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Wrong URL for Amazon Affiliate ID?

  1. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    Hi, I am currently attempting to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate program. I followed the step by step instructions that Hubpages provides, but when I try to imput the URL from my profile page, Amazon rejects it as an invalid URL. I've tried deleting the http, adding a "www." and nothing works.

    Any ideas? I must be doing something totally wrong here.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image85
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What URL are you using?

      1. Faybe Bay profile image85
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I did it wrong the first time myself. Try this set of instructions.

        http://hubpages.com/help/AmazonAssociates

  2. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    Hmm...that's the instructions I was using. It says to use the profile URL, but I can't seem to get that to work. Here is the URL I am using:

    http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+

    I've tried deleting the http, adding a www...etc.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image85
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No there is no www. that's the right one. I did it wrong and they denied me, so I went and did it again.

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're missing the C. on the end.

      http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C.

  3. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    I wonder why it isn't working. Could it be my browser? I'm using Google Chrome.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image85
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Catch darkside, he said you're missing the C

  4. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    C baby C!!!

    *darkside saves the day again*

  5. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    That got me SO excited that the problem was fixed. So I went and plugged it in and....no go. It's still telling me "There was an error processing your request, please provide a valid URL". I am going to try a different browser altogether and see if that works. Who knows.

    Thank you for your input and for trying to help me. I really didn't expect that much support that quickly!

    1. Faybe Bay profile image85
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! Go Darkside, You're a winner! hey yeah!

    2. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well when darkside is around - things get done!  *may the force be with you... always*

    3. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  6. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    Nope its not the browser. I've tried setting up an account with different browsers, different e-mail addresses, I always get that same error message.

    Should I contact Amazon for support or Hubpages?

  7. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Not quite sure, but some programs don't accept urls with a space in between like you have between Edward and C so I think you may have missed the boat, try and create another hubpages account with no spaces and then use the same amazon id!!

  8. Faybe Bay profile image85
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    Does it matter that he has only been on Hub Pages 21 hours?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It shouldn't, as initially it would be checking the page http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C.

      However when a human checks after the initial automated sign up stage they might take that into account.

  9. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    Well, when I went in to apply for the ID, it said I already had an Amazon affiliate account. I might have made one for Squidoo a while back. I never used it though. I assumed when I filled out the information it would give me my old ID.

    Instead it just keeps kicking back that URL. So now I'm wondering if it won't let me use the same affiliate e-mail for Hubpages that I was obviously using somewhere else.

    I know absolutely zip about this process, as you can tell. smile

  10. Edward C. profile image88
    Edward C.posted 7 years ago

    Finally got it to work!

    Turns out I wasn't supposed to put the period after the C in the URL, even though its in my name. I guess that messes something up somehow.

    Anyway, it worked and I am really grateful that you guys took the time to help me out. I think I am really going to like this community. I would actually go get an avatar if this shadow secret agent guy weren't so cool...

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It allowing you to register under http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C instead of http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C. might cause problems for you later on.

      But in the meantime it seems to be working for you.

      1. Edward C. profile image88
        Edward C.posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What kind of problems should I be on the lookout for?

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you've been accepted and it's all sorted then its all good. I thought though if there is a period of waiting for the acceptance email and a human at the Amazon.com end of it checks to see who this http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C without the period is, then you could end up getting rejected again.

          I didn't know that usernames with a period in it could be registered at HubPages. They might want to sort that out in case it makes the signing up to affiliate programs a bit of a problem.

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone thought of the name or HubPages name being used?

    I mean come on people.....who is not paying attention?

    The PERIOD is the problem?

    Has it been tried with the period in place or not?

    http://hubpages.com/profile/Edward+C.

    I don't know if the period is going to be that much of a problem.

    1. Edward C. profile image88
      Edward C.posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      With the period it doesn't work but without the period it does. I'm not sure why it makes such a difference but for some reason it does.

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Apparently the wrong URL works while the right one doesn't.

 
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