affiliate link

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  • #435832

    kinderglueck
    Member

    Thanks time chief, I have read the TOS. My blog’s goal is to present interesting games and toys. The link is just a side-effect, and I just don’t understand the difference between a link to the product I write a review about on Amazon or any other site. To me, it’s the same.

    #435833

    timethief
    Member

    To Staff it may not be. That’s why the support documentation instructs members to contact Staff.

    #435834

    kinderglueck
    Member

    Thanks, will do that!

    #435836

    Is these terms only about the blogs which are hosted at wordoress web site? or it is relevant to any blogs which are using WP and are hosted in other servers?

    #435837

    raincoaster
    Member

    All answers in this forum apply ONLY to blogs hosted at WordPress.com. Each web host will have their own terms of service, but most allow advertising.

    #435838

    007marketer
    Member

    I really do understand most of the rules and have learned from my first time on here. When I found out the hard way (LOL) that you cannot use ANY kind of Affiliate link.
    My question is, in regard’s to linking, is there a rule that we cannot link to our own website that we have control over? My website is hosted with Go Daddy.

    #435839

    raincoaster
    Member

    In fact you are incorrect: you are indeed allowed to use certain affiliate links, under certain conditions, and you are well advised to run it by staff in advance, as we’ve advised repeatedly in this thread.

    While under normal circumstances there’s no reason not to link to an external site, I’m going to jump to conclusions and figure that “007marketing” is not a normal blogging circumstance, but a marketing one. Again, I suggest you run it by staff.

    While I have several blogs and link between them on a daily basis, staff reserves the right to nuke blogs if they believe that the WP.com blog exists primarily to drive traffic to another website. And I’ve seen them do this, repeatedly.

    Ask staff if what you have in mind is okay.

    #435841

    You cannot advertise at wordpress.COM. Did you bother to read this thread at all before spamming these forums? Obviously not.

    #435842

    raincoaster
    Member

    So that email was [removed spammer email] eh?
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    #435843

    hewsut
    Staff

    @raincoaster, lol!

    Funny. :) I cleaned it up even though he deserved it… nice one, tho.

    #435845

    What’s the difference between an affiliate and a “featured sponsor” — complete with flashing blinky? Is it okay if I were to have a featured sponsor blinkie in my sidebar if I did not post a link to that site within the text of my blog post?

    Are 15 flashing blinkies ok?

    Sorry. I’m quite confused.

    #435846

    Never mind. A bit more research and I found the answers myself.
    : p
    I’m sorry for asking first and looking later.

    #435847

    micah6
    Member

    I’m confused. I have a blog about religion and politics — micah6 — and a blog for sermons, etc. from my worship service — altworship.
    I recently began writing about bible study for Suite 101. They pay “royalties” by the ad click. They also encourage writers to put a widget on our blog, referring folks to our articles. There is no suggestion that anyone reading my blog (it has very little traffic anyway) should click on an ad — in fact, they discourage my suggesting any such thing; it’s called click fraud. But I would like to increase traffic both to my blog and to the articles on Suite 101. I’m not writing them for money, really. (Good thing. my 13 articles in 3 months have made $10.64).
    My question: May I put a Suite 101 widget on my blog site? If so, how do I do that? If not, may I link to the articles without the widget?
    Thanks

    #435848

    timethief
    Member

    The answer is “no”.

    See here > http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.

    reference: http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    #435849

    timethief
    Member

    If you wish to contact Staff then please do. Also will you please link your wordpress.com username to your wordpress.com blog?
    http://micah6.wordpress.com/

    #435850

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, flashing blinkies are appallingly tacky. There’s that.

    I’ve worked with Suite101 and with respect I have to disagree with TT. Since the widget links to YOUR articles and not just Suite101 in general, it’s probably okay, but you should ask staff for the official OK.

    The Suite101 widget is, as far as I can remember, javascript. If it’s HTML-only you should be able to use it. You are, after all, a writer promoting your own work, just on a different site. If we couldn’t do that, I wouldn’t be able to blog at all!

    #435851

    dukeofjax
    Member

    I reviewed you site and wonder if you think ClinkBank is an illegitimate site for the use of affiliate work? I also note that you want me to buy a domain name, which I assume will move me to .org.
    Since I have other blogs on .com that are not affiliate orientated does that mean that everything I have done with you will be banned?
    The next question is what terms does .org include that may exclude my efforts.

    #435852

    raincoaster
    Member

    ClickBank will get your site suspended.

    Buying a domain name is NOT the same as moving to .org and does not exempt you from any of the terms of service.

    All questions about .org are best asked at the .org forums.

    #435853

    The wordpress.ORG software has to be installed on a third-party web host such as godaddy, or bluehost, etc. WordPress.ORG does not host blogs or websites. It only distributes and supports the wordpress.ORG software.

    #435854

    arcadata
    Member

    If your blog qualifies (around 50K views a month), you can now signup for Skimlinks via WordPress Ad Control. It turns all your links into affiliate links (where applicable) and you split your profits 50/50 with WordPress. So WordPress is allowing monetization now for the blogs with high traffic.

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