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Amazon.com wants the PPC MONEY all for themselves!
Amazon.com has a great associates program and while I haven’t been doing as much recently with it as I had done in the past – it is still lucrative and brings me in some decent money on a regular basis. Best thing about my amazon earnings is I don’t do any new work for it – it’s old work (passive income) that still pays me money over time!
As you may have heard Amazon Associates will have some new rules to be playing by… originally I was more concerned, but just found some clarification. As far as I can tell it’s not so bad.
When I heard there were changes for associates and that they were no longer paying on some referral fees I was concerned. What is their new policy???
I just found this and thought you may be interested in this clarification of what they are doing in regards to PPC advertising by associates.
As far as I can tell – it is ONLY direct linking they are trying to stop paying on… we can still do landing pages.
This is from their page:
“Q: How do I know if this change will affect me?
A: If you are using paid search advertising services like Google AdWords, Yahoo Search Marketing or Microsoft adCenter to send users directly to the www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.com or www.endless.com website, this change will affect you. If your own website has links to Amazon’s US or Canadian sites and you are using these or other similar services to send users to your own website, you should not be affected by this change as long as you comply with all terms of the Operating Agreement. “
“Q: If my paid search advertisement directs a user first to an interstitial page, then to www.amazon.com, www.endless.com, or www.amazon.ca, will I earn referral fees?
A: No. However, if you place paid search advertisements to send users to your own website, and then your website displays links to www.amazon.com, www.endless.com, or www.amazon.ca in accordance with the Operating Agreement, you may earn referral fees for qualifying purchases made by users who click on your paid search ad, click through to your site, then click through to an Amazon site.”
Here is the URL I found this on – there is more on it… go have a look for yourself.
This mainly affects affiliates who had been using datafeeds and such to do direct linking and running ads on PPC.
So – at least we now know they will still pay if the users come from our sites or landing pages… my question is – do you think amazon will be profitable with a PRESELL page if we can’t do direct linking via PPC???
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I just recorded a conversation with Christian Weselak from Pay Per Click Ninja about making money online.
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The MP3 audio file has some great info on how Christian approaches advertising and buying traffic. (continued – read more of this article…)