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Amazon affiliate tos change

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Holykruelty, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Holykruelty

    Holykruelty Junior Member

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    You can now directly pin affiliate links. This is a conversation I had with an amazon associate customer service agent. Just thought I'd share this since in the past it was not allowed and could potentially close your Amazon affiliate account.

    You are now connected to Dave from Associate Support.

    Me: Are affiliate links permitted to be posted on pinterest? The social media faq stated only twitter and facebook when I first became an associate. Now the social media faq doesn't exist and the operating agreement states that you can post to social media. I just want to make sure before I do so.

    6:19:08 PM Dave: Thank you for contacting the Amazon associates team, this is Dave. How can i help you today?

    6:19:21 PM Me: Are affiliate links permitted to be posted on pinterest? The social media faq stated only twitter and facebook when I first became an associate. Now the social media faq doesn't exist and the operating agreement states that you can post to social media. I just want to make sure before I do so.

    6:19:30 PM Dave: The Amazon Associates Program does pay advertising fees for qualifying sales generated from social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

    6:19:52 PM Dave: If you place your Associates links on a website that you don't own or operate, please be sure you are doing so in accordance with that website's terms and conditions.


    6:20:21 PM Me: So if pinterest is allowing affiliate links (like they are now), it is complying with the operating agreement to post my affiliate link to them?

    6:21:08 PM Dave: just make sure the url where the link is posted is added to your account

    6:21:13 PM Dave: We're unable to comment on or interpret another company's terms and conditions in any way; we recommend directing your question to them

    6:21:45 PM Me: I have. They said it is okay to post affiliate links as long as its not spam. But my question to you, if, if its okay with amazon associates. I just want a for sure answer before i do so

    6:22:46 PM Dave: yes it is OK as long as it is listed in your associate account so we can see where it is posted and watch that page for compliance

    6:23:39 PM Me: What woulkd I need to do to be in compliance with pinterest? Can I post an image of a product and link it to an affiliate link?

    6:24:32 PM Dave: i wouldn't know what pinterest compliance policies are.

    6:25:36 PM Dave: as long as the image is not one from the amazon website those images are trademark protected

    6:26:03 PM Dave: by the manufacturer and licensed to amazon

    6:26:56 PM Me: What I am asking is, from amazon's perspective if I just have the picture, link, and a brief description if that would be okay. I'm just trying to increase potential orders instead of sending customers to my website :p

    6:26:58 PM Me: k 6:27:07 PM
    Dave: yes as long as it is not amazon's product picture and you get it from somewhere else for example google's image you can do that


    6:27:56 PM Me: Okay, good to know. Thanks :)

    6:29:04 PM Dave: also make sure the description is not a review from a customer on the amazon website either it would be best if the description is in your own words

    6:29:26 PM Dave: your very welcome

    6:29:31 PM Dave: if you need anything else just let us know

    6:29:48 PM Me: Will do :) Have a good night

    6:30:00 PM Dave: you too
     
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  2. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So you have your own image then you can link direct if you choose to do so. Interesting........
     
  3. Holykruelty

    Holykruelty Junior Member

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    This applies to websites that host pictures of the products too. But amazon doesn't really enforce that copyright issue.
     
  4. staypositive

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    you can never host amazon product images to your hosting server. this is a direct ban
     
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  6. ThisGuy10

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    Ummm.... Yes you can.