Can my book review blog link to affiliates other than Amazon?
That might be a bit too much. It’s okay to infrequently use an Amazon affiliate link, but if your blog is just dedicated entirely to book reviews and accompanying affiliate links, that would be a violation of our terms of service.
You may be better off sticking to Tumblr, since you’re already established there, and maybe adding a sitemeter or something to get better stats. Also, if you duplicate all your tumblr content here that’s not going to do your search engine ranking any favours, and in extreme cases could get you marked as spam.
It does seem odd to me that if you post book reviews among other content it is OK to add Amazon links, but not if you hive all your book reviews off to a blog of their own. Fortunately you are unlikely to encounter this policy at any other sites.
But Tumblr has ZERO SEO. You’d even be better off at Blogspot.
Hmm… thanks. The intent of my blog is definitely not to make money off the affiliate links. I wouldn’t mind making a few bucks (hence, this thread), but it’s not a driving force. If the official interpretation of policy is that I’d be going too close to the line, though, I’ll abide by that.
The month I’ve spent on here has actually shown me that most of the other improvements I was hoping to make to my blog are more in the realm of WordPress.org than WordPress.com. That’s not a jump I feel ready to make yet, so I think I may take the advice to shut down my WordPress.com blog and stick to Tumblr for a while. I really haven’t earned a search engine ranking on any site, at the moment :), and the following I’ve built up so far is all on Tumblr. (Though unfortunately its servers seem to have overloaded… again… maybe I’ll check out Blogspot after all.)
Thank you all for the responses.
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