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I'm losing $1,200 a month, please help!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by UserBanned, May 14, 2017.

  1. UserBanned

    UserBanned Registered Member

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    I have an amazon website that gets 1,000 people a day and makes $1,200 a month but I've been banned by Amazon for not properly disclosing my affiliation with them (b.s.), so now all that money is going to waste.

    Before you say apply for a new account, I've tried that already. The problem is I'm running a mini-amazon site that requires the use of their API. Their systems always catch me because of this. I've even tried redirecting the traffic to another domain to no avail. I always get banned. I think it has to do with either their API or Alexa toolbars tracking the redirection.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to monetize the site again? I'm willing to start a JV with anyone who has the skills to bypass their filters. More importantly, I've figured out how to build more sites on autopilot and I'm willing to cut a piece of that action too.
     
  2. pandasfriend

    pandasfriend Junior Member

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    Probably there is something more up with your site, I got curious, could you please pm me your site to check it out what may be wrong
     
  3. Samwacgamchy

    Samwacgamchy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    tried clickbank or other programs? Adsense wont generate that much. Maybe 20-30 clicks a day which can mean $15-$20 a day. Try that or try buysellads.com or put an advertise banner on your site.
     
  4. a hungry bear

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    Worse comes to worse sell the site on flippa and buy a new one.
     
  5. UserBanned

    UserBanned Registered Member

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    I was thinking of doing that but I'm afraid the next person will get banned too. It seems Amazon has updated their tracking systems. Once a domain is banned, I think it stays banned no matter what. Maybe they can file a reconsideration request as new owner. Who knows...
     
  6. MrBusiness

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    Hey, send me your Skype, maybe I can code something to replace the API.
     
  7. whiteogreguy

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    Let me get this straight, you're running a website that sends users to Amazon to buy certain items advertised/sold on your website right ? Are the items yours or are you just profiting from the affiliate system ?
     
  8. UserBanned

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    The site needs the API. I'm starting to think the best way to go about this is using an aged Amazon account. My gut feeling is telling me that the older the account, the less scrutiny it attracts. It makes sense, if a brand new affiliate started making $1,000+ a month, I'm sure something would flag the account for review.
     
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    That's right, it's nothing new. Rank product keywords and send the visitors over to Amazon to buy.
     
  10. se900se

    se900se Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Maybe you should call them and discuss your issue?
    They can tell you what to do in order to get your account back.
     
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  11. ibmjango

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    Are you doing cookies stuffing? If yes then I can tell you account age doesn't help as I was using same kind of method and doing like 200-500 dollars a day got paid few times then ban hammer so after ban I have to setup again and same story happen after instant income restore but after few payouts got ban again.
     
  12. UnluckyGuy

    UnluckyGuy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The obvious solution is to contact Amazon support and explain the issue.
    If you are't violating their TOS you should be able to restore your account.
     
  13. clasick

    clasick Newbie

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    Why don't you just scrape the data instead of using their API? Don't take my words for it.
     
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    Why do you not simply say you have bought the site
    Put up a listing somewhere but not flippa something like digital point and then point them there when telling support that you just bought the site and YOU are the new owner (of course with new account)
     
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    No cookie stuffing, I'm just using their API.
     
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    Amazon is known to be tough to contact and to get them to reinstate your account. No matter how small the infraction.
     
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    Not a bad idea but something tells me it won't fly. I'll give it a try if no other solution is found
     
  18. AceWallGromit

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    Did you have the Amazon affiliation disclosure on your site? If not it could be the reason. If you are using the Amazon API and have the disclosure showing they shouldn't have banned you unless you have not been fully transparent with us on the reasons they might have banned you.

    And you're not really losing $1200 per month you've just stopped making $1200 per month which isn't the same as losing it.
     
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    Amazon is the only affiliate network in the world ? OP check linkshare, shareasale and CJ for your products or go with viglink, skimlinks. Plus you will get better earning.
     
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    try comission junction. I switched all links to them for a month to run a test, even though the affiliate had 4% higher commission my monthly salary suffered people love and trust amazon but its worth a try you could find a really good aff offer