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Affiliate Links Doubt in wordpress.com (not .org)

  1. HI,

    Can I use Affiliate lInks like Amazon and CPA Offers in my wordpress posts...?

    Waiting for your Quick response!

    Thanks!

  2. Especially, I just wanna know only the below 2 affiliate links

    a) CPA Offers
    b) Amazon...

    Pls suggest me..

    Thanks!

  3. User advertising is, except for a couple very narrow exceptions, not allowed on wordpress.COM. For the exceptions, see the last sentence under "Affiliate marketing blogs" in the bottom set of bullet points in the "types of blogs" link below.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    There is a new WordAd feature here at wordpress.com for sites that qualify. It does not allow you to pick or place your own ads though.

  4. Hey Im still confused..

    I have niches on 'Dating' , 'weight loss' and some other good niches.. I never work on 'make money online' or 'get rich quick' etc..

    so now tell me , can I go ahead using my CPA offers , CJ offers , amazon affiliate links in my posts? Please be clear... (I already read your links which U given me, BUT still I was little confused as those were NOT MUCH clear understanding for me..)

    Waiting for quick response!

    Thanks!

  5. What If I cloak the affiliate links and use (say http://www.some-domain-name.com/product-name )

    What you say?

  6. I'll tag this for staff attention, but with 5 years experience here in the forums, I would not hold my breath on them saying it is OK. And by the way, deception is never a good path to follow.

    My suggestion would be to hire a web host and then self-host a wordpress site using the software from http://wordpress.ORG where you have virtually no restrictions (although you should carefully review the TOS at the web host). Figure an average monthly cost, all things considered, of $10 to $25.

  7. What you mean by this : "deception is never a good path to follow."

    See, Im using some other similar web2.0 websites where they allows affiliate links (for eg: Blogger.com ) , but for word press im not aware of.. So before Im gonna start this, I just wanna clearify my doubts...

    So please look at my queries and clear me and dont send me any links to follow this or that to get my answer , as I already referreed many links before I make a post here..

    Thanks!

  8. What you mean by this : "deception is never a good path to follow."

    Looks as if you already know the answer:

    What If I cloak the affiliate links…

  9. If I knew answer, why do I ask here... Please kindly clear my above doubts..

    I have niches on 'Dating' , 'weight loss' and some other good niches.. I never work on 'make money online' or 'get rich quick' etc..

    so now tell me , can I go ahead using my CPA offers , CJ offers , amazon affiliate links in my posts? Please be clear... (I already read your links which U given me, BUT still I was little confused as those were NOT MUCH clear understanding for me..)

    What If I cloak the affiliate links and use (say http://www.some-domain-name.com/product-name )

    What you say?

    Thanks!

  10. We do have an advertising program called WordAds, which you read more about at http://wordads.co/

    Advertising outside of WordAds (including affiliate links, cloaked or otherwise) at WordPress.com is not allowed. For full details, please see:
    http://support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    If you require other advertising, you might be interested in a self-hosted (WordPress.org) installation. There are no restrictions on advertising if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities.

    Please see this link to learn about the differences:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:
    http://get.wp.com/hosting/

  11. Please be patient while waiting for our Staff to respond to you. Google’s terms are spelled out here: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66355
    Google's Penguin algorithm that detects web spam like the affiliate link cloaking you propose and other deceptive linking practices too and it works like a hot damn.

  12. Simultaneous typing.

  13. See, I keep BOTH some website links and also some affiliate links too..

    In my post, i showup my visitors some useful links (not affiliate one's ) and also recommended products (here affiliate links) too...

    You people are just copy-pasting from your previous posts replies, BUT unable to answer for my exact queries..

    AT FIRST, PLEASE READ MY QUERIES COMPLTELY AND THEN ONLY ANSWER ME!

    tHANKS!

