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Anyone use Amazon Affiliate links on their forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Rambro, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Did you do anything special to get them to approve you? I keep getting rejected and I can't quite figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong. I know for a fact that its possible to have them through a forum.
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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I signed up with them with no problems.

    Maybe it's what you're saying about your forum and it's content? Mine is a PlayStation gaming community for adults which is mostly visible to guests and no inappropriate content.
  3. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I can't imagine what it would be. Our inappropriate content requires signup, and is mostly behind closed doors. Other than that, its just a men's clothing and lifestyle forum. Maybe not enough people?
  4. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    I use Skimlinks
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I doubt it's number of people, mine is only a small forum.

    You had better read this then, @BamaStangGuy


    Looks like you won't be getting commission from Amazon via Skimlinks same as I'm now not through Viglink, hence the reason for signing up as an Affiliate.
  6. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Ah didn't realize you are in Europe. That doesn't affect US publishers. Yet at least.
  7. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Consider that a blessing. I used their links loyally for five years, until they decided to dump all the affiliates in our state. Heck with 'em.

    In retrospect, the return wasn't really worth the effort. I've grossed thousands from Adsense, scarely a few hundred $ from Amazon.

    When they're eventually forced into competitive taxing arrangements (more likely sooner than later) they appeal will drop as other competitition steps forward.
  8. WhoIsDo

    WhoIsDo Active Member

    I use the Amazon affiliate system across our social media & various news articles. All three of my websites are gaming related, so items like pre-orders or discounted games really works well when we spread it via social media/articles. It's not something that I would say to "rely" on for advertising revenue, but if you use it correctly.. it's great to earn something extra to give away items to bring in more of an audience to your site(s).
  9. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's basically what I wanted it for. I just can't seem to get them to approve me.
  10. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    Me neither! I have NO clue why...my forums def have no inappropriate content and has tons of traffic. It's getting very frustrating...
  11. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Glad I'm not the only one
  12. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    I totally don't get it though...I'm thinking of just creating some dummy blog site to get approved cause I've heard alot of stories of ppl just having a blog with like a couple articles get approved no problem...

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