October 27, 2009

Amazon WILL pay affiliates for Twitter links

Last July we reported in this blog – as did many other industry watchdogs – that Amazon.com was refusing to pay affiliates a commission on any sales generated by use of Twitter or Tweets that involved URL shortenerssuch as bit.ly or tinyurl.com.

It’s taken some time, but now Amazon has clarified its position – stating that social marketing, Twitter and URL shorteners are all acceptable means of affiliate marketing via Amazon IF the affiliate follows Amazon’s guidelines.

A new article on SearchEngineJournal.com clears up the confusion and outlines Amazon’s guidelines as they relate to social media marketing.

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