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03. Manual: Amazon RSS Feeds Generator
Posted by Mark Seaman on 25 June 2009 10:28 AM

By RSS Ground service.

Amazon RSS Feeds Generator


1. First step

Amazon localization and categories

Locale – here you specify which country you wish to localize your search to. You may choose from USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France and Japan. (Choose the location for your product search from drop-down menu).

Categories.
Choose categories you are interested in. You may check-mark several categories. The program will generate RSS feed for each category.

Use "All stores" to search all of them at once.

Also use "Select all" and "Select none" to operate with all categories.



  Note: depending on a locale the number of categories may be different.



Press "Next" to move to the second step.



2. Second step – Keywords and Amazon ID

Here you enter a list of your keywords, one per line, maximum 10.

Amazon keywords and personal keys

Now, according to the recent changes in Amazon all requests to the Product Advertising API will need to be signed: signatures will be necessary to authenticate each call to the Product Advertising API or they will not be processed.

To generate your signature you have to enter your "Amazon AWS Access Key ID" and "Amazon AWS Secret Access Key". If you haven't obtained your keys yet, please follow this LINK to sign.

If you are registered with Amazon affiliate program you can embed your Amazon Associates ID into generated feeds. So if someone makes a purchase through your feed you will get a commission. But this option is not required. To sign up to Amazon affiliate program please follow this LINK



Note: you can pre-set all your affiliate IDs in every Feeds Generator so they would be automatically filled in while generating new feeds. To make default settings you need to go to "Account" tab in the main menu, fill out all needed fields and press "Update settings".

 

To move back to the first stem use "Previous" button. If are ready to go on press "Next".

 

3. Final step - Settings

Here you can filters your search results.

Final settings


Sort by:
Best match  – will display the most relevant products
Bestselling  – will display products according to their popularity
Price - will sort products according to the price from high to low or from low to high

Price – set price limits "from" – "to" in order to have a specific cost range for your products.

Number of result pages – Amazon provides 10 search results per page. If you wish to get more results choose the number from the drop-down menu.


  Note: RSS Ground will generate separate RSS feed for each page of search results. So if you choose 3 in drop-down you will get three RSS feeds.


So, RSS Ground will generate separate RSS feeds for each category, for each keyword and for each search results page. For example, if you choose 2 categories, 2 keywords and 2 page results you will get 8 RSS feeds as a result:
1. Category1Keyword1Page1
2. Category1Keyword1Page2
3. Category1Keyword2Page1
4. Category1Keyword2Page2
5. Category2Keyword1Page1
6. Category2Keyword1Page2
7. Category2Keyword2Page1
8. Category2Keyword2Page2

 

Convert product image into affiliate link - this option will convert main Amazon product image into a link with user affiliate ID embedded.

Note: in case you have already generated several Amazon RSS feeds before this option was added simply add this tag to Amazon RSS link: &ImageLink=1

Generate and send to – choose a tool from drop-down menu you wish to transfer your RSS feeds to. It can be RSS feeds to Code Converter, RSS to Twitter Poster, RSS to Wordpress Poster or RSS to Blogger Poster. You may also simply choose to send RSS feeds to "My saves" section to work with them later.

If you choose to send RSS feeds to one of the further tools they will still be automatically saved in "My saves"-"My RSS feeds" section of your RSS Ground account.

Check-mark "Send rss feed(s) to my email" option if you wish to get a copy of your RSS feeds list to your email.

As soon as all settings are done press "Generate" button.

 

Here is the list of useful links you may also be interested in:

 

In case you are an unregistered visitor, please see RSS Ground offers page:

http://www.rssground.com/compare-memberships

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