Important changes to come for Amazon affiliates who bid on keywords for their Amazon affiliate links on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other search engines, and their extended search networks.
After careful review of how we are investing our advertising resources, we have made the decision to no longer pay referral fees to Associates who send users to amazon.com, amazon.ca, or endless.com through keyword bidding and other paid search on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other search engines, and their extended search networks. If you’re not sure if this change affects you, please visit this page for FAQs.
As of May 1, 2009, Associates will not be paid referral fees for paid search traffic. Also, in connection with this change, as of May 1, 2009, Amazon will no longer make data feeds available to Associates for the purpose of sending users to the Amazon websites in the US or Canada via paid search.