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The Secret Key of Amazon Revisited

The Secret Key of Amazon Revisited
Several months ago, Amazon began to implement changes in how the two required AWS keys (public and private) are obtained. We’re going to take another look at one of the most popular topics ever covered in this blog, so that new users won’t get overly confused by out-of-date or conflicting information. A new video may also eventually follow suit. There... Read More

How To Add Product: A Users Guide

How To Add Product: A Users Guide
It may seem obvious to anyone who has used Associate-O-Matic for any length of time, but many new and inexperienced users seem to struggle with this basic question. So it seems worthy of discussion in some detail. Unlike previous users guides, which focused on specific features of AOM, this one will instead delve into a more general concept. It will... Read More

Simple Mistakes To Avoid

Simple Mistakes To Avoid
Setting up an AOM store is not rocket science; but to some people it seems that way. And to be fair, unless you’ve done something a bajillion times, there may be aspects of a process that can be confusing. Driving a vehicle, cooking, learning a musical instrument or how to operate a cash register can be similar examples of tasks... Read More

The Invisible aomtrial.license File

The Invisible aomtrial.license File
Probably no other file in Associate-O-Matic is misunderstood, overlooked or ignored more than the aomtrial.license file. And yet it plays a crucial role in setting up the Trial version. The instructions are straightforward, and clearly indicated. Still, it’s missed by a large number of new users for some reason. So if you’ve come here to learn about this mysterious little... Read More

The REAL Requirements, pt. II

The REAL Requirements, pt. II
A few people who try AOM quickly feel out of their depth, and express dissatisfaction with the claim that the program is easy to set up and use.  So last month we discussed the published requirements for using Associate-O-Matic, detailing each item for the benefit of anyone who might have been unsure about them. We also identified the statement that... Read More

The REAL Requirements, pt. I

The REAL Requirements, pt. I
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times – “It’s too difficult”, “It’s not for me”, “I’m not technical”, “I can’t understand the instructions”. And so on. At one time I found comments like these puzzling, since AOM is not that difficult to install. The instructions can be boiled down to a few simple steps – download... Read More

Common Installation Problems

Common Installation Problems
While the basic install process for Associate-O-Matic is not difficult, sometimes problems do crop up. These can have a variety of reasons, from errors in uploading the files, server configuration, or just overlooking the obvious. Many times, actually reading the error message shown (if any) will give you everything you need to sort it out. Listed below are some of... Read More