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September 9th, 2011

Amazon may be costing you traffic!!

Alrighty, I have been doing a heck of a lot of Entrecard dropping so I have seen a wide variety of blogs, many of which are using an Amazon widget.

Here’s the problem in two little words: script error.

Whenever I visit a blog with one of Amazon’s fancy widgets, I get a script error that points directly at Amazon.

This error slows my whole computer down to a crawl and I have to click the button to stop the script dead in its track just so I can continue on with my day.

If you’ve ever gotten that error, then you know just how annoying it can be when you are viewing multiple websites.

Don’t feel bad though…I got the same error today when I visited Yahoo.com, so it can happen to anyone!

I’ve even gotten it when I visited my own blog, TheGoodBuy.net, which is why I took the widget off and just added each item to a ad rotator.

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20 comments to Amazon may be costing you traffic!!

  • Thanks for stopping by the Fun Surfin' Weekend Blog Hop today!

    The info in this post is rather helpful, thank you for sharing it. I need all the help I can get since mine is still so new and there's just so much to learn. I'm definitely a new follower and will hopefully learn a thing or two from you 🙂

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  • Thanks for stopping by the Fun Surfin' Weekend Blog Hop today!

    The info in this post is rather helpful, thank you for sharing it. I need all the help I can get since mine is still so new and there's just so much to learn. I'm definitely a new follower and will hopefully learn a thing or two from you 🙂

    My recent post Fun Surfin' Weekend Blog Hop

  • I dont have ads or amazon on my page, which apparently is good if its causing problems 🙂 New follower from the blog hop til you drop, have a great weekend! Stop by my blog when you get the chance : )
    My recent post Everyday Food One-Pot Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes

  • Hi, stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower of your blog thru GFC, Twitter and RSS Reader. I could not find FB so if you have one and want me to follow, then just leave me the link when you check out my blog and I will follow. I would love a follow back on the rest when you get a chance. I don't have a clue what you are talking about with Amazon or the other thing as I have stayed away from those bars at the bottom with all that information. I think it slows down the blog loading and it makes the blog bounce when you are trying to leave a comment so even if it is popular I am not getting one! Some things are best left alone. Thanks for all your help and have a super weekend.

    Mary <a href="http://@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com” target=”_blank”>@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

  • I dont have ads or amazon on my page, which apparently is good if its causing problems 🙂 New follower from the blog hop til you drop, have a great weekend! Stop by my blog when you get the chance : )
    My recent post Everyday Food One-Pot Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes

  • Hi, stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower of your blog thru GFC, Twitter and RSS Reader. I could not find FB so if you have one and want me to follow, then just leave me the link when you check out my blog and I will follow. I would love a follow back on the rest when you get a chance. I don't have a clue what you are talking about with Amazon or the other thing as I have stayed away from those bars at the bottom with all that information. I think it slows down the blog loading and it makes the blog bounce when you are trying to leave a comment so even if it is popular I am not getting one! Some things are best left alone. Thanks for all your help and have a super weekend.

    Mary <a href="http:// @http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com” rel=”nofollow”> <a href="http://@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com” target=”_blank”>@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

  • Dear Katrina your blog has helped me a lot and I thought the least I could do was to give you a blog award the 7×7 Link Award. Congrats and kisses.

  • Dear Katrina your blog has helped me a lot and I thought the least I could do was to give you a blog award the 7×7 Link Award. Congrats and kisses.

  • More often than not, those widgets are widely used by Amazon not only to show certain products available in their website, but more importantly to gain additional instant traffic. It's like forcing you to go there even if you don't have any intention to. That's a good strategy for traffic purposes only in the part of Amazon, but in the part of users it's not, especially when it comes to convenience. It will just be a problem.
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    • Queen Katrina

      I haven't had any problem with them forcing me to go to Amazon.com. They have just been annoying because they slow my computer way down until the stop script pop-up arrives to the rescue.

  • More often than not, those widgets are widely used by Amazon not only to show certain products available in their website, but more importantly to gain additional instant traffic. It's like forcing you to go there even if you don't have any intention to. That's a good strategy for traffic purposes only in the part of Amazon, but in the part of users it's not, especially when it comes to convenience. It will just be a problem.
    My recent post Best Accounting Software

    • Queen Katrina

      I haven't had any problem with them forcing me to go to Amazon.com. They have just been annoying because they slow my computer way down until the stop script pop-up arrives to the rescue.

  • That will certainly be of great help to everyone. May I know what are those Amazon's fancy widgets that causes script errors? I deeply appreciate it if you can help me with this.
    My recent post Best Accounting Software

  • That will certainly be of great help to everyone. May I know what are those Amazon's fancy widgets that causes script errors? I deeply appreciate it if you can help me with this.
    My recent post Best Accounting Software

  • Is it the same with other browser? I've tried that before on Firefox but when I transferred to Chrome it was all normal but I'm not sure if we have the same problem on widgets.
    My recent post Starting a Blog

    • MsKatrina

      Hm. Good question. I have mostly been using Firefox although I just this weekend started experimenting with Chrome. Internet Explorer I avoid like the plague. Nothing works on that except the ability to download other browsers! Lol.

  • Is it the same with other browser? I've tried that before on Firefox but when I transferred to Chrome it was all normal but I'm not sure if we have the same problem on widgets.
    My recent post Starting a Blog

  • I try that one too danica but when I transferred in chrome it is not working their are lots of problem.
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