Amazon Affiliate Cookie - How You Are Timed Out Without Commission
Timed Out Amazon Affiliate - The Cookie Strikes Out!
The Amazon cookie - timed out without commission can leave you stranded and out of pocket!
Now, you are proud to be an affiliate with Amazon.
You are working hard with your home internet marketing business and are looking forward to revenue from your affiliate Amazon partnership.
Items that are promotional in nature are key to your affiliate internet business and you busy yourself knowing that if you work hard enough revenue from the affiliate will pay off.
Or will it?
This would have been the case in the past but now the credit crunch has taken hold and guess what?
Amazon has been baking cookies and timing you out!
What are cookies? I thought they were for the computer? This one looks evil though!
Your Home Internet Marketing Business!
There you are busy promoting Amazon products – you know Amazon have a great reputation, brilliant delivery times and fantastic customer service! You might have used the products, researched them thoroughly and checked all the reviews are positive. You might even have your own website set up with an Amazon Affiliate to earn you commission or promote on HubPages. This is your home internet marketing business and you are proud of it!
It costs money to write articles - you need this affiliate program and internet marketing to work for you!
Whilst writing your articles, you might slip in an Amazon capsule
containing some key products that might help the reader and enhance the
articles. You are careful that these are
appropriate and good for all concerned – the buyer gets a good buy that you
feel able to put your reputation on the line for, Amazon gets a sale and you
get a cut. You see these items as promotional.
This really helps you because it does cost money to write
articles! You have electricity to pay
for – computer energy doesn’t come free – Internet service providers and your
time too. Yes, I know, we all love to write
and we all love hubpages, but hubber love doesn’t come free, unfortunately! You, therefore, need this affiliate program and internet marketing to work for you!
Art Doesn't Come For Free!
Affiliate with Amazon - Look For the Cloak and Dagger!
So how does it feel when you have worked so hard on those capsule to learn that Amazon has graciously and underhandedly, I must say, changed their promotional affiliate programme. This is a real cloak and dagger trick! Why is that, I hear you ask? Well Amazon have changed the timer on their cookies so they burn out sooner.
Amazon's Burned Out Cookie
What is a Cookie and How Does It Affect Amazon Affiliate Commissions?
A cookie is used to store information in the form of a small text file. This is sent to your computer when you are browsing the Internet. If you go to Amazon, for example, via an Amazon promotional capsule at HubPages the next time you visit the site, you will be remembered. The cookie is there in you computer for when you need it.
If there are products that you wish to purchase, this will also be stored within the cookie. In the case of Amazon cookies with the relationship to your Amazon promotion capsule, the techies at Amazon have designed a short lasting cookie.
What No Commission?
What may happen, therefore, is that you have put in the work to promote the item; the buyer has then reviewed it and may go away to do something else. They may do some house chore or browsed elsewhere on the Internet, for example. By the time they are ready to complete the purchase, the timer on the cookie has timed out. This results in you losing your cut in the deal – you have been duped! If the customer doesn’t buy immediately, you get zilch – absolutely nothing! Amazon, of course are quid’s in! They have it all PLUS your cut!
As a result, I have cut down on promoting Amazon and I suggest you do too. If enough people do this, it might teach them to play fair in business.
Amazon.com and You're Done... YOU CERTAINLY ARE!
Timed Out Without Commission Just Isn't Cricket!
How to seo are pleased to have brought this to you attention. If you are informed then you might be able to find strategies around it. You just might have to work harder to overcome the Amazon cookie, but that is what happens when you deal with big Companies like Amazon. Great empires are built on slave labour remember! Yes, there is'nt a gun to our heads, but being timed out without commission just isn't cricket!
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