Amazon Affiliate Big No No’s

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Amazon Affiliates Program

There is a massive earning potential with Amazon’s Affiliate Program however there are rules and if broken you will be penalised are removed from the program.

Do not send affiliate links in an email, if you want to promote Amazon through email marketing then direct your readers to a page on your website with the affiliate link on your page.

Do not cloak your links, Amazon wants to make sure that people aren’t being misdirected and that customers are aware that they are being directed to Amazon.

Do not use links in ebooks or downloadable PDF’s, posting links in off line materials is strictly forbidden and you will be banned.

Do not use your own links to create commission for yourself on products you are promoting.

Only have one account – you can register many different domains to your account if you are working from multiple websites.

Do not copy reviews of Amazon too add content on your referral information.

Don’t forget to make it clear on your website that you are a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program and that you will earn a small commission if viewers buy from your recommendations.

Amazon are very specific in how you advise of your viewers that you are working with them and you must use the following text:

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program

(Your Name) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to or,,, or

Pages on this Service may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this Service, (Your Name), will make a referral commission.

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