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Amazon getting stricter?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by C.S.A., Aug 29, 2010.

  1. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    I've been using very BH methods with Amazon for a while, and had a bunch of accounts.

    In the past I lost one account to dubious circumstances (just woke up one morning and couldn't login, couldn't retrieve password - it had simply vanished).

    This morning, I got a message from someone in their team with a "you aren't following the spirit of the program, this and any other accounts are now closed without warning" message. They closed all accounts that had been accessed with the same IP as the one that they sent the message to. I can still log in, but there is a message saying that the data is "for historical purposes only, and will not generate referrals".

    Unfortunate, but not the biggest deal, as I only lost about $15k in earnings.

    I wanted to check and see if anyone else was having similar problems. I'm concerned that they may have stepped up their automated detection methods for the things I'm doing.
     
  2. me8626

    me8626 Registered Member

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    OMG $15K? That hurt's. I suppose there have some reviews after the DigitalPoint cookie stuffing issue on eBay.
     
  3. PlatinumPi4u

    PlatinumPi4u Junior Member

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    well since your method doesn't appear to work anymore, spill it and tell us how you did it!!
     
  4. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    Figured I'd post an update to this... the method I was using still seems to work on all of the international variants of Amazon. They didn't ban those accounts, and they have all been paying out. I haven't devoted the effort to stepping it back up on Amazon.com since they take FOREVER to pay out (90 days? seriously?) and I hate to work hard to lose accounts.

    The lesson to learn here seems that Amazon.com is a very separate system from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, etc.

    I think I will start working on it again next month, but stay under the radar with many accounts each working only a small amount per month, maybe with a goal of staying under $1k payout per account.
     
  5. dnreg

    dnreg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't know what you do, but my own method has been caught a few months ago as well. I was doing about $10k per account, and since knocking that down to $2k/month/account, I'm still in business. Doesn't say anything for the future, but haven't been banned again yet...
     
  6. savagegr

    savagegr Newbie

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    For those of you saying you have multiple amazon accounts to keep it under the radar with lower amounts (amazon associate account...not seller accounts) - do you keep all your info the same when registering new accounts with only different e-mail addresses, or do you change all the other personal info like, name, address, name on check??

    I'm planning on a couple of accounts, accessing each once a week from a diferent internet cafe (different IP), and just using different e-mail, and postal address - will that do the trick?

    Not sure if I should keep an account under $2k or $1k to stay under the radar?
     
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  7. kboxer7

    kboxer7 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    BUMP + Sending PM
     
  8. PlatinumPi4u

    PlatinumPi4u Junior Member

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    Someone send me a PM too. I want to break $100 with amazon to the 1k and 5k level too :)
     
  9. skyhook2011

    skyhook2011 Newbie

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    Sounds like something I need to learn how to do and incorporate into my business
     
  10. rabota1234

    rabota1234 Registered Member

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    Ouch, 15k. You really mean 15 000 bucks, right? I have a few friend that do the same, but they aren't earning that much. I guess it's true that Amazon is getting stricter, I've been hearing this from all around me. I wish you best of luck with this thing : )
     
  11. StreamlineWeb

    StreamlineWeb Junior Member

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    If anyone feels like being generous and sending me a PM, here's what I'd love to learn:

    Some strategies and starting points for being an Amazon affiliate. I don't want it handed to me on a silver platter, but I would like to know what reading I should do. There's so much fluff and crap, I don't want to waste any time (I can't afford to). If you want to share anything that WORKS, just give me a taste and I will run with it on my own.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  12. JCarey36

    JCarey36 Newbie

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    15k? shhhhit. should get proxies so they are limited with associating multiple accounts with eachother. sorry to hear that, im sure that was a lot of work.
     
  13. Glorzifen

    Glorzifen Newbie

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    Someday...
     
  14. carvaletingpro

    carvaletingpro Newbie

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    i'd love to make £500 a month on amazon more would be good though, if someone could lend a hand via pm i'd be happy to return a favour. Thanks Guys