No, unless you do a search with the correct license.
When you do an image search, there is an option to select the license.
Go to Images. Enter a search term. You should see a Tools button toward the left side. Click on it. It becomes gray and a set of dropdowns appear toward the right side.
Click on Usage Rights and select your expected usage. "Labeled ...
Amazon have a link checker tool on their associates website which will help determine if your links are valid, use that for testing.
As far as the books go, you need to read the Amazon Associates Agreement and decide for yourself if you're breaking the TOS.
You should re-read: http://www.nichepursuits.com/how-to-get-a-google-penalty-using-affiliate-links-and-how-to-recover
I should also point out that all of these links were “cloaked”
Generally affiliate links do not harm SEO unless they are coming from a harmful network... The biggest reason many sites get slapped with a penalty is ...
This is directly from Amazon Associates, the short answer is no you cannot track Amazon sales as conversions in Google Analytics.
The Amazon Associates reports will only reflect clicks that result in
a session being created. This means the customer must click though
your Associates link and the Amazon.com site must load.
Many third party tracking ...
There are a number of websites that do offer free images that can be used for commercial purposes.
CC Search will allow you to search a number of online venues for suitable images
its quite hard/nearly imposable to find an affiliate network that wont offer standard ad sizes. The more uniform the ad sizes are means the easier it is for a publisher to change between different ads.
It also means for advertiser/designer they only have to develop a 6 or 7 variations of there ad so that any publisher can fit them on their site.
By only ...
What you're looking for is called the Product Advertising API, specifically the ItemSearch - http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSECommerceService/2011-08-01/DG/ItemSearch.html
This should help you get a set of product given the title of movie, the category [DVD], etc.
They look to me like they are marketing tags which capture a bunch of things about presentation of the product, e.g. Which version of the web page they showed you that 'inspired' you to link the product, the "often bought with" suggestions, etc. Sort of like bucket testing: a company that big is never not bucketing. It's all grist for the data-analysis ...
It usually depends on the country and the company's requirement/agreement for disclosing the relationship.
For example in the US, the FTC requires clear and conspicuous disclosures for affiliate links. You can read about these in the following guides from the FTC:
Dot Com Disclosures 2013 guide:
No, you are forbidden to purchase products through your own affiliate ID. See the "Associates Program Participation Requirements", section 29 (as of 25-jan-2013), it reads:
"29. You will not purchase any Product(s) through Special Links for use by you or for resale or commercial use of any kind. Similarly, you will not request or encourage any of your ...
You could use an affiliate network such as Webgains. Affiliates sign up to your program through the Webgains interface and you can choose whether to accept or decline them. You set a percentage of commission which is then automatically paid, Webgains track the sales made and compiles a spreadsheet so you can check everything is working properly and decline ...
Amazon has a an affiliate program. You earn 4-10% of purchases where your referred the buyer.
Amazon offers several options for linking to them such as:
Product links (image, text, or both)
Here is the link for applying.
I've used Amazon links to monetize pages that are specifically about a product that is offered on Amazon. ...
Affiliate links are not bad for SEO. Your previous site might be penalized for other things, for example spammy backlinks.
There are few general things you need to consider.
Use nofollow link in paid links.
Google hate sponsor links because it pass pagerank, and may be your sponsor don't want to do marketing, but they want link juicy from your website. ...
As browsers are more and more frowning upon such cases the only real solution is to make sure that all the content is served over HTTPS (more precisely: if the page is served over HTTPS then everything it depends on - fonts, scripts, stylesheets, iframes, etc. - is also served over HTTPS; if the page is server itself over HTTP, the other content can be be ...
If you know these pages will be duplicate content then you will definitely want to make sure you tell Google not to count them as "real" pages. I would say a better option is to use canonical URLs as that is a more semantic indicator of what is going on. These pages are duplicates of an original and you're telling Google which page is the original. Plus that ...
Google Analytics is not Affiliate Tracking tool, you have to be the website owner in order to track its pages.
You can track your affiliate landing pages using GA
If you'll open a GA account and register your landing pages you'll be able to see in:
Standard Reporting -> Sources -> All traffic
the breakdown of the traffic sources
Standard Reporting -> ...
There are many components within the Joomla extension libaary which should be able to help, here is a couple as an example:
VM Affiliate - Requires Virtuemark
For even more check out Joomla extensions library for Affiliates
If you can't find something suitable then sadly your need to make your own or have someone do it for you.
You can become a enom reseller and use their API: http://www.enom.com/resellers/api-reseller.aspx
Domai.nr has an interesting API and concept: http://domai.nr/api
iwantmyname.com will have an API soon: http://iwantmyname.com/developer/domain-dns-api
name.com has a reseller api: http://www.name.com/reseller/
From what I could learn, Google does all they can to show users what they are looking for. Algorithms to do that change, as some people get "clever" on how to "cheat" the ranking, without proper content. This page explains their affiliate policy:
I have used Amazon affiliate to offer recommendations ...
bybe, that's simply not true at all.
Affiliate DO links blackball your site. I could give a million example links pointing to case studies from ePN's forum, Amazon affiliates, PHPbay, Warrior Forum and more - it's just something that can't be ignored.
You will NOT get a penalty for cloaking links (cloaking = renaming the links to adapt to your domain name)...
Yes, you get advertising fees for third party (as they now call them) products.
What are the referral-fee rates for third-party items?
You earn from 4% to 10%, depending on your shipped items volume, under the Performance plan. […] Third-party items are ...
I can't answer about laws, but some of us are transparent in our affiliations and other issues. It builds trust.
I run a web hosting business and learned a lot from my early days when I was with Dreamhost. They have a policy of honesty and transparency with all sorts of issues. Like I said, it built a huge level of trust.
On the other hand godaddy are ...
I expect that it is all about trust.
Obviously lots of websites earn some money from either affiliate links or advertising and while most do not make any mention of this it is not a bad idea to be upfront about it.
I am based in New Zealand and here it is quite okay to earn money from a website or blog, as long as that income is declared for tax purposes. ...
In US, at least, it is a required by Federal Trade Commission to inform visitor that a link is an affiliate link.
The guidelines are very clear from Google.
If you will provide unique content which will add value to the user then it should be fine.
Put it this way, it should be OK provided your implementation is right so that it will add value to users.
Hope this helps.
For the U.K. and Canada, there's Onelink:
I expect that more countries eventually will be added.
The bad part is that payment is made by check in the currency of each country, and most banks charge hefty fees for cashing or depositing foreign checks. ...
You can check in Google Link Schemes Guidelines when you should use a nofollow tag in your site. Check this point, it's not the same but it's close:
Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging
money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or
services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange
I resolved the issue. The solution is really simple but worked for me.
What I did is, as I was using Amazon and flipkart static banners, I downloaded those banners and uploaded them to my website and linked them with my https affiliate link.
Because the issue was with banners only which were served over http, as I checked the code provided by them.
You can view the commission performance of each link. Here are the steps:
Log into the CJ account manager and click on the Run Reports tab.
Click on the Performance Reports tab.
Select Performance by Link ID.
Select to run the report for only one of the sites you have listed in your account or leave the selection as All Web Sites.
Select your time frame and ...
If I understand correctly, you want to accept PayPal payment on your site, but use the PayPal email address of the company whom you're an affiliate of to receive the actual payment.
If that's the case, you would need the cooperation of that company to review the "Details" for their sales, in which you can specify your affiliate ID in the item's "Description"...