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AdaptiveBlue SmartLinks for WordPress

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October 24th, 2007
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AdaptiveBlue SmartLinks for WordPress: AdaptiveBlue recently released their SmartLinks product for bloggers and also released a WordPress plugin that makes all of this easier to implement and manage. From the authors’ blog SmartLinks are automatically inserted, helping readers to discover, explore, and connect to relevant information from around the web. The links are to pages about books, music, movies, stocks, recipes, restaurants, gadgets, people, movie stars and various entertainment and media. Apparently SmartLinks is already in use on sites such as Amazon.com and Yahoo Finance. SmartLinks could be a cool way to display all the media that is related to a few words in your post but I believe this service would have a wider audience if one could include their Amazon Affiliate ID on the links that are generated.

[EDIT] Seems it can be done with a hack. WordPress users have to insert the following script into their template below the SmartLink script (inserting their Amazon Affiliate between the quotations):
<script type=”text/javascript”>
blueAmazonId = “my-affiliate-code”;
</script>

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  1. Don Albrecht (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the great resource, This should come in handy.

  2. Cody (21 comments.) says:

    This looks like a great plugin. Now if only I could get it to play well with K2 sidebar modules…

  3. Fraser (1 comments.) says:

    Hi Don and Cody,

    I’m glad you like the plug-in! We’re getting a lot of great feedback since we launched. Not only do they make it possible for bloggers to monetize all of their new content and old archives, but they provide a lot of automatic information for the site’s readers.

    The SmartLink plugin intelligently analyzes each link, understanding what the object is, and for supported sites a SmartLink is automatically inserted next to the embedded link.

    For example, if you link to a stock’s page on Yahoo! Finance the SmartLink pane is populated with the latest information about the stock (current price, volume, etc) as well as links to analyst reports, SEC filings, etc. All about the specific stock, all automatically done. Cool, eh? And this works for books, music, wine, restaurants, and so much more.

    Drop me a line if you have any questions or feedback about this.

  4. Mibo (1 comments.) says:

    I just came across site called hover.in that allows you to do everything in the intuitive window like the one on adaptiveblue…
    these kind of windows are becoming an integral part of browsing now a days…

  5. Alex Iskold (1 comments.) says:

    you can also add affiliate like this &blueAmazonId=yourid

    If you want to add affiliates for other programs, send email to adaptiveblue support and we will help you out.



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