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Review channel - dangers?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by anfyd, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. anfyd

    anfyd Regular Member

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    Hello,
    I wanted to set up a review channel on youtube and link to my amazon affiliate link for each product. How to protect myself from being banned?
     
  2. Dawgtown

    Dawgtown Junior Member

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    For this, you just need to make sure you are in compliance with Amazon Affiliate's TOS. Just a good idea to go over to there and re-read it to make sure nothing jumps out at you.

    I have done this method and it works well. Actually, I have created targeted niche channels with more videos on them than just product reviews. Each video is SEO optimized for title, tags, etc. No video is linked directly to Amazon as this would be in violation. Even an affiliate disclaimer and cloaking on your links is not allowed.

    What I would recommend doing is sending your video traffic through a direct link to your Amazon Affiliate niche review site and also have those same videos embedded on your pages. This will make you look extremely legit to your targeted traffic by making you an authority in that niche and increase your conversion rates.

    The added bonus is the link-juice that will be passed on to your $ site! The Big G (G**gle) will rank your pages with video higher than your competition.

    Lots of people will take these video channels and directly link each video to a product on Amazon. This will almost surely get your affiliate account banned. You can also link to your site's product review page and then redirect them to Amazon but is not as clean and may result in your YT channel getting closed.

    The key here for meeting the requirements of Amazon is to have a website that meets their TOS. On the site, just have the proper affiliate disclaimer in place somewhere on your pages. An added bonus is that if you have purchased a product from them, simply create a video review and upload it to their site. You can feature this review on your page.

    Play by the rules and you'll win! Good luck in your venture!
     
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  3. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

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    umm, good advice lol they wont ban you, this is perfectly fine marketing as long as your not abusine tos
     
  4. NuWave

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    Are you going to be in person reviewing these products in front of camera or just editing pictures and voice over?