My Amazon links aren't Affiliating?
Unfortunately not all VigLink publishers are automatically included in the Amazon affiliate program. Amazon has strict guidelines as to which traffic sources can affiliate links. Your links to Amazon.com will not affiliate until you get approved.
How do I get approved for Amazon affiliation?
Please submit a whitelist approval request from our Merchant Explorer tool: Amazon Affiliate Program. We will submit your request to Amazon directly and will let you know as soon as we hear back from Amazon. Please note that this can sometimes take up to a month to get a response.
Amazon Affiliate Guidelines: Ineligible Sites/Publishers
Some publishers are not eligible to affiliate Amazon content. VigLink must adhere to Amazon's Associates Operating Agreement in approving publishers to affiliate their content. You can find that Operating Agreement here. The following types of sites are ineligible for Amazon affiliation:
(A) any deal and coupon site (i.e., any site that is focused primarily on posting deals, discounts, or discount or coupon codes of various online retailers);
(B) any rebate site (i.e., any site that provides its end customers with an effective discount in points, cash back, donation to a charity or other third party, etc. in exchange for shopping through their links);
(C) any social networking site;
(D) any site that displays products sold through the Amazon Site in a false, misleading, or otherwise objectionable manner (e.g., by only displaying the highest price at which a given product is offered through the Amazon Site);
(E) any site that primarily promotes free eBooks ;
(F) any site designed or intended for use with any mobile phone or other handheld device (which prohibition does not apply to any site that is not designed or intended for use with such devices but may be accessible by such devices), any television set-top box (e.g., digital video recorders, cable or satellite boxes, streaming video players, blu-ray players, or dvd players), or any Internet-enabled television (e.g., GoogleTV, Sony Bravia, Panasonic Viera Cast, or Vizio Internet Apps);
(G) any site that promotes a single Product (or a limited group of Products) for which the data, images, text, links, and other information are primarily Content or are otherwise sourced directly from other third-party sites, including the Amazon Sites, without the addition of original content (including user-generated content) or independent aggregation or comparison tools or other similar functionalities;
(H) any client-side application software application, plug-in, helper, component or other executable code (including, without limitation, desktop applications, toolbars, plug-ins, helper components and extensions) on any device;
(I) any publisher that has previously had an Associates account terminated by Amazon for any reason (including if Amazon has previously terminated a Tracking ID corresponding to such Publisher);
(J) any site that is an “unsuitable site” as described in Section 2 of the Operating Agreement;
(K) any publisher that is a resident of any jurisdiction for which participation in the Program is prohibited, as described in Section 2 of the Operating Agreement (i.e., ME, VT, MO, RI, AR, and LA);
(L) any publisher that engages in offline promotions or promotes in any other offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, SMS, MMS, email or attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation).
(M) any publisher that places orders or engages in other transactions of any kind on the Amazon Site on behalf of any other person or entity, or authorizes, assist, or encourages any other person or entity to do so.