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Amazon associates, no mercy!

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ana6692, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. ana6692

    ana6692 Newbie

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    Hello
    I've been a member here for a while but never really posted
    My Amazon Associate account got banned a few days ago and i lost about 3k dollars! And when i asked them why, they said i was automatically generating clicks on a different site, which i realized it's c00kie stuffing which i'v never done nor i want to, so turns out someone else puts my Affiliate id on a forum and starts tagging it for a day! Then he comes out to me and admits it was him, i was shocked how could someone do that to you and got more shocked how easily Amazon will ban you! With no warning!
    I tried to explain it wasn't me doing that and i had no idea what's going on. But their robotic reply was " it's final and you're banned for good" something like that. smh...

    and i'v also read recently that Amazon wont let you to put your links on any other sites, no where. so no more social networking or whatever. Only your own site. They gone extremely strict and two of my friends also encountered the same problem/ban but with different reasons.
    So i think Amazon is not the same anymore. I now can say for sure that once your traffic source changes They ban you in a heart beat, It sucks, really does. And they got more sensitive with referrers once you try to block it or fake it, or the traffi you send over Amazon goes from a different site than what you put in your Application, it will raise a flag and you might find out that your Account is banned the next day you wake up. I confirmed this with a few friends of mine.
    So i'm here to warn other to be careful. When semi Honnest Affiliates get banned like this, im not sure what's gonna happen to people who do other stuff.
    BTW i don't think opening up another account on Amazon would be a good idea.
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. hateandbreak

    hateandbreak Supreme Member

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    Wow that's unfortunate. Complete douchebag to pull that shit on a legitimate player. Call those fuckers up and
    tell them the truth. I'd approach them furiously is I was completely 100% legit.
     
  3. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    Apply to Viglink and Skimlinks and start earning again. It`s safer for affiliates when Amazon wouldn`t pay commission for clicks coming from other sources than your site which is shown on affiliate account but seems like it`s not their problem and it`s just easier to ban.

    Cheers
     
  4. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have little different reason, (linking requirements) i am sure i didn't break their TOS about linking. no warning given. lost arround 8k here...
     
  5. ana6692

    ana6692 Newbie

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    When did this happen? Recently? cause they got scary now, they are going after everyone one by one
     
  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Sign of the times.
     
  7. ana6692

    ana6692 Newbie

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    to Hateandbreak. I tried and tried in the past few days. were my worse days ever. they just don't listen, there's no way to prove it wasn't me, they won't even want proof! they don't care, They are aggressive now days. Looks like many d0ucheb4gs" like you say, Ruined The Amazon for the others. Now days if you even want to apply for a new account, there's a low chance they approve you. looks to me they are trying to get rid of affiliates.
    i appreciate you thoughts tho. it really sucks when they take your money and you can't do nothing, the money you worked hard for! and i was not a n3w affiliate iv been an Amazon affiliate for more than a year.
     
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  8. oliva999

    oliva999 Power Member

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    Since when Amazon doesn't allow social sites? Any official info? Just checked - Twitter button for affiliates still there
     
  9. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well if this becomes mainstream then you can get anyone banned from Amazon. Create porn site, blast amazon links away.
     
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    subscribed to this thread
     
  11. jojoenglish85

    jojoenglish85 Newbie

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    They do allow facebook and twitter, i know because one of my tracking id's got banned yesterday. I was using blogger. I pointed out that my blogg has the ability to share to more than just facebook and twitter and they didn't care.