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Amazon TOS: What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by SilverKnight, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    I was looking at Amazon affiliates TOS and I saw this: "Do not “cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure” your blog’s or site’s URL – even by using a redirect page, a cloaking plugin, or a link shortening service (like bit.ly) to hide your site’s URL." On this page: http://bloggylaw.com/amazon-affiliate/

    What does this statement mean? If I am posting my site's link on a blog/forum/Facebook etc, I cannot post a shortened link (goo.gl or bit.ly)? I have to post the complete actual link (for example: visit my site blackhatworld.com)? Or am I not understanding this statement correctly?
     
  2. kittykut

    kittykut Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    they probably wont care if u use a shortner to share on facebook, just make sure that the users see the actual url in the searchbar when they are on the site.
     
  3. Heisenberg

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    I'm guessing don't use bit.ly between your site and amazon?
    It would make them unable to see actual refferer
     
  4. JabbaTheHutt

    JabbaTheHutt Regular Member

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    Basically they you to use the simple naked url. But now they give you a shorten url so you don't have to use another other service.