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Sneaky Ways to Gain Amazon Reviews That Can Get You Banned – AMPM Podcast EP 188

Getting Amazon reviews for your product is crucial to its success, but how you get them can possibly land you in hot water with Amazon.

Recently, Amazon updated their Terms of Service regarding the acceptable ways of getting Amazon reviews on products. This update has eliminated the use of some old tried and true tactics sellers have used to get reviews either ahead of the product launch or in large quantities.

Amazon is cracking down on the black hat methods of obtaining Amazon reviews, so it’s very important to know what will and will not fly with Amazon. Violation of Amazon’s TOS can certainly lead to getting banned from Amazon in addition to things like

  • Withdrawing your selling privileges for a time
  • Removing all of your product reviews that were obtained illegitimately
  • Permanently delisting your product
  • Legal action against you by Amazon such as a lawsuit

In episode 188 of the AMPM Podcast, host Manny Coats discusses the current Amazon Terms of Service regarding Amazon reviews for products and how to avoid getting into trouble. Following Amazon’s rules is your best bet to not being banned or enduring other punishments, so getting to know what you can and cannot do is paramount to obtaining Amazon reviews the right way.

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