affiliate marketing blogs
No. WordPress.com blogs cannot be used to drive traffic to 3rd party sites and that’s what affiliate linking schemes are designed to do. When you agreed to thet Terms of Service here this was clarified in section 2, 5th bullet http://wordpress.com/tos/
In addition please carefully read this section of the FAQs http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/
Adsense, Yahoo, Chitika and other ads are not permitted to be added by users. Adverts that may be inserted when using an external blogging program will be blocked.
Sponsored / paid posts including PayPerPost and ReviewMe are not permitted.
Sponsored / paid links are not permitted.
Text ads are not permitted.
A discreet link to your business in the sidebar or an About page is permitted.
One discreet link to Amazon per blog is okay, but if the primary purpose of the blog is to drive traffic to affiliate programs that’s not allowed. If you’re not sure, contact support.
Clicktrackers and any promotion of the “I made a million on the internet and so can you” type of advertising are expressly forbidden.
We have a very low tolerance for blogs created purely for search engine optimization or commercial purposes, machine-generated blogs, and will continue to nuke them, so if that’s what you’re interested in WordPress.com is not for you.
Failing to abide by these contractual terms of service and policies can result in blog deletion. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/06/01/my-blog-has-been-suspended/
The answer is the same either way.
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