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Got banned for putting amazon affiliate links on youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by plaktukas, May 7, 2016.

  1. plaktukas

    plaktukas Registered Member

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    Didn't know that it was against the rules. Anyone know if it's ok if I put the my website link and then direct to amazon. Or is it also against the rules?
     
  2. Cyberars

    Cyberars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    did youtube actually told you that???
    i have hundreds of channels with amazon aff links, never got TOS violation for amazon links.
     
  3. plaktukas

    plaktukas Registered Member

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    no explanation from youtube. My videos were top 5 reviews( amazon products)
     
  4. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    That is rediculous from YOUTUBE.Big Youtubers promote amazon in the video description.Did the videos provide value to the viewer or these videos are just only pictures and music with looks spammy to Youtube
     
  5. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    Youtube didn't banned him - I guess - Amazon did.
    It is against Amz TOS to put your aff.links in youtube. But it is okay to direct them to your website that contain your amazon links.
     
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  6. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    As the above Black Hatter said, it is against Amazon TOS, they are very strict where you can put direct links. you can set up a blog and link the video to it, providing the article has some value
     
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    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    Amazon told me its not against the TOS.
     
  8. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    I never see that in amazon TOS if thAT IS the case alot Youtube channels would be banned including a few of my channels that promote Amazon products.
     
  9. plaktukas

    plaktukas Registered Member

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    amazon didn't ban me, youtube did....
     
  10. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    How do you know if YT banned you? Did you got any mail or what?
     
  11. eelajt

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    You sure it was because of the links, since they gave you no explanation? Their support sucks I've heard, but ask them for the reason of the ban.
     
  12. plaktukas

    plaktukas Registered Member

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    They emailed that my account was terminated, when I asked for an explanation they didn't give one.
     
  13. Divination

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    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/154235?hl=en


    Read that.

    YouTube is very strict on advertising policies.

    E.G. they do not allow you to use "youtube" commercially, but they allow you to use "YOUTUBE" as long as the rest of your sentence is in caps. If it is lower case then it must be "YouTube" no matter what.
     
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  14. blackhatmommy

    blackhatmommy Newbie

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    Popular youtubers such as Nerdy Nummies constantly use amazon affiliate links...
     
  15. Technofreak83

    Technofreak83 Newbie

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    im not sure about this but maybe adsense ads alongwith amazon affiliate links gets you a ban?
    Also isnt there a three strike policy for youtube?
     
  16. socialmediapro

    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    You have to create a landing page with all your amazon links and then link to that page in your youtube video. It's that simple but people always fail to do it.
     
  17. Bleght

    Bleght BANNED BANNED

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    How do you know it's your amazon links then? It's just a guess and keeping in mind what other people are sharing, it's probably a wrong one. You probably violated some other part of the rules, so read them and try to think what you've done to break them.
     
  18. Piratec

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    That's not true. Unless you did something else , you shouldn't be banned for using Amazon Af. links. a lot of youtubers do it
     
  19. IAlwaysWin

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    What happened was Hater(s) kept flagging your vids and YouTube automatically banned you for being flagged to many times. Ask for a human to review your acct..
     
  20. JabbaTheHutt

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    Was it a video your own ? Probably some one had flagged your video. Have you made an appeal for reinstatement ?