Amazon Changes Affiliate Program; Will No Longer Pay Fee on Paid Search Traffic

Amazon has announced they will “no longer pay referral fees to Associates who send users to www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca or www.endless.com through keyword bidding and other paid search on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other search engines, and their extended search networks.” This will affect those affiliates who have carved out a business by simply buying keywords and sending the clicks directly to Amazon. This is not surprising. We don’t think Amazon was particularly thrilled with this angle. The affiliates here were basically competing against Amazon; by placing a keyword bid higher than Amazon, you got the traffic instead of Amazon. So their thinking undoubtedly was: Why should we pay you a fee for outbidding us? Loophole closed. For further info, you can go to Amazon here.

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