Ezine Articles -- Affiliate links?

by J Bold 20 replies
For those of you who do article marketing on Ezine Articles, are you allowed to put straight affiliate links (i.e. in the resource box? Or is it only allowed to put your own website URL there? So, basically, you have to have your own website to be able to post a link? What about a wordpress or blogger blog URL?

Thank you for your responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    No, they don't allow that anymore. You'll have to send them to a landing page first. A redirect may be allowed, but it's been so long since I've done it that I don't know anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamv
      Redirects are allowed from a top level domain name.
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      • Profile picture of the author braver55b
        Originally Posted by adamv View Post

        Redirects are allowed from a top level domain name.
        That's good to know, I didn't think they allowed any affiliate links so I never really tried, but now its good to know they do allow redirects.
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        • Profile picture of the author theredcell
          As stated earlier in the post, you will notice conversion increases if you have a quick pre-sell page to send them to. you don't need tons of information on that page either. You could try this...

          Go to the site you are promoting and pick 4 things you can put into a bulleted list
          Create a headline that sells a benefit to the customer
          Have an opt-in box and offer a free report
          Find another product similar to this product that you can promote and there is your follow up recommendation down the road to this customer


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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    You can get a .info domain name at Godaddy and also hosting. This is only $12+. THen redirect the site to your affiliate program.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deepak Raj
      Originally Posted by napoleonfirst View Post

      You can get a .info domain name at Godaddy and also hosting. This is only $12+. THen redirect the site to your affiliate program.
      You want to check out this thread...
      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...tml#post117965
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      • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
        Originally Posted by Deepak Raj View Post

        You want to check out this thread...
        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...tml#post117965
        Why do some people always want to cheat article directories and then brag about their cheating on forums that the owner of EA and other article directory owners visit regularly?

        I wonder how those who work out these cheats would feel if they owned sites that perform a time consuming and in most cases free service to others had their site terms and conditions constantly ignored and purposely taken the whiss out of.

        Affiliate links are banned for good reason on most article directories, and as other posters have stated in this string it's better for your business if you use a landing page.

        Apart from that there is something going on at the moment with redirect misuse that is making me seriously consider banning redirects from my directories. If I have a problem then so do other directories!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Denton
    Hey redicelander,

    Depending on what your focus is you may find more benefit to sending the traffic your articles generate to a landing page to collect email addresses for future mailings and follow up.

    If you are just linking to affiliate products and multiple niches then this would prob be too time consuming. Ultimately building a list will bring more future value to you as it grows.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eswar
    Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

    For those of you who do article marketing on Ezine Articles, are you allowed to put straight affiliate links (i.e. in the resource box? Or is it only allowed to put your own website URL there? So, basically, you have to have your own website to be able to post a link? What about a wordpress or blogger blog URL?

    Thank you for your responses.
    You can add link to your own landing page. It can be a website of your blog.
    You can redirect your visiotors with top lelvel domain. But suggest you to use a landing page with preselling or product reviews to make good conversions.

    Eswar
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  • Profile picture of the author lazavas
    so u cant direct them to a blog? does it have to be a domain?
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    • Profile picture of the author Eswar
      Originally Posted by lazavas View Post

      so u cant direct them to a blog? does it have to be a domain?
      Yes, you can redirect to any page that does not have your affiliate id in the URL.

      Eswar
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  • Profile picture of the author nosmarketing
    Redirect would work fine. A domain from go daddy will let you have up to 90 sub-domains.

    So if you have a good domain that brands you and its generic enough, you can add a targeted sub domain in front to promote each of your affiliate product.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamv
      Originally Posted by nosmarketing View Post

      Redirect would work fine. A domain from go daddy will let you have up to 90 sub-domains.

      So if you have a good domain that brands you and its generic enough, you can add a targeted sub domain in front to promote each of your affiliate product.
      Redirects are only allowed from top level domain names on EZA. You can not redirect from a sub domain.

      If anyone wants to use straight affiliate links, I believe GoArticles will allow this.
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  • Profile picture of the author thenoob
    If you use GoDaddy, buy a domain, redirect your domain to your affiliate link and mask it (by go to my account-->domains--->yourdomain.com-->forward-->masking). By that you can put it on the resource box.Best regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Originally Posted by thenoob View Post

      If you use GoDaddy, buy a domain, redirect your domain to your affiliate link and mask it (by go to my account-->domains--->yourdomain.com-->forward-->masking). By that you can put it on the resource box.Best regards.
      I know a few people who've had their accounts banned for doing that. Ezinearticles do go back and check over articles and their links now and again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eswar
        Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

        I know a few people who've had their accounts banned for doing that. Ezinearticles do go back and check over articles and their links now and again.
        I am always wondering why people hesitate to build a good preselling or review page. It has major impact on conversion rate. I have tested this in very hot niche. Redirect with TLD was converting at 0.5% where as the review stlye landing page converts at 5%+

        Note the difference...
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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          Originally Posted by Eswar View Post

          I am always wondering why people hesitate to build a good preselling or review page. It has major impact on conversion rate. I have tested this in very hot niche. Redirect with TLD was converting at 0.5% where as the review stlye landing page converts at 5%+

          Note the difference...
          Exactly - if you can write a killer presell you'll nearly always do much better. I have one (one page) presell that converts at about 12% - a friend of mine promoting the same product with a redirect only gets 1-2% conversion. I would never promote a product without a presell these days - I think it's mostly newbies that seem to think redirecting is the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    They donĀ“t allow affiliate links anymore.I put a link in the resource box that comes to a review of the product or service I am promoting.Works even better that way.
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