Just a brief post before bed time!
This is just a reminder that from today 1/5/09 Amazon will not be paying out any commission on sales generated from Adwords campaigns that use direct linking to the Amazon site. Any Adwords campaigns that first go to your own landing pages and then link to Amazon are fine.
It should be noted that at this time this is only for Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. As far as I can tell Amazon.co.uk and the other Amazon sites are spared! But that could change.
So don’t forget to pause those Adwords if they link direct or it will be money down the drain! Not sure how they will know but I’m sure they will have figured someway to monitor it all.
I have copied the email below that I originally received for my Amazon.com affiliate.