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Niche Site Project’s “Surviving an Audit by Amazon Associates” + Commentary

Being compliant with Amazon’s Operating Agreement for their affiliate program (Amazon Associates) is really important to us here at Geniuslink (and we write about it a fair amount!).

Avoiding being the subject of an audit by the Amazon Associates compliance team is your best bet, but if you unfortunately get the fabled email letting you know your account is in jeopardy, then you’ve got your work cut out for you.  However, before you dive in, we’d encourage you to give the entertaining and highly educational post that Doug Cunnington, of Niche Site Project, wrote about his experience below (lightly edited).

As we’ve seen a number of these audits over the years I’ve interjected some commentary to Doug’s adventure in the post below (with this formatting).

Good luck and enjoy!
-Jesse (CEO / Co-Founder of Geniuslink)

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7 Reasons Our Office Dogs Make Us a Better Company

What does Geniuslink have in common with Amazon, Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy, Google, Procter & Gamble, and Wieden & Kennedy?

Office dogs.

Dogs have become a staple in the offices of many companies around the world, following a trend that has been proven to reduce office stress, increase physical health, and enforce a positive workplace.  

At Geniuslink, our office dogs do just that. Walk into the office on any given morning or afternoon and you’ll be warmly greeted as furry paws skate across the floor, tails wag and wet noses rush to meet your hands.     

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“None” or “Unknown” Referrer? Find Where Your Traffic is Coming From.

Referrers – Understanding Who Sends You Traffic.

If you’re using a link shortener like goo.gl, Bitly, SmartURL or Geniuslink you’ve probably taken a look at their reports to get an understanding of who’s clicking on your links. One report in particular, the “Referrers,” is useful for learning which domains or sources are sending traffic to your link which helps you know which marketing is working, and which is not. However, seen among the different domains is a data point that may not make much sense – “None” or “Unknown.”

You’ve probably asked yourself why your link shortener isn’t able to grab that information – I mean if a person clicks on a link, you should be able to tell where that link was clicked from… right?

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Testing your Intelligent Links Powered by Geniuslink

Building intelligent links through Geniuslink is a great way to ensure that your entire global audience is arriving at the optimal destination when they click on one of your links. When someone in the UK clicks on your Amazon link, you want to make sure they’re arriving at the product you’re promoting in the Amazon.co.uk storefront. Likewise, when someone on an iPhone clicks on an album link from Japan, you want to ensure you’re sending them to that album in the iTunes Japan store.

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Using Geniuslink With Squarespace

Squarespace is a great platform for simplifying the tedious process of building a professional website. Maybe you’ve built a Squarespace site to promote your book, music, or you’ve created a site reviewing awesome products and want to earn some affiliate revenue by posting links to Amazon or iTunes. Regardless of what you’re promoting, you want to make sure you’re connecting your audience to the easiest place for them to purchase those products, and pulling useful data out of your clicks to become a better marketer. That’s where Geniuslink comes in.