How to Shorten Amazon Affiliate Links

So many people have asked “How do I create a short link from an Amazon affiliate link I want to share on social media?” and “Is it Legal?” This step by step video (and the text directions below) shows exactly how to create a short link and proves that it is legal, since the whole process is done within the Amazon Affiliate portal.

Amazon Affiliate Short Links from Amy Blevins on Vimeo.

How to Shorten Amazon Affiliate Links easily. #hsbloggers

Here are written directions for those who do not like video:

1. Open the Amazon Associates Area by clicking on the top right corner of your screen when Amazon is open in your browswer.

2. Complete the sign-in process.

3. Type the name of a book or product in the search field and hit “go.”

4. Click on the tiny arrow next to “Get Link” for the product you want to share. A drop-down box will appear.

5. Click “Shorten link with

That’s it! Copy and paste your link wherever you would like to share!


  1. Christian H. says

    Facebook and sometimes Pinterest will block it. Facebook ALWAYS captchas you. Pinterest sometimes won’t allow you to post it period. The they block. They will accept the full link.

    • says

      As long as you shorten the link from within Amazon, FB does not block you. I use this feature and method all the time. Pinterest no longer allows affiliate links of any kind.

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