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Amazon banning alot of accounts, what alternatives?

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by collie66, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. collie66

    collie66 Newbie

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    As title says, amazon have been banning alot of accounts recently, just wondering if there are any alternatives with a slack registration auditing process, and little or no future checks on your traffic!
     
  2. ddlmachine

    ddlmachine Registered Member

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    You can try Viglink. It will convert all your links into affiliate links. So if you were to get banned, and you had a lot of Amazon content on your site, you could just put the Viglink code in your site and it would continue to make you money. Although, not as much as Amazon directly since Vig takes a cut like 20% but it works. So at least not all your effort in the site would be totally wasted.

    It's also good for those who live in areas that Amazon doesn't allow as affiliates.

    Code:
    http://viglink.com
     
  3. collie66

    collie66 Newbie

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    Sounds good, i will take a quick look thanks
     
  4. educatedfool

    educatedfool Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Will have to try it and keep this link handy, can't say what will happen and when?

    Even Amazon can buy or develop a new banhammer for themselves after Google in many ways.

     
  5. collie66

    collie66 Newbie

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    So let me get this right, it only monetises your site by stealing your affiliate links and placing its own cookie? :S
     
  6. collie66

    collie66 Newbie

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    After having a look into this, skimlink is a similar product.

    Is it possible to fake any traffic to these services? their system seems more complex than amazon themselves... they track impressions + clicks?

    thanks
     
  7. vt2011

    vt2011 Junior Member

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    I receive this message from amazon today. Wtf happens with amazon associates, I have about 10 orders and 152 clicks for this month. They accuse me of auto tagging, it's not possible :

    Dear Associate,

    We are writing to notify you that we have terminated your Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement and closed your Associates Program account. You will not receive further payment of advertising fees. We have taken this step because you are not in compliance with the Operating Agreement that governs your participation in the Associates Program.

    You can find the complete terms of the Operating Agreement via this link: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement.

    You are not in compliance with Participation Requirement Number 27 because you are automatically starting sessions on an Amazon Site tagged with your Associates ID in order to artificially increase your advertising fee earnings.

    We insist that you immediately stop this activity and remove all Amazon content, including Special Links, from your site(s). Any other accounts you have or may open in the future may be closed and advertising fees withheld without further notice. We reserve all other rights and claims we may have.
     
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    CPADominate Junior Member

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    just follow the rules guys. :)
     
  9. collie66

    collie66 Newbie

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    Maybe i misunderstood the topic of this forum, based on the domain name :O
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    Amazon do not just ban people like that, anyone affected must have really over stepped their boundaries.
     
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    Walmart has alot of similar products but they can be picky with who they approve. Overstock.com and Buy.com have pretty good product selection and approve almost anyone.