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How easy is it to get banned from Amazon aff

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by shinok87, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. shinok87

    shinok87 Newbie

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    i have been an amazon affiliate for about 2 months, this being my second. i heard some rumors about amazon being very easy to get banned from if im not doing it legit. are they intense about looking at traffic? what would be a good amount to stay under the radar? thanks!
     
  2. therat

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    I have been "not doing it legit" for half a year now under multiple accounts blanking the referrers and been fine. I would say just don't make too much per account.
     
  3. shinok87

    shinok87 Newbie

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    what if the blank reffer is off? is that pretty much game over? is $1000 too much for one account?
     
  4. therat

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    if your not blanking and traffic is coming from sites other then your main then yeah, your account is at risk

    $1000 is OK
     
  5. shinok87

    shinok87 Newbie

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    thanks for the tips. i put blank referrer on now so i hope i dont get banned. do you know anyone who has gotten banned from amazon? im pretty worried i feel $1000 will get me banned
     
  6. B03S

    B03S Junior Member

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    I just got banned..... aarghh, me being the stupid ass risking my account by redistributing their rss feeds on 3rd part sites (rss directories and such).

    The fucked up thing is that I also have some legit sites, I just e-mailed them asking them about re-entering the program with just my legit sites.

    Anybody know a good method to get a new account?
     
  7. RiffMaster

    RiffMaster Registered Member

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    I got a question.

    What if I set up a store with Associate-o-matic and drive traffic to it by cloaking.

    Is there any chance of getting banned ??

    Amazon checks for source traffic to its site right ??

    Meaning it would only check if the traffic was coming from the Associate-o-matic site. So there should be no problems.

    Am I right ??
     
  8. gtford

    gtford Newbie

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    I can't imagine Amazon would be too fussy what you do on your own site as it gets them real physical sales of stuff people want (otherwise they wouldn't shell out for them). I imagine they'd be unimpressed with cookie stuffing/etc as that's basically stealing from them as you most likely didn't direct the traffic to them.

    Granted I've only been an affiliate just over three months with relatively low balances, but just thinking logically.
     
  9. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    it's just too impossible to earn 5 figures in amazon, I reckon they shave like a jewish teenage boy
     
  10. gtford

    gtford Newbie

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    I've had no indication of shaving so far. Again, still low volume, but the numbers match up perfectly with my own figures and tracking. My PHP redirect script logs where people came from (what page/link) and where they were going. Matches with Amazon's stats fine.
     
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    i thought they wouldnt rely mind about associates cookie stuffing? i might be wrong. but herd that someone that cookie stuffs amazon pretty bad, like he has million clicks but only 1k+ sales, word is he still have his account up till now. and that's been going on since last year i think.

    again, i might be wrong. as for shaving, i doubt amazon shaves.

    edit: the guy i mentioned above don't blank referrer or fake referrer.
     
  12. donutking

    donutking Registered Member

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    How do you even make money off them anymore with the 1-day tracking cookies??
     
  13. residnt

    residnt Registered Member

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    I'm confused. If I am sending traffic through an .htaccess image to amazon can they see where the user was before hand. How would I determine what the referrer would be? I don't know if I'm going too crazy here but I've had about 125k click and just reached $120 in 8 days is this going a little to over the top.

    I would like to use a double refresh but I'm not sure how to set this up as I'm using myspace for this. If anyone can help it would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks
    residnt
     
  14. donutking

    donutking Registered Member

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    125,000 clicks and only $120 in sales? Thats terrible...i dont doubt in the slightest once they review that account, its going to be tossed...
     
  15. Tom

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    If you're worried $1000 will get you banned, then don't go for that amount. There are numerous variables that affect the way your account is viewed, and no one but amazon knows the way their staff looks upon them.
     
  16. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It's pretty easy actually, just like any other "marketing". targeted traffic.

    My conversion rate is well above 4% overall with amazon, and some forums it's as high as 10%.
     
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    well my conversion rate has been as low as 0.07% and I have never been banned!!
     
  18. beavis

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    I couldnt agree more. The 24 hour cookies sucks. I have been stuffing the crap out of amazon and barley breaking $100 bucks. Its too much work for the low rate of return.
     
  19. residnt

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    Well in 9 days now with stuffing i'm close to $200 however how can i blank the referral when using an image? From what I can see I can't use the meta refresh. Will Java work for this?

    Thanks
    residnt
     
  20. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Well then you're not doing it right. my $300-$400 days beg to differ.