So the links which our members post to Amazon (UK, mostly) in our bargains forums, previously earned good revenue via Skimlinks' affiliate code applied to them, are now not going to generate any revenue at all.
So we are using a new feature of Skimlinks which adds new links with more information after the Amazon link. Because these links are added by our system and not originally posted by the user, Amazon will pay affiliate revenue.
Because the new link includes the (latest) price of the product, we hope this will encourage readers to click the new, added link in preference to the original link, thereby sidestepping Amazon's new rule.
This is what it looks like:
and we're looking at re-colouring the original posted link so that it's the same colour as standard text, thereby making it not look like a link any more, so the reader will be even more inclined to click the new link.
But all the while the original poster's content has not been changed. Just added to.
It takes much investment of time and (usually) money to build up a community which will share links to retailers. By switching off affiliate revenue generated by auto affiliating user links, Amazon are not acknowledging the worth of having a community which posts links to them.