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Angel
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on 02/05/2012

Ok.  I know you don't click on your own Google Ads.  Can you click on or purchase an Amazon item from one of your own articles or ad on the article?   

 

nightowl
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on 02/05/2012

Clicking on your own Amazon links will not get you in trouble, unlike Adsense. However, if you buy anything through your own affiliate links Amazon will reverse any commissions they might initially give you. So it's not really a good idea.


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Angel
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on 02/05/2012

That is exactly what I needed to know.

Thank you!

Digby_Adams
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on 02/05/2012

Angel this is all in the Amazon TOS. I would really recommend that you read this. It's always a good thing to do. Every merchant has a TOS and they require different things. Innocently breaking the rules can get you thrown out of a program. (Been there, done that!)

Angel
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on 02/05/2012

I did right after asking the question.  Not sure why I asked...should have read it to start with.  I read this things in the beginning but it is hard to remember every little thing until I get to that situation.  

Thanks!

Angel

katiem2
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on 02/05/2012

Angel, This is a very good question, you help many others by doing so and therefore help the communtiy as a whole, look at the views of your post as compared to the comments.  As you can see almost 40 people 37 i think have viewed this.  This meaning they needed to know the answer to this question.  There are many people who don't know about TOS and the like. 

Thanks to you ladies for covering this as it is now covered for all wizzes in the know.  I feel we should remind ourselves this new site will bring many new writers who don't know what many of us do, it's hard to remember how much we didn't know when we first began. 

Here's to continued learning as we build a community where in others don't feel embarrassed to ask any question.  There are no dumb questions.

 Cheers to you Angel, Nightowl and Digby,


Digby_Adams
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on 02/05/2012

Yeah, I get you. The Amazon TOS is as clear as mud in many areas. I have to keep referring back to it. I work with hundreds of programs, so it seems I have to read a couple every day. Makes me feel like a lawyer - not a good feeling most days.

 

Angel
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on 02/05/2012

LOL Digby - I am so glad it is not just me when it comes to reading these things.  

Katie - thank you too.  Hopefully it helps someone.  I know how hard it is to keep up with all these rules and guidelines sometimes.  The last thing I want to do is violate any guidelines.

Thanks for all your input.  Much appreciated!

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katiem2
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on 02/05/2012

Me too, I'm very careful to follow the guidelines, its so easy to run with any distraction when you're as busy as we are...

I once bought something I created a sales hub for, opps that was a long time ago as I was just so darn excited about the product, can't even remember what it was. 

This has me thinking Tongue out hmmmm what are the guidlines for buying amazon products from wizzes other than my own.  I buy so much stuff at Amazon, it's our go to place.  I can't remember reading about any violations on this.  Plus wouldn't it help the site as a whole revenue is revenue and good for all of us building the sites union with Amazon... hmmm anybody know, before I run back to TOS and search...

Again, good topic of discussion Cool


BrendaReeves
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on 02/05/2012

Katie, I wouldn't think that would be a problem. I also buy a lot on Amazon. I'm going to do it. Unless Chef comes here and tells us we can't.


Brenda Reeves
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on 02/05/2012

Brenda - see nightowl's tip further up in this thread.


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Angel
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on 02/05/2012

We now know that we can't click on our own Amazon links BUT I think Katie is asking if we can purchase from someone else's link..  For example, if she liked a pair of shoes that I had in an article and she wanted to buy them through my link.  Is that ok?  To keep it all in the Wizzley family.   Spread the love kind of thing.  

I could not find anything in Amazon's TOS that addressed that.   

I think Brenda may be also talking about purchasing from someone else's link....not her own.  

I don't get paid much to think so I may be completely wrong with all of this.. LOL.. 

 

chefkeem
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on 02/05/2012

Oh, I see. Sure, Angel, everything you suggest is okay.  Smile


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BrendaReeves
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on 02/05/2012

Angel is right. I was talking about purchasing from someone elses link.


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Lissie
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on 02/06/2012

I always try to ask for someone else's affiliate before I do serious shopping on Amazon - why not? 


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Natasha
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on 02/06/2012

@Lissie - Me too.  I always use someone's referral Id to make any purchase on Amazon.  Most of the time I use referral ids of someone who have signed up under me to give them encouragement and motivation to write.  I also use associate ids of my online friends to make my purchase.

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