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Hi, can you guys have a look at my site and tell me if in your opinion it abides by the amazon terms and conditions?

1. Is it ok to sell those clickbank products alongside the amazon products?

2. Is the amazon discount widget in the right sidebar ok to use or its against the rules?

3.Is there anything else that you could advice me on the site?

The site will use direct traffic and will not rely on google. The site is:
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  • Profile picture of the author Quincy
    In addition to your affiliate disclaimer, I think amazon requires you to have a price disclaimer that basically states that prices are subject to change. I think you may be able to add wording to your existing disclaimer to cover this.

    As far as I know, its okay to sell clickbank products alongside amazon, but I'm not certain. I've had CB banners on my amazon sites before without any problems.

    If I were you, I'd remove the banners from the righthand margin since they don't seem to be related to the upscale watch market. Or change them to related products (watch/jewelry care, watchmaking, etc). Then I'd add some content (perhaps curated), about how to determine if a watch/jewelry is high quality, how to choose a quality watch, which companies make quality watches, etc. These articles/posts would be based upon my keyword research telling me what buying keywords people are using when looking for quality watches.

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  • Profile picture of the author tac88
    I think it looks pretty good and that you did a nice job !
    I know that it is minor but I would make my buttons more yellow to match amazons buttons yours are faded ! I would take their buttons right from them oppose to making my own !
    It could make the world of a difference..
    Are you making any money with it ?
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  • Profile picture of the author petkanov
    Its a new site. I haven't advertised it yet as I want to make sure it meets all amazon rules. As far as prices, on the homepage it shows the list and sale price. When they click on the product and the product page opens it shows the price and it says as of this date with a disclaimer. Is this enough for amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author stesnees
    The only thing I can really say is what is the site about? Is it about watches, weight loss, getting my ex back, saving my marriage, pregnancy??
    Theres alot of ads on there that really aren't targeted toward the actual niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author LillySage
    I think you're good to go... is there something you think might be on the fence as far as breaking terms? I don't see anything that jumps out at me as breaking terms...

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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Originally Posted by petkanov View Post

    The site will use direct traffic and will not rely on google.
    So, how do you intend to get traffic to the site?

    The site does not look too targeted (looks dispersed) and it might
    be difficult to convert visitors into buyers with this approach.

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    • Profile picture of the author petkanov
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      So, how do you intend to get traffic to the site?

      The site does not look too targeted (looks dispersed) and it might
      be difficult to convert visitors into buyers with this approach.
      I am gonna go for press releases, facebook, social media. I will not care about seo on the site. The site will have many categories with hundred of discounted products and will be updated weekly. The domain name I gave is the test site, the real is exactly the same but don't want to mention the name. I will build a list as well. I have decided to put the optin form in the right sidebar.
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      • Profile picture of the author itservicebiz
        To my knowledge...

        It is acceptable to promote ClickBank, CJ, or other affiliate products alongside Amazon products.

        When promoting Amazon products you must have a link or text on your webpages for their affiliate disclaimer that reads:

        "The owner of this website, MyWebsiteName, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking MyWebsiteName to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com."

        The disclaimer can be either linked on every webpage or as in-page text.

        If you are displaying pricing information it must be through their API and have the following text alongside the price (price disclaimer):

        "(as of TheDatePriceLastPulled - Details)".

        Details would pop-up into a window or blurb with the following text:

        "Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product."

        If you do not want to use a pop-up, like most controls and plugins, etc., then you could display this text on your pages.

        A good number of people avoid pricing information all together and just use wording or links like "Check Price" or "See Price Details" that links to Amazon.

        My golden rule of thumb is to do more than less when it comes to satisfying TOS. Meaning, if I can do more to make it obvious that I'm respecting the TOS then its better. Another question I ask myself is does this look right?

        For example some WP Themes use language that could be deemed misleading or grey area, thus, whenever I encounter such language I change it to be more clear and transparent to the user. Like "Get 30% Discount now!" or "Hurry Discount ends shortly!" on all product posts is grey area language. Amazon may or may not have a discount on that product, if they do it may or may not be ending shortly, and the discount may or may not be 30% for that product.

        IMHO Affiliate marketing should be done with complete honestly and transparency with proper and correct language used to convey truth without grey area suggestions / wording.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eutaw
    Nice site. I agree with stesnees, I think you need to focus more on a niche & related products.
    Then build another site on a new group of amazon products, people will stay on your site longer.
    I would build at least 5 amazon sites and go from there.
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