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GNOME Amazon Referral Fees April 2010

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

gnome-amazon In April 2010 the GNOME Foundation received the following Amazon referral fees

Amazon.com
$58.27
Amazon.ca$1.77
Amazon.de€104.62
Amazon.fr€2.71
Amazon.co.uk£23.44
Amazon.jp¥4534

This totals to approximately $280 (down from $375 in February), but the positive thing is that we finally get some significant sales in Japan

Keep on spreading the plugins to friends and family

Below and in the GNOME Amazon Store you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

Firefox

SearchPlugin

Epiphany

For epiphany use the following smart books.

  • Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-ca-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-uk-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-de-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-fr-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-jp-22&field-keywords=%s

GNOME Amazon Referral Fees February 2010

Monday, March 1st, 2010

gnome-amazon For February 2010 the GNOME Foundation received the following Amazon referral fees

Amazon.com
$183.93
Amazon.ca$1.54
Amazon.de€46.56
Amazon.fr€1.33
Amazon.co.uk£18.71
Amazon.jp¥294

This totals to approximately $281.18  (up from $137.36 in January). A growth of more than 100% 🙂

Keep on spreading the plugins to friends and family

Below and in the GNOME Amazon Store you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

Firefox

SearchPlugin

Epiphany

For epiphany use the following smart books.

  • Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-ca-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-uk-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-de-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-fr-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-jp-22&field-keywords=%s

GNOME Amazon Search Plugins for Epiphany

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

In order to get referral fees for the GNOME foundation I made some search plugins for Firefox. Since Firefox is actually not the official GNOME browser I got some questions to also release search plugins for Epiphany. Epiphany does not support the OpenSearch plugins that Firefox supports but has smart books, that you can add. So if you add bookmarks with the following URLs and use these for searching your product at Amazon you’ll be giving referral fees to the GNOME foundation.

Here are the URLs:

  • Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-ca-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-uk-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-de-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-fr-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-jp-22&field-keywords=%s

You can also find the URLs in the GNOME Amazon Store

Maybe also a good idea to add these smart bookmarks by default to Epiphany, such that in distros these smart bookmarks are immediately used.

BTW things are going well these month with the referral fees. We are already close to 250$ and still a week to go. It certainly helped that somebody bought a $2000 camera.

Firefox users can use the link below. NOTE these links use javascript to install the searchplugin so the links don’t work if you click on them in an RSS reader. Just go directly to this post

SearchPlugin

GNOME Amazon Referral Fee Results January 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

gnome-amazon For January 2010 the GNOME Foundation received the following Amazon referral fees

Amazon.com$55.06
Amazon.ca$0.00
Amazon.de€26.90
Amazon.fr€0.90
Amazon.co.uk£27.39
Amazon.jp¥142

This totals to approximately $137.36 (up from $94.36 in December). As the search plugins were wrong in December January was indeed a better month, which is not bad because people probably bought much more stuff in December because of the holiday season.

Keep on spreading the plugins to friends and family

Below and on http://www.gnome.org/friends/amazon you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

SearchPlugin

GNOME Amazon Referral Fee Results December 2009

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

gnome-amazon For December 2009 the GNOME Foundation received the following Amazon referral fees

Amazon.com$24.28
Amazon.ca$0.00
Amazon.de€39.66
Amazon.fr€9.25
Amazon.co.uk£0.00
Amazon.jp¥0

This totals to approximately $94.36 (up from $76 in November). As the search plugins were wrong January should be a much better month. I already see that traffic and orders are going up :-). Please update your search plugins if you haven’t done so since my previous post where I told that the plugins were wrong. In case you have not installed them yet please do so now and help the GNOME Foundation with every purchase you make on Amazon.

Below and on http://www.gnome.org/friends/amazon you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

SearchPlugin

Still need to do some last-minute Christmas Shopping?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

gnome-amazon

In case you still need to buy some gifts for Christmas you can help GNOME by buying your gifts at Amazon via the GNOME Amazon Store or via one of the searchplugins listed below. The GNOME foundation will receive between 4-6% of whatever you buy as an affiliate fee.

