So I was just clicking around my blog looking for something, and I noticed something weird about my last 50 Favorite Movies post. It had an Amazon ad on it... not the link to the DVD that I usually have, but an actual ad--an annoying flashing/blinking one at that, too. I figured I pasted the wrong link or something, but then I went back and realized that about half of my movie links had turned into ads.
So, I pasted a link to a DVD that I'd like to sell as an Amazon Associate, and Amazon's been switching my links out for house ads.
That's pure bullshit.
I don't care if it says that they can in small type somewhere, that's just wrong. I set up those links so people could find the movies I'm pitching... not so that Amazon can have ad inventory just to promote its big sale.
That's totally obnoxious and as soon as I get a chance, I'm going to go back and rip down my Amazon links.
Amazon Associate? No thanks. I'd rather not "associate" with them on my blog if they're going to pull that.
I'd rather give IMDB the traffic.
Here's the picture of what they put up on my site: