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Amazon screwing affiliates again

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by M4XW3LL, May 9, 2020.

  1. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Go to ahrefs and check this
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    SLPs are Amazon's auto-generated product pages
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    They don't rank that well but still, this is a cunt move IMO.
     
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  2. Nerva

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    It is a cunt move, and to be honest, the sixth position for a 15k+ MSV keyword is pretty damn good, considering that their SEO is shit.
     
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    Yet affliates are sticking on to them instead of dumping their ass for good and moving on to other Affliate programs
     
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    Another motive for Amazon reducing their commissions... less competition for their crappy landing pages.
     
  5. CrazyBuddy

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    This is ridiculous move by Amazon, although nothing illegal in that so they can do it and nobody can stop them not even google.
    Also google will prefer them instead of random affiliate site, as "best of " sites are in noway different then their landing pages.
    But still 4 spots will left in top 5. So its not over yet;)
     
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  6. SEO_Ninja

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    It's not a cunt move.

    It's shit for us, for sure, but let's be honest...

    Who knows more about "Best xxx", Amazon with their massive pool of sales data and reviews, or Billy Joe Blogs who outsourced a $5 article, recommending products he would never use in a million years, and spamming it with shitty backlinks?

    Amazon (and other companies for that matter) owe you nothing.

    The sooner you realise this, the sooner you can level up and start thinking outside of the box.
     
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  7. CrazyBuddy

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    Also one more thing to worry is, after this move every e-commerce company and their dogs will start copying this.
     
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    Yeah that's true
     
  9. RAYRAY7

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    The big guns are slowly dominating the online world. Look at what Amazon is doing to retail stores in the USA. Sorry to say, it is just the beginning.
     
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    They may start charging affiliates for using their links in the future o_O
     
  11. Sristy

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    Try something different from Amazon..
     
  12. twinturbo90

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    Time to move away from Amazon. Too bad so many afraid to move away from them, They hooked on Amazon like it’s crack.
     
  13. win993

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    The writings on the wall for amazon affiliates. Don't know how many kicks they need before they
    figure that out. Real devious moves by amazon. But it is what it is.
     
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    they did the same to the kdp author program. It started out super lucrative then each 6 months to year reduced payments. Now it’s fucking pennies, not worth even submitting to it anymore imo.

    unfortunately amazon affiliates converts at a very high rate, so many will stick with them versus trying out other affiliate programs.
     
  15. redarrow

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    This is REAL greed but, when an item that classed as fake sold watch them get heavy sued ..... 100%

    it will take 1 counterfeit clothing to watch them drop this fast.

    amazon advertising fake goods (( this will soon be stopped))


    what upset me is the business owners or users allowing amazon corner the whole selling market

    clever business move but also a shit bag on affiliates.