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I need help about Amazon Associates! I'm a newbie!

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by AdsenseAddict, Jan 15, 2006.

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    Is Amazon a pay per click program or just a sale-commission program???

    Do you earn a comission when someone buys a product from your referral???

    If I click a product on my own site, is that invalid click (is there such thing as invaid click in Amazon)???

    Do you get banned by amazon about invalid clicks???

    Does anybody got banned by amazon associate???

    Can you customize your own banner sizes???

    Until how many banners are you allowed to show???
     
    AdsenseAddict, Jan 15, 2006 IP
  2. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #2
    Sales only.

    Yes, you get about 5% on average.

    You can click it, that's fine. I even believe you may buy from your own links. Best to read TOS though on this.

    Guilty consience? No, I've never heard of anyone getting banned. They don't pay per click so they probably don't care if you made it to the homepage of Digg on an Amazon aff link.

    Not that I know of...

    Yes, you can make your own banners and just use the links. Read the TOS on what you can and can't do exactly.

    As many as you think you need. Amazon pays for sales, they are happy for you to send loads of traffic and loads of sales.
     
    T0PS3O, Jan 15, 2006 IP
  3. AdsenseAddict

    AdsenseAddict Peon

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it TOPS30.
     
    AdsenseAddict, Jan 15, 2006 IP
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    Canadianbacon Active Member

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    nice job tops.
     
    Canadianbacon, Jan 15, 2006 IP
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    Acer Active Member

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    >>>You can click it, that's fine. I even believe you may buy from your own links. Best to read TOS though on this.

    No, buying via your own link is against the TOS (though it may not have always been.) I checked when I signed up. But I don't think they care about just clicking since no money is involved, unlike Adsense.

    Here's the direct quote from the Amazon Associates FAQ:

    What is Amazon's policy for Associates placing orders for themselves?

    You may not purchase products during sessions initiated through your own Associates links and will not receive referral fees for such orders. This includes orders for customers, orders on behalf of customers, and orders for products to be used by you, your friends, your relatives, or your associates in any manner.
     
    Acer, Jan 15, 2006 IP
  6. tonyrocks

    tonyrocks Active Member

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    I heard that the session only lasts for a day, so if someone bookmarks a product page from my link, but then buys the next day, i don't get credit for the sale?
     
    tonyrocks, Jan 18, 2006 IP
  7. bargainr

    bargainr Peon

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    Yes, the session only lasts for 24 hours.
     
    bargainr, Jan 19, 2006 IP
  8. tonyrocks

    tonyrocks Active Member

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    That really stinks. It should stay for atleast 2 weeks in my opinion! Just like many other affiliate programs.
     
    tonyrocks, Jan 19, 2006 IP
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    Mister Tut Guest

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    Oh shite! I did my xmass shopping thru my affiliate link!
    Well, my wife did, come to think of it... with her own login at amazon.

    I don't know how that TOS item slipped by me!
     
    Mister Tut, Jan 19, 2006 IP
  10. tonyrocks

    tonyrocks Active Member

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    Did you get credit? :)
     
    tonyrocks, Jan 19, 2006 IP
  11. Mister Tut

    Mister Tut Guest

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    I did. Now I feel so...so...dirty.

    <sob>
     
    Mister Tut, Jan 19, 2006 IP
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    alext Active Member

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    I think people are misreading this.

    IANAL, but I read it like this:

    "You may not purchase products during sessions initiated through your own Associates links and will not receive referral fees for such orders."

    Means: You cannot use your own affiliate links to buy from Amazon.

    "This includes orders for customers, orders on behalf of customers, and orders for products to be used by you, your friends, your relatives, or your associates in any manner."

    and this add to the first stement: You cannot buy things through your own affiliate links for customers for yourself, your friends or anyone you know or have every met!!!1!

    1) So I still think the overall answer is, you cannot buy anything for any reason through your own links.

    2) It does not mean someone else, including friends family, etc cannot use your links. How could you control this?
     
    alext, Jan 19, 2006 IP
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    lekkii Peon

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    very nice TOPS
     
    lekkii, May 28, 2008 IP
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    BonusOnline Peon

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    TOPS30, very clear answer ^_^
     
    BonusOnline, May 28, 2008 IP
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    burrie Peon

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    Great Going - Thanks all for the great advice.
    I'm glad you posted this, I will look at it carefully, again - 2.
    This is the way one should help each other this is why this DF has been created.[​IMG]
    keep up the good work.
     
    burrie, Dec 21, 2008 IP
  16. burrie

    burrie Peon

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    ONE more thing, I need to ASK,
    Is Amazon a pay per click program or just pay per sale, commission program?
     
    burrie, Dec 21, 2008 IP
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    SamOwen Peon

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    Is Amazon a pay per click program or just a sale-commission program???
    - a sale-commission program

    Do you earn a comission when someone buys a product from your referral???
    - Yes, if you're a US affiliate you start out at a lousy 4%.

    If I click a product on my own site, is that invalid click (is there such thing as invaid click in Amazon)???
    - No, but it's against Amazon's TOS to buy from your own referral link. Even friends and family can't use your link.

    Do you get banned by amazon about invalid clicks???
    - Yes, if you get caught using black-hat methods.

    Does anybody got banned by amazon associate???
    - Yes.

    Can you customize your own banner sizes???
    - You can make your own, if that's what you mean.

    Until how many banners are you allowed to show???
    - I haven't seen a set limit.
     
    SamOwen, Dec 21, 2008 IP
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    gordon08 Peon

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    Don't worry. Amazon will remove this sale from your account before you receive your payout.
     
    gordon08, Dec 22, 2008 IP
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    CylonX Active Member

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    It is just a theory but there can be problem with cookies.

    If you testing your affiliate links, your browser saves amazon tracking cookies.

    So if you buy an amazon product even without affiliate link clicking, the sale can be assigned to you.

    Am i right?
     
    CylonX, Jun 10, 2009 IP
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    vjsinduja Peon

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    I am without online buyers . If u r online buyer from Amazon, please use my store to buy your products
     
    vjsinduja, Jun 10, 2009 IP