ABS Autoblogging and Amazon's new API rules

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by gothrob, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. gothrob

    gothrob Newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
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    Hi BHW

    Just de-lurking to ask a quick question & I hope somebody will be able to help. I took the plunge and set up five free WP Autoblogs last September using Autoblog Samurai which posted links to Amazon products using my affiliate account, and a couple of spun articles for original content. I set up enough product posts to keep them going for three months and then left them to it. Two weeks in and I had only made about three dollars so I pretty much forgot about them.

    Fast forward to December and I was surprised when I checked my US Amazon affiliate dashboard and saw there was a over a hundred dollars sat there. Ace! My resolution was to create a new affiliate autoblog every day in 2012 and see what happens... the problem? The Amazon module in ABS doesn't seem to work anymore, and from reading around this forum it could be due to Amazon changing the way you can access it's API or through ABS not being updated. Does anyone know if this is a common problem and is it time to look for an alternative to ABS? I'm looking into WPRobot and Amaniche but will they have the same problem accessing the data from Amazon.

    Thanks for reading and I hope someone can give me some advice.
  2. dikoro

    dikoro Regular Member

    Dec 16, 2008
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    It's normal man. There are dozen plugins out there that far better than samurai. Look around and you should find it. Many people talking about reviewazon which is up to date with the Amazon API TOS.