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Newbs, learn from my Amazon Affiliate Mistakes! Application refused.

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by soundslegit, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. soundslegit

    soundslegit Newbie

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    Alright, just as an informer to other Newbies who are trying to get their feet on the ground with Amazon Affilate: I created like 5 websites in the past month in combination with a woocommerce shop. Was using premium wordpress themes and wanted to fill them with them with content one after the other. One had 40 unique Articles, the other 35 in a niche that i personally know very well and one had three unique Articles. All written myself, not spun and about 1500 words per Article because i was trying to build Authority websites. The other two websites, i didnt get the chance to work on yet because i was putting together clickbank videos for other domains at the same time. So many projects, not enough time. Now yesterday i made my first sales on amazon and was really happy and optimistic. In fact, some other business opportunity opened to do the complete website maintenance for a website in combination with seo on a monthly basis and it was a really great day. But when i cam home, i tried to login in my Amazon affiliate account but couldnt. Text said that there is no Amazon Affiliate Account linked to that email. Checked the inbox and had an email from Amazon that said, they didnt want to accept my Appliance for the Affiliate Program because i didnt have enough content! And you know what, i´m really pissed right now because i was assuming that Amazon would take the patience to let you grow your website/business with Amazon Affiliate Products on your site. But that was not the case. I even arranged for some great Banner Ads on Authority Sites in the websites niches and now, this money is all for nothing. So here´s what you can learn from my mistakes: Do one project at a time, and fill the website with content until it´s done getting enough visitors! And then and only then, apply to Amazon Affiliate. This isnt a big deal and i could re-apply again but i´m not sure if i will. You know, i worked 15 hrs a day on these websites filling them with content and trying to create brands instead of websites that will be burnt out in a year. You know, i was trying to do a longtime thing with amazon. These websites were my children and i put a lot of work and effort in raising them. And now when they are at the point where they start making money, amazon just decided to say "gtfo" and come back when you can earn us some more.

    So yeah, moral of the story is: One Project at a time. Dont give Amazon a long List of five websites in your Application, of which two arent completely done. Give em just one and fill it with a lot of content. And i really mean, A LOT. And dont put too many products and banners on the site, until they accepted your appliance.
     
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  2. hieudaigia

    hieudaigia Junior Member

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    Thanks for your warning :D
     
  3. soundslegit

    soundslegit Newbie

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    lol your welcome. Btw, cant respond to pm´s yet so i will reply as soon as i am allowed to. :)
     
  4. nshunz

    nshunz Junior Member

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    Good advice, thanks.

    But please format your post. It's a pain to read posts when its all put together without any paragraphs.
     
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  5. soundslegit

    soundslegit Newbie

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    Ha Ha, just think of it as a novel! :)
     
  6. stan40

    stan40 Newbie

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    Don't give up. It's not be easy, the life is not easy. Just keep trying. Don't take personally everything . Write more articles and re-apply again. If they rejected , try again . Keep going
     
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  7. Vidyam

    Vidyam Junior Member

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    Thank you for the warning... i get discouraged very easy..
     
  8. iBong

    iBong Newbie

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    Wow - i didn't realize it was so easy to be banned from amazon! eep, i'm a little scared now. :(
     
  9. mysteriox

    mysteriox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yep man same here today my amazon id closed too. and i have same story like you and feel it. got 3 sales today and when i got 1 sales they automatically review site just "now" and made it closed with same reason. I mean cmon instead making affiliates irritated,why they dont just dissapprove site earlier,right?

    Amazon now more like adsense, just be careful guy with their "unique content" policy.

    And no "deleted account will be restored" even you reapply it and beg bleeding for it.your money just gone.
     
  10. LGman

    LGman Newbie

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    Amazon also checks on the length of your article,
    it could be the reason too.

    if your article is less than 500 words.
    don't expect it to be accepted by amazon.
     
  11. soloist

    soloist Newbie

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    I just got this from them today, i don't understand it because my site doesn't redirect, i just have normal affiliate links :

    "Hello,

    I have reviewed of your application to become an Amazon Associate, and visited the website where you planned to advertise for Amazon.co.uk.


    We found that the URL ********************** redirects viewers to Amazon.co.uk, which violates our Operating Agreement. Redirecting to our website infringes on our trademark and causes misunderstandings with our customers.


    Because of this, we can not accept your application at this time. As a result of this decision, you will no longer be able to access your Amazon Associates account.

    We encourage you to resubmit your application once your site no longer redirects to Amazon.co.uk.

    Thank you for your interest in the Associates Programme."

    My site doesn't redirect anywher, i know all about redirection, i just have links generated by EasyAzon.

    Any ideas, i'm an affiliate noob ;+}


    Cheers, S.
     
  12. soloist

    soloist Newbie

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    Not cloaked links i might add !
     
  13. neon98

    neon98 Newbie

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    I have a closed AMZN account. Any suggestion on what I can do with the website that was used for this account? Is it worth anyuthing to someone? Can I talk to AMZN about getting the account back?
     
  14. nicefor

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    Try to find the same products on eBay and apply to eBay partner network