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Steps I can take to mitigate risk with Amazon Affiliate?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by antonjones, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. antonjones

    antonjones Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    I have heard of people losing their Amazon affiliate accounts for reasons like not having the amazon affiliate disclosure on their website and not providing enough value.

    Can anybody list any more reasons Amazon would terminate your Affiliate partnership with them either from past experience or just from stories you have heard?
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They can terminate you for any reason. 99% of black hat techniques will get you banned with Amazon.

    What they want is for you to work your ass for them to get white hat traffic and then give it to them in exchange for pennies.
     
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    danixD Senior Member

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    If you are scared to lose your account each week ask their customer if you site is legit or if are there any issue
     
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    I just lost my account today. Again... First time it was for lack of info and it was an ecommerece website. This time is for... I don't really know. They told me that I used logos/name or whatever in a way that it should not be used. And yet, I watched so many affiliates websites just to make sure I don't fuck up this time and yet again, I somehow did. So yeah, read their terms 7 times in order that you don't make a smallest mistake.
     
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  5. antonjones

    antonjones Regular Member

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    That's terrible. Sorry to hear that!
     
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    Here are a few things I do that has kept me safe so far.

    1. Privacy (with affiliate disclosure) - contact - about - pages
    2. In footer I usually put the amazon disclosure too. "This site makes money from blah blah"
    3. Don't include prices as all. You can If it's via API, but I don't use it.
    4. Don't edit their logo in anyway for your banners etc. In fact I only use product images and text links.
    5. Don't put too many affiliate links on a page with barely any content. (This one I do just to be safe)
    6. List all your websites in the settings of your associate account.
    7. No direct linking to amazon from external websites. (youtube etc) - Link to landing page first.

    That's all I've got for now. Anything you didn't do from this list?

    One thing I'd add is that you should also try creating a few other sources of income at the same time. You'll sleep better at night. Try a few clickbank, adsense, and CPA sites too.
     
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    antonjones Regular Member

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    Good tips, cheers.

    I guess I could possibly be at risk with No. 5. I will look back through my content and check.
     
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    JennyAlonso Newbie

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    Amazon can close your affiliate account because you send Amazon affiliate link in email to customers.