Okay this is why we are the sheep. The idiots as it were. So today I check my earnings, and guess what? A column for device type. So, now there is a new link with mobile for associates. Here is a quote we all might be interested in:
Prior to this announcement, associates were not permitted to integrate affiliate links into their mobile-optimized websites.
If you don't feel like a sheep now? Please let me know if you parsed those affiliate links out of your content before showing it on your mobile site. Likely not eh?
I'm sure in a round about way Amazon really appreciated the "free" traffic. Well, of course I could be wrong and those links, when clicked on a mobile, resolved to a page error and not an Amazon page. Again, likely not.
The most comical aspect of all this is the ignorance and obscurity to what was really going on. Reminds me of the many BS policies on CJ that if played right, let you the publisher provide free, not tracking links to websites without you ever knowing it.
Last word? Baaaah.