[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in business development

Yonatan Horan yonatanh at gmail.com
Sat May 19 18:55:09 UTC 2007

Perhaps but the unavoidable fact is that we currently have 26,000 links to
amazon, many of them being sources for pictures, sources in articles or
otherwise non-policy violating links. Even if they are violating policy, if
we aren't removing them, the referral might as well be added. Also, there's
Special:Booksearch for which one could add the referral id to amazon\Barnes
and Noble links.


On 5/19/07, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/05/07, Yonatan Horan <yonatanh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ·          Amazon referral links – there are over 15,000 links on the
> > English Wikipedia to amazon.com. Since they are already there, there's
> no
> > reason not to append a referral to the link so the WMF gets some money
> every
> > time someone buys something through that link. It's not extra
> advertising or
> > anything of the sort as the amazon links are *already present*, this
> would
> > just be better utilization of them for revenue purposes.
> Most direct amazon.com links should be removed, anyway, so this may
> not be much help...
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