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    Amazon Affiliate Payout Changes

    For those of you who didn't click yes on Amazon spam when signing up for your affiliate account...for others, some changes...mostly resulting in decreases in payouts on some of the partner networks except for magazines...
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    Dear Amazon Associate,
    We're writing to tell you about several important changes to our Operating Agreement, including revised advertising fee rates. All of these changes will be effective July 1, 2012.
    We will be changing rates for the following product categories within the Amazon Associates Program:

    * Magazine Products sold on Amazon.com will increase to a 25% fixed rate from a volume-based rate of 4 - 8.5%
    * Grocery Products sold on Amazon.com will move to a 4% fixed rate from a volume-based rate of 4 - 8.5%
    * MYHABIT will move to a fixed rate of 8% from a fixed rate of 15%
    * Industrial Products sold on Amazon.com and all Products on AmazonSupply.com (previously known as SmallParts.com) will move to a fixed rate of 8% from a fixed rate of 15%

    For more information on the upcoming Operating Agreement changes including a comparison of the advertising fee rates visit https://affiliate-program.amazon.com...rating/compare.
    We appreciate your continued support and participation in the Amazon Associates Program. If you have questions, please visit the Advertising Rate Change FAQ at Associates Central.

    Sincerely,

    The Amazon Associates Program

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    I wasn't aware that there were any third parties paying much higher commissions than Amazon itself. Magazines looks interesting, but it is a tough market to work with.
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    AMazon is a great marketplace but their affiliate commission are too low. But I guess their rationale is that since they are so popular we as affiliates can stand to earn more money, so why not pay us lower per sale. Well that may be their reasoning but truth is their payouts suck! I only use Amazon as a monetization model as a small supplement - or when I cant find anything else at the time.

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    Amazon used to be a good source of income for me, but that has diminished to almost nothing due to Google's antics. Google nullified the ability to use data feeds and other tools that made Amazon and other large merchants easy to work with. The Panda updates did not just affect sites using data feeds and duplicate content. It significantly reduced the traffic to good sites with 100% original content in favor of the large, big brand stores like Amazon. Search for almost any product and almost all of the site in Google search results are Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, etc. In other words, Google has greatly reduced the need to affiliate sites because the big stores are getting all the top slots for free.
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