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Just like you, and many other web businesses, we participate in the associates program...

We love the fact that Amazon offers so many different products. We love the fact that we’re linking to a highly reputable and popular web store. And, most of all, we love the fact that we can earn commissions when one of our web site visitors clicks-thru from our site and buys products from!

We are very extremely happy with Amazon’s associate program, but even so, there are some things that we wished had a better answer to:

  • It takes time and effort to find relevant Amazon products and link them into our web site’s pages. If, like us, you have a lot of web pages, this can be a lot time and effort that could be better spent on updating your site, adding content, or web site promotion.
  • It’s a never-ending chore to keep your Amazon product links up to date. If you link to video-games, software, PC hardware or electronics, you already know just how frequently the products can change. Even for books, kitchen items or baby-products, the products do change from time to time. While it’s great that Amazon is always updating their range, it could create a major headache to make sure all the links are current.
  • We’d like for people to be able to search Amazon products without leaving our site.

If only we could somehow overcome these challenges...

The good news is that we have a solution. And the best news is that, if you want it, we’ll share it with you.

Introducing Piranha Feed

Our solution is Piranha Feed which is a powerful, and extremely flexible PHP script that we wrote to solve these challenges, and do a lot more besides:

Some of the advantages of using Piranha Feed include

  • Amazon product listings on your site are automatically updated.
  • Locates relevant products and plugs the links into your pages.
  • Can rotate targeted combinations of different current Amazon product listings in your pages.
  • Can provide Amazon search results on a page on your site, including allowing your visitor to search a specified Amazon product category (such as Books, Software, Garden or Baby-products) or all Amazon product categories.
  • You can configure the style and appearance to suit your needs.
  • Can be plugged into existing PHP, HTML, SHTML, CGI, and ASP pages with ease1.
  • Supports 16 Amazon product categories (Books, Software, Magazines, Music, Classical-Music, Video-Games, Electronics, PC Hardware, VHS Video, DVDs, Toys, Tools, Baby products, Garden products, Kitchen items, and Photography products)
  • No more cutting and pasting of images. Save your time and web site bandwidth - book-covers and other product images are served from
  • Uses a sophisticated caching algorithm, to further save bandwidth and maximize speed.
  • Supports a variety of integration methods into your web site: Much more detailed instructions, plus working examples of each of the different types of integration, are included in the package.
  • Interfaces to using their documented interfaces.2

While we (Answers 2000 Limited) are not responsible for the operation of’s associate program, web site, XML feeds, etc., so we can not guarantee that Amazon will never change anything that might stop the script from working - but as we use documented interfaces - we hope this is less likely than if we had used other approaches such as parsing their HTML content.

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