Get Amazon Associates Approval Using Your Own Purchase.

Last Update: August 03, 2016

I just had a friendly chat with an Amazon Associate Chat Representative and was able to clear the air on a few things that are important for new applicants to their associates program or those approaching their 6 months without a sale

I was inquiring as to whether, if when 6 months had passed without making a sale, if I would have to go back and redo every single link on my website after I reapplied.

The answer is yes, BUT the good news which I did not know about, is that you CAN make a purchase using your OWN affiliate link which will trigger Amazon to take a look at your website and decide whether to approve it or disapprove it.

Of course you will not receive a commission for the purchase, but it is a good way to have them take a look so that you dont have to go back and redo all of your affiliate links.

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MarionBlack Premium
Great find! Thanks for sharing.
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startouched Premium
Thanks for sharing this. I just got reapproved and need to have them look at it again or whatever it is that they do :-) Yeah, going back and correcting all those links is no fun!!
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FHagstrom Premium
Thanks for the tip. Most people don't realize that despite the initial approval being easy, it is when the first sale is made that they actually come and do a thorough inspection of your site.

I found this out the hard way as, on the day I made my first sale, there were some server problems and Amazon couldn't access my site so, I got disapproved but, after contacting them, they reversed the disapproval
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mykc724 Premium
Yeah it sounds like they are pretty good about working with people, but I have heard a couple stories where people got disapproved and Amazon wouldn't even tell them why or how they might fix the issues.
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FHagstrom Premium
Yeah, I think those are the ones that get disapproved for having thin content or perhaps questionable subject matter.
I certainly do advise anyone to have a few quality posts relating to their niche that isn't trying to sell things but to inform and educate people
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terrberr Premium
Matt, man...this is HUGE!
Thanks so much for passing this on to us!:)
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mykc724 Premium
No problem I was pretty excited about that information as well!
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sasplund Premium
I knew nothing of this. Thank you for pointing it out and for offering a solution. Well done.
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mykc724 Premium
No problem :)
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