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Amazon Closing Affiliate Account

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MikeyMikey13, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    So my 3rd attempt at keeping my Amazon account open failed...

    just checked my email today after making a few conversions last week to an email which said the following:
    I checked my site, at no point do I use any trademarks, except for my "check out on Amazon" button. - Which is in yellow etc to match amazon.

    I take it as this is the issue? Anyone had anything similar?
     
  2. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Also, anyone know if I can get the money left in the account lol. Was like 40$ so I can bear the loss
     
  3. DEFINE

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    You will get your money, I earned like $2 and when they closed my account (multiple times) I got a check for whatever amount that was in the account before closing.

    I had a similar problem with them. They closed my account because I downloaded images from them, uploaded them to my website and linked them with my affiliate link. The proper way is to use the HTML code for images that you can from them. Are you doing that as well?

    I don't think the button is the problem. Maybe change color or something. I usually write "Check out on Amazon" or "Read more on Amazon" and never had a problem because of that. You can also email them and ask specifically where is the problem.
     
  4. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    I'm actually using AAWP plugin to display my offers so my image linking etc is all okay.

    I've sent them an email, but i'll change the colour anyway...

    I didn't get around to submitting payment details lol.
     
  5. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can only use the buttons they provide. You can't even use images from Amazon directly that are saved on your server. You need to actually embed them via their platform and even put "source" there. Got this directly from support. I have one site that I still believe is ban-proof, I can send it over to you via PM. I also have a copy of that convo with Amazon sup.
     
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    BionicBrain Registered Member

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    Sir, can you please send me as well, i really need it.
     
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    Oh im interested how this will end.
     
  8. Nam Hai

    Nam Hai Registered Member

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    I asked amazon support about AAWP plugin once, and they say this plugin is fine to use. So the problem should be somewhere else.
     
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    The thing with Amazon ( and some other big companies ) is the person you speak to on one day gives you advice which is only partly correct, yet you speak to a different c/s adviser an hour later who tells you something different.

    Best to always keep a record of the conversation and then you can show it to the next c/s agent.
     
  10. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Where does it say that?
    I just checked the t&c and the only thing to do with buttons is
    "(j) You will not modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any button, link, or other feature of the Amazon Site."
     
  11. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That was a wrong formulation. If you want to use their logo or any other trademarked item in the button, you can only use their buttons.
     
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