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Amazon links to books

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1

    Demystifier

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    It has to do with a link affiliation script. If it finds a book at another store with a better commission it will link to that. I've actually never seen it done before. Are you saying both those links should be amazon? I'm pretty sure I can turn that off.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2015 #3

    Demystifier

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    That would be great!

    The changed link turns out not to be better at all, quite the opposite.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2015 #4

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  6. Sep 25, 2015 #5

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  7. Sep 25, 2015 #6
    Yeah they show textbooks.com for me
     
  8. Sep 25, 2015 #7

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    Aha, now I see what happened... I use the Firefox plugin Ghostery which blocks trackers, etc. I paused it for a minute just now, and I saw the textbooks.com link, too.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2015 #8

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    I think people should be encouraged to post a link to the publisher rather than to a distribution agency (for which different users may have different preferences). This suggestion could go to 'Terms and Rules'.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2015 #9

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  11. Nov 23, 2015 #10

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    In principle I would agree, but in practice I find Amazon so much more user friendly ...
     
  12. Nov 23, 2015 #11
    Turned off now.

    Remember to use the amazon etc links here when xmas shopping :smile:
     
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