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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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    I had on average 50 sales / day, and the traffic source is from different sources but I believe that Pinterest is the reason for wich my account was banned. That is the only place where the link was not visible but hidden behind a picture.
     
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    Pavan Teja 1 Senior Member

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    As far as I know, pinterest links are displayed above the comments when image is opened. I think users might be clicking on photo suggestions or search results that lead them to Amazon but are returning immediately as they never intend to purchase anything. This is a little tricky and difficult to avoid.
     
  3. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    I got ban for using it . U know the amazon on top , yes there is an option to share to twitter , etc using their shorten url.
    I always use their one and for no reason also got ban. My 300++ gone just like that.
     
  4. Mum2016

    Mum2016 Regular Member

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    Try opening a new account, but before that, remove all of the bad links in pinterest.
     
  5. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    First I'm waiting for an answer to see if they will not reinstate my account. If not I will create a new one and hope they will not be able to link the new accout to the old one.
     
  6. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Senior Member

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    yes of course they can reinstate your account it happened to me. But your website has to be super clean, following all their TOS. Sometimes you think everything is right whereas a little thing can be out of their TOS.
    Also for those saying droping affiliate links on youtube is safe, think twice. It depends on your content (automated or thin or misleading content will induce a ban). It's not as simple as saying "if other youtubers do it then I'm fine". They are fine until amazon review their account... Good luck mate
     
  7. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    This would be exactly why you got the hammer.

    About 3/4 of pinterest users are on mobile devices. And just like Instagram and Snap all external links open in their in-app browser which is basically a popup iframe. So technically you are dropping a session cookie without the users actually visiting Amazon.com.

    They think you're cooking stuffing which is pretty much the case, albeit unintentionally.
     
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    nik2016 Power Member

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    my very first amazon affiliate account has disable due to not getting any sales for 6 month time. is any body happens this kind of situation?
     
  9. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    I understand but I made a research and everyone was saying that Pinterest is safe for affiliate links. I even added Pinterest as a source of traffic in my affiliate account.
     
  10. Commoner

    Commoner Senior Member

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    Hi Mate,

    My apologies on the ban-hammer.

    Masking of your social media account in exchange for clicks is strictly prohibited.

    Cheers,
    Commoner
     
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    azbotboyz Junior Member

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    is your account is new?. I got ban from my brand new account when i use shorten link to product in youtube Desc
     
  12. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    It's 2 years old.
     
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    azbotboyz Junior Member

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    Do you plan to create a new account?
    Do you think I can use the same Payoneer payment of previous account detail without getting a ban?
     
  14. Hitech Central

    Hitech Central Regular Member

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    At the moment I'm awaiting for a reply to my email. Maybe they will reinstate my account. After I will receive an answer I will decide what I am going to do.
     
  15. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    Desktop traffic and mobile web traffic is probably safe as the user is redirected to Amazon externally.

    But Amazon does not allow iframes and your traffic is exactly coming from a frame in Pinterests' app. Your traffic is not leaving the app, yet you are tagging their sessions. "Auto tagging sessions" is basically another way to say cookie stuffing.

    Unless you are an influencer, they probably don't want you to do that. For example Adriana Lima has her Amazon page link in her IG profile. Which of course opens inside IG's browser, which is just a iframe.
     
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