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Amazon Suspends 900,000
Affiliate Accounts

03/01/24

By:

Dan O'Connor

Amazon has suspended 900,000 accounts for violating affiliate marketing rules.

Amazon has suspended over 900,000 accounts for violating its affiliate marketing rules. The company says that the accounts were suspended for a variety of reasons, including promoting counterfeit products, using deceptive practices, and violating Amazon's policies on product reviews.


Amazon's affiliate program has a number of rules that affiliate marketers must follow. These rules are designed to protect customers and promote a fair and transparent shopping experience. Affiliate marketers who violate these rules risk having their accounts suspended or terminated.


Affiliate Flash’s Take:


The suspension of over 900,000 accounts is a significant action by Amazon. It suggests that the company is taking a strong stance against affiliate marketers who are violating its rules.

Here are some of the specific reasons why Amazon suspended accounts:

  • Promotion of counterfeit products: Affiliate marketers were promoting products that were counterfeit or not genuine. This is a serious violation of Amazon's policies, as it can harm customers and damage Amazon's brand reputation.

  • Deceptive practices: Affiliate marketers were using deceptive practices to promote Amazon products. This could include using misleading or false claims, or hiding the fact that they are an affiliate marketer.

  • Violation of product reviews: Affiliate marketers were violating Amazon's policies on product reviews. This could include writing or paying for fake reviews, or disclosing their affiliate relationship in reviews.

Amazon has been cracking down on affiliate marketers who are violating its rules in recent years. It is a positive development for affiliate marketers who are following the rules, as it helps to create a more level playing field.


As an affiliate marketer, it is important to make sure that you are familiar with Amazon's affiliate program rules. You should also take steps to avoid violating these rules, such as:

  • Providing accurate and honest information about products:

  • Disclosing your affiliate relationship when promoting products:

  • Refraining from using deceptive or misleading practices:


By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure that your account remains active and that you are not violating Amazon's affiliate program rules.


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