I guess you can't put affiliate links in WordPress anymore :(

by cloudchaser22 12 replies
I was excited to post my writings in a new WordPress account! Cuz I never used it before for affiliate marketing from EZA articles, so I emailed WordPress just to make sure it was okay:

Hello - Question
"Hi, are affiliate links allowed in WordPress blogs?"

Jon, from WordPress, then referred me to this link:

AdSense and other Ads WordPress.com
(how do make this into link?? I guess u have to copy & paste it)

Anyway, then i saw Clickbank as one of the names! :/

I guess we have to switch over to more kiddier landing pages to put our affiliate links now like blogger or squidoo??
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D
    Originally Posted by cloudchaser22 View Post

    I was excited to post my writings in a new WordPress account! Cuz I never used it before for affiliate marketing from EZA articles, so I emailed WordPress just to make sure it was okay:

    Hello - Question
    "Hi, are affiliate links allowed in WordPress blogs?"

    Jon, from WordPress, then referred me to this link:

    AdSense and other Ads WordPress.com
    (how do make this into link?? I guess u have to copy & paste it)

    Anyway, then i saw Clickbank as one of the names! :/

    I guess we have to switch over to more kiddier landing pages to put our affiliate links now like blogger or squidoo??
    Yeah it has been their policy for as long as I have known about Wordpress. I don't know if they have even ever aloud them. Blogger or Squidoo let you use aff links so just try them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Originally Posted by cloudchaser22 View Post

    I was excited to post my writings in a new WordPress account! Cuz I never used it before for affiliate marketing from EZA articles, so I emailed WordPress just to make sure it was okay:

    Hello - Question
    "Hi, are affiliate links allowed in WordPress blogs?"

    Jon, from WordPress, then referred me to this link:

    AdSense and other Ads WordPress.com
    (how do make this into link?? I guess u have to copy & paste it)

    Anyway, then i saw Clickbank as one of the names! :/

    I guess we have to switch over to more kiddier landing pages to put our affiliate links now like blogger or squidoo??

    Hey cloud,

    Mike's right. It's been that way forever.

    This is one of the main reasons people put WP blogs on their own servers. Then they can do just about anything.


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    • Profile picture of the author cloudchaser22
      Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

      Hey cloud,

      Mike's right. It's been that way forever.

      This is one of the main reasons people put WP blogs on their own servers. Then they can do just about anything.


      Mary
      Hi Mary!
      So why do ebooks like bummarketingmethod and other ebooks tell you to use wordpress (they are free!) as your landing page?? don't you have to buy a host and thats going to cost some money?
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      • Profile picture of the author ramkarthik
        The WordPress.Org platform is free. Only thing is that you should have your own domain and host. Both the forms of WordPress are free platforms. If you are short of money, you can use blogger blog, squidoo or even weebly to promote your affiliate products.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
        You can get away with putting an affiliate link on there...as long as you don't overdo it. It is the same thing with hubpages. If you put one link on it, you are good to go. If you do more than that, it gets flagged as spam and they shut it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    Domains and hosting are cheap. If your blog can't make enough to pay for them, you need to find some other work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      Domains and hosting are cheap. If your blog can't make enough to pay for them, you need to find some other work.
      Good going Chris. You got that point across in a much more civil manner than I was about to.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudchaser22
    hehe okay cool, thanks for the advice guys! i think im going to start squidoo n spending on a couple bucks on host sites wouldn't hurt
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    • Profile picture of the author Cydnie
      Ok

      So would it be ok if you put a blog on wordpress and had it linked to a blogger or squidoo page that they then could go to the affiliate site?

      Just thinking of it being another backlink to eventually get to my offer.

      This is the way ezine articles works
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      • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
        Originally Posted by Cydnie View Post

        Ok

        So would it be ok if you put a blog on wordpress and had it linked to a blogger or squidoo page that they then could go to the affiliate site?

        Just thinking of it being another backlink to eventually get to my offer.

        This is the way ezine articles works
        Yeah, I guess you can do this, but I don't think it would be very effective.

        A backlink from a non ranked new site won't help, you might as well just use the blogger or squidoo page directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I think people advice wordpress because it is easy to use but still advise that you host it yourself.

    I would suggest blogger.

    I did ok with blogger but then found out how easy it was (and I'm not a techy at all) to put up my own sites and host my own wordpress, I changed to that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cydnie
    So i guess the whole point of using wordpress is getting that domain name that holds up better with search engines than the free sites.
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