I can't link to iHerb.com
I can’t link to iHerb.com, witch is a problem for me since i write about food and buy a lot of my ingredients from there. I heard a friend of mine sendt you an e-mail and you fixed it for her, so I’m hoping you can do that for me as well :)
Best regards, Bente.
The blog I need help with is spisgront.wordpress.com.
It appears that iherb.com, which was included in a number of your posts, is considered an affiliate link by our system.
Affiliate marketing is not allowed at WordPress.com – which includes referral links to iHerb.com – and isn’t something that we would have fixed. For full details, please see:
I hope this clarifies things!
No, this doesn’t clarify anything. I write a food blog and I am just trying to link to the ingredients I buy online.
Here is a blog where the blogger has no problems linking to iHerb. She says she never had any trouble with it, and as you can see there is an iHerb link just below the third picture.
Shouldn’t the rules and guidelines be the same for everyone? I sincerely hope you can help me with this. I buy many of my ingredients on iHerb, and if this can’t be fixed I’ll have to change blog platform, something I would like to avoid since I am very happy with WordPress on other areas.
Best regards, Bente.
The blog you listed is not using affiliate referral links to iHerb, they’re just posting a direct link to a product page without using a referral code. For example, this is the link they’re using on their most recent post:
On your site, for example, your post dated June 29, 2012 includes a link to “disse flakene på iHerb” using this link (rcode removed by me):
Everything after the “?” in that link is a referral code tied to iHerb’s affiliate marketing program and is not allowed on WordPress.com.
You can link to products on iHerb as the other blogger is doing, but you can not use referral codes.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
You will need to go back and edit any posts you’ve made in the past to remove the referral link code.
Once you edit all the links, contact us and we can reset the flag on your site. As long as there aren’t any referral links on your blog, you should be able to add the link to iHerb on your “Useful Links” page. Currently, the flag won’t allow any links to iHerb – with or without the referral code.
I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you for your help! I think all the refferal links are removed now.
I have verified that the links have been removed. You should be able to use regular, non-affiliate links to iHerb now.
Please note that the system automatically monitors the use of affiliate links on WordPress.com, so any new affiliate links will trigger another notification.
I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any questions.
I still can’t seem to link to iHerb. I’ve checked the blog several times, so I am pretty sure there are no affiliate links left.
Thanks for your patience. You should be able to add non-affiliate links to iHerb.com on your site now.
Let us know if we can help with anything else. :)
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