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Amazon affiliate account has been terminated. What do I do now?

  1. SpaceShanty profile image95
    SpaceShantyposted 3 weeks ago

    I have been an Amazon affiliate for more years than I can remember but I just received an email from them saying my account has been terminated due to adult content on my site.  Knowing that I don't own any adult sites, and even if I did I would know not to put my Amazon links on the site, I asked amazon which site contain said material.  They replied with with the url of some Russian p0rn site which I have zero connection to.  I think some auto scrapper bot has taken content from one of my articles including my Amazon links and republished it to the adult site.  I explained this to Amazon but they said once an account is closed it cannot be reopened and I must apply again.  I am aware that it is much more difficult to get approval for an Amazon affiliate account now than it was a few years ago and I just want to ask some members here (or staff) if I can apply for a new account without a website and use my Hubpages content/articles instead of a website.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      You shouldn't have any trouble opening another AZ affiliate account. However, I shut mine down a couple months ago because they owed me $9.47 for over 4 years and refused to pay until it reached $10. Once I received the payment I opened another affiliate account. Alas! I can't put the new account number in HP so I don't use AZ in here. Also I never had my own website just used it in blogs and posts on other sites.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image86
    Kenna McHughposted 3 weeks ago

    I am sorry about the snafu. I can't answer your question, but I know when stuff like this happens on the Internet it is so unfair.

  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 3 weeks ago

    I did some searching online for similar situations. Can't find a solution other than creating a new account. It's stupid that they don't consider this. I'm sorry. I hope someone here knows more.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks ago

    Yet another example of companies using collateral damage tactics and not giving a <snipped>.

    Use the HP Amazon account attached to the HP Ad Program.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      I didn't know you could do that and am not sure you can.  Is this legal to do?  If so, I would have done this with my blog years ago.  How do you do it?  One more thing, if something on another account using the same Amazon account as on HP has a problem like the one discussed here, could it cause problems for the HP account?  I'm betting it could.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        I'm talking strictly using here on HP. My impression is he doesn't have/use other websites, per his statement: "...without a website and use my Hubpages content/articles instead of a website."

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        No, it wouldn't cause HP a problem. Companies treat each other differently than they do us individuals.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Update.

          Also, if someone uses HP's account anywhere else but here, that person wouldn't earn anything from it.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Yet another update.

            Come to think of it, what with all the thieves out there, this probably already happens to HP thousands of times a day.

          2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            So why bother?

            1. paradigmsearch profile image91
              paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              You're the one that suggested it, not me. My guess is the thief doesn't bother to read and edit the page. He just scrapes and pastes and moves on to his next theft, which is exactly what happened to the OP.

  5. SpaceShanty profile image95
    SpaceShantyposted 3 weeks ago

    Thanks to everyone for their replies.  However I am even more confused now as I earned $2.20 via the Amazon program, 6 days after my account was terminated...........

    Should I re-apply or just wait to see if I get a payout next month?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13886820.jpg

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Just to be clear, are you sure you're still using your OWN Amazon account here on HP?   Most of us changed over to the HP Amazon account years ago. 

      Go take a look at your Earnings settings.  If the code in the Amazon section starts with "hubacct..." then you're using the HubPages Amazon account.   If that's the case, and you don't have any other websites, then you don't need your own Amazon account and can just ignore the whole thing.

 
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