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  • kudzu
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    • Jan 2017
    • 23
    • Pawleys Island, SC
    • PK Grill (Classic, silver)
      IRK-2
      Thermapen Mk4
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      All grill/BBQ items purchased via AmazingRibs links.

    About the AR Amazon Link?

    Do I understand correctly, if I navigate to Amazon by clicking on the AR Tiny URL, even if I navigate away from the initial landing page and purchase items through my existing Amazon Prime account, AR will benefit from purchases I make?
  • Huskee
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      About me
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    #2
    Not sure about when navigating away. Saving the link as a favorite or bookmarking it will make it easy to use each time. Also you can do the following, it's more precise but more work:

    Manually enter this: ?tag=amazi0a8-20 after the 10-digit code & / in any Amazon product's URL (web address).

    1. As an example, the URL for Meathead's book would look like this:

    www. amazon.com/Meathead-Science-Great-Barbecue-Grilling/dp/054401846X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484766259&sr=1-1&keywords=meathead+science+of+bbq

    2. Here's the same code again with everything after the 10-digit code and the / highlighted in red (it will usually start with "ref"):
    https:/ /www.amazon.com/Meathead-Scie...dp/054401846X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484766259&sr=1-1&keywords=meathead+science+of+bbq

    3. Delete what you see in red. The paste this in its place: ?tag=amazi0a8-20

    4. It ends up like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Meathead-Scie...ag=amazi0a8-20

    You can do this with ANY product, then refresh the screen after the edit. As long as the product remains there, it worked. Add the product to your cart, and repeat.

    Thanks for asking.

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    • kudzu
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 23
      • Pawleys Island, SC
      • PK Grill (Classic, silver)
        IRK-2
        Thermapen Mk4
        Smoke
        All grill/BBQ items purchased via AmazingRibs links.

      #3
      Thanks, Huskee!

      Just playing around with it, using the saved link and selecting an item does not create a URL that includes the "?tag=amazi0a8-20" string, though I guess it works. The method you describe as "more precise but more work" is easy enough by simply copying and pasting, and works every time based on the refreshing-the-page test. The tiny extra effort is worth it to know that it is working.

      Since it costs me nothing and generates a few pennies for AR, it is a win-win. God knows Jeff Bezos doesn't need the pennies!

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      • Huskee
        Administrator
        • May 2014
        • 15550
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
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          • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
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          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

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          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
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          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
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          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

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          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #4
        Originally posted by kudzu View Post
        Thanks, Huskee!

        Just playing around with it, using the saved link and selecting an item does not create a URL that includes the "?tag=amazi0a8-20" string, though I guess it works. The method you describe as "more precise but more work" is easy enough by simply copying and pasting, and works every time based on the refreshing-the-page test. The tiny extra effort is worth it to know that it is working.

        Since it costs me nothing and generates a few pennies for AR, it is a win-win. God knows Jeff Bezos doesn't need the pennies!
        Exactly! Thank you for being willing to do it! Every little bit helps.

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        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6648
          • Colorado
          • > Weber Genesis EP-330
            > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
            > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
            > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
            > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
            to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
            > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
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            > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
            > Thermoworks Thermapen
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            > Anova sous vide circulator
            > Searzall torch
            > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

          #5
          Why bother advertising the http://tinyurl.com/amazingribs url at all since it really doesn't work? As kudzu questioned (and as I reported many moons ago), as soon as you navigate away from its landing page on amazon.com, the amazingribs tag is immediately lost and there is therefore absolutely no benefit at all to AR.

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          • kudzu
            Club Member
            • Jan 2017
            • 23
            • Pawleys Island, SC
            • PK Grill (Classic, silver)
              IRK-2
              Thermapen Mk4
              Smoke
              All grill/BBQ items purchased via AmazingRibs links.

            #6
            Originally posted by Mbmorgan View Post
            ...As kudzu questioned (and as I reported many moons ago), as soon as you navigate away from its landing page on amazon.com, the amazingribs tag is immediately lost and there is therefore absolutely no benefit at all to AR.
            Well, I was not sure the AR referral was not effected some other way, but I wondered.
            Last edited by kudzu; January 18, 2017, 04:44 PM. Reason: Typo

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            • Huskee
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 15550
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Smokers / Grills
                • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                • PBC
                • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                Thermometers
                • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
                • Thermapen MkII, orange
                • ThermoPop, yellow
                • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                Accessories
                • Instant Pot 6qt
                • Anova Bluetooth SV
                • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                • BBQ Dragon
                • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                • Weber grill topper
                • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                Beverages
                • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                About me
                Real name: Aaron
                Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                Occupation:
                • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

              #7
              Originally posted by Mbmorgan View Post
              Why bother advertising the http://tinyurl.com/amazingribs url at all since it really doesn't work? As kudzu questioned (and as I reported many moons ago), as soon as you navigate away from its landing page on amazon.com, the amazingribs tag is immediately lost and there is therefore absolutely no benefit at all to AR.
              It works if you use it and make a purchase. If it didn't work, it wouldn't have been featured for years as it has.

