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Harold
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Member since: 2006-11-30
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Subject: Change in Amazon Terms
Amazon has just posted an update to the Operating Agreement. There are various changes but the most notable is one that says the "session" started by someone clicking through to Amazon through our links will now be ended by them clicking through to Amazon again through ANY kind of link, not just one with an Associate ID in it.

I'm watching my conversion rates, as this is likely to reduce them. So far in Feb., they are half what they were last Feb.
February 05, 2012 06:36PM
annzeise
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Member since: 2008-12-14
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Subject: Re: Change in Amazon Terms
Ah! That may explain really lack-luster sales lately. Not that my Google placement doesn't suck now, too.
June 11, 2012 06:16PM
Pengi
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Subject: Re: Change in Amazon Terms
Oh where did the good times go?
June 11, 2012 08:01PM
Joshua
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Member since: 2007-03-16
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Subject: Re: Change in Amazon Terms
Wow, that must have been about 4 years ago you posted. Sorry to hear about sucky earnings. you're not alone.

Welcome back!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2012 11:05PM by Joshua.
June 11, 2012 11:04PM
Harold
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Subject: Re: Change in Amazon Terms
No, that was earlier this year, but I'm glad this thread came back up--there was a later clarification from Amazon that this did not mean what I said.

Amazon links and "sessions" continue to work as assumed--click through our link starts the session. Only a finalized order, a click through a different Associate's link, clearing of cookies, or 24 hours end the session...
June 13, 2012 04:18AM
Ian C. Purdie
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Subject: Re: Change in Amazon Terms
As you well know Harold. I'm notorious for NOT keeping up with these changes.

[For those who don't yet know me. I'm an independent cantankerous old basket who runs his own race and loves to tell corporations to get stuffed. One day they'll answer my prayers and sue me.]

So?

For a dipstick like me, with essentially individual links to specific books? Need I be concerned? No, I'm not asking for your legal opinion.
June 13, 2012 08:06AM

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