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amazon banned for direct linking :(

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by winson, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. winson

    winson Registered Member

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    Hello,

    It has come to our attention that you are attempting to artificially increase your advertising fee earnings by automatically redirecting users to the Amazon site via an intermediate site from search engine results. This is a direct violation of the Operating Agreement to which you agreed when registering for the Program, which prohibits Associates from causing any page of the Amazon Site to open in a customer's browser other than as a result of the customer clicking on a Special Link on their site. You can find the complete text of the Associates Program Operating Agreement and Participation Requirements via these links:

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/participation

    We insist that you cease this activity and remove all Amazon content from your site(s) immediately. Moreover, because you are using the Associates Program in ways in which it was never intended, your account has been closed and you will not receive further payment. Any other accounts you may have or may open in the future which are found in violation of the Operating Agreement terms may be closed and advertising fees withheld without notification.


    2.2k lost :( ..iam chaning my plan.. will they have any prob if i have amazon site for a niche and redirect search traffic to them ?
     
  2. twoj04

    twoj04 Power Member

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    Were you running PPC? Which SE?
     
  3. katara

    katara Regular Member

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    amazon is sucks worst affiliate program seen in my life

    bad tracking bad conversions i wonder if anyone success with them
     
  4. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    yeah conversion is very bad for me too, 200 clicks 0 sale -,-
     
  5. twoj04

    twoj04 Power Member

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    Yea their tracking is pretty lame, but with it being holiday time I am running good numbers with them right now.
     
  6. winson

    winson Registered Member

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    no ppp, no cookie stuffing, i just redirected.
     
  7. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Newbie

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    I hate that program, you only get the gredit if the visitor buys in the next 24 hours
     
  8. imserious

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    Can you pls clarify a bit more. You mean visitors clicked on a site in organic search engine listings and that page just redirected to Amazon.
    There was no landing page.

    Anyways, now you can change the links to similar products in CJ.
     
  9. twoj04

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    I have a couple alternatives that I also use (not egay) if you want to PM me with what you were promoting.
     
  10. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    yes but amazon has all types of plugsins you can use on WP sites... CJ and those others dont imo

    like WPzon.. there is no CJzon
     
  11. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    That's why you got banned. ;) Amazon doesn't allow the redirection stuff anymores, as people used to make big bucks with it and they weren't making enough revenue cause the affiliates were making so much money. They have pixel trackers on each of their links now so people actually have to CLICK on the links or on a link in an iframed store for you to get commission. Be smart about how you go about promoting Amazon products. Try writing an article on your blog and use the quick linker widget.
     
  12. ubwriter

    ubwriter Newbie

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    yea amazon has a really horrible affiliate program!
     
  13. BlackBzh

    BlackBzh Newbie

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    I want to know if we are banned with url mak with bit.ly?