The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Oh, now you tell me about it

Amazon Associates <>
Sean Conner <>
Associates Ad Unit Migration Notice
Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:13:47 +0000


As previously communicated, we have been making changes to our technology platform that require you to replace some of the older product links, banners, and widgets currently hosted on your website.

Effective August 1, 2015, legacy product links were replaced with a public service announcement banner that will no longer send referring traffic to Amazon. You can now identify legacy product links, banners, and widgets that require updating by the presence of the public service announcement “Let’s Fight Hunger Together”. No further action is required if you have already made the requested changes.

Starting September 1, 2015, these legacy advertising units will no longer render, thereby either creating a broken link or the ad unit not appearing on your website.

Please use the following link to obtain more information and view the FAQs: https://­affiliate-­program.­­gp/­associates/­help/t401

Should you have additional questions, visit the following page to contact Customer Service: https://­affiliate-­program.­amazon.­com/­gp/­associates/­contact

The Amazon Associates Team

Oh … you don't sayWhy did you send this four days after the change?

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