- Sep 3, 2014
- We are retiring CPM Ads on September 30, 2018. If you are currently participating in the CPM ads program, the last payment will be issued 60 days thereafter, and the reports will be discontinued on December 31, 2018.
That's what you'll see if you log into your Amazon Associates account today.
To reiterate, here's the timeline:
- CPM Ads ended on September 30th
- Last payment issued on November 30th
- Reports discontinued on December 31st
My commentary: All they had to do was get their ads SSL compliant and then get them loading Asynchronously. They never did. Their CPM rates were great. I loved having them at the top of my stack but when going HTTPS became non-negotiable and they never kept up, they doomed themselves. And of course, having their ads block the rendering of your page sucked too.