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Last Update: November 13, 2015

Some affiliate advertisers have refused me to join the programme, understandably because there's no web traffic to my brand new sites. So in the beginning I stupidly started to apply for every possible affiliate programme - soon my mail app was overflowed with notifications of approval, disapproval, verifying email address... plus spams.

Rakuten Linkshare (UK) has suddenly cancelled the agreement on me, I asked why & they said because I wasn't promoting enough of their own products. There are a lot of good brand retailers advertising themselves under Rakuten umbrella, and I was promoting theirs but hardly any of Rakuten's own brand. So it was fair enough, I had to take all the relevant items off my site.

Now I had a problem with Amazon Associates yesterday. One of my websites was registered with my AA account but I wanted to promote Amazon products in my other sites.

I know now that all you have to do is to go to "My Account" and simply add more site addresses. But I was blind (couldn't find it) and was stupid (instead of asking you guys here or googling, I just emailed AA directly);

"I own several websites. Can I promote Amazon's products on my multiple sites? If so how do I register more than one site with you?"

A few hours later I received a reply saying "Thank you for your query. I'm pleased to advise you that I have now closed your account. If you wish to rejoin, click the application link below..." What!?!? I never asked you to CLOSE the account!!!

So I had to quickly rejoin, got a new account code and re-linked all the existing products one by one. Thank God I only had about 10. It would have been a nightmare had there been more.

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jastewart Premium
Amazon obviously cannot read !
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Missa3 Premium
I feel your pain, reworked about 35 posts dues to not understanding and applying propers SEO. It took a long time, considering I was also trying to keep new posts regular as well.

It's all a learning lesson! Enjoy the ride and learn from your mistakes
.~Debra
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RayAleksandr Premium
Thanks for your advice Debra, I realise now that you need to plan well... I feel like deleting all my pages to start from scratch sometimes (I won't!)

Yes as you say, I'll take everything positively as a learning lesson.
Thank you!
Ray
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Missa3 Premium
Lesson well learned then,
~D
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KatieMac Premium
Do not panic once you have more content and start having the traffic build up you can go back there are a lot more programs out there, do not rush the fence it takes time and when your ready you can also pm or ask the community what types of affiliate programs they are using that are pretty decent
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RayAleksandr Premium
Thanks Katie for great advice, yes I think I was trying to rush into everything so quickly, I need to be patient! Thanks again!
Best Wishes,
Ray
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elinormavor Premium
Don't despair, Ray. Frustrating stuff like this is common with anything internet. Good to let off steam about it! Hang in there and you will win this game!! Cheers!
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Elinor,
Thank you - yes I panicked a little yesterday, but I guess there are lot more worse things happening such as account being hacked etc, so this is probably nothing. Thanks for the cheer!
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Sheila50 Premium
Wow Ray,
Sorry to hear all of this!
I also have been disapproved for several affiliate programs but will just continue to move forward!
Hope you will continue to move forward just a well!
Sheila
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Sheila,
Ah, it's good to hear that it's not just me! Thanks for your advice, yes I'll try to stay optimistic. Thank you!
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WayneStewart Premium
Oh no, what a bummer experience. I'm hoping I can avoid this. Pray all is better, and your getting back on your feet.
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Wayne, thanks for the encouragement. I'm still new and have learned something, so it's a good thing (I believe!)
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WayneStewart Premium
Lol, am taking this step everyday at WA. It's great, isn't it?
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RayAleksandr Premium
Sure it is!!!
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