product Advertising API until you decrease the rate of your requests.”

    We can’t manage this, the plugin should do it, and make it so it waits a little between calls, so all the calls works.

    It would be nice too, if the plugin had something like a “call counter” and log per-day or something, so we can check if we are reaching the limits (maybe with a option so we can activate or deactivate it). Not difficult to add that to the call function. So we can check if we already reached the limit and that is why it stopped working and look what we can do about it.

    Also, maybe a cache, so not every time a page is loaded causes calls to the API? And also, as I already said: There is no need for API calls when creating a basic ProductLink.

    I hope you can think about it, and make this a better plugin that everybody can use, not only big websites that sell a lot. Allow us little websites grow with this too, please.


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  • Do you use any page cache plugin at wp level? Such as “wp super cache”, “wp rocket”, etc

    If not, you’re triggering amazon’s api at each page load you might face the query limit faster.

    If you use a page cache at wp level, amazon’s api are only issued when a cached page expires.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by DrLightman.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by DrLightman.

    I am currently not using any, but maybe I will give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

    Anyway, I don’t think I have so many traffic with barely 1000 visitors a day (and they don’t tend to visit more than one page). After lots of tests I think it is somehow plugin related.

    Also, with some links that didn’t update with the fix, I was able to fix one editing the shortcode. Obviously, that is not a good idea when you have many.

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