Links to Amazon product pages

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  • #972992

    jdhpa
    Member

    Can I add a link to a product page on Amazon to my wordpress blog?
    Blog url: http://handsonecommerce.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is handsonecommerce.wordpress.com.

    #973076

    timethief
    Member

    You cannot set up an Amazon store.

    #973077

    timethief
    Member

    There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: http://www.wordads.co/

    Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.com blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #973079

    jdhpa
    Member

    Thanks timethief. The Amazon product link is to a product I create. Is that permitted, or is any link to an Amazon product page not permitted, even if it’s my own?

    #973081

    timethief
    Member

    Blogs that violate our advertising policy or fall into one of the following categories are not allowed on WordPress.com:

    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. Here is a thread in the support forums that talks more about which affiliate links are OK or not OK. http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    #973086

    jdhpa
    Member

    this seems to be applicable:

    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.

    So if I only link to my own products, it sounds like that’s accepted.

    #973162

    raincoaster
    Member

    It should be fine, but staff will be the final arbiters. I will flag this for a ruling.

    #973164

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, that should be just fine, as as there’s more to your blog than just affiliate-linked reviews or Etsy links.

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