If you are an Amazon affiliate, you may be using a widget or program to collate your Amazon RSS feeds and incorporate them into your advertising campaigns such as blog posts or tweets. In this post, I’ll show you how to collate Amazon RSS feeds into Excel, so that you can stay on top of the latest and updated products and pricing information. This will take a few minutes of your time to set up and save you much more when you’re researching.
How to Collate Amazon RSS Feeds to Excel 2010
Before you get started, check out my post on how to subscribe to Amazon RSS feeds, in case you’re not sure how to go about it.
1. Navigate to the Amazon RSS feed page, copy the link to the feed and append your affiliate ID to the feed link. For instance, if the feed URL is
Append, your affiliate id so that the feed link reads
_bs_502394_rsslink?tag=YOUR AFF ID
(Replace YOUR AFF ID with your actual ID.)
2. Open up the Excel sheet that you want to insert the Amazon feeds.
3. Select the Developer tab. The Developer tab is not visible by default. To activate it, follow these steps.
4.On the Developer tab, in the XML group, click Source.
5. The XML Source pane is displayed to the right of the workbook. Click XML Maps.
6. In the XML Maps dialog box, click Add.
7. In the Select XML Source dialog box, in the File name text box, paste the RSS feed you created in Step 1. Click Open.
8. In the Microsoft Excel message box, click OK to permit Excel to create a schema. The XML Maps dialog is displayed with the RSS map added. Click OK to close dialog box.
9. In the XML Source pane, observe that data is complied. Click the Item folder and drag it to the worksheet, say to cell B1.
10. Delete columns you don’t need. I am going to delete columns C and D.
11. Now , right-click the table and choose Refresh.
12. The table will now display all the Amazon RSS feeds from that category.
You can change the settings of the XML sheet by right-clicking the table, and choosing XML->XML Map Properties.
You can also use these steps to pull data other than Amazon feeds to Excel.