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Amazon affiliate linking question

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by watkip, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. watkip

    watkip Newbie

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    Hi there!

    Are you allowed to post an amazon affiliate link within an almost irrelevant context?

    for example.

    entertainment blogpost


    '' We are just all loving music, especially before falling asleep at night with [ /affiliate link] max volume earphones [ /affiliate link] is just awesome!''


    so max volume earphones
    being a link to some amazon earphones for example.


    Much appreciated! im enthusiastic in some information :)
     
  2. watkip

    watkip Newbie

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    perhaps somebody that could enlighten me for a second?
     
  3. cool.dude123

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    yes you can, but if you put it in totally irrelevant text then you won't get many click or conversions
     
  4. dionysus

    dionysus Junior Member

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    Yes, you can. It's done all the time.
     
  5. watkip

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    Thanks alot for the enlightenment, really appreciated!
     
  6. watkip

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    What URL shorteners are legal nowadays to shortner amazon affiliate urls nowadays, to make them usable for socialmedia , FB?

    i'd say amznly website is this correct and legal?


    EDIT : Any seem to suit aslong aslong as the original amazon URL pops up :)
     
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  7. watkip

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    One last question id love to hear familiar up to date peoples confirmation on.

    Adding/linking an amazon affiliate on a Clickable image still legal?
     
  8. watkip

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    bump bump, still after a confirmation! much appreciated!
     
  9. KristianI

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    as for shortening your links - it's allowed BUT! You have to ensure, that the referrer can be tracked back. You can find about this req. in the OA Participation Requirements page, bullet 30.
    Clickable images - YES allowed
    and your OP - YES too.

    I recommend you to read trough the OA 2-3 times, and make sure you understand! It's not an easy read... I've gone trough it at least 5 times..:)
     
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  10. watkip

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    Hi thanks alot! i guess it'll be smart to go through it a couple of times yes :)!

    Do you by any chance know or remember what url shorteners work on facebook. just tested bitly and googled about it. which do work these days?
     
  11. KristianI

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    There was a discussion about it in other thread, i think the one which works in wordpress is Pretty Link. Other standalone shorteners I don't use so can't recommend any.
     
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  12. watkip

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    Regarding

    as for shortening your links - it's allowed BUT! You have to ensure, that the referrer can be tracked back. You can find about this req. in the OA Participation Requirements page, bullet 30.
    Clickable images - YES allowed
    and your OP - YES too.



    Amazons QA mentions that visitors have to be able to see that they are getting linked to amazon.
    So putting an affiliate link to an irrelevant image or sentence in your blog post isnt really legal right, altho 80% + is doing this.

    somebody's thoughts on this?
     
  13. watkip

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    still seeking for a confirmation, determined :)!