Below and on http://www.gnome.org/friends/amazon you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

SearchPlugin

GNOME Amazon Referral Fee Results November

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

gnome-amazonSince my last post late October about the GNOME Amazon Store more people have bought stuff with the GNOME Amazon Search Plugins (See below) or the GNOME Amazon Store. For November the GNOME Foundation received

Amazon.com$28.00
Amazon.ca$0.00
Amazon.de€17.16
Amazon.fr€3.52
Amazon.co.uk£6.37
Amazon.jp¥116

This totals to approximately $76 (up from $20 in October).If this growth rate continues like this pretty soon the Foundation will have millions of dollars 😉

Below and on http://www.gnome.org/friends/amazon you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

SearchPlugin

Web stats for GNOME websites (Piwik)

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Jeff Schroeder has installed Piwik on the GNOME servers such that we can get more advanced web statistics. Based on that info the marketing and the web team can for instance try to improve conversion rates of Friend of GNOME donations.

For the gnomeweb-wml and the foundation-web module I’ve changed the scripting for *.wml files such that the necessary piwik tags are automatically added.

I’ve noticed that not all web pages use *.wml files to generate html pages. So if you want to track your pages you’ll need to either convert your pages to wml files or put the tracking tag yourself on each page.

For pages on www.gnome.org the tracking tag is the following

<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://webstats.gnome.org/" : "http://webstats.gnome.org/");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + pkBaseURL + "piwik.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script><script type="text/javascript">
try {
var piwikTracker = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + "piwik.php", 1);
piwikTracker.trackPageView();
piwikTracker.enableLinkTracking();
} catch( err ) {}
</script><noscript><p><img src="http://webstats.gnome.org/piwik.php?idsite=1" style="border:0" alt=""/></p></noscript>
<!-- End Piwik Tag -->

For pages on projects.gnome.org you need to add the following

<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://webstats.gnome.org/" : "http://webstats.gnome.org/");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + pkBaseURL + "piwik.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script><script type="text/javascript">
try {
var piwikTracker = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + "piwik.php", 4);
piwikTracker.trackPageView();
piwikTracker.enableLinkTracking();
} catch( err ) {}
</script><noscript><p><img src="http://webstats.gnome.org/piwik.php?idsite=4" style="border:0" alt=""/></p></noscript>
<!-- End Piwik Tag -->

The web statistics are available at http://webstats.gnome.org. If you would like to have an account on that just send me your GNOME login account and I’ll make an account and sent you your password.

Support GNOME by shopping at Amazon

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

gnome-amazon

Early September I announced the GNOME Amazon Store. If you buy the stuff you normally buy from Amazon from the GNOME Amazon store the GNOME Foundation receives as a referral fee 4-6% of what you bought from Amazon. So at no extra cost to you you are helping out GNOME

Since then the GNOME Foundation received the following referral fees.

Amazon.com$3.88
Amazon.ca$0.00
Amazon.de€3.39
Amazon.fr€0.68
Amazon.co.uk£0.00
Amazon.jp¥723

This totals to approximately 20$. I think it could be a lot higher if all Amazon purchases GNOMEys do would go via the GNOME Amazon shop. To make things really easy you can just install a search plugin in Firefox. It just works like the one that is shipped with Firefox with the only difference that the GNOME foundation receives a referral fee on everything you buy if you use the search plugin to enter the Amazon website.

Below and on http://www.gnome.org/friends/amazon you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

So to all your GNOMEys out there that buy stuff at Amazon please use the search plugins listed below to buy your stuff.

SearchPlugin

Barnes and Noble Reader uses GNOME

Friday, October 9th, 2009

dr800

Above a picture of the new IREX DR800 which the e-reader that Barnes and Noble will bring to the market soon. The device is based on the more professional IREX DR1000 which runs Linux + a host of GNOME technologies (GTK+, dbus, etc. etc.).

You can write programs for these devices by installing the SDK. I’ve tried it a while ago and it works pretty nicely. I only find it a pity that IREX doesn’t advertise this at all at their main website. I strongly believe that IREX could build a vibrant developer community if they would market it a bit more. They probably have been really busy cranking out the IREX DR800 for Barnes and Noble.

Let’s hope the device does well and because of that a vibrant developer community will develop itself