How cuts to Amazon's affiliate program may change the web

Web publishers (including me!) over-relied on Amazon revenue, and now things are shifting

Last month, with a week's warning, Amazon announced that they were cutting their affiliate commission payout rates up to 70%.

This is a big deal for many web publishers. A really big deal. It might fundamentally change the way web content is produced and angled.

To understand the impact, let's talk through the backstory.

A very brief lesson in affiliate m…

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