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NEW AMAZON.com CHANGES

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by The Infiltrator, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Have to admit it's a pretty fucked up change. I emailed them an it looks like that you can't do any PPC traffic, not even through landing pages. No reason why, customer support says only "new marketing changes".

    I made over $30K profit with Amazon last year just through PPC. And this just sucks as I saw the potential for a lot more than that.

    SEO s allowed. I hate it as it's just so much fucking time optimizing each of these organic sites. The more sites I have up in organic rsults the more time I have to spend maintaining them( posting backilinks, etc.). Sucks even with outsourcing.

    Just doubled the amount of work for me with their "new marketing changes".
     
  2. neo

    neo Power Member

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    This affects only to those who are direct linking in their PPC campaigns. Build a landing page and make the surfers click a link on your site and you will be fine.
    In short Amazon realized that they better keep all their brand name traffic to themselves.
     
  3. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    You sure about this? When I spoke to their customer support thwy were negative about PPC in general.
     
  4. shockwave

    shockwave Junior Member

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    If you have a real landing page then you can still do PPC. This is a quote from the new FAQ

    "However, if you place paid search advertisements to send users to your own website, and then your website displays links to amazon.com, endless.com, or amazon.ca in accordance with the Operating Agreement, you may earn referral fees for qualifying purchases made by users who click on your paid search ad, click through to your site, then click through to an Amazon site."
     
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