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Old 04-04-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default amazon + google = bad for affiliates? :(

Looks like amazon has a deal going with google to display their adwords inside the google search results..

http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030403/tech_amazon_3.html

I bet this will lead to :

- lower affiliate conversions
- affiliates NOT getting paid for clicks on these ads

fantastic
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Old 04-04-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like it. Amazon is so sneaky with their affiliate program.
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:24 AM   #3
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I'm surprised nobody else has kicked-up a fuss about the Google search box now appearing at Amazon.com. Surely this is going to affect affiliate sales big time, as we earn no money from customers visiting sponsored or free links provided by Google @ Amazon?

Been doing some research and there are sponsored links all over the place. Ouch!!

Problem is that, as I predicted several years ago, Amazon have such a strangehold on the market that I doubt if sales would be as high if us affiliates switched our links to Powells or some other co.

Anybody tried B&N/Powells? What have been sales ratios been like?
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Old 04-22-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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Nadeem, never fear, your concerns are shared widely.

In fact, if you look a few threads up - to the sticky/important post in this very forum - you'll note that one of our busiest and most heated discussions of late concerns this very issue, with many members opting out of their relationships with Amazon as a result.

See for yourself:
http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...threadid=20858
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<ASHAMEDLY>I'm sorry. Didn't notice sticky post. I tend to ignore them, like the top few results in Overture-powered search engines! For a while I thought I was the only one who was annoyed by Amazon.com's change.</ASHAMEDLY>
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