Feedback Feedback wanted from members on text links to affiliates

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Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Hi all, I am experimenting with a plugin that converts camera names to links to B&H. For example, I have it enabled now for the Canon G7X, so anytime someone writes "G7X" it will automatically link that to the B&H page for that camera.

My question is, will this be too annoying? I'll be choosing the terms specifically, so it's not gonna link to some wrong page. And there will never be any popups. Just a significant increase ink links to B&H. I think it'll help a lot in increasing affiliate revenue, which is at an all-time low and has been an important part of paying the bills here.

Please vote and let me know.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
I was about to ask for an example to see if it would be irritating. And then I realized you had it in place. On my monitor, I can't even see a difference. I'm totally cool with it.
In the gray site style it is basically invisible.
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
I'd only vote "irrelevant" rather than "annoying" because it is largely useless to anyone outside the US. The taxes and customs for importing anything into Europe from America are punitive - I know because I have been stung more than once and won't do it again. I understand the need, but is there any way to link the linkage (if you see what I mean) to the location of the logged-in IP address?
 

demiro

Serious Compacts For Life
Dec 15, 2011
69
I think it is a good thing. Beyond the ease to purchase it provides a direct link to specs about the item at hand. From that standpoint it does have some value globally.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I have no issue with it. I'm not buying from B&H at the moment (haven't for a while, because Aus prices have actually been better over the last couple of years) but I still look to see what the prices are like and will buy if it works for me financially. Having embedded links like this is much easier than seeking out that affiliate link which I seem to keep losing.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Thanks, all. I'll put in the links in the default site styles and create site styles that don't use the links. So there will be an option for those who don't like 'em.
 

demiro

Serious Compacts For Life
Dec 15, 2011
69
Here's a little bug Amin. Type LX100 and you get a link to the X100. Probably others, but I just stumbled on that one. Given that most every camera is some variant of Xs and 1s and 0s today it may be tough to avoid.

RX100
RX10
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Here's a little bug Amin. Type LX100 and you get a link to the X100. Probably others, but I just stumbled on that one. Given that most every camera is some variant of Xs and 1s and 0s today it may be tough to avoid.

RX100
RX10
Should be fixed now. Had to be set to match whole words only. Thanks, Dean.
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Wow, I just did a post where I managed to mention I think three different cameras, and when I posted it, they all came up in red and were linked straight through to B&H. I thought'd I'd done some amazing slight of hand without even realizing it. But no, Amin at work! I don't have any problem with it. Pretty cool actually.

-Ray
 
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