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  1. MsQuestion profile image64
    MsQuestionposted 7 years ago

    Why does Amazon just up and change their products on you?  I had a tube of vinyl cats advertised on a page, and I wrote: A WHOLE TUBE OF CATS! only to realize, upon looking again, that Amazon had changed the product to a tube of DOGS!  And that's not the FIRST time something like that has happened!  Why do they do that?

  2. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Because they don't really care about their affiliates. smile

  3. Howard S. profile image88
    Howard S.posted 7 years ago

    There are two ways to select Amazon products, "choose specific products" and "choose keywords." If you select the former, the product shouldn't change. It sounds like you might be selecting the latter option.

  4. MsQuestion profile image64
    MsQuestionposted 7 years ago

    Well I am using the later, but I still don't see why that makes them up and change the product!  I mean, obviously, I'm choosing a particular product for a reason.  And if I say WHOLE TUBE OF CATS and it's dogs...people might think I'm a little crazy.  Does Amazon actually have real PEOPLE who  go around checking out their advertising, or what?  Who...or WHAT exactly is doing this changing?

    1. Bill Manning profile image74
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I make product pages on my own websites and link to the actual product. I have many links that are now broken due to them changing the products, no longer selling it or simply changing the url.

      So now I'm starting to use other affiliates. Most other places keep the damn product the same and do not sell out.

  5. Howard S. profile image88
    Howard S.posted 7 years ago

    You both have legitimate issues, but they differ. Bill, if I select products that are on closeout sale, they'll be gone next month. I wish HubPages would make a broken link tool for that similar to the one for broken urls.

    MsQ, you will have fewer problems if you do it Bill's way, [choose specific products]. What's happening when you  ask it to [choose keywords] "WHOLE TUBE OF CATS," is that their computer does the best it can to match those words to whatever description the sellers have posted. If it can't find that whole phrase, it could come up with whole tube of dogs, cat's tube bed, whole cats CD, etc.

 
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