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Take Action Now If You Promote Amazon Products

If you are currently promoting Amazon products in your blog in the Amazon affiliate program, then spend the next 3 minutes reading this very important post.

I read about something very important as to what Amazon expects from Amazon Affiliate marketers. I landed on Sara Young’s website where she shared how a student of hers had her Amazon Associate account banned by Amazon.

Some things that are revealed in her post:

“To sum it up:

1. Amazon said it’s ok to have links to their site which do not specifically include the word ‘Amazon’ in them. Anchor text such as “Crayola Crayons”, “Buy Crayola Crayons Here” or “Get a Great Deal on Crayola Crayons Here”, all linking to Crayola crayons on Amazon, are ok.

2. Amazon implied it’s not ok to have a registered trademark in your domain name.

3. Cloaking your affiliate links with software such as pretty link is ok with Amazon, as long as you don’t do anything malicious, such as framing the Amazon site or automatically tagging sessions with your Associates ID (also known as cookie stuffing).

However, Sara’s student was banned because  she did not have the “required statement” on her site to identify herself as an associate:

X is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (“your website name” (amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com).”

Read the full post:  Warning To All Affiliate Marketers

Well hope you will take the necessary actions on any of your Amazon Affiliate websites to avoid getting the ban from Amazon because I have found lately that simply creating a small niche site can be a very profitable affiliate marketing. Yes add that to your repertoire of  online business opportunities.

Get Creative

niche-marketing The Easiest Way To Create Your Niche Sites

How To Open an Amazon Associate Affiliate Account:

Simply follow this video showing you all the steps (it’s real easy)


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3 Responses so far.

  1. Rivers says:

    Excellent Guide for a beginner. Great information. Thanks for posting.

  2. Hello Peter Lee,

    nice posting, from ur side, really i thanks to u , abt great info to share every one, Great post with a lot of very usefull resources

    Thank You

  3. I have also discovered that Amazon only have cookies for 24 hours, whereas many of my other affiliate retailers are cookied for 30 days, which means a much higher conversion rate.
    I think that amazon do not really like Affiliates as they think they are too big and do not need them.

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