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Amazon Associates account TERMINATED!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Hitech Central, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    My Amazon affiliate account was closed for this reason:
    "You are automatically tagging customer sessions without the user clicking on a Special Link"
    I really don't understand what it means. I was using their links on my YouTube channel like many others.
    Is it possible to open another account with other details?
     
  2. Mister Frog

    Mister Frog Newbie

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    Maybe you use a short link
     
  3. blackwalker

    blackwalker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your site containing Special Links (including by use of a redirecting page) such that we cannot reasonably determine the site from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to the Amazon Site

    Are you cloaking or using link shorteners?

    Amazon is very concerned with affiliates misdirecting audience, as the reputation of the Amazon depends on how affiliates are referring the site to visitors. The e-commerce giant wants users to know where they are being directed to.

    For this reason, Amazon bans link shortening that doesn’t make it obvious that you are sending users to Amazon.
     
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  4. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Elite Member

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    From what see here you using a script to force users to go to Amazon instead of clicking the Amazon link which is against their tos.
     
  5. mrtruehybrid

    mrtruehybrid Power Member

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    Exactly this.
     
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  6. bennyorozco

    bennyorozco Registered Member

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    Next time use the shorten links from amazon, not bitly or others.
     
  7. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    But I used only short links from Amazon. I never used something else.
     
  8. Monkey Duds

    Monkey Duds Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    well that sucks. but that has to do with the way you are posting the links on your pages.
     
  9. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    I believe that the reason why I got banned is because of posting links on Pinterest.
     
  10. jhaniraj333

    jhaniraj333 Junior Member

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    They have very strict TOS. Many peoples got banned just for sharing links on WhatsApp or Messenger.
     
  11. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Elite Member

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    The affiliate manager looks at referral data where the clicks came from that created those sales.
     
  12. blackwalker

    blackwalker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Find out if they redirect after clicking from pinterest because then it could look like you are posting from a Cloaker and maybe they haven't whitelisted that pinterest domain. If you can prove this, they might unban
     
  13. MisterXYZ

    MisterXYZ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can put links on pinterest but you have to tell Amazon before doing that.
     
  14. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Senior Member

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    Mate always fake the referer and make your links look like they come from the website you put on your Amazon admin. All the other sources of traffic, YouTube included, can present a risk of ban since it's a grey area they can do what they want.
     
  15. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    I wrote the an email to try to recover my account. Do you think I have any chance?
     
  16. MEng

    MEng Power Member

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    i'm also posting amazon affiliate links occasionally on my youtube channel.
    i don't know why you were banned. almost all the big tech channels are doing this.
    write an email sometimes they will tell you what was the exact reason.
    btw how many subscribers on your youtube channel? amazon tend to ban people sometimes if you have low amount of subs and low amount of videos.
     
  17. jhaniraj333

    jhaniraj333 Junior Member

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    Yes you're right.
     
  18. Luk3

    Luk3 Junior Member

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    May I ask how many sales do you have per day/months?
     
  19. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    Enough not to have my account closed for inactivity.
     
  20. Luk3

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    Okay the reason why I ask is because when you are having 5 sales a day, the red flag will not be so quick when 1 link comes from another traffic source. But when you have 5 sales per months and 1 comes from different platform it is 20% wrong... You know what I mean?