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              • David Parrish
                Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                • May 2014
                • 4906
                • Charlotte, NC

                #8
                It works even if you navigate away. Amazon stores a cookie in your browser, and that cookie will have the AR tag in it.

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                • Willy
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                  Now THAT is one classy hat!

                • David Parrish
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                  Thanks!
              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6648
                • Colorado
                • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                  > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                  > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                  > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                  > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                  to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                  > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                  > Thermoworks Smoke
                  > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                  > Thermoworks Thermapen
                  > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                  > Anova sous vide circulator
                  > Searzall torch
                  > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                #9
                Originally posted by Huskee View Post

                It works if you use it and make a purchase. If it didn't work, it wouldn't have been featured for years as it has.
                My point is this. Let's say I want to buy a charcoal lighting chimney. I click on the AR tiny url ( http://tinyurl.com/amazingribs ) and it takes me to the amazon.com landing page here ( https://www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=U...&creative=9325 ). You can see that the AR tag is embedded correctly into the url.

                I then enter "charcoal lighting chimney" into the search box and press enter to search for one. One of the choices that is shown is the "BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity" ... so I click on it and it takes me to the page where I can purchase it ( https://www.amazon.com/BBQ-Dragon-Ch...ghting+chimney ).

                The AR tag is nowhere to be found in the url. So when I purchase the chimney, unless there is magic at play, I don't see how AR gets any credit at all for the sale. Perhaps amazon is somehow keeping AR associated with the search and purchase ... but if so, it is outside every url after the original AR tiny url landing page.

                FWIW, I'm not trying to be argumentative here ... I just don't see how the featured AR tiny url can possibly work.

                Edit: Just saw David's reply. Apparently the magic is provided by a cookie. That's a relief! (I hate unsolved mysteries) Thanks Pit Boss ...

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                • David Parrish
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                  Glad to help
              • kudzu
                Club Member
                • Jan 2017
                • 23
                • Pawleys Island, SC
                • PK Grill (Classic, silver)
                  IRK-2
                  Thermapen Mk4
                  Smoke
                  All grill/BBQ items purchased via AmazingRibs links.

                #10
                Yep, me too, glad to know that it works and how.

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                • Willy
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 1942
                  • High Desert of the Great Southwest

                  #11
                  If I save the AR link on my desktop as a shortcut, will the AR connection be there as well or do I need to navigate through AR every time I go to Amazon?

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6648
                    • Colorado
                    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                      > Thermoworks Smoke
                      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                      > Thermoworks Thermapen
                      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                      > Anova sous vide circulator
                      > Searzall torch
                      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                    #12
                    Originally posted by Willy View Post
                    If I save the AR link on my desktop as a shortcut, will the AR connection be there as well or do I need to navigate through AR every time I go to Amazon?
                    It'll work every time from your desktop, too.

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                    • Bruce54
                      Club Member
                      • May 2016
                      • 115
                      • Portland, OR
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                        • Beer: Deschutes Black Butte Porter
                        • Whisky: Glendronach 18 "Allardice"

                      #13
                      I'd like to nominate this post, or the info contained, for "stickiness".

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                      • ribeyeguy
                        Charter Member
                        • Jun 2015
                        • 1305
                        • S. E. Wisconsin
                        • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

                        #14
                        I agree with Bruce54 , it should be pinned or stickied. There's been many times where I'll read a post here about a product someone bought and zip over to Amazon to check it out. More often than not though I'll forget about the AR referral link. If it was pinned to the top of the page it might serve as a memory jogger.

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                        • Huskee
                          Administrator
                          • May 2014
                          • 15550
                          • central MI, USA
                          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                            Smokers / Grills
                            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                            • PBC
                            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                            • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                            • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                            • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                            • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                            Thermometers
                            • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                            • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                            • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                            • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
                            • Thermapen MkII, orange
                            • ThermoPop, yellow
                            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                            Accessories
                            • Instant Pot 6qt
                            • Anova Bluetooth SV
                            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                            • BBQ Dragon
                            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                            • Weber grill topper
                            • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                            • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                            • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                            Beverages
                            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                            • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                            • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                            • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                            • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                            • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                            • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                            About me
                            Real name: Aaron
                            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                            Occupation:
                            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                          #15
                          Originally posted by Bruce54 View Post
                          I'd like to nominate this post, or the info contained, for "stickiness".
                          Done!

                          Now everyone please make sure to house shop and car/truck shop on Amazon!

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