I went to my Amazon Associates account and I get a warning they might close my account and to check my email. They asked me to send them info on how on how I refer people to Amazon. I was asked to send it to them on their special form/contact. I sent them links to my Hubpages accounts because those are the only places where I use Amazon these days and told them writers place ads and HP handles administrative stuff. Anyway, does anyone else have experience with this? What can I expect, what is this about? Did I send them the right/enough info?
Pretty sure I discovered the problem. I think this has something to do with it. https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … rms-of-use
How did Amazon contact you? If it was via email, then it probably wasn't Amazon. It was probably a scam to get personal information from you. I have been an Amazon Associate for years and have never been threatened with account closure. This sounds very suspicious.
Thought I made it clear in my original post: The message was in my actual Amazon account. Yeah, otherwise, I would not have taken it seriously. I'm pretty sure it's related to HP changes in advertising. I went in and made sure my Amazon was active in my HP accounts, hoping that fixes it. We'll see.
I haven't gotten any such email from them (yet) but I've been thinking about closing my account with them anyway. I haven't used it on HP or anywhere else in quite a while and last time I checked my earnings there were somewhere between "diddly" and "squat" so it's probably the humane thing to do.
I just went to my Amazon account. I think I haven't been there for a year or so, but I didn't get a warning. I've used it on a website, but that's gone now. I hardly ever sell stuff from Amazon on HP.
I was emailed when they closed my account for insufficient earnings.
Amazon do have it in their terms of service somewhere that if you don't have any earnings/referrals over a certain period (I don't think it is even that long - maybe 3 months) then they will close your affiliate account.
Because HP is now only using purely their own Amazon settings I think this is going to affect quite a few people if they don't have any other way of earning with their own websites. I get some sales on other sites but not a massive amount and on my UK Amazon the pickings are quite slim and I am concerned that will be shut down if I have a few months with no earnings.
Fortunately, I have been earning regularly from Amazon, but lately it had been from HP. Like you said that has changed. I used to have my own site where I earned a significant amount, not a lot but I'm sure enough to keep my account open. But I've been unable to pay the webhost a long time ago. I'm thinking of opening up another site like it on Blogger and put Amazon ads on there. Maybe it will at least keep my Amazon account open.
But I don't think this current problem is about that because I have been earning through Amazon.
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