  14. I have read your queries completely. I have also flagged this thread for another response from Staff.

  15. As mentioned, posting affiliate links is a violation of our Terms of Service and will result in account suspension.

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  16. Then, what you say for these link: (Are they Doing illegal to wordpress?)

    pls chk these link:

    <br /> http://samazamanokotoba.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/how-to-put-amazon-affiliate-links-on-your-wordpresscom-blog/</p> <p>

  17. Amazon affiliate links are allowed if they are not the main feature of your blog, for example you maintain a personal blog where you maybe review a book or a movie sometimes with an Amazon affiliate link.

    All other affiliate links are not allowed.

  18. Im really sorry to say , U people really dont read properly what exactly i asked in this thread?

    I clearly mentioned in my first post as 'Amazon' and then 'CPA Offers'..

    Before U said 'As mentioned, posting affiliate links is a violation of our Terms of Service and will result in account suspension.'

    and Now you're saying 'Amazon affiliate links are allowed if they are not the main feature of your blog'

    ONE THING TO SAY: I REALLY WONT FULLY FILLED WITH AFFILIATE LINKS, in my post I keep Other website links, amazon affiliate links, cpa affiliate links... In short what Im trying to say is, I just keep affiliate links that are useful..

    I feel pity on you guyz...

  19. I am trying to be as clear as possible, I apologize that there is some confusion here.

    If you maintain a personal blog, you may sparingly use Amazon affiliate links.

    In general, affiliate links are not allowed, but we make exceptions for sparse usage of Amazon affiliate links on a per-blog basis.

    Any usage of affiliate links outside of the sparse usage of Amazon affiliate links will result in the immediate suspension under our terms of service.

    To be clear:

    Yes: Spare usage of Amazon affiliate links.

    No: Everything else.

  20. can U be bit clear this statement "you may sparingly use Amazon affiliate links." Means how much? how many amazon affiliate links can use for a nearly 1000 word post?

  21. Your blog needs to be mostly personal and not a storefront for Amazon.

    If every post has an affiliate link, you would probably be suspended.

    If maybe 1 in 10 posts had only 1 Amazon affiliate link, that would probably be okay. As said, it's on a per-blog basis.

  22. OK.. I just wanna ask you one more thing:

    a) How would you recognize if we cloak the affiliate links and keep in wordpress blog?

    b) Per Account, how many wordpress.com blogs we can create? or shud we need to create each account per blog?

    Again saying, I have no intention to spam, BUT just wanna clear before I create wordpress blog..

  23. 1. robots will detect cloaked links just as Google's spiders do.
    2. there is no limit

    It's my take that you will not be happy here. I suggest that you hire a web host and set up your own self hosted WordPress.org install.
    http://wordpress.org/hosting/
    http://wordpress.org/

  24. a) How would you recognize if we cloak the affiliate links and keep in wordpress blog?

    Get real - they are never going to tell you how they find you and the filters and bots that crawl your site looking for TOS violations - however - after helping in the forum for 3 years or so - they do find the cloaked links and suspend the sites - regular parade of whiners about suspended blogs even with cloaked links

    Bottom line - go somewhere else - you will not be happy here and you keep asking about how to violate the TOS - your blogs will be suspended sooner or later

  25. b) Per Account, how many wordpress.com blogs we can create? or shud we need to create each account per blog?

  26. You can create as many WordPress.Com blogs as you want under one username.

  27. Let me save you some time.

    WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO IS GOING TO GET YOU SUSPENDED HERE.

    I know all kinds of "gurus" say create a web of interlocking sites on Wp.com and Tumblr.com etc etc and use them to push traffic to your affiliate links. This will get you suspended here.

    So, don't start. Don't even try.

  28. Thanks for evryone who tries to help me out!

  29. OK last query:

    NOW i decided NOT to keep any affiliate link in my posts.. Atleast can we keep some banners (affiliate links) in Sidebars, header etc..?

    Sorry to irritate...

  30. @macmanx already gave you a very clear, unambiguous answer here:

    Advertising outside of WordAds (including affiliate links, cloaked or otherwise) at WordPress.com is not allowed. For full details, please see:
    http://support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    Read his full answer again. You can't.

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