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Amazon associates has banned my account and i'm losing my $4k commisions/month...

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by terengganu.boy, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. terengganu.boy

    terengganu.boy Registered Member

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    As i mentioning in the thread title above,Amazon associates has banned my account and honestly i lost my mainly source of incomes..what causing me been ban from associates? well i'm using youtube video for promotion method..i create a videos then use amazon shorten link,for 1 year i'm using this strategy for promoting the amazon products.. suddenly amazon send me 1 email saying that my acc has been teminated because i'm was not in compliance with the Linking Requirements..

    Maybe i does not mentioning that the link will go to amazon site..i'm not 100% sure..but i'm advicing to other members who use the same method as me to be carefully..maybe you will be next..

    So what now? of cause i will not give up.. i'm now in processing to transfer all traffics that come from my youtube videos to my new blog(i create it 3 days ago)..but all my videos not in specific niche,it's a random products that i pick from amazon..so the blog that i create will not focusing on 1 niche,but it will cover all niches..

    And this is my problem now....and i really need a little advices or maybe some tips from other experiences BHW members..currently i am trying to apply new amazon associates acc (US) because i need to have it asap,but recently it seem for me amazon is hard to get approved..i know,because i already try to make a new acc a couple month ago..and didn't succeed with it..

    does it's because i'm from thailand and amazon making it hard to get approve for me?or does the site is the main reason i'm getting diffilculty to getting an approval.?

    If some one asking how i get my previous associates acc,well that acc has been applying using blogspot dashboard feature and automaticly approved acc(i think join it in year 2008) ..

    So anyone,can you give me some tips about what kind of sites that will easly geting approved..can i getting approval within in 3 days or maybe in just 1 week?can i fake my application details such website profile and my personal infomations?as for personal infomations i know i can fake it because will not using check as my payment method,i'm using payoneer,so faking the address is not a problem at all.kindly pls help me :)

    Edit: Adding last question - does amazon will pay my unpaid balance from previous month?I'm still not receive my commision that i earn on february..
     
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  2. nicefor

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    Well, obviously in YouTube video you are not including amazon affiliate disclosure policy . I think your mistake was linking directly to the amazon product. The safer way to do something like this is send your YouTube link to a landing page for the amazon product.
    I don't know for fake application details, I suppose you can do it, but still, where are the checks going to be sent?

    From what I have read and from my own experience, it is not so hard to get approved to amazon affiliate program. Sites that will be easily approved are sites that have some informational content and not only affiliate pages with product descriptions and containing a privacy policy and amazon disclosure.
    I don't think you are going to get paid for your commission, they are going to keep the money.
    Good luck reapplying for the program!
     
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    It's not hard to get back in, but staying is a different story. Just throw a bunch of pun content into your blogspot or something like that and you will get approved easily as soon as you refer the first sale. Since you already got banned, you will need to appear like a totally different person. Ortherwise you will get terminated again. Try to use Tails in a VPN or virtual machine when apply. If you use bank trasnfer, open a new one.

    Regarding your reason of ban, linking directly to Amazon from a site you do not own is against their TOS, not to mention the lack of disclosure. It's very easy to discover where your traffic comes from because every click has a referrer. Consider blanking or faking it. I don't think they care much about your website. Stats and reports are good enough for them to see what you're up to.
     
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  5. terengganu.boy

    terengganu.boy Registered Member

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    it seen i must accepted that i will not receive the money and just move on and focus to my new created blog..and for fake application details i decided just only to fake the personal and address details,because i will just using bank deposit(payoneer) ,so no need to use real details to receive my commisions..


    Just followed your advice by sending the email last night..hope i got a reply from them..


    It seen that the same strategy i use when i create my blog 3 days ago(but i'm not using and put 100% spun contents,some of them is a good article i got from some where else)..and currently i'm busy with redirecting all my youtube traffics to my blog and hoping getting the sales as soon as posible..they will review my blog after i refer a first sale to them...any way thank you so much guys for helping me by answering my questions..
     
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    me too get banned 3 times already in 2 years. lost over $16K. planning to leave amazon with their stupid TOS.

    Based on their reply, they won't pay your earning commission to date.
     
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  7. coolm

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    I got banned, so can i apply again using the same name and address? If not, then what should I do? I just want an affiliate account. Thanks
     
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    Amazon always ban, I get banned 3 times. Now, I want reg account skimlinks and viglink, I reg 10 times but it's no approve.
     
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    you get banned 3 times, how do you create other 2 acc? using different name and address? Thanks
     
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    Yes, I used different name, address, computer, internet...... differnent all.
     
  11. coolm

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    Yea I used shortlinks on my blog. How to have different address? All of my family members staying at the same house? Sighed
     
  12. terengganu.boy

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    if u are us citizen then i do not know how to solve it,but if you are not from us then just create a new acc with new address(fake it),for the personal name details use your brother/sister/relative details,don't fake it because u need it to apply payoneerfor bank acc(payoneer need you to upload a real country/licence id card and real address to send a card),also amazon will not pay you if the bank acc and your name in amazon profile different.

    p/s: for w8 form,do not tick to send it to your house,just tick digital format.

    this week I have seen many affiliates including my friend too who has been banned from associate,the reason amazon said in email was because they all not declaring their site for COPPA although their are already done that in amazon dashboard before..sigh...,
     
  13. coolm

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    Thanks bro. Just PM you
     
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    What's the worst that can happen if you have a large unpaid balance with Amazon as a seller?

    Amazon is making it mandatory for all sellers to provide tax EIN during new account registration.

    Could Amazon somehow retrieve your social security number from the IRS and give you a negative credit report?