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Selling video games through Amazon affiliate

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by anondude, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. anondude

    anondude Newbie

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    If I was to make a website about an upcoming video game, would it be alright for me to put an affiliate link to pre-order the game from Amazon? Do you think either the game creators or Amazon would frown on that?
     
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    This is exactly how you're supposed to do it
     
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  3. anondude

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    Thanks; a further question: am I allowed to use the video game title in the domain name? Or would it get taken down? Are there any rules posted about this anywhere?
     
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    I'm not sure about the answer to that one. My suggestion is to use a general gaming domain and create a separate page or post for each game
     
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    If the product name is trademarked then no you can't use it in the domain. Plus, amazon would frown upon this and deny you of any commissions earned. Ways to get around that are using model numbers and niche keywords in your domain. However, not to sure how you would go about the domain aimed towards your specific video game.
     
  6. anondude

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    Heh, that would explain why I'm struggling to find any domains that go something like "gamename" + the word "game" or a shortened version of the game name. I already purchased the domain, am I screwed?
     
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    I would save your self the headache and loss of time/effort and just get a new domain name. No sense in using that only to get it shut down and or you loose your earnings.
     
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  8. anondude

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    That's true. I'm thinking I can also just email the game company and ask about the domain name.
     
  9. AtomSmasher

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    I'd try to put a landing page with an email submit for updates on the game, news, ect.

    In the end if they take your domain, you still have your list which you can do whatever you want with now and don't have to worry about commissions.

    If you don't know how just use aweber or madmimi.