Facebook auto-linking to Amazon

By | April 4, 2016

Have you ever written an article or a description of a product on Facebook including the text Amazon.com. Have you noticed that it automatically turned into a link?

This is just something I discovered today and I am not sure if Facebook has an affiliate relationship with Amazon in some way, or if this is just simply their way of helping people actually getting to Amazon.com, but what I have seen is that whenever you write Amazon.com in either the description or introduction to a link, or it is in the meta description of the linked article, then Facebook will automatically turn it into a link to Amazon.com. Here you can see a screenshot describing what I mean!

auto link to Amazon on Facebook

What do you think about this? Is this a nice thing to do of Facebook, or is this a way of maybe stealing attention from your product and your link and getting traffic for themselves instead?

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