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Time to Leave Amazon Associates?

In the last 24 hours, since Amazon.com announced reductions in their commission rates, we’ve been talking to a number of our clients and are following countless conversations on social media. With both of these, two questions keep coming up:

1/ Is Amazon getting rid of, or even care about, their affiliate program? 

2/ Should I keep using Amazon’s affiliate program? 

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Affiliate Marketing Amazon Associates

Amazon.com Affiliate Commission Rates: A Historical Guide

Updated April, 14th 2020 to reflect the recent notice of commission changes coming on April, 21st 2020

The Amazon.com affiliate program (a.k.a. the Associates Program) is the most popular affiliate marketing program in the world with one recent source citing “millions” of affiliate publishers.  The Amazon.com Associates program has also evolved significantly since its inception in July of 1996 (as anything Internet-related should in the ~ 23 years of its existence). One of the most impactful changes is in how the affiliate program rewards the affiliate publishers who direct customers to Amazon and recommend various products.  

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Effortlessly Building Choice Pages – Introducing “Suggestions”

One of the most powerful tools we have ever built are what we call Choice Pages. They allow you to link a single product to a variety of retailers. This does two things. One, it gives your audience the opportunity to buy the product from their preferred retailer. Two, it allows you to earn more affiliate commissions. Choice Pages are a game-changer. 

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Affiliate Marketing Book Industry

The Power of Curation for Book Marketing

Our CEO (Jesse) and CMO (Mario) were invited to join Bad Redhead Media in late 2019 for the weekly #BookMarketingChat on Twitter to talk about a unique take on Book Marketing that Authors can do to help build engagement for their books and characters.

The conversation was titled “Going beyond the book- how to use curation to deepen the relationship with your readers and fans” and focused on two topics we are passionate about — book marketing and affiliate marketing — as well as our recently acquired curation platform — kit.co.

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Affiliate Linking Tools & Resources Affiliate Marketing Amazon Associates Ecommerce Geniuslink Optimization Geo-Fragmentation

Earning Amazon Bounties Worldwide

If you’re an Amazon Affiliate then you are likely familiar with the commission rates for referred sales. You get X% commission after you refer a buyer for a given product. But some may not be as familiar with the bounties that the Amazon Associates programs payout.  

What’s a bounty, you ask? Besides helping Amazon sell products you can encourage your audience to things, such as signing up for an Amazon Prime trial, creating an Amazon Baby Registry, and recommending Audible subscriptions, which can earn you a decent-sized bounty. Amazon maintains a lengthy chart of various actions you can refer to, and the bounty paid for each. For example, successfully referring an Amazon Business account can earn you $15 per action. That could be much more profitable than referring video games with a 1% commission