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My Amazon Affiliate Website got rejected!Could anyone take a look?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Klointhehood, May 5, 2017.

  1. Klointhehood

    Klointhehood Registered Member

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    Hello :)

    my little Amazon Affiliate Website got rejected. Could anyone who have done Amazon Affiliate Website before take a look on my page and maybe tell me what i did wrong ? I would pm you the site if you wanna help me.

    Thats what they wrote me :
    We have completed our review of your application to the Amazon Associates Program, which included a visit to the website where you planned to create links to our store.

    We found you listed the URL for your web site as: xxxxxxx Your web site includes the unapproved use of Amazon.com trademarked words, images, or reviews.

    We do not allow the use of URLs, trademarks, logos, etc. that include words that are trademarked by Amazon.com LLC. This includes variations or misspellings of any trademarked words. We are therefore unable to approve your application. Accordingly, we have closed the account under which you had been temporarily approved and that approval has now ended.


    Thanks in advance guys
     
  2. Society Girl

    Society Girl Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You must of trod on their trademark somewhere. I suppose to get around it, you can create a dummy website, get it approved and then use the code on the site that got rejected. You do of course run the risk of getting an infraction/ban from Amazon (I guess).
     
  3. MisterF

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    Be careful who you PM the site to, as some may decide the niche is good and profitable and go from there.
     
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  4. Klointhehood

    Klointhehood Registered Member

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    the niche is wy to competetive ^^
     
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    Not if it's on Amazon ;)
     
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    Do you mention anything in your website about amazon? Probably it's the reason why they reject you.
    And surely you could change another website for the approval then change back to this website after approved.
     
  7. Klointhehood

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    Thank you guys for the answers!

    The best solution for me in the end was it to get in contact with the support via live chat. The guy took his time to really help me but couldnt find anything and even his team couldnt find any violation so they resubmitted my application and i got my old account back and everything is fine now.
     
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    Amazon affiliate is getting harder to join these days and after joining you may fall into one trap or the other which may make them ban your account.
     
  9. waterworks

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    I'm concerned about this as well, as I am building a new affiliate site to try out. Seems so easy to get rejected for a bunch of reasons.

    How many blog posts would you say is necessary, and it is OK to have product area of site where you highlight products with links to view them on amazon? I saw one guy who said he got rejected for this. WTF because I've seen some huge affiliate sites that use this method and they are approved. Whole process seems frustrating.

    I'm guessing they have online algorithm tool that scans your entire site and checks against possible trademark errors, scans all text, posts and word and imagery counts, looks at SEO, and gives a full report to someone. And if it scores below a certain amount, the system probably rejects automatically, without even human review. This is just a guess but seems likely.