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Is Amazon Affiliate Links Allowed on Youtube?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by owlfowl, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. owlfowl

    owlfowl Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have searched in many places, including YouTube terms and condition and privacy policies and other places on the internet, but I could not find any suitable answer for that.
    I lost some YouTube account due to that, my channel was suspended, because I uploaded custom thumbnail of the video, however, it was same thumbnail from the video, and I put custom tag on the field.


    But there are many other channel with Amazon affiliate links on that, and those channel are still fine. Then what is wrong with my one. I think some one click flag button on my channel.


    So is it really allowed on Youtube? Or is there any other way to use affiliate links on YouTube? How?


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  2. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    You better read Amazon`s ToS and find out if they allow their affiliate links on youtube. It`s so easy to get your account banned if Amazon thinks you`re spamming your affiliate links. And yes, youtube allows affiliate links.

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  3. SYKing

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    I believe it is allowed to post amazon links in youtube, there is no harm to post any affiliate links in youtube.
     
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    If it is not stated, then should be allowed.
     
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    I see a lot of big youtube stars do it. You shouldn't have a problem direct linking so long as you let your users know it's an affiliate link.
     
  6. owlfowl

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    No, those are not allowed. Basically I used to make reviews videos of Amazon products and uploaded them to YT and put affiliate link in the description. According to YT's privacy policy, I cannot upload anything that redirects visitor to somewhere else, and two of my channel were suspended. I have nothing to do.
     
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    Was looking for an answer to this myself and found https://videocreators.com/affiliate-links-allowed-youtube/

    Will quote some of it here.

     
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