Amazon will not give commission to affiliate sales via Twitter

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  • July 7, 2009
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

An interesting case has been reported today with Amazon apparently refusing to honour commissions on affiliate sales generated via Twitter.

It seems they are relying on TOS that say any link has to be from “Your Site” in order to be eligible for commission and Amazon is keen to enforce that.

“Your site” means any site that you will link to the Amazon Site (and which you will identify in your Program application)

This sets a worrying precedent because Twitter has potential with affiliate marketing (as long as you do it right) and there could be a lot of other networks following Amazons lead.

I’m also wondering how this works with people who read an RSS feed via Google Reader or a similar service – they are not following a link from “Your Site” so will the commission be honoured?

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