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Amazon sponsored links still served by Adwords?

     
9:38 pm on Jun 13, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know if adwords is still serving the Amazon sponsored links sections at the bottom of amazon search result pages? I used to receive a significant amount of traffic from here but it has completely died off over the last two years. Both Bing and Google will not comment as to who serves them or how to get on to them.

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12:57 pm on June 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Amazon has their own advertising platform. Check into Amazon's sponsored products for more info.
11:43 pm on June 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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They still mix in G ads.
Amazon does not obfuscate the URLs, you can right click, grab the link, and see it is a G link.
At Amazon, type something like "learn to play banjo" into the search box, then inspect the ads down below.
1:37 am on June 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I know you can see that they are using Google for tracking purposes, but so does ebay's sponsored links, and those are served by bing.

Either way, no matter what I do on bing or google, I cannot get a single placement on Amazon. I'm wondering if I have some setting just slightly off or something? Anyone who's account currently gets served on Amazon that could provide some insight would be greatly appreciated.
4:58 pm on June 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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What country are you targeting in AdWords? Do you have Search Partners enabled? Language setting?
5:06 pm on June 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I've got it set to search network only: Google search and search partners. Targeting United States and English. I also have conversion tracking on and am using target cpa (converted clicks) as my bid method.
4:56 am on June 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I just turned it on (search partners) after many years and my ad popped up on Amazon. Manual CPC though which you may want to switch to, just for the testing purpose.
1:58 pm on June 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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What kind of keyword matching type are you using?
10:20 pm on June 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Mostly exact and phrase. Broad with modifier only.
11:26 pm on June 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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My website is blocked for some reason- I tried using a different URL and it showed up immediately. Looks like I'll just have to create a clone of my website.