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Amazon Affiliate Application Rejected. Pls Help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TechEinstien, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. TechEinstien

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    Hello,
    i am noob in amazon affiliate and it is my very first affiliate site.

    I applied for Amazon affiliated 15 days back. During this period i made 3 sales with around $4 earnings. Although product was totally different from products i am promoting.

    So, Today i got this mail from amazon associate
    Thank you for your interest in the Amazon Associates Program.

    We have completed our review of your application to the Amazon Associates Program, which included a visit to the website where you planned to create links to our store.

    We found [you listed the URL for your web site as: example.com. Your web site includes the unapproved use of Amazon.com trademarked words, images, or reviews.]

    We do not allow the use of URLs, trademarks, logos, etc. that include words that are trademarked by Amazon.com LLC. This includes variations or misspellings of any trademarked words. We are therefore unable to approve your application. Accordingly, we have closed the account under which you had been temporarily approved and that approval has now ended.

    If your website has been further developed and now contains appropriate content, you are welcome to submit another application by using the following URL:

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join

    Please review our Operating Agreement for further details:

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement

    We hope to see you again.
    I don't know what is the problem. but according to me following can be a problem.
    1. I downloaded images from amazon renamed it and uploaded on my media. putting affiliated link on image.
    2. Used Following image as buy now button.
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    3. Have around 7.5K Words on website. all outsourced from bhw from good sellers.

    More info on website:-
    Have Disclaimer page mentioning amazonn llc program line also mentioned on footer.
    Not mentioned price on product anywhere.

    What i have done now:-
    1. Used images using HTML code from Dashboard. (But this images are too small. Any other way to show large image?
    2. Removed Above buy now button and replaced it with text with background color saying "Click Here to View Current Pricing"

    Also i have created new amazon associate id again. So. should i have to submit application again or it is already submitted?

    Please Help.






     
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  2. TyperX

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    -> I downloaded images from amazon renamed it and uploaded on my media. putting affiliated link on image.

    Its not allowed. You were rejected from that reason for sure
     
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    Your buy now button use Amazon's logo
     
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  4. TyperX

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    + as LuckyCharm wrote that button also may cause problems. Remove those things and try to rejoin.
     
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  5. TechEinstien

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    I am sure many use same procedure.

    I was thinking same. How to use images?

     
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    TechEinstien yes many ppl use it and some of them get banned.. :)
     
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    I would recommend you to switch to any other affiliate program for ex, aliexpress. Its doesn't convert as good as amazon but they are pretty lenient in such cases.
    I don't think it has anything to do with the button as the it clearly states "buy from amazon". My website uses this very same button and i've had no problems in the last 2 years.
     
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    You answered your own question. You used amazon word, you used "best price", you downloaded images. Use their api for images, use custom buttons and don't use "best price", use check price or something like that
     
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    USA282: sometimes it's not easy to sell something with amazon so with aliexpress it maybe extra hard..
     
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    It has everything to do with the button, you can not use buttons like that, amazon do have a few buttons you can use but they are dated and horrible looking.

    OP Use text links its easier, Something like Check Price and Availability here

    It does not matter that others might be getting away with it. You didn't so fix it.
     
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    But using api for images giving very small images. Should i have to reapply for application? or it is already applied?
     
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    You will have to reapply
     
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    Thanks, i have already changed that button as mentioned above in thread.
    I also need help in using images.
     
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    I have created new id with different email id and also replaced all affiliate link with new one.

    So, how should i re-apply?
     
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    You can also monetize your ecommerce traffic with Viglink, Skimlinks or Infolinks (they have super creative names.....). Essentially they are brokers between you and advertisers and they take a cut when a commission is made. In return they will geo locate your links, protect you from direct ban from advertisers and fix all "broken" links so no traffic will be wasted (more or less).
     
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    Basically, they're in the "we're screwing people" business.
     
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    I got the exact same email this morning on my first Amazon site. However, I don't have any buttons or pictures that have Amazon's logo.

    I did have the sentence "with many 5 star reviews on Amazon" in one of my articles, but I just removed it.

    Is something as small as that enough to be rejected?
     
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    The problem is your "call to action" button.
     
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    I know things have changed within the last few years in terms of the Amazon's approval process. Does anyone have a rough estimate as to how many pages, articles and or words at minimum Amazon would see as fit toward approval?
     
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    Write more informative content not affiliate contents..

    This is the first step.. you should build affiliate content later on when your affiliate program is already approved..

    Examples:

    7 things you need to know in doing your assigments..

    Did you know that a shark is one of the oldest species that lives the earth?


    By writing this i am sure your affiliate program will be approved..

    something like this.. maybe around 10 contents will do.. something what your site is all about or niche..

    And also dont forget those permanent pages like about me,contact, pillar pages and etc..terms etc

    Try it :)