It has gotten really bad at Amazon. I never sold much, but changing the cookies to time on the site instead of 24 hours is bad. Shareasale has cookies that last a long time.
I use to have a pretty good success with Amazon, but when I restrated up with them here I have not had more than 70 clicks in two months with no sales. I am no amateur to online businesses and this particular rate of click to visits sucks. Adsense is doing a heck of a lot better at this point than Amazon which isnt doing anything. I have tried putting the ads to the side and highlighted, to full page, which is what I am dong now. Full page gets a few clkicks more, but I am afraid that as you say the cookies they expire to damn soon.
I'm trying to understand this... The Amazon TOS haven't changed, and from what I read, it's still the same 24-hour cookie. Why the hysteria? Am I missing something?
Your not missing anything... Op just read TOS a little late in the game it seems.
Cookie life isnt a magic bullet anyway, it helps, but if your getting very little sales, its because you dont attract buying traffic - open and shut, its not a technical error
Sadly, cookies may end up being a thing of the past sometime soon.
*Google and other OS and browser creators are favoring the blocking of cookies.
--Most popular browsers have "Privacy" features and Android 2 OS is supposed to have some fairly powerful privacy features.
How then will we make money, is the game to insure only themultinationals can do business on the net?
Browsers can already block cookies as it is. It actually took manual action for me to get my browser to accept them to begin with.
You can already use shareasale
and most hubbers wouldnt get accepted into the network and then an even smaller number would get accepted into the various retailers
Why wouldn't most hubbers get accepted?
Although I think it's important to understand that Shareasale is a network that has thousands of merchants and Amazon a specific merchant. So tecnically it's the individual program that accepts people, with each having a different TOS.
Step 2 of SAS Sign Up -
The next step is to identify one website that you will be using with your account. We realize that you may have many different websites, and you will be able to add those on to your account in the future. In the meantime, we only need you to choose your "main" website - which we will use to verify your information entered. Please Note: Merchants will see this information when you apply for their program, so it is important to list a website that is complete and can show a general idea of what kind of promotion work you do.
IMPORTANT: You must have and operate at least one website in order to create an Affiliate Account at ShareASale.com. If you plan on doing most of your advertising and promotion using Pay Per Click, Google Adsense, Overture, etc... - you still must have a website that identifies your business, etc...
Ive seen publishers get accepted with blogger blogs and wordpresscom sites etc, SAS is pretty lenient
But that would be Webmasters who also Hub. Ive worked with many a person to get into various aff networks and get their businesses going ..SAS is cake compared to most - but I still cant recall a single person getting accepted off a Hub Profile, but perhaps it happens.
Ooops, you are so right. I've had my own websites for so long, that I forget many people here don't have one.
So just another reason for folks to branch out.
It's hard get approval from some merchantr because they only accept local affiliates. International affiliates will get declined, do check geotargeting icon if you're unsure. Even uk,ca affiliates get denial with some merchants.
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