Can you post affiliate links on a site if requested?

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If there was a website full of users asking for products and services is there any reason why you wouldn't be able to give them affiliate links if the website allows it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by CoralBayLover View Post

    If there was a website full of users asking for products and services is there any reason why you wouldn't be able to give them affiliate links if the website allows it?
    It's hard to know without knowing which site you are talking about. However, sites that get high-quality traffic are moderated and don't usually just let you post affiliate links directly. Usually, that's considered spamming. Even on sites that do allow you to post links to them, it has to be done via another site. For example, if a person wants to know about a product, the most you would be able to do is to post a link to a review of the product (a site you created on your own domain). The review you link to would contain your affiliate links (what we call a landing page). I hope this makes sense.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author CoralBayLover
    Thanks for your help,

    If I can ask a follow up question, is there or has there been sites that a specially built for people to post what they want and then affiliates pitch their affiliate links directly to the requesting user?

    If affiliates are experts of the internet in particular finding deals, wouldn't it make sense for users to tell them what they want and then get the best deal straight up?

    If the affiliates were pitching against each other it would create a competitive environment so the requesting user is comfortable they are getting a good deal.

    If the answer is no, this type of site doesn't exist. Do you think affiliates would be interested in trying such a thing?

    Thanks so much for your help.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by CoralBayLover View Post

      Thanks for your help,

      If I can ask a follow up question, is there or has there been sites that a specially built for people to post what they want and then affiliates pitch their affiliate links directly to the requesting user?

      If affiliates are experts of the internet in particular finding deals, wouldn't it make sense for users to tell them what they want and then get the best deal straight up?

      If the affiliates were pitching against each other it would create a competitive environment so the requesting user is comfortable they are getting a good deal.

      If the answer is no, this type of site doesn't exist. Do you think affiliates would be interested in trying such a thing?

      Thanks so much for your help.
      yeah, this just opens up the way for Spammers to totally put this Site 'under'.

      Eventually, it will be bad news and end up hurting the End User more than help



      - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by CoralBayLover View Post

        Thanks for your help,

        If I can ask a follow up question, is there or has there been sites that a specially built for people to post what they want and then affiliates pitch their affiliate links directly to the requesting user?

        If affiliates are experts of the internet in particular finding deals, wouldn't it make sense for users to tell them what they want and then get the best deal straight up?

        If the affiliates were pitching against each other it would create a competitive environment so the requesting user is comfortable they are getting a good deal.

        If the answer is no, this type of site doesn't exist. Do you think affiliates would be interested in trying such a thing?

        Thanks so much for your help.
        If affiliates actually were pitching against each other (similar to the way they offer bonuses for using their link during IM product launches), it could be a good thing.

        Pardon my French, there's a turd in the punch bowl.

        It's called "automated posting", where a bot scours the net for mentions of certain keywords (like product names), then scans the page for a form to post an automated spam link. Some spammers then sell lists of these auto-accept sites, and the sewage quickly overflows and buries the site.

        Autoposters killed Usenet newsgroups. And Free For All links pages. Nearly killed forums unless the owner can provide suitable moderation. Pretty much killed article directories.

        I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    I depends on the site and how it monitors links. Most sites are not very good at deleting affiliate links. Especially busy authority sites.

    Yahoo Answers often has people answer questions and include an affiliate link for "more info".

    I think Quora also allows links but I'm not sure.

    Many people cloak affiliate links with a redirect like bit.ly or their own domain.

    Comments on most news sites like NBC and ABC are littered with links an affiliate links. Same with YouTube and YouTube comments.

    It really depends on how closely the admin monitors the site and how aggressive they are at stamping out links.

    I doubt these links work though. Few people who are reading about the latest election issue are going to click on a link for "My grandmother makes $287 per day with this easy trick".
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  • Profile picture of the author munir ahmed
    its considered as a spam but there are ways around it,

    Try this and you can get away with putting an affiliate link on even sites that dont allow it,

    GET A NEW DOMAIN NAME OR A SUBDOMAIN OF YOUR PREVIOUS DOMAIN IF YOU HAVE IT, THEN ALL YOU DO IS DIRECT IT TO YOUR AFFILIATE LINK OR YOUR LANDING PAGE AND IN MANY PLACES YOU GET AWAY WITH IT AND CAN GET OPTINS AND MANY BUYERS

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author CoralBayLover
    It seems controlling spam is the major issue.

    Thank you all for your help.

    Edit: Deleted text that breaches self promotion rule.
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