This plugin is used to quickly add Amazon products to your WordPress posts and pages. The products can be simple text links, thumbnail images, fullsize images, complex templates or full-blown Amazon flash widgets.
The product links that the plugin generates can be for any of the Amazon domains (http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.ca, http://www.amazon.cn, http://www.amazon.de, http://www.amazon.es, http://www.amazon.fr, http://www.amazon.it and http://www.amazon.jp).
The content of the products can be statically entered by the Author, when the link is created, or dynamically refreshed when displayed using the Amazon site that is most appropriate for the nationality of the reader.
The products to be displayed can be specified when the link is created, using the built in Amazon search widget, or dynamically generated by searching the content of the site.
All product links will contain the Amazon affiliate ID of the site author and will be the relevant one for that locale, allowing the author to collect commission on any products purchased through the links.
[amazon]shortcode used to generate product links
To quickly add a simple text link add the following lines into an entry (page, post or text widget):
[amazon asin=<ASIN Number>&text=<link text>]
Where ASIN Number is the unique amazon number used to identify products e.g. "1405235675". The Link Text is simply what you want to be shown for the link, e.g. "Mr. Good".
To utilise one of the templates simply specify the template option with the name of the template to use. For example:
[amazon asin=<ASIN Number>&title=<link text>&template=thumbnail].
To generate a list of products relevant to the content of your site use the 'cat' option, to specify where the plugin should search for Amazon product links. This option can be either 'local' to search the current content or a list of category ids to search specific sections of your site. For example I use this feature to provide friends and family some ideas for presents. This feature is based on the Amazon Web Service API and uses the 'CartSimilarities' feature to generate the list of items.
This is created by either putting the line
amazon_recommends(<Category>,<Number of Posts>) in your template. Or putting the line
[amazon cat=<Category>&last=<Number of Posts>] within a post or page. Where 'Category' is a list of category ids to search within (e.g. as expected by the 'cat' argument of query_posts function. The 'last' parameter is the number of posts to search through.
This is the plugin you need to multiply your blog traffic in algorithmic scale.
With displaying incoming search terms linked to your blog posts from single post and side wide sidebar, you will strengthen the on page SEO of your web site, therefore your SERP will be better than before.
Sidebar widgets available: recent search terms, random search terms, popular search terms, and popular search terms in category (for category archive).
Another method to gain exposure from the search engine is to increase the number of indexed page and make sure all your posts are indexed. Select link to search pages in plugin option to increase your indexed. The plugin will also automatically republish any posts with no search engine traffic after 30 days in publishing.
If you want, popular keywords used by visitors to find the blog post can be automatically converted into post tags.
For keyword research, you can use the plugin statistic to find out which keywords are popular or in trend, then you could write a new blog post targeting those keywords to increase your blog traffic.
You'll have the complete list of keywords user use to get to your home page and to your blog post, which than you can use to optimize your web site.
WP-Cumulus allows you to display your site's tags, categories or both using a Flash movie that rotates them in 3D. It works just like a regular tags cloud, but is more visually exciting. Clicking the tags can be a little hard (depending on your speed setting) but does take you to the appropriate page :).
The sources code for the Flash movie are available from wordpress.org.
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