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Amazon Associates question..

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by MachineLord, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. MachineLord

    MachineLord Supreme Member

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    hey guys..i have one question about Amazon Associates.
    I have few affiliate websites in different niche..so when i went on my AA control panel, i saw i sold some products i dont have on my websites, such as some soaps, shoes etc... how is that possible? i mean i dont complain...im just wondering how?
    If anyone knows what that might be, feel free to explain.
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  2. LBrown

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    When a visitor goes to Amazon from your site a 24 hour cookie is placed on their computer. You will get a commission on anything they buy from Amazon within that 24 hours whether you featured it on your site or not.
     
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  3. MachineLord

    MachineLord Supreme Member

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    Ohh..ok...i didnt know that, well that is pretty much awesome lol...thanks LBrown :)
     
  4. R4Z0rA07

    R4Z0rA07 Junior Member

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    This is how most of the Amazon sales are done, Amazon is the world leader in upselling so when you refer them to some stuff they might buy that as well as the recommended products or just wander off and buy some totally different product but you still get the commission. :)
     
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  5. MachineLord

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    Yeah..i didnt know bout this cookie stuff..its awesome. basicly i need to drive alot traffic to my site and hope they buy something on amazon within 24 hours..and i hope they buy expensive stuff lol :)
     
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    costolleumus Newbie

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    Is possible that cookie live more than 24 hr.?
     
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    The amazon cookie typically expires after only 24 hours, so commissions are only rewarded when a sale is completed during this time frame. However, section seven of the Amazon affiliate "Operating Agreement" document states that there is a way to extend this duration from 24 hours to a total of 90 days:

    Subject to the exclusions set forth below, a "Qualifying Purchase" occurs when (a) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site; (b) during a single Session that customer either (i) adds a Product to his or her shopping cart and places the order for that Product no later than 89 days following the customer's initial click-through....
    This basically just means that when those products are added to the customer's Amazon shopping cart, you'll get credit for those purchases as long as they are completed within 89 days. I say 90 days, because Amazon is referring to 89 days after the day that the products are added to the shopping cart.

    The difference between these two cookies is a lifespan of 89 days, so obviously it is important to know how these really work.


    When you generate a standard affiliate link through Amazon.com or with many other plugins on the market, the traffic you send through those links will get tagged with a 24 hour cookie that controls whether or not you get credit for their purchase.


    However, when affiliate traffic adds a product to their shopping cart on Amazon, the affiliate cookie lifespan is extended from 24 hours to 90 days. This can actually happen with normal affiliate links, but it will depend on the referred traffic actually adding that product to their cart.
     
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