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Viability of Amazon crawler to create adsense like ads
completely context sensitive adsense for amazon.

 9:29 am on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Okay, so we have built this Amazon bot.

Each night it goes to amazon; scans all top products from all the categories for bestsellers, hot new releases, movers and shakers, most gifted, and most wished for products and fills a db.

Then it creates contextual, relevant Amazon ads based on content on any page with an easy to use drop in js code that anyone can use on their blog, website, dynamic content or anywhere.

The ad relevancy so far has been amazing.

Do you feel we can sell a javascript api that anyone could use?
That would work just like adsense - pickup what’s on the page and show Amazon ads with “your” Amazon associates id attached to those ads.

You can control number of ads to be shown, configure color, adshape, box size, etc

Rough idea:

the webmaster applies to us => we approve and assign an ID => they pay a SMALL fee for use of the API => They insert their Amazon ID and the js code => it creates the ad box on their website => they keep 100% Amazon revenue.

Do you believe this could be viable? Any guidance, feedback would be highly appreciated. TIA.


( P.S: Amazon is cancelling their api next month, so probably we will be the only one with this :p )



 11:16 am on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Sounds good

I don't know if your idea will ultimately get banned so may be short lived, move quickly the amazon easy money is drying up fast...

I used to do very well with Amazon but they changed the rules a while back with landing pages and email marketing as web masters were making more on electronic items than the merchants.

You don't need amazons api anyway, there are plenty of scripts that parse the database


 12:05 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

from the amazon TOS


>>use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.


 3:42 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thats website TOS - The program has a separate operating agrement that doesnt have that clause


 9:30 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies @aspdaddy & @topr8 !

After reading their TOS , I guess I will have to either scuttle the plan (or keep it for personal use only ;) )

man i was excited..



 11:21 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

>>Thats website TOS

maybe i misunderstood the OP, i thought they meant they'd written a scraping bot to get the best sellers from the website, even though it's being used for aff sales

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