How to Fix Unwanted Amazon Recommendations Caused by Gifts or One-Time Purchases

I suffer from bad Amazon.com recommendations, and I’m not afraid to tell you about it.  Sure, Amazon’s recommendations are one of the most useful features of the site, but because I once bought some engineering textbooks and a Jackie Moon Halloween costume, my recommendations couldn’t have been more inaccurate.

It turns out there’s a pretty easy fix for this common problem.  Here’s how to do it:

Step one: Visit Amazon.com and log in with your account.  Click the recommendations link.

Step two: Identify a bad recommendation and click the Fix Recommendation link beneath the listing.

Step three: In the new window, you can select whether the item you purchased was a gift or if it should simply be removed from the recommendations generator.

That’s it!  From now on, you won’t get any more of those irrelevant recommendations about wigs or dog booties.


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3 responses to “How to Fix Unwanted Amazon Recommendations Caused by Gifts or One-Time Purchases”

  1. Dustin Patterson Avatar

    Great tip. After purchasing my textbooks last Spring, they are the only recommendations I ever get anymore. I'm definitely going to follow this and fix that.

  2. Dustin Patterson Avatar

    Great tip. After purchasing my textbooks last Spring, they are the only recommendations I ever get anymore. I'm definitely going to follow this and fix that.

  3. Nick Post Avatar

    Someone sent me a link to some taboo things on amazon once. and other “taboo” things keept coming up. I was afraid to go to amazon at school. Glad I found out how to remove them.

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