Amazon Link Checker

What is Amazon Link Checker?

Amazon Link Checker is a desktop tool that will crawl your Amazon affiliate website checking all your outbound links to Amazon for out of stock, unavailable, 404, missing affiliate tracking IDs and more. You simply enter your website's address and click "Start check" and it will check every webpage on your website for Amazon affiliate links with any issues.

How does this tool work?

Using advanced crawling technology you don't need to tell this tool about every page on your website you simply enter your homepage and it will go page to page searching for outbound links to Amazon. Once it finds one it can check for any of the following issues.

  • Check product score - You may write an amazon review for a newly launched product that you think is going to be amazing but once people get hold of it they may give it negative reviews. This check will tell you if the average review score is below a certain threshold. With that information you can switch products you are promoting or stop promoting that product with negative reviews.
  • Out of stock - This simple check will tell you if an Amazon product is out of stock.
  • Check for affiliate code - This mode will check if your tracking ID (affiliate code) is present in the link to the Amazon product.
  • Check for 404 - This mode will check for pages you are linking to that no longer exist (or maybe didn't ever) by checking the server HTTP response code. Examples of server HTTP response codes that will cause issues with your links are 404 (page not found) and 500 (internal server error).
  • Check for unavailable - This mode will check if the product you are linking to is still available and actually being sold.

Why should I use it?

It should be fairly obvious why an affiliate would find this tool useful. If you were to go through your website page by page checking for all of the above issues on every link it would take you literally days at a time. This tool takes about 3 seconds to setup then you simply set it running and come back once its done all the hard work for you. Helping you maximise your stores profit.

NOTE: If you are cloaking your links this tool will not find them. Outbound Amazon affiliate links must be pointing to an Amazon website or using the Amazon URL shortner.

What does it look like?

Amazon Link Checker

Watch Amazon Link Checker in action / Tutorial

Change log

  • 12/11/2017 - Initial release
  • 16/11/2017 - Bug fix for Missing ID error

Video transcript

This is the transcript from the video above, it needs tiding up a little as its from YouTube subs.

Hey guys, it's Jamie from and in this video I'm going to show you how to use my Amazon link checker tool and what this tool basically does is, you point it at your Amazon affiliate website and it will crawl every page on your website checking all your Amazon affiliate links are not dead and are working so, for example, here we've got it running on gear, a popular Amazon affiliate website, and you can see it's working its way through the pages doing various checks, so we'll just go through the checks on now. So we've got a check here that will basically notify you if a product's getting reviews, but average reviews that are under a certain threshold. So just for this test, I put you know, tell me about any product that I'm linking to that has a review of under 4 out 5 and you can see: we've picked up loads here. Check for out of stock, that's pretty simple, that'll check for any products you're linking to that are out of stock.

Check link for amazon affiliate code, so you might of forgotten to put your Amazon affiliate tracking ID in some of the URLs, you can check for that. Check for 404, so if you're linking to an Amazon page that is no longer there or perhaps it wasn't there to begin with, you just put a wrong link in it'll, also check for other web exceptions as well apart from 404. So there's something wrong with that page like on ours and the server or something and it's throwing a 500 internal server error or something like that, it'll pick that up as well. Finally check for items that are no longer available, so hopefully they should be all the checks that you need. That's basically it really, you can export the results as a CSV and actually before we stop much going to go through some of the settings.

So this is how fast you want to crawl the website that you're pointing at, so that's how many seconds you want to have as a delay between each concurrent crawl task. So I just normally have that at zero and then this is how many connections or how many crawls you want going on at once. If it's your own website, which I assume most of them using this on, you can have that fairly high. The only reason you wouldn't want it really really high is in case you fire too many requests at Amazon and they think you're scraping their website, and they ban your IP. So you want that somewhere between one and depending on your connection, maybe like five or something like that, but play around the results and you'll see when the amount of pages is crawling as fast and when it's slow. So hopefully, that's everything you need to know guys.