Bear with me here, as I am NOT a blogger who typically blogs, about.. blogging (that whole statement just confuses me, but I'm sure you know what I mean). Therefore, I'm going to keep this short and sweet!
I just wanted to get it all out here, for some people struggling with amazon, and particularly their affiliate program. As most of you know, Amazon is quite particular with their affiliate program, and does have A LOT of rules! I was unaware of this for awhile, and once I was progressively figuring things out, I started to FREAK OUT that I was going to get banned, shutdown, etc.
SO... anxious ol' me reached out to their support team. I had a nice chat with an associate named James, who was very helpful.
In the past, there has been a specific set of standards about the affiliate program going around, that you could not use their links on Pinterest. Meaning that, if you wanted to pin something from your affiliate link that lead from Pinterest directly to that Amazon product (where you could make a commission if said item is purchased), you could potentially get in trouble.
Well, I have WONDERFUL and RECENT news….
YOU CAN INDEED, LINK DIRECTLY FROM PINTEREST, TO THE AMAZON PRODUCT YOU ARE PROMOTING WITH YOUR AFFILIATE LINK!
Here is a quick snap of my email confirmation that I requested from associate support :
and an additional snap shot from our conversation via the chat function on their website :
Don't mind my response question - if you're wondering, that answer is no LOL, but disregard that!
Does this change anything about cookies? For the most part, no. Still just 24 hours unfortunately but here's a snap of my convo with a different associate regarding that as well :
PS - their customer service chat function is AWESOME and QUICK! I couldn't be happier with how easy it was to get answers to questions (that I thought I would have to research for days) in just minutes!
Really, I just plan to share this post with a few blogger friends in various Facebook masterminds I'm in, as well as a couple of group boards I'm in relating to blogging.
PLEASE feel free to SHARE this info with any blogger you think that could benefit!
Hope your blogging journey is treating you well!