I'm not an Amazon affiliate, but I know that Adsense specifically tells you not to click on your own adds, or risk losing your account through them. I would be very careful using your own adds to make purchases.
I can't find the page right now, but Amazon don't want you to buy things through your own Amazon associate links.
So if you're going to make an Amazon purchase, go through a fellow hubbers hub, click on any of their products, do a search for what you're after when you get to Amazon.com and buy it, and your fellow hubber will get a commission for the sale.
Well, a 60% chance that they will get the commission
No, amazon modules have a 100% chance of getting commission. The amazon affiliate earns a commission (usually 4% for the first few items) every single time someone buys.
Adsense is the revenue source that switches between HP ads and the writer's ads (60% of the time the ads are the writer's, and 40% of the time they are HP's ads).
The writer and HP share impressions on adsense, amazon, ebay and kontera on the same 60/40 basis.
I would have thought that 2 years on this site would be long enough to know the basics.
You can but you won't be getting any commission. Repeatedly buying stuff from your own link is against T and C of amazon.
You can but you need to do it from another computer as your ip address will be logged. Also use another email that is not your amazon log in email.
You cheeky thing you!
Good idea tho
(any of my purchases will be through a fellow hubber tho as one helped me get the next tier commission level with a purchase over christmas that was in the end very helpful, something I would like to do for another someday, I know it really made my day!)
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Thanks for posting this, lrohner. I was looking for this info just the other day, and I couldn't find it! Now I know not to do that. Sigh. Anyone else have dried blueberries and Lansinoh breastpumps on their hubs? Well, I don't have a Lansinoh breastpump on a hub yet. I was getting ready to write a hub about that ... Oh well. Maybe I'll just do Squidoo lenses instead. Good idea, skyfire! ;-)
Best not to buy stuff then. I'm lucky because I wouldn't dream of buying any of the rubbish on my pages. Not tempted.
Mark - You can buy things that are not on your page- for instance I sold 6 bulk packets of oral gel - I believe that not only have i never written on oral gel, i was not, until i checked the purchase, aware that oral gel existed- not be confused with toothpaste- this is gel to stop your mouth going dry-
You cannot click through your own links and buy anything, whether or not it's shown on your hub or site. Amazon does not want it's associates to use the affiliate program as a discount program.
It is possible to get tossed from Amazon for this activity.
Again, if you're going to affiliate with a company take a half hour and read its TOS.
At least it doesn't endanger anyone else's account though.
Thanks, I don't see why Amazon cares, they are getting the money...but thanks for the clarification anyway.
I think amazon will not pay commission to you. But you can try.. So I'm not sure. My friend is aff of amazon and she make a order for her brother. She cannot get commission for that item cause amazon recheck ip nearly or coordinate with her ip or more.. I'm not sure..
For this case , I suggest not do it..
If you do that on your risk.. Anyway have a good deal..
They care, because they want you to pay full price. If you buy through your aff link you get between a 4 and 8 percent price cut because of the commission that will be credited to you.
As an affiliate most companies want you to attract new business, not business they would already get.
I agree with you, why should amazon care after all they get the sale.. I was also wondering about this but now I know it's a no no, I'll never do it. thanks for this question
by Mary McShane 4 years ago
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you because we have not seen sales activity on your account.At the time your application was...
by Barbara Fitzgerald 3 years ago
It just occurred to me that I might have been able to get commissions on my holiday Amazon purchases, if I had entered through one of my HP amazon links. Is that against TOS?
by Charlu 8 years ago
If you buy something from your own hub/amazon do you get credit for that?
by anish92 8 years ago
Hi. I wonder if anyone could tell me what type of products (eg. text books, music CDs, earrings...) sell through Amazon Associates units on Hubpages and similar sites so that I can create a few hubs with this in mind. No one in my family ever buys anything online except for professional guide...
by Len Cannon 11 years ago
The reason I'm wondering is because the advertisements are kind of obtrusive and ugly. I like that they mutable and you can design a product list for them, but I know I have never really even thought about buying something from an Amazon link, and rarely even click them. I was just...
by I.B. 8 years ago
Has anyone ever SOLD anything through Amazon. Seller not affiliate.
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